Have you ever found a great restaurant
and felt like not telling too many people about it because
you were concerned that it would attract so many customers
that you’d have a problem getting a table again? Well, to me,
M’s Italian Cuisine is that type of special place.
It’s located just a few feet up Soi 3,
off of Suthep Road. Suthep is west of Huay Kaew Road, all
the way down Nimmanhaemin. Take a right up Suthep, past
Canal Road, a little over a kilometer, then take a left,
just about 30 yards before the road that takes you past Chai
Blues House, to Wat Umong. Chiang Mai University is just
across Soi 3. If your transportation is hired, just dial the
number below and let your driver speak to the restaurant for
There is a parking lot right in front of
the restaurant, large enough for about a half dozen cars.
M’s is an open-air restaurant, in a garden setting.
I’ve been to M’s several times and every
dish I’ve tried has been very good to excellent. The owner/chef,
Khun Manoon, told me he worked at one of Chiang Mai’s hotels
around 10 years ago. The food is not only tasty and
reasonably priced, but very attractively presented. Recently,
I returned with a group of around 10 friends, most of whom
had been to M’s at least once before.
I usually order their Fettuccine with a
Parma Ham in cream sauce. The dish comes with a small mixed
salad and a slice of toasted and buttered French bread, all
for just 110 baht. This time I tried the Fettuccine with
pesto sauce, which was also excellent. I split a very good
Caesar Salad (70 baht), which comes with a slice of the
French bread, and had their house red, which was good, for
another 70 baht.
Their soups are very special. One of my
friends loved his bowl of Cream of Chicken Soup (50 baht) so
much that he had to go back the next day for the same! I’ve
tried it myself on an earlier visit, and I must agree it is
excellent. Next time, I’ll have to try their Minestrone.
My vegetarian friend had the 8” Margarita
Pizza, with a tomato sauce and cheese, for 110 baht. She
said the pizza tasted stone baked, with a good quality flour
that created a base that had a crispy but chewy texture. The
topping was light, but of good quality with a non-stringy
cheese and a tasty tomato base. Another friend had the Bacon
and Spinach Pizza for 120 baht. He also raves about their
Salmon Pizza (140 baht) that he had on a prior visit. Each
pizza is sized right to make a great appetizer for two or
four, depending on who orders a salad and/or soup.
Two other orders were the Pesto Ravioli
with Spinach and Ricotta (130 baht) and the Chicken Breast
with a Prune and Raisin Sauce (150 baht), served over
potatoes with a large sautéed mushroom slice, the small
mixed salad and slice of French bread. I was told both entrées
were very good and tasty.
I didn’t notice Veal Parmesan on their
menu but there are spaghetti and lasagna entrees, none of
which I have tried, to this date. Also, if you like grated
parmesan cheese sprinkled over your Italian foods like I do,
it is available, if you ask.
M’s is open from 5 to 10:30pm and is
closed on Sunday and Wednesday. Telephone: 05-381-0631. To
my knowledge, neither a website nor home delivery is
currently available. For questions, comments or suggestions
regarding this review, please email: [email protected]