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“Confirming other reviews - superb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Bolognese

Il Bolognese
139/3, Sathon Soi 7, South Sathon Road, Bangkok 10120, Thailand (Sathorn)
+66 2 286 8805
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Ranked #84 of 7,929 Restaurants in Bangkok
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Café, Family Fare
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sathorn
Description: Traditional Italian Restaurant with wide menu from pizza pasta meat and seafood
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Confirming other reviews - superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We are from Australia (couple 50+) and are devotees of Thai cooking but after a week of indulging we really needed a break and being from Australia, Italian is usually the chosen alternative. As readers would know, picking a good Italian restaurant in Bangkok is like picking a good Thai restaurant in Rome. So we relied on TripAdvisor's reviews and picked Il Bolognese. Really superb. Great Italian wine, great Italian food, great ambiance, great service. Sure, the wine made it slightly expensive but that was our choice. Wine in Thailand IS expensive (a strange tax regime) and at least this was a good wine. As others have said get your concierge to tell taxi driver where to go and bring the restaurant phone number with you just in case.

Great last night of our holiday.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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sydney
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian in Bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Another restaurant reviewed by Tripadvisor readers, and it really is execellent. We've been twice this week and both times the food was excellent.
The best way to get there is by taxi, and your if you get the hotel doorman to explain the location to the driver, it will save you a lot of stress.
The service was attentive from the start. When we were ready to order, the owner came as we asked for recommendations, and he gave suggestions which we loved. We ordered a starter between us, which was Salumi (aged parma ham, speck, salami & mortadella) with Fried Gnocchi and olives. The fried gnocchi was light and non greasy, and we ate them with the salumi wrapped around or stuffed inside the gnocchi as the owner suggested.
For mains, we ordered a Pizza with Gorgonzola and Speck - delicious, and Spinach Ravioli with Spinach and sage butter. This was light, tasty and the ravioli pasta was thin and velvety. Then we finished off with a Tiramisu - very good and light.
At the end of the meal, we were given complimentary Lemoncello grappa - that was a perfect end to the meal.
For what it cost, it was really not too pricey (about Bt1800, considering we had wine and drinks).
I will definitely go back the next time we're in Bangkok.
One tip - if you go for dinner it is best if you ask the restaurant to get you a cab and explain to them where to take you - the area is very quiet at night, and it is not recommended that you walk to the BTS. Thai taxi drivers will tell you they understand where you want to go when they really don't, and always carry your hotel's address in Thai on you.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Italian restaurant in Bangkok !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

I though I still was in Italy!
The food is cheap and delicious!
The best compromised between quality and prize in Bangkok !

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Not as great as expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I like the atmosphere, it was homey with friendly staffs and manager ready to help you and recommend the dishes. The pizza is very good, the parma ham, and the vegetables are fresh and crispy. However, the seafood dishes and soup was quite bland.
I have to said that their chocolate moose was one of the best thing i've eaten in ll Bolognese

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Believe what others have written about this restaurant-it's great dining. We were staying at the Banyan Tree and wanted a good restaurant close-bye after sunset cocktails at the Moon Bar. A quick search on trip advisor and we were off on a short taxi ride to Ill Bolognese without any great expectations (after 3 good cocktails, expectations seem to disappear!). In brief, the service and food were excellent. Having visited Italy on two occasions recently, I can say that this is authentic Italian cuisine. Not much point in recommending particular dishes because that's why they have a menu-so you can choose the food you like...I can certainly recommend that you go there.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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