My Trip

Phuket Magazine

  • Toto Italian Restaurant - Phuket

    Bangtao Beach Restaurants & Dining


    Who needs another Italian restaurant? It seems that everywhere you go you’ll see the ubiquitous red-green-and-white tricolore next to over-excited signage hyperbole claiming the ‘Best pizza in town’.

    To some, a pizza is merely a romanticized sandwich, to others it’s a blank sheet of crusty culinary A4 on which to create an artistic blend of flavours and textures. Be that as it may, there are some trattorias and pizzerias that take themselves extremely seriously – one such Italian establishment is Toto Italian Restaurant. 

  • Décor

    With what can only be described as rustic, deep-pink walls Toto is making a statement.

    Brick arches, tiled floors, subdued lighting, a reproduction of Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère and chunky wooden tables with red tablecloths and white napkins all add up to a classic theme.

    A lighter-coloured, alfresco and open-sided dining section lies across the road near the car park.


    With the restaurant being a Chianti-bottle’s throw away from the Laguna you can be sure to hear a plethora of languages at Toto and the international mix is complete with 100% long-term Thai staff members.

    On the evening we went a Russian contingent was in, their guttural soon replaced by the rounded vowels of a group of Sydneysiders. By early evening the place is in full swing and the orders fly fast. 


    Toto boasts a 106-label international wine list heavily featuring Italian wine-growing regions but also with French, New Zealand, Chilean and Argentinean choices.

    Prices range from 990 baht Chilean Mont Gras to a 33,000 baht 1996 Tenuta San Guido, a Tuscan ‘super wine’ so whether you’re brewstered or broke there’ll be something for you.


    Toto’s ambitiously long menu covers all the Italian culinary bases and all the old favourites are here: pizzas, pastas, antipastos, salads, desserts and a mixed cheese plate are all confidently handled and well presented.

    This is not fine dining as such but it is certainly the genuine article with homemade desserts and pastas, imported meats as well as a good variety of soups and spaghetti-and-pasta sauces.

    Spaghetti carbonara is perfectly al dente, as is the pesto ravioli. Sea bass in salt crust with vegetable cartoccio is wholesome and a good choice, while the pizza prosciutto di Parma a real filler. 


    As mentioned, most of the staff members at Toto have been working there for quite a while and as a result the place has a quietly professional air to it.

    Where Is It?

    Toto is in Cherng Talay, near Bangtao Beach in Tinlay Place to be precise.

    Head towards Laguna Complex, take a left at the two-way fork at the traffic lights and you’ll see a cluster of restaurants on the right. Toto is in amongst them.

    Toto Italian Restaurant

    • Location: Tinlay Place, Cherng Talay
    • Tel: 076 271 430
    Hide Map Show Map

    Related Pages

    • Black Cat Restaurant - Bang Tao Beach

      Black Cat

      Phuket has many dual-themed restaurants, in which diners can choose between international and Thai food. Black Cat is one of the most popular. Read More...

    • Cherng Thalay Shrine

      Cherng Thalay Shrine

      It’s hard to believe that the rich Cherng Thalay neighborhood, known for its many five-star resorts and hotels was once nothing but a quiet little community. Back then Read More...

    • Tatonka Restaurant

      Tatonka Restaurant

      One of the best fusion setups in Phuket is Tatonka restaurant, run by well-travelled über-chef Harold Schwarz. Read More...

    • Lady Pie Café & Bakery

      Lady Pie Café & Bakery

      Lady Pie is a friendly and attractive café serving pies, quiches, and patisserie choices. It is a popular place with expats at lunchtime. Read More...

    You May Also Like

  • Follow us on FACEBOOK for daily photos!

Hotel Quick Finder | Select the date of your stay

Download our free travel guide

Get access to our free travel guides of the best things to do, see and visit, the best restaurants, shops and places to go at night too! All the important basics such weather and travel tips for your first trip are in there.

Print it out to carry around, save it on your phone or use it when you arrive. Just enter your details to get your free PDF Travel Guide and also add you to our free Asia Web Direct Travel Club Newsletter.

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:

  • - Tell us if something is not right, outdated or closed
  • - Suggest your restaurant, bar or shop
  • - Tell what you would like to see in this website