Mamma Mia, Signore Claudio´s Italian Restaurant is among the very few that were established in Hua Hin 20 years ago. Located just in front of Hua Hin Port with a third floor Terrace overlooking most of the other buildings and a perfect incomparable view to the sea, Mamma Mia offers just a little more than just gourmet Italian Food. The menue ranges from simple starters and Pizzas to delightfully composed culinary delights from the European Mediterranean coastal and land areas of Italia!
Claudio started off in 1986, arriving to Thailand as an innocent young man, in Pattaya. The restaurant went well but the coast needed to be defended with others which made him move to Cha Am after 2 years. Directly on the beach, he realized that Cha Am was not the right place for him and he moved to Hua Hin where Mamma Mia has been ever since. From the centre of Town, Mamma Mia moved to Naresdamri Road at the Hua Hin port. The restaurant now covers three stories of which the top floor is more like an after dawn romantic setting with a wet bar and splendid views of Naresdamri road, the port and the Gulf of Siam.
I was welcomed with a Colutta Prosecco from Friuli which is located in the North Eastern of Ital close to the Austrian and Yugo border. The Prosecco would last us all through the five course meal starting off with a snack starter appetizer of Chicken Liver Mousse and Bruschetta, an Italian version of Salsa, chopped tomatoes with a assortment of breads and sticks. A thinly sliced marinated Swordfish and Tuna Carpaccio is also considered as an appetizer in Italy. Both deep sea fish were deliciously marinated and a perfect entrée to the upcoming Primo Piatto composed of a Spaghetti Vongole with Bottarga , dried fish eggs and a touch of Chili. Mamma Mia´s Chef has been with Khun Claudio for 17 years. His prime waitress for 22 years! All his other staff have been with him for at least 8 – 10 years!
The main dish was a pan fried Pomfret fish filet with a Safran cream sauce,green Asparagus on boiled sliced potatoes. Needless to tell you that this was the crown on our lunch setting. The Safran Cream sauce was just dreamy on the fresh fish. Congratulations Kuhn Claudio..an excellent lunch. Fortunately I had only a few steps back to the office after a bottle of Prosecco, shared, but empty. A special Easter fruit cake from Colomba, the famous white dove, imported from Italy and an espresso rounded up the smile on my face. Needles to mention that wines of all vines and sorts are available for your lunch and dinner. On the third floor of Mamma Mia an after dinner digestive by candle light, overlooking the shore is an absolute must.
For reservations call: 032-512-250, 081-852-2136 and 087-103-9439 Email: Claudio_mam@hotmail.com