Press Release: Ospitalita’ Italiana Phuket (2022)

The 10th Edition is officially launched: the kick-off with 4 new Authentic Italian Restaurants in Phuket.

MARCH 11, 2022 – Viva Rooftop and Restaurant, Phuket. 

From left to right: Mr. Salvatore Parisi (on behalf of Little Roma Restaurant), Chef Mario Rossi (Viva Restaurant), Chef Davide Maisto (La Casina Rossa), President Federico Cardini (TICC), Chef Umberto Barbieri (Umberto’s Cuisine), H.E. Consul General Dr. Federico Pensato.

The Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce, TICC, has awarded four new restaurants in Phuket and Krabi, under the project, OSPITALITA’ ITALIANA. A project that the Chamber of Commerce has been implementing for the authentication of Italian restaurants in Thailand for over 10 years and now, the TICC has relaunched the new project 2022.
The activity is implemented by the TICC thanks to the support of the National Tourism Research Institute, ISNART, which helps in monitoring the evaluated restaurants.

TICC President, Mr. Federico Cardini has finally announced the four new certified restaurants and delivered a diploma from Rome HeadQuarters:

  • La Casina Rossa by Mr. Davide Maisto (Phuket)
  • Viva Rooftop and Restaurant by Mr. Mario Rossi (Phuket)
  • Little Roma by Mr. Carmelo Saetta (Phuket)
  • Umberto’s Cuisine by Umberto Barbieri (Krabi)

The Honorary Consul General of Italy for the Southern Region of Thailand, and Chairman of TICC, Dr. Francesco Pensato supported the research and evaluation of the new restaurants and participated in the award ceremony as well.


Furthermore, one hundred people attended the evening from the food & beverage business to better understand the benefits of acquiring an international certificate.

TICC would also like to thank the sponsors of the event: Coca Cola, Thai Namthip, Golden Dreams – GMB, Global-Findings.com, GFour, Italasia, Lungarotti, San Benedetto, Menabrea, PACBEV, Officina del Prosciutto, Casaro, Manzoni Gelato.

Golden Dreams provided edible gold powder and leaves, an Italian product of Giusto Manetti, Firenze. Such a luxurious and exclusive decoration for Prosecco and Tagliatelle ai funghi porcini, in collaboration with GFour and Viva Restaurant.

About the wines, Lungarotti Bianco and Rosso have written the history of wine in Italy and around the world. A story of successes, based on quality viticulture, but also on the ability to build a virtuous circuit around wine focused on exceptional hospitality, enhancement of the historical and cultural heritage and authentic experiences in contact with nature.

For more information, please visit www.thaitch.org

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