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2022: The Best
Italian Restaurants in Bangkok

Written by Christopher Menning 

August 8, 2022

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Is there anything quite as delicious as a big bowl of pasta or a stone baked pizza? Most people in Bangkok seek out a good heart-warming Italian restaurant at least once a week, and we have a lot to choose from!

As a gastronomic hub in Southeast Asia, Bangkok continues to amaze foodies and tourists with its remarkable range of international cuisines. In Bangkok, however, more than 420 Italian restaurants serve Italian food, indicating a love of Italy’s food culture.

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.

We guarantee there will be some hidden gems that we don’t know about and we will continue to add to our list of the best Italian restaurants in Bangkok for 2022 as we discover them.

Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022

risotto at Cetara best italian restaurant in bangkok
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: panasm]

Cetara

In the heart of Sathorn, Cetara brought a taste of the Amalfi coast to its authentic southern Italian seafood restaurant and pizzeria. In keeping with it’s name, Cetara aims to bring together ancient maritime traditions and culinary techniques, including a variety of seafood dishes like Impetta di Cozze mussels and Carnaroli rice with blue lobster.

The Insalata di Polpo e Calamari, Origano Calabrese at Cetara consists of calamari, octopus, and Calabrian oregano. It’s an elegant, tasty salad bursting with flavour. You may also find more rare specialties on their daily specials, and take in the ambience of the charming and classic Mediterranean interiors while dining.

061 268 8634

118 2 Soi Sueksa Witthaya, Khwaeng Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

la casa nostra octopus dish

La Casa Nostra

Sicilian born Head chef, Nino Scognamillo, showcases traditional, rustic, produce-driven Mediterranean dishes inspired by his hometown. Italian for “Our House”, La Casa Nostra has firmly established itself as a must-visit dining destination in the sleepy residential Sathorn area. With a warm environment, forged iron flatware, rustic wooden tables, and a sprawling outdoor dining area, the restaurant exudes a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

It’s an unpretentious menu crafted with ancestral and modern techniques, with a strong emphasis on ingredients of the highest quality. A carefully sourced selection of cold cuts and cheese are on offer, great for lunch time lounging. All pasta is handmade with choices like Spaghetti All’aragosta featuring Maine lobster spaghetti and Sicilian cherry tomatoes. Or Ravioloni Al Funghi Giant Ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese & mushrooms in a mixed mushroom sauce.

The wine cellar is one of the most beautiful features of the restaurant and houses a fantastic collection of old and new world labels at essentially cost price, something unheard of in most restaurants. This is made possible by co-owners The Wine Merchant Co. who also take particular care in serving all wines in stunning Zalto glassware and many bottles by Coravin.

(66) 2 287 2402

22 Sathorn 1 Yak 2 (Soi Goethe), 10120 Bangkok, Thailand

Pizza slices at Pala Pizza Italian restaurant in Bangkok
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: Pala Pizza]

Pala Pizza Romana

This modest Italian restaurant is directly at the MRT Subway’s entrance and has become a cult favourite amongst hungry diners. From freshly baked pizza and pasta to a wide variety of cheeses and cold meats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The aroma of deliciousness wafts in from the massive oven as soon as you walk in. Pala is a must-visit for those on the move 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 Norma Pasta with eggplant, tomato sauce, garlic, onion, and ricotta is another option. The steak Straccetti Alla Rucola is a great choice for meat lovers and will go well with a bottle of Chianti red.

02 259 1228

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

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Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: La Dotta]

La Dotta

La Dotta is the child of foodie entrepreneur duo Choti and Debby Leenutaphong, the husband and wife team behind award winning Vesper and Il Fumo. Their wish is to serve up handcrafted quality pasta the exact way it’s done in Italy. And they have succeeded alongside chef-partner Francesco Deiana who creates an array of high quality and affordable dishes.

Chef Francesco returns from a recent trip to Italy energised and ready to debut seven completely new pasta dishes. La Dotta has always been known as a pasta haven but their new menu has been uplifted with inspiration from the beautiful culinary regions of Italy.

The Pici Wild Boar is handmade eggless pasta topped with a rich Tuscan-style wild boar ragu. Fans of seafood shouldn’t miss their uniquely delicious Cavatelli with Crab Meats – mini pasta shells from Puglia with fresh crab meat, butternut squash and wild fennel.

02 392 8688

Thong Lo 9 Road, 161/6 ซอย ทองหล่อ 9 Khlong Tan Nuea, Bang Na, Bangkok 10110

02 236 5558

10/15 Convent Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

mordella and burrata pizza
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: Pizza Massilia]

Pizza Massilia

When it comes to pizza, no one does it quite like Pizza Massilia. The pizzeria stays true to the finest Neapolitan traditions, serving up stone baked pizza made with the best imported ingredients from Europe. Well known Italian Chef Luca Apino brings a fine selection of indulgent toppings for their dough in multiple locations across the city. 

This year, Pizza Massilia did the impossible and made their pizza taste even better with a new dough recipe. There are a ton of classic pizza toppings to try such as Mortadella and Burrata or their signature Black Truffle Calzone with smoked scamorza cheese, black pepper and a poached egg is a must try. If dining in, there are many other options to choose from such as Burrata Caprese Salad, Octopus Carpaccio and a mouthwatering Wood Oven Baked Australian Wagyu Marble 5 Tomahawk

094 552 2025

15/1 Soi Ruam Ruedi, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330

095 580 6560

1/8 Klang Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110

foccacia bread at Salvia bangkok
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: Salvia]

Salvia

Bangkok’s Chidlom neighbourhood is home to Salvia, an Italian restaurant that feels like a neighbourhood joint. Chef Roberto Parentela prepares artisanal cold cuts, wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, handmade pastas, grapevine grilled meats and a selection of sumptuous desserts.

Salvia promotes the Tuscan approach of traditional shareable dishes with a range of hearty Italian meals. Natural wooden screens and white tablecloths add a touch of refinement to the relaxed setting, with privacy given to those who require it. Salvia offers a great beverage program with smoked Negronis made at the table and a range of natural Italian wines. 

Our favourite dishes were classics like the Buratta paired with pine nuts and organic tomatoes and the Tagliata di Angus steak served table side with  rocket leaves and grana Padano shaving.

02 254 1234

Grand hyatt Erawan Bangkok 494 Rajdamri Road Khwaeng, Lumphini, Bangkok 10330

Italian restaurant Via Emilia signature dish in Bangkok
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: Via Emilia]

Via Emilia

A fairly new Italian restaurant in Bangkok, Via Emilia Ristorante opened in February 2021, with an authentic and regional menu of Italian cuisine. The restaurant has become very popular in a short time because it focuses on authentic flavours of the Via Emilia Road and Emilia Romagna, the Italian Gastronomic Treasure. You can enjoy a selection of regional specialties, such as Bottoni della Dina in Brodo, round ravioli filled with mixed cheeses and Cotechino con Crema di Patate, a succulent slow cooked Emilian pork sausage served with creamed potatoes and a green parsley sauce.

093 138 8373

1040 Soi Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra 17 Yaek 5 Bangkok, Thailand 10120

house made pasta
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: Appia]

Appia

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. In addition to its extensive pasta selection, Appia offers a wide variety of meats and cheeses that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning diners.

Their rotisserie delivers crowd pleasers such as Porchetta, Like in Rome – roast pork,fennel pollen, and apple compote. Pia’s Fettuccine, a rich meaty ragu with parmesan and his Mother’s Tiramisu are all must-tries. We would have to kick ourselves if we didn’t mention their Famous Chicken Liver Crostini. This legitimately is the best chicken liver pate in the city served with grilled Conky’s sourdough and maldon salt.

+66 2261 2056

20/4 Sukhumvit 31, Bangkok, Thailand, 10110

pan seared red snapper
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: La Bottega Di Luca​]

La Bottega Di Luca

Head Chef Marco Avesani brings a homely, yet refined, Italian dining experience situated in the heart of Sukhumvit Soi 49. Celebrating La Bottega’s fourteenth anniversary, he has designed a new menu inspired by his passion for hospitality and previous tenure at some of Bangkok’s most prestigious fine dining restaurants.

The A La Carte menu features upscale authentic Italian traditional cuisine from all the great culinary regions of Italy, with touches of Chef Marco’s innovations. Linguine with Amalfi lemon, fresh parsley, and toasted breadcrumbs is a zesty, delightful plate of carbs. Whilst each Tortelli filled with Barolo wine, braised beef and dipped in Malga butter is a rich bite of happiness. A stunning main course option is the pan-seared red snapper, beluga lentils and spinach. 

For a sweet treat we definitely recommend the house made gelato with hazelnut being our favourite flavour.

02 204 1731

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

striploin truffle course at Enotica Italian restaurant
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: Enoteca​]

Enoteca

Since 2004, Enoteca has delighted its fans with its impressive wine collection and upscale, modern dining experience. Exquisite dishes overflowing with typical Italian flavours, a comfortable rustic dining room and friendly service has given this restaurant a strong presence in the Bangkok dining scene. An exposed brick wall and wicker armchairs add a Mediterranean touch to the dining room.

You can find classics like Eggplant Parmigiana on the menu or truly decadent creations such as the Gourmet Sandwich with Canadian lobster, foie gras terrine, black truffle and pan brioche. Alongside the A La Carte is Chef Stefano’s Seven Sins tasting menu featuring seven, well crafted dishes using premium ingredients. The restaurant also boasts a seriously impressive collection of around 400 Italian wine labels.

02 258 4386

27 ถนน สุขุมวิท Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

chicken course with cheese
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: Giglio Trattoria Fiorentina​]

Giglio Trattoria Fiorentina

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 dry aged steaks, homemade pasta and other wonderful countryside Italian dishes of Tuscany. Pappardelle pasta with wild boar ragu or a juicy Wagyu ribeye M6 steak will satiate your carnivorous cravings and for a sweet treat you can choose the Panna Al Forno, a baked panna cotta. Fresh salads, made with a wonderful blend of organic ingredients, are also offered at the restaurant. Additionally, the restaurant features a rooftop terrace ideal for romantic date nights.

092 395 6242

149, Sathorn Soi 12 Alley, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok

italian food at about eatery
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: About Eatery​]

About Eatery

As one of Thailand’s first natural wine bars, About Eatery has always been known for its warm hospitality and delicious Italian food. Now, under the leadership of Lorenzo Rosso, About Eatery’s new partner and culinary director, a new modern Modern Trattoria concept has been brought to life. Incorporating simple, generations-old cooking techniques while letting fresh seasonal produce take centre stage.
Everything on the menu is prepared in-house, from pasta to main courses to desserts. The restaurant is home to a new pasta corner, ‘About Pasta,’ where fresh pasta is made daily from scratch and incorporated into the menu.

Plates are colourful, artistic and bursting with flavour. In an appraisal of humble vegetables, Endive Salad is served with brie cheese, tomato confit, avocado & walnut salad, balsamic and melba toast. Bigoli All’Anatra is a mouthwatering main of Braised Duck leg & Porcini Ragout. A new menu option is the Cicchetti Venetian-style tapas, a perfect addition to the restaurant serving delectable snack-sized dishes perfect for pre-dinner or lunch with a bottle of wine.

092 907 2191

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

Duck presented on white plate at Italian fine dining restaurant CLARA
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: Clara]

Clara

From Chef Christian Martena and Maitre D’ Clara Del Corso-Martena is “CLARA“. A gastronomic adventure through Italy nestled away in the tranquil Yen Akart residential sector. 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. Using high-quality imported items and local ingredients, he combines his native cuisine with inventive and modern approaches. Customers have two fine dining menu options – a five-course menu and a seven-course menu – where each course honours Italy’s traditional ingredients and is named after a region from Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the northeast to Puglia in the south.

083 496 3663

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

Italian restaurant Gianni ristorante
Best Italian Restaurants in Bangkok 2022. [Photo credit: Gianni Ristorante]

Gianni Ristorante

Gianni Favro’s dedication to his culinary art has led to 24 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 Carpaccio “Alla Cipriani” with home made pickles and Zuppa, a light red prawn bisque with wholewheat bruschetta and prawn tartar.

02 168 8080

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

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