2021: Bangkok’s Best Italian Restaurants

Bangkok boasts having more than 400 Italian restaurants. The reality is that there are little more than 20 worth considering. Many people say that Thais are like Italians, we grew up with food, we love food, we love cooking and sharing, we can’t go far on the streets here without running into a food stall or restaurant. Here is our pick of the top that you can check them out.

By Wanida Tardivel & Luxury Society Asia 

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RIVA DEL FIUME RISTORANTE 

Italian Masterpiece, a must to go! One and only restaurant in Bangkok that offers Controfileto Mayura MS 9 striploin, onion jam and grilled radicchio tardivo, an award-winning, chocolate-fed Australian Wagyu beef.

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We strongly recommend some of the below dishes : Ricci di mare (with sea urchin, focaccina, lard, herbs and lemon) and Capesante di Hokkaido (Hokkaido scallops baked in shell, artichokes and alden berry caper) for a generous serving of fresh seafood.

Home made Pasta of hen ravioli, robiola cheese, cacciatora sauce and black winter truffle. For deserts, Basil Pana cotta with citrus poached cherry tomatotes and burrata sorbet.

SALVIA

In the heart of Ratchaprasong, Salvia is an Italian neighborhood-inspired Osteria.  At the helm, Chef Roberto Parentela, with his vibrant stories and original recipes, reflects on his Piedmontese and Sardinian roots. Here, friends and families enjoy a relaxing time and shareable dishes. Menu includes artisanal Italian cold cuts and non-pasteurized cheeses, wood-fired Napolitana pizzas, handmade pastas, grapevine-grilled meats and decadent desserts. For the thirsty, Salvia has you covered with thoughtfully selected Italian wines,  ice cold craft beers,  Martinis,  Negronis and fruity Italian sodas that can also be sipped around the bar counter. Private Rooms, Home delivery and Take away available.

LA SCALA

A triumph of innovative design, the award-winning La Scala is highly coveted for classic and progressive Italian cuisine with fine European wines. The beautiful poolside setting is a bold statement in contemporary décor subtly infused with The Sukhothai’s cultural heritage, and showcases an open kitchen, private room and cellar. Great care is taken to ensure that the wines present the best choices to match selections, as well as to represent fully the best of Italy.

BISCOTTI

A Michelin guide-listed Italian restaurant in Bangkok. Meet and dine in a casual yet lively trattoria-style venue. Talented chefs prepare wonderful home-style Italian pizzas, pastas and seafood in the open kitchen. Embrace a modern kitchen-to-table dining concept where simple food is shared over great conversation, any time.

ENOTECA ITALIANA

Sukhumvit 27 – Enoteca has been among the top of Bangkok’s Italian restaurant scene for all the right reasons: delicate food bursting with traditional flavors, rustic dining room, huge wine list and personable service. Head chef Stefano Borra (formerly chef-owner of the one-Michelin-starred Ristorante VO) has kept up the reputation for comfortably priced degustation menus that aim for Piedemontese flavors. Modern creative and simple with high quality products. Slow food with a highlight on biodynamic products.

The name means “wine library” and it’ll be no surprise to find a list of nearly 400 wines, including a fine selection of Barolo. The dining room has a Mediterranean feel, with wicker armchairs, rustic wood details, and exposed brick walls. All regions of Italy are represented, and dishes are made with ingredients flown in from Europe.

THEO MIO

An Italian kitchen concept by British celebrity chef Theo Randall, which focuses on exciting seasonal menus created from top quality ingredients. Opened late in 2015, Theo Mio is lead by chef Theo Randall, who runs his eponymous restaurant at InterContinental London Park Lane and also stars in BBC Two’s culinary competition The Chef’s Protege. Theo Mio sits front and center of InterContinental Hotel’s ground floor, where it boasts some outdoor tables, an open kitchen and a takeaway coffee counter. The vibe remains casual and efficient, meaning you wouldn’t feel out of place ordering a simple pizza or even just drinks. Award-winning chef Theo Randall prepares seasonal dishes created from top-quality local and Italian ingredients, paired with signature cocktails and exceptional Italian wines

LENZI – TUSCAN KITCHEN

At Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen, one of the best Italian restaurant in Bangkok located in Ploenchit area, the Executive Chef Francesco Lenzi brings region specific Tuscan cuisine for your lunch or dinner in Bangkok, focusing on the sourcing of ingredients and the use of traditional techniques, in an elegant and private environment with impeccable service. The choice of quality ingredients is our first secret, imported from Italy and from our family production, used for the preparation of our meat and seafood dishes.

GIANNI

Gianni Ristorante is one of Bangkok’s best-loved and most enduring Italian restaurants and for more than 24 years, the institution has treated its guests to unique experiences across an exquisite culinary journey through the delights of the finest Italian cuisine. Gianni’s has been recognised with a host of awards and accolades over the years which are a true testimony to the dedication and professionalism of all our staff, the surroundings and setting and our approach to the culinary experience. Bright and airy, the restaurant is fitting any occasion. Chef/Patron Gianni Favro has earned an enviable reputation in Bangkok´s culinary circles for providing both warm and personal clientele services, and first class Italian cuisine. Gianni insists in personally overseeing each detail of the restaurant, paying special attention to ordering the freshest ingredients available, as well as ensuring customer satisfaction.

CANTINA KITCHEN

Cantina Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen is Soi 11’s newest friendly neighbourhood trattoria specialising in Napolitano (Neapolitan) Pizzas and classic Italian comfort food. Inspired by the subterranean wine cellars in Italy, this homely restaurant and wine bar serves up fine yet affordable wines, as well as homemade favourites as cooked by Italian mothers – where each bite encompasses love, warmth, and undeniable culinary prowess.

BACCO

Welcome to Bacco, a Neapolitan family trattoria specializing in homemade Italian dishes and wines. The name Bacco is Italian for “Bacchus” the mythological god of “good times” who taught mortals the celebration of the grapes and living every day to the fullest. Bacchus is the essence and enjoyment of the food and fruits of the earth. Famous for its wide selection of pizzas and pastas. Enjoy comfort Italian food in the heart of Thong Lor

Here are some other suggestions from our readers, I will check it out and updates!

LA BOTTEGA DE LUCA

APPIA 

PEPPINA 

ATTICO CUCINA ITALIANA 

SCALINI 

OPUS WINE BAR 

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