15 Italian Restaurants in Bangkok to Enjoy Traditional Tastes
Craving for Italian treats? Why go as far as Italy when you've got this ultimate guide to Bangkok’s Italian food scene!
Italian cuisine has long been one of the most popular dining choices of Thai people. Much like in Italy, the top menus restaurants in Bangkok chooses to serve remains the all-time favorites like Pizzas and Pasta. Little do we know, there are actually many more Italian foods that are considered just as flavorful, fascinating, and iconic.
That’s why we’d like to introduce you to 15 Italian restaurants in Bangkok and their authentic creations that’ll make you feel as if you’re actually dining in Italy.
Some of these places are even managed personally by world-renowned chefs. So other than all the delectable food and wine that you’re guaranteed to find, these restaurants are all located in the heart of Bangkok for your convenience.
Let’s go ahead and check them out!
Let’s kick things off with the world-renowned Italian restaurant of Theo Randall. The award-winning celebrity chef from England has over 25 years of experience in some of the world’s best kitchens, including the Michelin-starred Chez Panisse in the US and River Café in London.
It was only in 2006 when he opened Theo Randall at the InterContinental London Park Lane where it was recognized as one of the best in London by diners worldwide.
This restaurant in Bangkok is Theo’s first location outside of England. Theo Mio is located in the InterContinental Bangkok and serves up seasonal home-style dishes.
Theo Mio is managed and operated by Theo Randall himself just like the location in London, so you can be sure to find authentic Italian cuisine and exciting flavors just like you would in Italy.
The ingredients are carefully sourced both from Italy and locally in Thailand. The variety of seasonal dishes are meticulously curated from these ingredients, with the highlight being the freshly made pasta noodles where you can taste the effort and care of the process.
The décor comes in a mixture of blue and turquoise with an addition of greenery and a natural atmosphere from the large trees around the vicinity. A unique open-kitchen concept lets you see all the culinary action while waiting for your favorite dishes. For anyone who just wants to simply relax and enjoy the vibe, the outdoor seating will be perfect for you.
If you’re one to enjoy a dining experience complemented by a bird’s eye view of Bangkok city, then Attico should be on the top of your list for Italian cuisine.
Situated on the 28th floor of the Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok Hotel, the restaurant offers an invaluable escape from the busy Asoke intersection alongside the reward of the vibrant Bangkok skyline.
The second you step into the restaurant, it’ll be just like you’re being transported from Bangkok to the region of Tuscany. Here, you can feel the touch of rural Italy with a maze of towering stacks of wine barrels and a high-ceiling dining hall lined with thick wooden tables and chairs. You can be sure to get a glimpse of the Italian Renaissance dining.
Heading the Lombardian-Tuscan kitchen here is Chef Dario Busnelli, a Lombardy native who combines ingredients from Italy alongside artisanal products from Thailand. His creativity helps put together a home-style Tuscan menu that is truly unmatched and unique.
La Bottega di Luca
This upscale Italian restaurant at The 49 Terrace in Soi Sukhumvit 49 brings all the classic goods and produce from the lengths of Italy straight to your table.
Chef Luca Appino, who is also the restaurant owner, personally manages all the operations from sourcing fresh and premium ingredients from all over Italy. The result? Traditional Italian dishes that’ll make you feel as if you’ve been transported straight to the seaside of Scilla.
Aside from homemade starters, main courses, and desserts you can enjoy to your heart’s content, there’s also an extensive selection of wine from all around the world. Furthermore, there are affordable set lunches during the day as well as an all-you-can-eat Antipasti buffet.
The restaurant regularly hosts exclusive events throughout the year, like welcoming special guest chefs to the kitchen to curate special seasonal tasting menus for all of us to enjoy. If you’re looking for fresh and innovative experiences in Italian dining, be sure to keep up to date with the latest news from the restaurant.
La Bottega di Luca has a cozy indoor space adorned with wooden floors and warm walls, and boasts an amazing outdoor terrace furnished with leather sofas and high tables. The open kitchen brings us close and personal to the chefs and gives us a peek inside each creation the restaurant has to offer.
What started as a food truck on Silom Road has now grown into 2 full-scale restaurants in Soi Sukhumvit 49 and Soi Ruamrudee. Pizza Massilia made a name for itself among Pizza lovers in the past and now it had stepped up onto the list of Italian Restaurants in Bangkok that you just can’t miss.
Unlike the other pizza chains that you commonly find around town, Pizza Massilia serves authentic Italian-style pizzas, baked in a traditional pizza oven imported all the way from Italy.
It is this golden oven that serves as the beating heart of the restaurant and the unkept secret to the delicious flavors and all 17 pizza creations the restaurant has to offer. The imported pizza dough also plays an important role as it mixed with yeast and left to rest for up to 72 hours before use.
Aside from pizza, there are also other Italian dishes you can enjoy including appetizers, main courses, desserts, and even drinks. It is all this wonderful variety, passion, and flavor that earned them the Michelin Plate from the Michelin Guide committee, which represents establishments serving good food and top-quality ingredients.
If you live quite a distance away from both of their stores, don’t worry. Pizza Massilia also has a delivery service that’ll enable you to enjoy their delicious dishes in the comfort of your home.
Another restaurant that has been awarded The Plate from the Michelin Guide, Biscotti, is located in the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. It has been considered one of the top Italian restaurants in Bangkok for a very long time.
Under the concept of being a simple and quintessential Italian restaurant, Biscotti offers a unique dining experience that’ll leave you impressed. Talented chefs work to prepare wonderful meals from the open kitchen in the middle of this lively trattoria-style venue.
Whether it’s lunch or dinner, you can enjoy traditional home-style Italian pizzas, pasta, and seafood at any time. Every bit of the detail from ingredients sourcing to the final plating is managed by an experienced Italian manager. You can expect delicious and well-plated dishes that you’ll want to take a snap for your friends to see.
At lunch hours, Biscotti focuses on quick and simple meals as well as the Antipasti buffet that’ll get you all fueled up and ready to work through the evening. Dinner time brings out the A La Carte menu that includes pizzas, pasta, seafood, and many more, including freshly made desserts.
Climb the winding staircase to this stylish dining venue in the Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel where Italian food meets the American style. The interior features dark colors and black tones and is decorated with pictures of New York city on the walls. Scalini’s wine cellar houses a variety of wine selections from around the world for all you wine enthusiasts to enjoy.
The menu presents the concept of homemade Italian dining. While heavily influenced by flavors of the Mediterranean region, the food also displays hints of American influences, making the food unique and appealing to the foodies in Bangkok.
Whether you’re here solo, as a couple, or as a group, you can choose to enjoy the creative menus one by one or get down to business and share with your friends the giant appetizer platter.
Furthermore, you can experience the real extravaganza or celebrate any special occasions during the weekends with Scalini’s famous Saturday and Sunday Brunch. The food line brings out all the sensational buffet selections including lobsters, caviar, foie gras, oysters, and many more!
Rossini’s had been a staple at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel for as long as we can remember. As soon as you enter the restaurant, you’ll be enchanted with the Tuscan-villa style and designs featuring classic furniture and décor. There also even a private dining zone where you can hold a private party for any special occasion.
Even though it’s been opened for a really long time, Rossini’s continues to explore and improve its menu to ensure a truly unique dining experience for lovers of fine food and wine under the concept of contemporary Italian cuisine.
Every bit of the detail from ingredients sourcing to the final plating is managed by an experienced Italian chef, resulting in only delicious and well-plated dishes that you’ll definitely want to snap a few pictures and share with your friends.
Some dishes even come with exciting cooking techniques and grand presentation. The detail must’ve greatly impressed the judges at the Michelin Guide, so much they’ve granted Rossini’s with The Plate award.
La Tavola is another great selection for traditional Italian dining in the Bangkok city center. Located on the 3rd floor of the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, the restaurant offers classic Italian dishes with authentic flavors.
With top-quality ingredients coming in from all around the world and a kitchen run by an Italian chef, each flavorful dish at La Tavola is meticulously curated from scratch. The menu includes salads, pizzas, pasta, a variety of main courses, and classic Italian desserts.
Furthermore, the restaurant offers exclusive menus reserved for special occasions as well as special meals from time to time, like the La Tavola Apomeridiano Sunday that brings out the Antipasti Buffet every last Sunday of the month.
The interior decorations focus mainly on regal appearance, but also hind interesting gimmicks like sculptures of white flowers on the ceiling. You’ll also find the large open kitchen that you can peep into and a wine bar that offers upscale wine selections from many countries as well as signature drinks exclusive to La Tavola that’ll take your dining experience to another level.
Pizzaiola by Massilia
Pizza Massilia’s very own chef and owner Luca Appino brings to life a brand-new pizzeria under a playful and affable concept that aims to reach out to a wider set of audiences. The idea is especially reflected through the logo - a lady in a red color and a yellow dress.
Pizzaiola is decorated with colorful elements and offers a unique rendition of Italian classics, adding another interesting choice of restaurants to a city center like CentralWorld Plaza.
Every dish goes through rigorous treatments from two Italian chefs, such as sourcing the sourcing of the ingredients from Italy and many regions around the world to adding elements of Thai cuisine into the mix.
This creates an innovative flavor profile that fits well with Thai preferences. Of course, the highlight of Pizzaiola is going to be in the pizzas, and, just like Pizza Massilia, you’ll be able to select from a number of creative options. Be sure to try out the dessert pizza while you’re there!
Have we told you that the pizza doughs are all organic and brought in straight from Italy? After cooking in the specially made oven, the dough will come out perfectly thick and crispy while the fresh pizza aroma will definitely draw eyes to your table. Be sure to give the appetizers, pasta, desserts, and drinks a try as well.
Closing out with some praises on the vibrant décor, which includes a neon sign displaying the store’s name, a blue-white color theme, and little gimmicks that add to the playfulness of the atmosphere. The open kitchen is something that will definitely be worth watching as well.
If you’ve ever been to the Hotel Muse Bangkok, then you’ve probably heard of or have been to the Italian restaurant on the underground level called Medici. Named after the famous House of Medici, this restaurant has managed to become one of the most popular dining spots in Bangkok.
The menu at Medici focuses on traditional Italian cuisine that uses ingredients and produces mainly from Italy. After being meticulously hand-picked fresh by the experienced Italian chef, the unique cooking style brings out the classic Italian flavors we know and love. Pasta, risotto, and various cuts of steak remain some of the top picks at Medici.
The atmosphere inside the restaurant can be described as warm and cozy, making you feel comfortable like you’re at home. The décor features works of art from the Neo-Industrial era, perfectly blending European art influences with the Thai traditions during the reign of King Rama the V. There’s also the open kitchen where you can observe the cooking and an exciting opera performance every week.
Another Italian staple that has been with Thai people for quite some time. La Scala had gone through a number of changes over the years including a total renovation to look more upscale, which was done by a world-renowned interior design firm that has worked for multiple Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe. The inspiration for this one was taken from a theater in Milan, Italy.
There’s also a wine cellar and a cocktail bar that houses international premium wine for you to choose from and enjoy. The kitchen also features an open layout, so you greet the chefs and allow them to show you each step in cooking up the dish at hand.
Of course, everything about the food is taken care of by an experienced Italian chef who flew in from Florence. Most of the ingredients are imported from Italy and many other places around the world.
The chef’s job is plain and simple, to ensure that we get to enjoy only delicious and well-plated varieties of traditional Italian flavors that’ll make us want to snap a few pictures to share with our friends.
This world-renowned home-style Italian eatery is owned by Jamie Oliver, one of the greatest celebrity chefs of all time, with this venue in Siam Discovery Shopping Center serving as his first location in Thailand.
Jamie started out with his first restaurant in Oxford before expanding to 42 branches in the UK and an additional 25 branches internationally in countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, and Russia.
The atmosphere inside is very warm and cozy, making you feel as close to home as possible. The décor features wooden furniture, industrial-style zinc-topped tables, vintage leather seats, and a plethora of accessories. You can even choose to sit window-side and catch a view from the Pathumwan intersection or facing inside the mall.
When it comes to food, Jamie’s Italian sets out to find the finest ingredients from around the world before putting them together into an exquisite traditional dish with Jamie’s very own twist.
Jamie Oliver may be an English chef, but you can rest assured that the flavors you’ll get here are purely Italian. The highlight of this venue in Bangkok lies in the daily-made fresh pasta and the integration of local produce and ingredients sourced from Thailand’s very own farmers.
This restaurant differs a little from all the other as it is one of the few places that offers pure Neapolitan-style food straight from southern Italy. The signature menu item of Peppina is then none other than pizzas, Neapolitan style plus ten other different choices.
All is, of course, taken care of by a highly experienced chef from Italy who had been working in the food industry for over 25 years.
At first, his specialty is none other than pizzas, but since stepping in to manage Peppina, the chef went out of his way to find new ways to meet the customer’s demands and provide them with the most authentic Italian pizza experience possible.
Premium produces and ingredients are scoured from all around the world to complete each creation one by one. Every single pizza is baked in a traditional oven, giving it the fluffy and aromatic traits that all of us long for. Other scrumptious Italian treats are available as well.
The original location of Peppina was located in Soi Sukhumvit 33 before quickly making a name for itself among Italian food lovers around town. Today, you can find Peppina almost everywhere in Bangkok, including Central Embassy, The Commons Thonglor, Crystal Park, JAS Urban Srinagarindra, MEGA Bangna, and even outside of Bangkok in Cha-Am and Koh Samui.
Enoteca is located right in one of the most bustling areas in Bangkok at Soi Sukhumvit 27. But as soon as you enter the restaurant, you’ll be able to leave all the chaos behind Enjoy yourself among the greenery of the outdoor zone or find a nice spot to relax within the warmth and coziness of the contemporary indoor area the restaurant has to offer.
Most of the food you’ll find here will be traditional Italian cuisine, all of which are managed and prepared by Chef Stefano Borra who holds Michelin Star on his list of accolades.
The chef goes out of his way to find the most premium ingredients he could and hand-picks each of them for his very own creations at the restaurant. Some of these creations are even exclusive to Enoteca.
You get to pick from either an A La Carte or Tasting Course menu, but both are guaranteed to deliver a flavorful and authentic experience. Enoteca’s food has captured the hearts of Italian food lovers from everywhere in the world, including the committee of the Michelin Guide who’ve awarded this restaurant with The Plate in the past year.
iO Italian Osteria
Have you ever wanted to try each and every style of Italian cuisine from different regions of the country all at once? Well, you’re in luck. This final restaurant on the list has it all for you in one place!
iO Italian Osteria offers traditional Italian food from up to 20 different regions in the country of Italy all. After making quite a name for itself in Singapore, it’s now gaining quite a number of followers in Bangkok on the 1st floor of [email protected]
The kitchen at iO Italian Osteria is taken care of by Chef Anna Borrasi from Italy. She offers a dining experience that’ll cover the whole country of Italy all in one sitting.
Although the menu doesn’t boast a large number of items, all of them have been carefully curated and provide something new and creative for diners in Thailand to experience. If that’s not enough, the restaurant also has its own selection of bakery and drinks for you to enjoy.
The interior décor of iO Italian Osteria is inspired by the beauty of the countryside in Italy. The feeling of closeness between people and relaxing atmosphere is captured and expressed through photographs that decorate the whole dining area.
The open kitchen adds to the whole experience with all the bakery mentioned above decorating the face of the kitchen, giving out a delectable aroma that is absolutely to die for. You can even choose to have yourself seated by the window side and enjoy an exquisite view that’ll complement your dining experience very well.