Aglio Olio Pizzeria in Hua Hin (CLOSED)
Aglio Olio Pizzeria in Hua Hin, just like in Italy, it is not only restaurant, but it’s a Pizzeria! With a wood fired oven, Pizza’s are made before your very eyes with fresh ingredients and cheese from their own factory with organic salads from local produce. Furthermore Aglio Oilio’s atmosphere is simple and neat with covered outside seating, reminding with small hints here and there of Italy, in line with Thai culture, because Thai people go to a restaurant because of the quality of the food and don’t worry too much about the seating. Aglio Olio pizzeria has comfortable seating and because its open on the sides, a nice breeze accompanied us throughout our meal.
With the first round of drinks we got some complementary Mozarella and black olives straight from the factory,
fresh and tastefull unlike some plain processed imported products.
This mozzarella is made from milk from happy local cows which have been outdoors all their live and we from Approach appreciate that because it brings a more rich flavor, serves the environmental sustainability and provides local jobs.
As starters we chose my personal favorite, Beef Carpaccio, quality thin sliced beef with Parmesan and rocket salad. The accompanying wines were chosen by Max himself to give us the best match possible. In addition a light Bardolino from Lago di Garda matched the starters perfectly.
As A main course, Gnocchi Gorgonzola and Pizza Calzone Aglio Olio was served. Albeit being a cheese aficionado as a Dutchman, I was a little bit worried the Gorgonzola and whether it would be too strong of taste, but it was mild, moist and very tasteful. The (folded) Pizza Calzone was richly filled with ham , spinach tomatoes and cheese and reminded me of Calzones I ate in Italy on the Adriatic Riviera or equally Costa Amalfi.
A classic Chianti complemented the main course. For dessert, the obligatory Tira- Mi- Su deliciously demanded a double Espresso with a Grappa as a “digestive”. Undoubtedly, Aglio Olio is a family restaurant with plenty of space for friends and family in an unstressed atmosphere and home cooking with nice prices.