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Chiang Mai, a huge tourist town, had at least five good sit-down Italian restaurants. Hua Hin, a small tourist town, has at least five, although their quality differs.

In contrast to Mexican or Tex-Mex food, which doesn't appeal to Thais in spite of the chiles, or to many tourists, Italian food is popular. The beef lasagna is good; only once has it been too dry. Spaghetti bolonese is almost universally available, even at non-Italian restaurants.

Finding passably good Italian food shouldn't be a problem unless all your grandparents were born in the Old Country.

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Chiang Mai, a huge tourist town, had at least five good sit-down Italian restaurants.  Hua Hin, a small tourist town, has at least five, although their quality differs. 

In contrast to Mexican or Tex-Mex food, which doesn't appeal to Thais in spite of the chiles, or to many tourists, Italian food is popular.  The beef lasagna is good; only once has it been too dry.  Spaghetti bolonese is almost universally available, even at non-Italian restaurants. 

Finding passably good Italian food shouldn't be a problem unless all your grandparents were born in the Old Country.

Great, any in BKK?

I just want passable.

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What kind of pizza?

well i found the food reviews...maybe u get the idea

Basilico  |  Italian | Rating: 7.5 

 

Open Mon-Fri 11:30-14:40, Sat-Sun 11:30-15:30,

Sun-Thu 18:00-23:30, Fri-Sat 18:00-24:00

Tel 0 2662 2323

8 Sukhumvit Soi 33, 100 m < Sukhumvit Rd, opposite Novotel Lotus Hotel

Maybe it’s the computer in the monster-sized wood-fired oven. But from day one, the pizzas at Basilico have been attracting customers like bees to honey. In a city notoriously difficult for restaurants to establish themselves, this place has been playing to a full house since it opened.

Proprietor Sergio has lots of experience making Neapolitan-style pizza, but the pizzas he dishes up at Basilico are tailor-made for the City of Angels. The crust is thinner and rolled out with a rolling pin, a definite no-no in Naples. In addition the combination of flours used has been modified to take into account Bangkok’s stifling humidity. The result is a crust that is light, chewy and appealing to Bangkok tastes. The toppings include all the traditional Neapolitan favourites, plus a few others that have gained international popularity. If you are like me and enjoy thin crust pizza, it is hard to beat Basilico. A personal favourite is the B240 Pizza Calabrese with tomato, mozzarella, spicy salami and olives. There are also several top-notch pasta dishes on the menu, including a smashing B350 Tagliatelle with truffle and porcini mushrooms in a cream sauce.

The most striking feature of the restaurant is the large atrium that has been built on the front of the former residence housing the place. Light and airy, it contains the pizza oven and is filled with tables providing views of the action at the hostess bars on Soi 33. There is a room upstairs for private parties and another room downstairs for those seeking a more romantic setting.

The computer in the oven is more than a gimmick. It allows excellent pizza to be made by a relatively inexperienced piazzioli. A wood-fired pizza oven is incredibly hot and the pizza cooks in about three minutes. The computer lets the pizza maker know when to remove the pizza, an important factor when there are several pizzas in the oven at the same time.

The service at Basilico is good, but if you don’t speak Thai, it is best to double check that your order has been understood. Although many of the customers here are non-Thai and able to communicate in English, virtually none of the serving staff, including those who answer the phone, speak English. I have had a couple of problems with items not arriving and with the wrong dish appearing.

In addition to excellent food, the fact Sergio is always at the restaurant contributes significantly to its success. Other restaurant owners should take notice.

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I agree that Angelini is great.

There was a Pizza thread here, and Basilico got some ups and downs re: the food and the pizza. I think one post here references Pomodoro, and there seem to be other 'Pomodoro's'; in addition to the one mentioned here (near Soi Sukhumvit 5) There is one in the Emporium shopping center up on the "food floor" which is good too.

Italian Restaurants in Bangkok

No. 43 Italian Bistro

43 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road 0-2658-7444 ext. 285

Angelini Restaurant and Bar

Shangri-La Hotel

89 Soi Wat Suari Plu, New Road

0-2236-7777

Harbour View Restaurant

Montien Riverside Hotel

372 Rama 3 Road, Bangkhlo

Bangkoleam 0-2292-2999

0-2292-2888

Lino

19/3-5 Sukhumvit Soi 31

Bangkok 10110 0-2259-9138

The Water Bar

Riverine Place 9/280 Phibuisongkram Road

(Between Rama V and Rama VII Bridge) 0-2965-3200

Matteo

InterContinental Bangkok

Unit #G-01, 973 Ploenchit Road

Bangkok 10330 0-2656-0112 thru 4

Paparazzi

29 Soi Ruamrudee 1,

Ploenchit Road 0-2651-4400

Sorrento

66 North Sathorn Road 0-2234-9841

0-2234-9933

Papa Alfredo's

Ground Floor (Facing Soi Saladaeng 1)

U Chu Liang Building, Rama IV, Silom, Bangkok 0-2632-4043

Zanotti IL Ristrante Italiano

21/2 Saladaeng Colonnade Building

Soi Saladaeng, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 0-2636-002

Email

Focazzia

Novotel Bangkok

Siam Square Soi 6 0-2255-6888 ext. 2512

Grapino

Amari Watergate Hotel

847 Petchburi Road 0-2653-9000

La Fontana

1st Floor World Trade Center

4 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok 10330 0-2255-9534

Loop Italian Restaurant Bar & Terrace

8th floor, Pathumwan Princess Hotel, MBK Centre

444 Phayathai Road, Phatumwan, Bangkok 0-2216-3700 ext. 20818

Primavera

Siam City Hotel

477 Sri Ayuthaya Road (Opposite Phaya Thai BTS Station) 0-2247-0123

da Vinci

Rembrandt Hotel

19 Sukhumvit Soi 18 0-2261-7100 ext. 7527-8

Duilio's

17 Sukhumvit Soi 49, Sukhumvit Road 0-2258-7930

La Buca

220/4 Sukhumvit Soi 1

Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 0-2253-3190

0-6053-3679

La Gritta

Sukhumvit Soi 19 0-2255-7350

Email

Mimosa Restaurant

9/2 Sukhumvit Soi 39 0-2258-8336

Pomodoro

87 Nai Lert Building,

Sukhumvit Soi 5, Bangkok 0-2252-9090

Ristorante Caruso - Cucina Italiana

Imperial Tara Hotel

18/1 Sukhumvit Soi 26, Sukhumvit Road 0-2259-2900

Rossini's

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

250 Sukhumvit Road 0-2653-0333

Sala Rossa

29/1 Saladaeng Soi 1, Silom, Bangrak

Bangkok 10500

0-2234-5653

Fax: 0-2233-6912

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Lots of places.

Best of the bunch - Angelina's at the Shangri-la Hotel

Do they -- or anyplace else -- have CANOLLIs??? I have searched throughout SEAsia for one thus far to no avail......

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