71 Rachadamnoen, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Average Price: $ 1 per person
Features: After Hours, Reservation, Business Dining, Fine Dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Stefano is in the heart of town in a colorful alley off Thapae Road, and La Gondola overlooks the Ping River. Under the same management, both take you on a pleasant culinary journey from Lanna to Italy. The eateries are equally lively and popular, offering an extensive catalogue of Northern Italian cuisine, from steaks to excellent pastas. Portions are big, the wine list is deep, and there are good daily set menus and specials. La Gondola boasts a collection of glass aviaries with balcony seating and is certainly the more romantic choice of the two. Stefano has its own more raucous allure, with brash decor and a younger clientele, mostly backpackers who dust off the credit cards for a bit of a splurge after long journeys.