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Imagine working into a in Bophut's Fisherman's Village. This village retains a distinctive Mediterranean feel with the old wooden Chinese shop-houses that run along, interspaced with a few modern buildings. A variety of pub and restaurants that you can choose as your design.
IL Salotto Italian Bistro Bar and Restaurant is one of your chill out and romantic dinner with the beachfront sea view. It's set at the Fisherman's Village , so you get a panoramic view across the turquoise blue water to the Pha-Ngan Island . Great in the daytime, but truly lovely when the sun begins to set and all the twinkling lights start popping on. Very romantic.
A master-chef Luigi Fadda is the archetypal Italian chef. He's smiling, he's round, and he's not a teenager. Luigi's had a life-long love affair with food, which is far from over! He's been wowing diners in many places for many years; a culmination of 25 successful years in Asia where he's been 'spreading the word' of Italian cuisine. And collecting countless converts!
And although there's an excellent Thai menu available, it's the Italian cuisine that most people come to Salotto for. And with dishes like these, I'm hardly surprised: Zuppa di Pesce alla Siciliana - seafood soup siciliana with squid, prawns, sea bass, mussels and vegetables; Risotto con Gamberi Reali, Pomodoro e Basilico - risotto with king prawns, fresh tomatoes and basil; Fettuccine Nere al Tonno e Funghi -homemade black, squid-ink fettucine in a spicy tuna, mushroom tomato sauce; Filleto di Salmone al Mascarpone e Zafferano - fillet of salmon in a mascarpone saffron sauce; and the very popular 'Osso Bucco' di Agnello con Risotto allo Zafferano - braised lamb shank served with saffron risotto and seasonal vegetables.
But do leave room for dessert, if you can! There's a tempting list of goodies such as: Panna Cotta - Italian milk pudding with fresh fruit. And everything is homemade, making it all so fresh and decidedly original.
Wine connoisseurs aren't left out here either, as there's a good selection of bottles from Chile, Australia, South Africa, California, France and Italy. Also don't forget to try our Mojito drink which is the best please never miss it.