This excellent Italian restaurant sits on the left just before the traffic lights on Thappraya Road, where you join Jomtien Sai 2 or turn right towards Jomtien Beach.
Once you pass the junction at Thepprasit Road, you are very close to the restaurant. It is often possible to park cars outside the venue or nearby but motorbikes should have no problems whatsoever.
It sits on the main baht bus route from Pattaya centre to Jomtien, making it very accessible to people who do not live in the area.
You will find some first class bars and restaurants in this area on either side of the road, so you may find yourself being a regular visitor once you sample what is available here.
The business is owned by Vincent or to give him his correct name, “Vincenzo” and as you will have gathered, he is from sunny Italy. He relocated to Pattaya from Napoli back in 2012, and once owned another restaurant on the road to Siam Country club. In 2017, he decided to move into Jomtien, and opened Pizza-Art, in June 2017.
Vincent is passionate about Italian food and even more so when it comes to the restaurant and if you venture in, you will soon see why.
As you approach the entrance, you will see there is seating outside, which is above road level, with a small fence between the pavement and the tables.
Step inside and enjoy the decor, for it appears that you have arrived in a small street in Napoli, with windows and doors on the walls above, looking down onto the dining area. You certainly have the impression that you are standing on the street, somewhere quiet and peaceful in Italy. The doors and windows even have a veranda with washing hanging from them to provide additional realism.
Ahead and above is another area, where diners can sit and partake in delicious Italian cuisine.
The tables are of a dark wood style and covered with a table cloth that fits with the scene. The large glass front windows provide excellent lighting during daylight hours and overhead lights offer a lovely cosy ambience in the evenings.
The restaurant is fully air conditioned, has free Wi-Fi and three televisions, which show a selection of videos. Large ceiling fans can be seen overhead, which add to the class of this restaurant.
Additionally, there is a vast outdoor beer garden to the rear of the premises, where customers can enjoy a meal or drink in the sunshine or evenings.
In total, there is seating for around 100 people, making it an excellent choice for a large gathering of friends, family or business associates or for a romantic dinner for two.
As the name of the business suggests, they cater for customers who love pizza but they offer so much more.
But let’s look at some of the pizzas on offer and there is a wide range to select from, all of which are home made and cooked in a specially imported oven, which was transported all the way from Napoli.
They offer Marinara, Margherita, Bacon, Salami, Seafood, Ortolana, Calzone, Fomaggi, Estiva, Bufala to name only a few of their exotic sounding pizzas.
However, if you do not desire a pizza, try a Saltimbocca, which is a pizza bread sandwich, which once again comes with a variety of appetising fillings.
Maybe pasta is more to your liking? Select from Al Pesto, Amatriciana, Carbonara, Tonno, Ragu, Fruit Di Mare, Lasagna and many more mouth watering offerings available.
At pizza-Art, they take their beverages very seriously and have a good range of wines from around the world, spirits, beers and soft drinks for you to choose from.
They also have a cocktail menu consisting of the Cosmopolitan, Mai-Tai, Blue Hawaiia, Pink Lady, Screw Driver, Tequila Sunrise, with many more carefully prepared for their customers.
A range of fruit shakes from Banana, Melon, Apple, Pineapple and more plus a selection of coffees and teas can all be purchased at Pizza-Art.
There are five staff employed, with numbers expected to rise once high season kicks in. They are well presented and courteous when dealing with customers and happy to advise on items from the menu.
For those of you who dine out with Thai partners or friends, the restaurant have a selection of Thai food on offer at all times.
This is one of Pattaya’s premier restaurants and one that you should visit. They take pizza and pasta to a new level, treating their cuisine as a work of art.
If you like Italian food, in a delightful venue, prepared with love and care using only the finest ingredients, then this is one venue you must try.