As someone who has been traveling abroad a lot, I enjoy exploring various cuisines from different countries! With all the authentic dishes that I have experienced, I always want to come back to my all-time favorite, Italian cuisine. The pastas, pizzas, cheese, tomatoes, bread etc. are my go to comfort food! Bangkok is surprisingly one of the best places in the world to have Italian food. You can easily find affordable pizzerias or even high-end Italian restaurants in 5-star hotels all over the city. These are some of my favorite places to get the best Italian food in Bangkok.
Great Italian Restaurants in Bangkok
Located in Pan Road in Silom area, Opus has an amazingly elegant setting. The restaurant offers a contemporary Italian menu created by Executive Chef Davide Calo, who made his name in some of the best restaurants in Italy and other parts of the world. I like ordering the tapas platter so I could taste all of the delicious signature appetizers. Opus is also famous as one of the best wine bar in Bangkok. They probably have the largest selection of Italian wine in the city. The decoration is elegant and the service is attentive.
Opening Hours: 6 PM–12 AM Daily
Location: 64 Pan, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Telephone: +662 637 9899
Using high-quality ingredients, Scalini serves traditional Italian cuisine with a modern twist. Located in Hilton Sukhumvit, their decoration is vibrant, elegant yet relaxing. I really like their open kitchen where I could watch the chefs preparing the meal. The restaurant also offers reasonable-priced set menus and amazing Sunday brunch buffet. Scalini is a nice Italian restaurant in Bangkok definitely great for a family or friends gathering!
Location: 24 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
Telephone: +662 620 6666
L’Opera is one of the long-established Italian restaurants in Bangkok which is still on my favorite list! The place offers a wide selection of delicious dishes from Tuscany. The traditional Italian flavors are rich and hearty. Most of their ingredients are imported. Some of their signature dishes include crab meat served with avocado, tomato and asparagus in balsamic dressing, Home made ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese and saffron risotto. You should also not miss the dessert menu such as chocolate soufflé and crème brulee.
Opening Hours: 11.30 AM–2 PM, 6–10.30 PM
Location: 53/-, 38/2 Soi Sukhumvit 39, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +662 258 5606
Peppina has become a very popular Italian restaurant with several branches in Bangkok! The restaurant prides itself in making some of the best Neapolitan-style pizzas in the city. Peppina is also well-known for other dishes, like Australian prime rib, spicy baby chicken and Italian mussels. I’m impressed with their drink list, including beer on tap, delicious cocktails and wide selection of wine.
Opening Hours: 11.30 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 12 AM
Location: 33 Soi Sukhumvit 27, Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
Telephone: +662 119 7677
Opened in 1996, Gianni gives you a Mediterranean ambiance in a quiet courtyard in Soi Tonson in Chitlom area. Gianni offers upscale homemade style and traditional Italian dishes. I have always loved having a meal here. The food never disappoints me, from starter to dessert. My favorites include pan-fried foie gras with raspberry sauce, lamb shank braised in red wine, risotto with porcini mushrooms and tiramisu. The service is polished and attentive. Reservation is highly recommended!
Opening Hours: 12 – 2 PM, 6 – 10 PM
Location: 34/1 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330
Telephone: +662 252 1619
Biscotti is one of the best fine-dining Italian restaurants in Bangkok located in Anantara Hotel. I always love coming to Biscotti for their amazing antipasto set lunch at a reasonable price. It offers impressive buffet line of fresh anti-pasta, cold cuts and salad. My all-time favorite is mascarpone pizza which I could finish an entire dish by myself! With an open kitchen, you can also watch the chef creating the amazing Italian culinary art! Many executives dine here.
Opening Hours: 11 AM–2.30 PM, 6 – 10.30 PM
Location: 155 Rachadamri Road Anantara Siam Hotel Bangkok Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Telephone: +662 126 8866
Bacco has long been my family’s favorite Italian restaurants in Bangkok! We always come here for birthdays, New Year and other special occasions. The restaurant has a warm and relaxing tavern atmosphere. The food is cooked in an upscale homemade style. Their pizza is one of the best in the city. The crust is crispy and thin and the toppings are delicious and abundant! Their menu has wide selection. Whatever you’re looking for, may it be pasta, risotto or steak, the restaurant has them and they are all good!
Opening Hours: 11.30 AM – 12 AM
Location: 35/1 Sukhumvit Soi 53 Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +662 662 4538
Ciao Terrazza (เชา เทอราซซ่า)
Ciao offers a selection of traditional Italian dishes accompanied by spectacular views of the Chao Phraya River. As one of the prime restaurants in the magnificent Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Ciao is one of the most high-end Italian restaurants in Bangkok. Some of their menu highlights include focaccia filled with mascarpone and truffle, ravioli with ricotta cheese, rack of lamb and limoncello almond cake. With its magnificent setting and high-quality food, I definitely recommend Ciao for anyone who is looking for a special and beautiful place to dine.
Opening Hours: 5 PM – 1 AM
Location: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok, 10500
Telephone: +662 659 9000 ext. 7640
Appia is a Roman style Italian restaurant. They serve rustic and satisfying Italian dishes. Their special menu of the day is always a good idea. The restaurant only use fresh and high quality ingredients and products. I love their home-made pastas, porchetta, cold cuts and cheeses and Mediterranean seafood dishes. Their wide selection of wine and cocktails are also impressive. If you’re looking for a good restaurant with laid back atmosphere serving flavorful Italian food, Appia is the place for you!
Opening Hours: 11.30 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 12 AM
Location: 20/4 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Klongton Nua Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
Telephone: +662 261 2056
If you’re on a budget, but you’re bored of Thai food and want to enjoy some Italian dishes, I recommend you to visit Scoozi. It’s considered one of the most popular Italian restaurant chains in Bangkok. Scoozi has numerous branches in the city, especially in shopping malls. The restaurant is famous among locals because of their delivery service! They have large selection of pizzas. My favorite is parma ham with cheese. Scoozi also offers other dishes like salad, appetizers, pastas and sandwiches.
I can definitely say that Bangkok is one of the Italian food hubs in the world. Because Italian cuisine is so much enjoyed by locals, expats and tourists, Italian restaurants are popping up more and more all over the city! Give them a try and let me know if they are comparable to the ones you have tried in other cities. Ciao!