The mysterious smile of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting of the Mona Lisa is probably the best known smile in the world, and a similar deep smile of satisfaction is the response guests have when they enjoy the sensational Italian and Mediterranean faire at beautiful Leonard Da Vinci restaurant on the headland road between Kata and Kata Noi.
Just like the gorgeous and mysterious La Gioconda who is the subject of Leonard’s most famous painting, the restaurant bearing his name captivates your heart and bring you back time after time to savor the wonderful cuisine of their Chef Andrew Cole.
As you walk up the steps into the restaurant’s beguiling interior, hidden from the quiet road outside, you are greeted by the most gorgeous ambience with vertical panels of falling water, an abundance of greenery featuring enticing outdoor and air-conditioned indoor dining areas which beckon you into their seductive embrace. The staff is as welcoming and charming as the environment and they are also extremely knowledgeable about the cuisine and the extensive wine cellar and will help you with menu suggestions and perfect wine pairings.
The cuisine is classical Italian faire and Chef Andrew, who has extensive experience in Phuket, across Asia, and back home, is always on hand to greet you and explain the extensive menu. For the past nine years Andrew has worked in Thailand and his passion for Italian and Mediterranean cuisine is expressed through the simplicity of his traditional recipes befitting the relaxed atmosphere of Phuket.
The restaurant offers a range of set menus at reasonable prices ranging from two to four courses, plus weekly specials featuring fresh and in-season produce from both local and international markets from which they import delicious produce such as Italian truffles, fresh cold cuts, cheeses and Mediterranean fish and seafood.
The emphasis throughout is on clean, fresh, healthy ingredients and preparation and the superb fare is strong testament to the excellence of this philosophy.
Leonardo Da Vinci Kata
1/34 Katanoi Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)76 604296