Live La Dolce Vita without leaving the country with our top picks for pasta in Bangkok, from revelling in vegetarian ravioli to sauntering through spaghetti in seafood sauce.
Note: Due to the latest pandemic containment measures by the Thai government, please contact the restaurant(s) for the latest updates on menu and seating availability, as well as takeaway or delivery options.
Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen (MICHELIN Plate, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2021)
Lenzi specialises in hearty Northern Italian flavours showcased in their mouth-watering pasta dishes, including the aromatic ravioli ripieni di foie gras in salsa di tartufo (homemade ravioli stuffed with French foie gras and ricotta cheese in truffle emulsion) and spaghetti con vongole veraci e bottarga (spaghetti in white wine sauce with Italian clams) for seafood lovers.
Theo Mio (MICHELIN Plate, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2021)
Situated right in front of InterContinental Bangkok, Theo Mio attracts passersby with its Italian-style open kitchen and beautifully light-filled glass atrium. Come here for a carb fest like no other with ravioli di erbette (vegetable-stuffed ravioli) or linguine con granchio (linguine with crab), and don’t forget to add a sweet end to your meal with their classic traditional torta di cioccolato con arancio, a soft Valrhona chocolate cake with candied orange.
Enoteca (MICHELIN Plate, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2021)
Although Enoteca is beloved among Bangkok diners for its huge wine list and personable service, the pasta menu also plays a big part in its popularity. Enoteca’s must-tries include foie gras faves like ravioli filled with foie gras and risotto zafferano with foie gras and 30-year-old balsamic vinegar. Don’t also miss tagliatelle ripiene alla Norcina, a handmade fettuccine filled with liquid ricotta, sausage and black truffle. Craving seafood? Their spaghetti mancini in seafood carbonara will not disappoint.
Gianni (MICHELIN Plate, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2021)
Gianni Favro has worked his magic on Italian fare since the restaurant’s opening back in 1996. This includes quality carbs such as risotto with porcini mushrooms and handmade pastas like rigatoni with eggplant, tomato, and ricotta.
La Dotta (MICHELIN Plate, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2021)
La Dotta is dedicated to authentic pastas like the creamy (and yet with no cream) carbonara, tagliatelle bolognese with 24-hour-cooked wagyu beef shoulder, or Umbria-style pennette (a shorter version of penne) with pork sausage, white wine, and a creamy sauce. This blue pasta house also serves hard-to-beat Italian stuffed donuts called “bombolini” that you probably won’t find anywhere else in Bangkok.
La Scala (MICHELIN Plate, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2021)
Whether you come here during the daytime to enjoy a business lunch with a poolside view or a romantic dinner by candlelight, at least one pasta dish should be in your order. For vegetarians, try the mascarpone gnocchi with homemade basil sauce, and for a meatier option, the lamb ragu cannelloni is well worth a try.
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