Bangkok boasts having more than 400 Italian restaurants. The reality is that there are little more than 20 worth considering. Here is our pick of the top 12.
By Laurence Civil & Wanida
La Scala serves classic Italian cuisine to food connoisseurs in a setting of innovative interior design. The first in Bangkok to introduce internationally-acclaimed guest chefs to local gourmands, La Scala was second home to a long list of Michelin and celebrity chefs featured in the Sukhothai’s signature series “The Art of Dining”.
Volti Ristorante & Bar – Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
Designed for maximum comfort, functionality and aesthetic appeal, Volti ristorante & bar at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok is a place for connoisseurs to experience authentic modern Italian dishes with unbeatable views of the Chao Phraya River.
The warm inviting design of the entrance brings to mind the urban Italian-style homes. Beautiful plants decorating a brick wall and well-lit floor lamps add vitality to the modern décor setting, which makes it hard for guests not to step into this vibrant off-white- coloured restaurant. The nine-stepped walks separate a comfortable lounge adjacent to the entrance and a bar on the upper level from the cosy main dining area. Read more
La Botega de Luca, a bright restaurant where Chef Luca Appino produces rustic Italian fare with market and farm fresh produce from the whole of the Mediterranean, delicious yet unpretentious food.
Gianni Ristorante in Soi Tonson at the heart of Bangkok’s Italian Dining scene since 1996. Chef/Patron Gianni Favro keeps a keen eye on every detail of the dining experience keeping it simple while delivering faultless consistency.
Zanotti is one of Bangkok’s Italian Godfathers. Since 1998 he has offered the true Italian culinary tradition where the emphasis is on fresh ingredients and recipes from Northern Italy
Enoteca, modern creative simple Italian food delivered by owner Nicola Bonazza an Italian slow cooking movement advocate Chef Stefano Merlo. Innovative Italian dishes served with flawless warm hospitality.
Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen
￼Francesco Lenzi’s new Tuscan style restaurant in a stand alone family house in Ruam Rudee Soi 2. The open kitchen is an integral part of the dinning experience that uses unique products imported from the family farm back home.
Bangkok’s Roman trattoria, Chef Paulo Vitaletti, a butcher’s son grew up on hearty homemade pasta, stews and roast meats. Here the pasta is home made daily. Their meats are like porchetta, pork stuffed with fennel pollen, garlic and rosemary.
A chic hangout, home of the authentic Neopolitan Pizza made with Italian flour and San Marzeno tomatoes, cooked at 450C for 90 seconds. They come out of the oven crisp, light and fluffy, slightly burnt at the edges.
Attico Cucina Italiana
Styled on a modern Tuscan villa located on the 28th floor of Radison Blu Bangkok. Here Chef Dario Busnelli works passionately with the finest ingredients available to produce artistically plated honest dishes
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A new era of hotel dinning, indulgent Italian comfort food the result of Impoverished Italian migration to New York in the 1920’s. Italian Chef Egidio and his team produces freshly made pasta and rustic handmade pizza in their live interactive kitchen.
Opus Wine Bar
Alex Morabito presents his own special food & wine experience. His state of the art wine cellar has possibly the widest selection of Italian wines in Bangkok. Executive Chef Davide Calo’ offers a contemporary Italian menu.