A recent visit to Chiang Mai standby Koh
Lanta Pizza reminded me that perhaps I should drop in more
often. Previously located on Ratchadamnoen, they have
recently moved. The ambiance is quite pleasant as the
restaurant is not right on Nimmanhaemin but off on a side
soi (Soi 5). Seating out in front affords some people
watching without the fumes of being parked on the side of
Nimmanhaemin or seating inside for those who don’t like to
dine al fresco.
Koh Lanta Pizza is well known for its
wood fired pizza oven, and the pizza was quite tasty. I like
mine a little crisper and will ask for it to be left in a
bit longer next time but overall, the pizza was quite tasty.
They offer three sizes, a very small 6 inch pizza, which
suited me fine as I wasn’t extremely hungry but would have
left many ordering another pizza.
My friend had the 8 inch Pizza Margherita
for 120 baht and said the base was quite tasty but that she
will request less oregano on her pizza on our next visit as
she felt that the flavour of the oregano overwhelmed the
delicate flavours of the Margherita.
I had the Salami Pizza for 160 baht and
must say that both the cheese and salami were in generous
portions even though the pizza itself was rather small. I am
not the best with eyeballing sizes, so was a little
surprised at the small size, but left the restaurant feeling
full so it was plenty for me.
We both had one of their tasty sodas, a
bargain at 35 baht. I had the apple soda, and while a rather
brilliant green, was tart rather than overly sweet and quite
refreshing. My dining companion had the blueberry soda which
she enjoyed enough to order a second
staff was very attentive and service quite fast. Often one
goes to a restaurant and finds oneself flagging down the
staff with a menu to order, or one’s waiter hovers over
one’s table so persistently that it feels imperative to
order immediately, if only to gain some personal space. Not
so at Koh Lanta Pizza. While they waited for us to order, we
were given plenty of time to peruse the menu and yet,
without hovering, they were there when we were ready to
order. Also, we chose to dine outside and the staff made
certain that we weren’t being bothered by mosquitoes; one
quick whack on my leg was enough to bring the waiter with a
fan directed at my feet.
In all, it was a pleasant meal with a
tasty pizza. They offer salads, calzone, pasta and
sandwiches for rather reasonable prices considering the
often inflated prices found on Nimmanhaemin. Koh Lanta Pizza
is open daily from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and with lunch added on
the weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.