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“Ignore the bad review! This place is an authentic Italian restaurant in Bangkok” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Buca

La Buca
220/4 Sukhumvit soi 1 | Wattana Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+66 (0) 2 253 3190
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Ranked #489 of 8,056 Restaurants in Bangkok
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Ignore the bad review! This place is an authentic Italian restaurant in Bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

The owner of La Buca is an Italian man from Milan. He made our experience a wonderful one - from the atmosphere he creates to the service he provides to the food he makes, it was a fabulous dinner all around.

In relating to many of the Thai places where a person can eat, this is a little more spendy. However, let's not forget that he imports his buffalo milk mozzarella cheese for the Caprese salad from Italy. The lamb is from New Zealand, the beef from Australia. He is authentic in his flavors and is proud of how hard he works to be authentic, as he has a right to be. Anyone not understanding that such authenticity is not always cheap should eat elsewhere, as you won't appreciate the experience and the food here.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“very expensive compare with food quality and service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

vine is too expensive and stored in a temperature really too high ..
many times is recyled food , and a terrible falvor and smellllll..

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, Virginia
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25 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“probably bangkok's best italian home style restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

you can go to some of the trendier italian restaurants, long on design and high in price, and not get as good a meal as oreste will cook for you in la buca. the food is obviously prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients and the menu is changed every week. the price belies the high quality of the ingredients and preparation. the ambiance is down home italian trattoria, more the clutter of objects personally selected to display, than the angular stainless design of so many upscale italian restaurants in this city. and if you're lucky oreste will serenade you with an aria or two. it's obvious that this restaurant is his labor of love.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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