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“My favourite Italian restaurant in Bangkok”
Review of La Bottega di Luca

La Bottega di Luca
Ranked #470 of 10,831 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sukhumvit
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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“My favourite Italian restaurant in Bangkok”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Wow - this was a wonderful place. Set in a small strip mall and fairly modern in decor. It's all about the food and the wine, plus since it was Saturday night the music. THe staff were also attentive and truly interested in pleasing the diner. Next time I'm in Bangkok - it's on my list for sure.

  • Visited May 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“The Perfect Dinner”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

I went there for a business dinner with some guests from overseas.
The atmosphere is classy, comfortable and one can forget to be in busy Bangkok. The staff is courteous and very well trained as well as fluent in English.
We decided to have a pre-dinner drink and were offered a wide selection of beers that was a feast for the eye.
We did not order wine but we glanced at the selection and it was excellent and well priced.
The food surpassed it self. The menu may not be extensive but the variety is outstanding without the usual boiler-plate dishes that you find in Italian restaurants.
The chef, Luca, is there to help you in the choice as the menu needs some explanation being so innovative.
I cannot comment on the price as I did not pay the bill. However the comment from the person that had this role was complementary as well priced and not overly expensive.
I definitely recommend the place for nearly any occasion, be it with your partner, your family or for business.
It is a must to go.

  • Visited May 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Cool setting and good food”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We like this place , we like sitting in the comfy sofas and sipping a chilled glass of white . Food is consistently good , much better when Luca is around....,

  • Visited April 2013
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Beirut, Lebanon
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“A lovely Italian terrace in Bangkok”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Difficult to find a nice terrace in Bangkok with an authentic Italian atmosphere. La Bottega di Luca accommodates for all different tastes from different regions in Italy and has an interesting menu' that is often enriched by suggestions from customers, the chef and the owner. A relaxed yet romantic atmosphere with good food.

  • Visited August 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“The real italian food in BKK”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

I strongly suggest this restaurant for who want to try the real italian cuisine without have to travel out of the beautiful Bangkok.
Every dish got the fine touch of Luca which I believe is one of the best chef around town.
The wine list is great with some independent labels from Italy that are particularly good and at an affordable price (considering that we r in Bkk).
Will came back 4 sure.

  • Visited April 2013
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