living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai – Billy Restaurant

Via: Chiang Mai Mail

Although I recently said I rarely venture out to the Night Bazaar area, this month seems to have been my time to do so. I recently visited Billy Restaurant on Kampaeng Din road and must say that it was a bit of a chore to find.

The affable and friendly owner, Billy, a charming man from Burma who worked in well-known Italian restaurants in Chiang Mai and the North for many years, was encouraged to remedy the sign situation as not only I, but my friend, drove past his restaurant trying to find it.

To miss it would be a shame; Billy offers tasty Italian food with very good portions and interesting combinations at very reasonable prices. His small café style restaurant seems to be popular with expats and Thais living in the area as even though it was a week night, several tables were full despite it being low season.

His dishes range in price from around 120-200 Baht each ($3.75 – $6.35 USD).

His pasta selection was quite good with all the pasta under 140 Baht.

I had penne in a cream sauce with a generous amount of spicy Italian sausage.

My friend had a very nice salmon steak with salad and a cream sauce while another friend had the pizza.

The pizza was thin and crispy although not as thin as the true Italian style can be and, a bonus,Billy is generous with his toppings, something that can often be lacking in other places.

The service is friendly and prompt and the atmosphere homey.

Billy Restaurant is located on Kampaeng Din Road, if you turn right from Loi Kroh it is right next to Wat Chiang Kong.

Open daily from Noon to 11 p.m.

http://chiangmai-mail.com/current/dining.shtml

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August 18, 2012 - Posted by | cost of living, restaurants | , , , , , ,

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