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Reviewed 5 December 2023 via mobile

Much as I love Asian food sometimes you just need a change. This restaurant was a great find and the pasta and cheese were most welcomed. Lovely food served by friendly staff in a great setting.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

Very nice staff and Italian owner, amazing garden in the back. I went there 4 times during my week in Pakse. A lot can be veganized when omitting cheese : pasta, pizza, sandwich… Brushettas and fries are already vegan and delicious. The vegetarian pizza without...cheese (adding eggplant, my favorite) was incredible, the eggplant pastas were also very good (forgot the picture).More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023 via mobile

WOW... No wonder this is the top rated restaurant in Pakse. Amazing Pizza, lovely Wine. Obviously, it was a tad expensive compared to Laotian style places. But if you need a break from Rice & Noodles.. Definitely pay this place a visit x

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

An outstanding experience. Pizza, spinach ravioli and mushroom gnocchi all memorable dishes even to someone experienced to Italian food.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 January 2023 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant as we were wandering the area for a place for dinner and were not disappointed! We were lead to a lovely secret garden where the fresh pasta was better than anywhere in Amsterdam, where we work. We had a 4...cheese pizza which as amazing aswell. They have a nice wine list, although most was not available at the time and we ende up with a €16,- bottle of primitivo from Puglia. Not too shabby! The service was good even though the place was packed, even on a wednesday. 10/10 would recommend and revisit.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2022 via mobile

We walked 20mins to eat here and it was absolutely worth it! Fantastic food, service and not that expensive by western standards! Delicious pizza and pasta and a lovely garden at the back, if you are ever in Pakse you must try it! Simply the...best Italian food we have had in Laos.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 11 November 2022 via mobile

Best restaurant in Pakse, very charming terrace and warm welcoming from the owner of the place. It was a great experience !! Mushroom pasta are a must !

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2022

i live 140km away from pakse, the first stop i do is at Dok Mai lao for a REAL Pizza n a nice time at the secret garden, Lovely people n a nice hide out where the kids feel relaxed n u get what u...pay for,not so easy in laos =) =) =). Top class =)More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2020

We really enjoyed the couple of meals we had here, the pizza, pasta and desserts were delicious! The host was also super friendly. Definitely recommend a visit here if you like Italian food.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020

Not sure if we visited on an off day, but went after seeing the reviews and our food did not even slightly live up to them. The pasta ordered was extremely bland, and tasted like a microwave meal. The pizza was very average, and we...have had a lot better throughout south east Asia. I would not recommend after our experienceMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

Good selection of italian classics and the fresh mozzarella with the parma ham was awesomeness! Also very friendly staff, thumbs up!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

Great pizzas and pastas! Fresh ingredients all the time. Excellent and accommodating owner as well. Yummy desserts!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Quite unexpectedly - this Italian restaurant in Pakse (!) is one of the best Italian restaurants we’ve ever been to. We had bruschetta, Sicilian pasta, cheese pizza and aubergine. It was all absolutely fabulous - tasty and well balanced!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020

There are plenty of reasons this is one of my favourite places in Pakse. The three most important are quality, service and price. I always get what I want and the team here are happy to offer off-menu items and amendments to the main menu,...which is extensive enough. The salads are wonderful, the wines are reasonable and pleasant and the pizzas are wonderful. The owner is freindly and attentive without being obtrusive. A restauranteur at heart despite the small number of tables here. If I were to change only one thing about the place, I would cold ferment the pizza dough for one more day. It tastes like a day fermented dough, but to get the real air and crispiness, I prefer a 3 to 4 day cold fermented dough....but thats a minor preference! I love this place and think I will make it my go-to place in Pakse. Unfaultable.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020

We often had worse Italian food in Italy, but this authentic place serves Italian food as good as it can get. Escaping from Lucca, Tuscany, the owner set up the place 7 years ago - and did miracles. while the inside restaurant is on the...frontside, the garden is hidden away behind, and you reach it not from the restaurant, but along a small alley beween the houses. a beautiful setting, kind and attentive staff, and great food. no better place to be and eat.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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DOK MAI LAO CAFFE RESTAURANT, Pakse - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Dok Mai Lao Caffe Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5