Great Pizza on Koh Tao

27 Jun 2021

Thai food is great, but you may not want to eat it every day.
Perhaps you're longing for home or simply want to treat yourself; after all, everyone enjoys pizza!
You can indulge at home with friends, in a nice Italian restaurant with a glass of wine, or let it soak up all the bottles of beer and tequila shots you had at the bar earlier in the night.

Short History

In 1522, tomatoes were brought from South America to Italy for the first time. To begin with, it was thought that tomatoes were harmful. Fortunately, the area's impoverished peasants gradually overcame their fears about tomatoes and began mixing them with bread dough, resulting in the first pizzas, in the 17th century. As the popularity of tomatoes expanded, so did the popularity of mozzarella cheese. Only when water buffalo were imported from India in the 7th century did mozzarella become available in Italy (mozzarella was first made with water buffalo milk). Its popularity developed steadily until the second part of the eighteenth century, and it wasn't until 1889 that cheese and tomatoes were combined on a pizza. In 1889, an Italian tavern owner named Don Raffaele Esposito created a pizza with mozzarella cheese and basil, both of which are Italian flag colors. Margherita Pizza is named after Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanni. Modern tomato-and-cheese pizza was born as a result.

Where to go for Pizza on Koh Tao?

 

Portobello Bistro

Great restaurant in the street parallel with the main walking street. They have a decent size menu of pizzas as well as other delights. There is almost something for everyone and the pizza is fresh, delicious and generous. The staff are friendly and helpful, definitely a must if you feel like enjoying a good italian pizza.

Pizza Da Lorenzo

The simple menu has lots of options to suit everyone's taste and the pizzas are big!  The owner is very friendly and they have an open plan kitchen so you can see the love going into the food as they prepare it.  

Famoso

Great place to eat yummy pizza. Koh Tao's very first pizza restaurant was originally called Farago's . It's been here for 20 years still making delicious fresh pizza. Halfway up the main high street, 5 mins walk from the pier.

La Pizzeria - Italian Kitchen

The Italian chef prepares authentic Italian pizza using traditional recipes, fresh and tasty ingredients, and love and passion. Takeout and delivery are both available.

V.nizza

Great Pizza with a thin crust in the Italian Style. The prices are good and the staff are nice.

The French Market

This place is great with an atmosphere that is chill and cool. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations. They know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. Although with a French name they have some italian classics such as pizza. Quattro Formaggi pizza is a recommendation and also is available for 100thb on specials. 

We're always open to new ideas for great pizza locations on Koh Tao, as we're sure we've missed some. Send them to us with a quick explanation of why they're great, and we'll keep this list updated!