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“Outstanding Burrata” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Bottega di Luca

La Bottega di Luca
49 Sukhumvit Soi 49 Klongtan Nuea,Wattana | 2 Fl The Terrace 49, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (Wattana)
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Ranked #155 of 7,818 restaurants in Bangkok
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Wattana
Description: is Bangkok’s multi award winning Italian Restaurant. La Bottega di Luca is set to please discerning palates with traditional Italian food and wine in a beautiful setting. This bright restaurant is situated on the second floor of The Terrace 49 building in Sukhumvit Soi 49. La Bottega 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 where guests can escape Bangkok’s busy streets. There is also a private dining ‘wine’ room available for up to 14 guests. Chef and owner Luca Appino is melding classic Italian ingredients in tasty and innovative ways. The rustic Italian fare that Luca serves is infused with influences from the whole of the Mediterranean. All ingredients are farm and market fresh, and all food served is home made. And while Luca channels the spirit of traditional food from the Italian countryside, he adds inventive and unexpected twists.At La Bottega di Luca the goal is to create food that is delicious yet unpretentious. Luca uses the same pure fresh approach to cooking using traditional ingredients and combinations that he was raised with. The final products are traditional Italian dishes with Luca’s own signature and style.
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“Outstanding Burrata”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I'm not Italian but love the simplicity of Italian food, however in Bangkok it is very rare to find an Italian that keeps it simple so that the quality of the ingredients stand out, however here in Luca's I had one of the best dishes ever had in this fabulous foodie paradise. Burrata here usually comes from 1 or 2 suppliers at most, however this burrata was not from one of those as it was quite simply the most fresh, creamy and buttery I have ever tasted outside of Italy. It arrived dressed with top quality extra virgin oliver oil, a little salt and pepper and was surrounded by baby cherry tomatoes. I ordered a side portion of 24 month aged parma ham, as I love the contrast between the butteryness of the cheese and saltiness of the meat. The staff must have wondered if I was on drugs as I then sat there in ecstasy making oohing and aaaghing noises as each delicious mouthful went down the hatch, taking over 2 hours to consume this dish and then realising I couldn't eat anything else, just slumped on a sofa on the great terrace. The restaurant has 3 seperate areas which is a good idea, the atmosphere inside is very warm and cozy just like a small trattoria, great looking meats piled up on the counter and assorted oils, pickles, grilled veggies and pastas decorating the place. Wine choice is excellent, if a little pricey as 380 for a basic prosecco was twice the price I had paid in the Sheraton the nite before, although their basic arneis at 300 was good value. The welcome was very inviting, and the selection of breads served were all very delicious and expertly baked. My only complaint was that on this Sunday nite the owner was not there, and apart from my server all the other staff were taking the opportunity to take a rest and they were slouching on the counter or in the kitchen. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

If you know and appreciate Italian food, you'll love it. Luca is a nice guy, ask for advice and he won't let you down!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Nice place a good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

We have very good time in this place, I recomend.
The ham, the muzarella and the beef was really good.
The panacota was delicious.

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Sandy Bay, Honduras
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“Bad Luck !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

The place is great, the design and everything is very beautiful, but the food is not good.
I usually eat Italian food, and I tried a lot of different restaurants and this one was one of the worst. The food is not fresh, the meals are basics, you can find it everywhere, and there are not so many choices on the menu.
I was really disappointed by the restaurant !

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Excellent food, Excellent Atmosphere, Great service, Good value!. When you need a break from Thai food, ths is a delicious alternative! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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