2021: The Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok

Written by Christopher Menning | October 20, 2021

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Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021

Bangkok has continued to amaze foodies and tourists with its remarkable range of international cuisines as a gastronomic hub in Southeast Asia.

There is one cuisine in particular that has swept the city, with a huge number of eateries offering simple hand food as well as sophisticated fine dining.

Of course, we’re talking about Italian cuisine. This list of the best Italian restaurants in Bangkok includes brilliant chefs and restaurateurs who are doing their nation proud while also making hungry Thai locals happy. This list is in no particular order, but it includes restaurants where you may get a simple plate of pasta as well as those that specialise in fine cuisine.

Pala Pizza Romana

Pizza slices at Pala Pizza Italian restaurant in Bangkok

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

This modest Italian restaurant is directly at the MRT Subway’s entrance and is at the top of our list for a reason. Pala Pizza, despite its small size, has its own charms. From freshly baked pizza and pasta to a wide variety of cheeses and cold meats, there’s something for everyone.

The aroma of deliciousness wafts in from the massive oven as soon as you walk in. Pala is a must-visit for an authentic Italian experience, with reasonable rates, delicious food, a welcoming atmosphere, and a steady stream of eager guests. We normally order either the Calabrese Pasta with Spicy Nduja Sausage, Tomato Sauce, and Pecorino Cheese or the Calabrese Pasta with Spicy Nduja Sausage, Tomato Sauce, and Pecorino Cheese. Norma pasta with eggplant, tomato sauce, garlic, onion, and ricotta is another option. The steak Straccetti Alla Rucola is always cooked to perfection.

02 259 1228

Room 1 BTS/MRT Sukhumvit Asok Montri Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Pizza Massilia

pizza slice from Bangkok Italian restaurant, Pizza Massilia

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

When it comes to pizza, everyone’s an expert, but no one does it quite like the Neapolitans. Pizza Massilia, offers the finest Neapolitan traditions, serving up traditional pizza made with the best imported ingredients from Europe. Tasty and easily digestible pizza, thanks to a dough that has been leavened and matured for over 72 hours. French restaurateur Frederic Meyer (Issaya Siamese Club and Namsaah) and Italian Chef Luca Apino (La Bottega di Luca) collaborated on this project. There are references to both European countries on the menu, as well as a fine selection of indulgent toppings for their dough. The Truffle Mortadella Pizza, a fragrant blend of smoky cured ham and ambrosial truffle, and the deliciously rich Sea Urchin Pizza, brimming with umami, are two of the restaurant’s highlights.But don’t forget about the classics; even the margherita is superb.

095 580 6560

1 8 Klang Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Via Emilia

Italian restaurant Via Emilia signature dish in Bangkok

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

A new Italian restaurant in Bangkok, Via Emilia Ristorante opened in February 2021, with an authentic and regional menu of Italian cuisine from Emilia Romagna. Andrea, founder and owner, built a menu highlighting the regional dishes he grew up with. With a focus on authenticity of the Via Emilia Road and Emilia Romagna, the Italian Gastronomic Treasure, the restaurant will likely be a hit despite its youth. You can enjoy a quick pizza or get one of their regional specialties, such as Risotto Salsiccia e Lambrusco – Carnaroli rice cooked with Italian sausage and Lambrusco red wine, topped with crispy onion. With the Lo sformatino al Parmigiano Reggiano dish, you get a comforting aged 24 months Parmigiano Reggiano souffle topped with 30 months-aged Parmesan chips and a touch of Aceto Balsamico.

02 676 4466

1040 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra 17, Lane 5, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, 10120

Tony's Sukhumvit 11

Truffle Pizza at Tony's in Bangkok Sukhumvit 11

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

Sukhumvit Soi 11, famous for its dining and bar scene, is maxing out its potential with the arrival of Tony’s, a modern New York – Italian dining and entertainment venue. Owner and Executive Chef Anthony “Tony” Burd has long dreamed of creating his own restaurant and to showcase his fresh interpretation of Italian – American cuisine and is thrilled to execute a modern, approachable concept here in Bangkok.

From Italian-American elegance to rustic traditional fare, here is what to expect in a nutshell: Entering the space, you will instantly feel the lively atmosphere inspired by the contrast of wood, white tiles, and a splash of green and red.

Expect straightforward, and honest flavours, with a farm to table concept in mind. On the menu, using high quality local and imported ingredients, a mix of classics and modern New York – Italian dishes: Baked Clams, Spaghetti Meatballs, Veal Parmigiana, a combination of comfort, and modern, wood-fired oven pizzas and fresh pastas with a twist.

092 329 6629

27, 477 Sukhumvit 11 Alley, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Barolo

margherita pizza at barolo Italian in Ekkamai

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

A corner of Italy in the downtown Ekkamai district is Barolo. A superb restaurant named after the famous Italian red wine. Barolo’s emphasis on Italian comfort food takes place in a restored property that has a beautiful garden, perfect for dates. Il Fienile is a small, adjacent building with a great selection of wine, cheese and cold cuts. Enjoy delicious, authentic home cooking here. We really enjoyed the Lasagne Al Forno, which was wonderfully cheesy and delicious, and the board of cured meats, washed down with a bottle of “Pelagrilla” Brunello.

02 712 1774

Sukhumvit 38, Sukhumvit 38 Alley, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok

Opus

grilled octopus at Opus italian fine dining restaurant in Bangkok

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

Opus is a refined contemporary Italian restaurant with an excellent collection of Italian wines from its state-of-the-art walk-in cellar. This is an amazing venue for sophisticated dining in the heart of Silom, created by Alex Morabito and overseen by executive Chef Davide Caló. The contemporary design is a wine lover’s haven, with one of Bangkok’s largest collections of Italian bottles. Risotto Norcino, slow cooked Italian Vialone Nano rice combined with DOP Taleggio cheese and Norcia black truffle, is one of the restaurant’s hallmark dishes. Carciofi Al Tartufo Nero, a heart of oven-baked Italian artichokes filled with quail egg yolk and topped with black truffle being another. 

02 637 9899

64 Pan Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

La Bottega Di Luca

meat dish on white plate at Bangkok italian restaurant, Botega di Luca

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

A beautiful setting and traditional Italian cuisine lie at the heart of La Bottega di Luca. The Terrace 49 building is located on the second floor of Sukhumvit Soi 49, home to this bright restaurant. Luca’s dedication to a detailed study and research of ingredients throughout Italy has led to the creation of La Bottega di Luca. In addition to the genuine Italian flavours, the restaurant has brought in the touch of Sardinian Chef Andrea Ortu to provide the guests with a memorable dining experience. Mediterranean influences are woven into the rustic Italian cuisine served by Luca. The Bottega has a cozy atmosphere inside, decorated with wood floors and warm walls, as well as an incredible outdoor space furnished with leather sofas and high tables. The restaurant also has a private dining ‘wine’ room that can accommodate up to 14 guests.

02 204 1731

Terrace 49 Building Terrace 49 2nd fl, Soi Sukhumvit 49, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Enoteca

striploin truffle course at Enotica Italian restaurant

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

Since 2004, Enoteca has delighted its fans with its impressive wine collection and modern Italian fine dining. Exquisite dishes overflowing with typical Italian flavours, a comfortable rustic dining room, a large wine list, and friendly service have given this restaurant a deserved place on our list. Enoteca was created by Giancarlo, a former real estate developer, and his son Nicola. The initial concept featured a promotion of Italian wines, some 400 labels, as well as the presentation of well-matched simple dishes. It evolved into the gourmet restaurant it is today through time and with the aid of talented cooks. The restaurant has been under the helm of Italian Chef Stefano since 2016 who has a wealth of experience working in fine dining across Europe. Although the restaurant provides a la carte, we recommend that you opt for a tasting menu with wine pairing to get the whole experience.

02 204 1731

Terrace 49 Building Terrace 49 2nd fl, Soi Sukhumvit 49, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Clara

Beautiful table with wine glass by window at Clara Italian restaurant in Bangkok

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

Chef Christian Martena and Maitre D’ Clara Del Corso-Martena have embarked on a new culinary adventure, eight years after giving birth to the Italian hit Sensi. “CLARA” is nestled away in the tranquil Yen Akart residential sector, while being in the heart of Sathorn district. The Bauhaus-style villa, once known as Villa Yenakart exhibition hall, is keeping faithful to its artistic heritage. The five-meter-high walls continue to serve as a backdrop for handpicked artworks that change every few months. Chef Christian will lead you on a gastronomic adventure from his open-style kitchen. Using high-quality imported items and local ingredients, he combines his native cuisine with inventive and modern approaches. Daily/seasonal specialties available à la carte such as Alba White Truffle. For a comprehensive fine dining experience, we recommend their tasting menu by region, which can be enjoyed at the 10-seat chef’s table paired with a selection of fine wines from French Sommelier, Theo Lavergne.

095 879 6257

69 Soi Prasat Suk, Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120

Giglio Trattoria Fiorentina

chicken course with cheese

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

Tucked away in Sathorn Soi 12 is Giglio Trattoria Fiorentina, a classic Italian restaurant serving traditional dishes inspired by the lands of Tuscany. Giglio has a great selection of meats, homemade pasta and other wonderful countryside Italian dishes of Tuscany. The emphasis is on delicacies like hand-rolled strands of pasta in a luscious sausage and mushroom ragu. The Ribollita is a traditional country dish that makes a fantastic appetizer to start your meal. Fresh salads, made with a wonderful blend of organic ingredients, are also offered at the restaurant. Try the famous Bistecca Fiorentina, a dry-aged T-bone steak. This delicious meal, expertly cooked over wood, is guaranteed to please your taste buds.

088 923 0961

149 Sathon Soi 12 Alley, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

About Eatery

signature dishes at About Eatery

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

About Eatery is one of the first natural wine bars in Thailand where customers can expect the kind of genuine hospitality they can only receive in a rustic eatery. The brick-walled space and wooden crates showcase a diverse selection of organic and biodynamic wines, as well as a menu of cold cut meats and classic Italian dishes produced from sustainable sources. They are committed to creating an environment that is harmonious.

The menu features a variety of classic Italian meals made using responsibly sourced products from all throughout Thailand. Homemade pasta, such as black truffle ravioli or pappardelle served alongside Australian wagyu beef, shaved parmesan, and rosemary as part of the farm to table idea. Cheese and cold cut meats can be ordered by the gram, 35, 50, and 100, or by the mixed board, which comes in three sizes. Manchego, pecorino, and wild boar salami are a few of our favourite cheeses to pair with a glass of wine.

092 907 2191

Ocean Tower II, Sukhumvit 21 Soi 3, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

IO Italian Osteria

Io italian restaurant in bangkok dish

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

Ms Anna Borrasi, a well-known restaurateur and chef, presents this traditional Italian restaurant in the heart of Bangkok’s Groove At CentralWorld, serving up authentic Italian flavours. The experienced chefs will prepare your dinner from scratch, using only the freshest and most flavourful ingredients to create a great selection of affordable Italian dishes. Everything here, from the antiques on exhibit to the wooden furniture and rustic design, allows you to let your thoughts wander to the Italian countryside, drawing on the rich legacy of Italian street cuisine and Osteria-style cooking. We love the assorted thick cut pizza slices, Baked Lasagna “Grandma” Style and the smalls bites section like Tender meatballs in heart tomato sauce.

02 637 9899

69 Soi Ekkamai 30, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Appia

house made pasta

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

Appia is a classic Roman trattoria from Chef owner, Paolo Vitaletti. Growing up as a butcher’s son, he learned the art of cooking pasta, stews, and roast meats that his mother and father prepared. Appia offers a wide selection of pastas, meats, and cheeses, ensuring that diners seeking authentic Italian cuisine will not be disappointed. Their rotisserie delivers crowd pleasers such as Porchetta – pork stuffed with fennel pollen, garlic, and rosemary – roasted behind the bar, and their pastas are prepared fresh everyday. Pia’s Fettuccine, a rich meaty ragu with parmesan, Lamb ribs with a side of sautéed mixed greens and his Mother’s Tiramisu are all must-tries. You can choose from 8 – 10 wines by the glass on the extensive wine list.

02 261 2056

20/4 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Klongton Nua Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Gianni Ristorante

Italian restaurant Gianni ristorante

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2021.

Gianni Favro’s dedication to his culinary art has led to 20 years of his restaurant becoming an Italian fine dining institution in Bangkok. The elegant ambiance is in keeping with the restaurant’s reputation. Excellent choices of ingredients are all made to the highest standards from innovative cooking methods and experience in balancing flavours. Chef Gianni and his staff take pride in their excellent reputation to conjure up authentic Italian food. Each meal is wonderful, and matched with one of their exquisite wines from their enormous wine selection – a romantic night here is a must. The four-course degustation menu is reasonably priced, with options such as Wagyu beef tartar with black truffles, porcini filled ravioli with octopus tentacle and saffron sauce, and pan-roasted turbot filet with fennel and extra dry vermouth sauce.

02 168 8080

Athenee Tower, Ground Floor, Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330

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