Exotic beaches, Buddhist temples, a nonstop party on the cheap; these are the things that are synonymous with Bangkok. However, Italian culture is making an impact on the Thai food scene, and these restaurants are the best of the best.
Evoking the name of the famed Italian royal family from the Renaissance and housed in a rustic yet industrial space suggestive of a dark, punky sort of Phantom of the Opera, Medici Kitchen and Bar has a gothic ambiance. This fits perfectly with the spectacular Tuscan food offered. At the Medici, expect only the freshest ingredients and adherence to traditional Italian recipes. There are no tricks or frills here, just good quality dishes, spanning the spectrum from pastas and fish dishes, to simple grilled meats with impeccably chosen sides.
There’s nothing subtle about the dishes at Bacco Osteria – and that’s a good thing. Flavorful pastas in rich sauces are the staple of the menu (try anything loaded with squid ink for a real treat). The enormous pizza options are also something to look out for. With so many options, it’s a miracle that anyone can choose, especially when the bread is so good, the pizza dough perfect and the penne dead on al dente.