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I think no need to make a big thing about olive oil in this space! We don't even have a Korean chicken outlet in town yet (except if that one I saw before is still there and you kind of need to be Korean to eat there anyway). When we get one (I think we will, it's a trend) we don't know yet if they will be using olive oil anyway. So I think this is kind of a back burner thing for now.

That's what happens when I get flamed for explaining scientific fact. As long as I don't get flamed again I'll drop it.

Cheers

Yeah, y'oughta drop it... but talk to a few Italians, Greeks and Spaniards first.

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Something I found : restaurant Split in Soi Chayapruek. According to the owner the only "Yugo" in Thailand. The owner is from Yougoslavia, lived then 20 years in Germany where he was running several restaurants and came to Thailand a couple of years ago.

We had the grill platter. Not bad, maybe a tad too salty. Djuvec rice, cevapcici, all you would expect, including the yulicka after. The platter is 490 Baht, feeds two people and a three year old. post-6036-13567410788926_thumb.jpg

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Am I the only one that has never had Yugo food? What the heck is he talking about? cevapcici, yulicka! animal, vegetable, or mineral?

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Something I found : restaurant Split in Soi Chayapruek. According to the owner the only "Yugo" in Thailand. The owner is from Yougoslavia, lived then 20 years in Germany where he was running several restaurants and came to Thailand a couple of years ago.

We had the grill platter. Not bad, maybe a tad too salty. Djuvec rice, cevapcici, all you would expect, including the yulicka after. The platter is 490 Baht, feeds two people and a three year old. post-6036-13567410788926_thumb.jpg

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Am I the only one that has never had Yugo food? What the heck is he talking about? cevapcici, yulicka! animal, vegetable, or mineral?

Yeah. This thread is all about getting people out of their compote zone ... coffee1.gif

(google?)

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Something I found : restaurant Split in Soi Chayapruek. According to the owner the only "Yugo" in Thailand. The owner is from Yougoslavia, lived then 20 years in Germany where he was running several restaurants and came to Thailand a couple of years ago.

We had the grill platter. Not bad, maybe a tad too salty. Djuvec rice, cevapcici, all you would expect, including the yulicka after. The platter is 490 Baht, feeds two people and a three year old. post-6036-13567410788926_thumb.jpg

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Am I the only one that has never had Yugo food? What the heck is he talking about? cevapcici, yulicka! animal, vegetable, or mineral?

Yeah. This thread is all about getting people out of their compote zone ... coffee1.gif

(google?)

The food is supposed to be from Dalmatia, which is part of Croatia. Main city is Split, hence the name. However, when I went there they had run out of the Dalmatia food, but we survived. It was a pity, because I like Med food.

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The guy who runs it is actually not from Split, but since Split is much better known than his hometown, he named the place Split.

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And the olive oil discussion is over. If you want to discuss this in a friendly and amicable manner feel encouraged to open a thread in the farang food forum.

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La Taverna del Passatore

Italian Restaurant, Italian Style

A casual open air Italian bistro style shophouse restaurant. Italian owned and run. Italian customers. Good signs, right? Yes, indeed.

Menu includes appetizers, pastas 200 bahtish plus range (wide choice of pastas including Tagliatelle, an extensive and authentic sophisticated range of sauces, main meat dishes served with choice of potato (pork, fish, chicken, some beef) 200 to 300 bahtish range, and desserts like tiramisu and panacotta (100 bahtish).

Dishes come with some Italian bread.

Also side dishes like spinach, 80 baht.

Also featured: DAILY specials, generally a special of the night pasta and special of the night meat offering.

Location: off Soi Buakow, head south from Soi Lengkee about one block. On the corner to to the right is bar girl cum restaurant called the BIG EASY. Also there is a sign pointing down that soi about the Italian restaurant. Go down that soi a bit, the place is on the right.

I think open for lunch and dinner. Can't confirm exact hours.

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Tried This place last nite and it's GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!! Don't know how you found it but two thumbs up licklips.giflicklips.gif

Full report and photos to follow.

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One olive oil post has been removed. Further off topic posters go off line.

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Something I found : restaurant Split in Soi Chayapruek. According to the owner the only "Yugo" in Thailand. The owner is from Yougoslavia, lived then 20 years in Germany where he was running several restaurants and came to Thailand a couple of years ago.

We had the grill platter. Not bad, maybe a tad too salty. Djuvec rice, cevapcici, all you would expect, including the yulicka after. The platter is 490 Baht, feeds two people and a three year old. post-6036-13567410788926_thumb.jpg

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Am I the only one that has never had Yugo food? What the heck is he talking about? cevapcici, yulicka! animal, vegetable, or mineral?

Yeah. This thread is all about getting people out of their compote zone ... coffee1.gif

(google?)

The food is supposed to be from Dalmatia, which is part of Croatia. Main city is Split, hence the name. However, when I went there they had run out of the Dalmatia food, but we survived. It was a pity, because I like Med food.

I've been on the Dalmatia coast - Split, Dubrovnik, etc. - dam_n, must have missed those restaurants - certainly missed those dishes.

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La Taverna del Passatore

Italian Restaurant, Italian Style

A casual open air Italian bistro style shophouse restaurant. Italian owned and run. Italian customers. Good signs, right? Yes, indeed.

Menu includes appetizers, pastas 200 bahtish plus range (wide choice of pastas including Tagliatelle, an extensive and authentic sophisticated range of sauces, main meat dishes served with choice of potato (pork, fish, chicken, some beef) 200 to 300 bahtish range, and desserts like tiramisu and panacotta (100 bahtish).

Dishes come with some Italian bread.

Also side dishes like spinach, 80 baht.

Also featured: DAILY specials, generally a special of the night pasta and special of the night meat offering.

Location: off Soi Buakow, head south from Soi Lengkee about one block. On the corner to to the right is bar girl cum restaurant called the BIG EASY. Also there is a sign pointing down that soi about the Italian restaurant. Go down that soi a bit, the place is on the right.

I think open for lunch and dinner. Can't confirm exact hours.

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Tried This place last nite and it's GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!! Don't know how you found it but two thumbs up licklips.giflicklips.gif

Full report and photos to follow.

Cool. Happy to hear you like it.

I forget to mention in the Hit & Run my impression of the food.

I found it honest, soulful, and rustic. Nothing precious about it.

You know, nobody is going to like ALL the listings here of all the items, but what is pleasing me overall about how this thread is going is that I think my original premise in the OP that Pattaya is a better food city than many people think is really true. And with some hidden gems that I hope we all can keep uncovering.

No it's not now and never will be one of top food cities in the world or even Asia, but it certainly has got more than enough to continue to satisfy the adventurous and the hungry.

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La Taverna del Passatore

Italian Restaurant, Italian Style

A casual open air Italian bistro style shophouse restaurant. Italian owned and run. Italian customers. Good signs, right? Yes, indeed.

Menu includes appetizers, pastas 200 bahtish plus range (wide choice of pastas including Tagliatelle, an extensive and authentic sophisticated range of sauces, main meat dishes served with choice of potato (pork, fish, chicken, some beef) 200 to 300 bahtish range, and desserts like tiramisu and panacotta (100 bahtish).

Dishes come with some Italian bread.

Also side dishes like spinach, 80 baht.

Also featured: DAILY specials, generally a special of the night pasta and special of the night meat offering.

Location: off Soi Buakow, head south from Soi Lengkee about one block. On the corner to to the right is bar girl cum restaurant called the BIG EASY. Also there is a sign pointing down that soi about the Italian restaurant. Go down that soi a bit, the place is on the right.

I think open for lunch and dinner. Can't confirm exact hours.

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Tried This place last nite and it's GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!! Don't know how you found it but two thumbs up licklips.giflicklips.gif

Full report and photos to follow.

I forget to mention in the Hit & Run my impression of the food.

I found it honest, soulful, and rustic. Nothing precious about it.

I completely agree with your assessment of this restaurant...nothing fancy...just good authentic Italian food prepared by Italians for Italians that the rest of us non-Italians can also enjoy. The directions are good...easy to find and there is moto/car parking space down this little dead-end soi. What you have is the open-fronted open air (the only negative in my opinion...no enclosed air-con... tolerable now...wouldn''t want to be here in April-June) single shophouse restaurant with a few tables set out. It doesn't look like much but the wonderful smell of cooking garlic and the friendly greetings from the staff lured me in.

The place is run by Italians...even the cooking it appeared to me and it was very good. I selected the ravioli with ricotta/spinach filling in a butter/sage sauce (from the daily specials board) and it was probably the best ravioli I've had in 15 years of living in LOS. It didn't look like much at first, in fact I didn't think there was much/enough sauce on it, but when I tasted it there was an explosion of brown-butter infused sage filling my mouth. I quickly consumed the dish. I also selected the rosemary and garlic sauteed potatoes from the daily board as well. They were equally delicious. I wanted to try another dish and ordered the spaghetti Amatriana (tomatoes, onion, and bacon) and it too was good but a little on the tart side as tomato based pasta dishes are wont to be.

The menu is fairly extensive, with salads, soups, breads, pastas, pizzas, secondis (meats/fish) and some traditional Italian desserts like Tiramisu and panna cotta. I will return again soon for another helping of raviolis and to try the pizzas. A real great find.

PS: During the hour or so I was there, about a half-dozen more patrons came in and they were all locals speaking Italian so the rest of the food must be good as well.

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Hours

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Specials Board

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My Raviolis

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My Potatoes

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Good stuff!

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Yes, going with the specials is a great idea. They change daily. BTW: the Bruschetta with tomato is very popular (60 baht). They do NOT have pizzas.

Thanks for posting the pictures, which show the opening hours.

Maybe don't all go at once. I think they might freak out if the place gets overrun with non-Italians ... coffee1.gif

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Yes, going with the specials is a great idea. They change daily. BTW: the Bruschetta with tomato is very popular (60 baht). They do NOT have pizzas.

Thanks for posting the pictures, which show the opening hours.

Maybe don't all go at once. I think they might freak out if the place gets overrun with non-Italians ... coffee1.gif

Thanks for the correction re the pizzas...I couldn't remember after I posted as I've been to a couple Italian places this week. The other one had the pizzas but everything else is correct goof.gif

Note too that they use Lavazza coffee thumbsup.gif

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Another example of the wonderful FLEXIBILITY of the Hit & Run Concept.

Here is a tip on a good SPECIFIC DISH. Rather than a recommendation for the restaurant and the rest of its menu per se, which it is not.

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Laziko Turkish Kebab Pide & Pizza

Pattaya New Plaza, 2nd Road, approx opposite soi 8.; a bit further north than Central, opposite side of 2nd road

Go for the Spinach and Cheese (stuffed) pide. 149 baht.

I love spinach baked in stuff. This dish fulfills that need.

The pide is medium sized, a meal for one moderately hungry person, stuffed into delicious fresh baked long and narrow dough, cut into pieces. It has lots of spinach and just a little neutral tasting cheese. No it is not feta cheese. I would like this dish also with feta cheese but no it isn't. In any case, this dish is mostly about the spinach and the dough, and I like that just fine. The pide is sliced into manageable pieces and topped with tasty sesame seeds. Served on pieces of wood. Charming! Pide you may know as more of an OPEN FACED type thing. This is not. It is stuffed.

This picture not from this place gives an idea:

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La Taverna del Passatore sounds a bit like Buondi on Thappraya road. Another place to check out soon! thumbsup.gif

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