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“Excellent service and excellent food.”
Review of Il Bolognese

Il Bolognese
Ranked #48 of 10,959 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sathorn
Description: By Customer Tripadvisor review... This smallish, cozy Italian restaurant in the heart of the city offers some of the best Italian food in Bangkok. Situated in a stand-alone Thai house, it has both indoor and outdoor seating and a room for private parties. The prices are average but the food is exceptionally good. There are weekly specialties on offer but the standard fair includes homemade pastas, salads, antipasti, fish, beef, lamb, chicken, and, of course, their famous pizza. They also have homemade desserts and an impressive wine list as well as a fully-stocked bar. Definitely worth a visit.
York, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent service and excellent food.”
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

We finally arrived at Il Bolognese after our very naughty taxi driver had driven us round the block a couple of times and dropped us outside the secret garden. ..We almost went into the secret garden as we were weary and hungry but luckily talking pidgin Thai and pointing and talking loudly and slowly got us to our destination. And how lucky were we to persevere. It has to be one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to before. .The food was superb but the attentive discreet service was absolutely incredible. The attention to detail just made our evening absolutely fantastic. A huge pat on the back to the owner and may i wish him huge success for the future as he really does deserve it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Linda S
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Bankok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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“Just keeps getting better”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Il bolognese - formerly sambuca - has been one of our long-term favourite restaurants in bangkok: consistently great food and service in a family-friendly setting. Over the past year the new manager has introduced quite a few delicious dishes while also retaining some of our favourite classic dishes. Many happy family meals! We love it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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268 reviews
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“Best Bangkok Pizza in relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We enjoyed our best Pizza since living more than 6 years in Bangkok. Prepared with special dough you don't feel replete after you dinner. They have great choice of fresh salads and the house wine completes your meal. Their staff is friendly and service is fast and professional. We also liked their small garden which differentiate Il Bolognese definitely from the other Italian crowds mainly nestled along Sukhumvit Road. Prices are European standard but worth in case you like to explore an authentic taste of Italy. A place worth to come back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Tyrolians
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“No 15 in Bangkok, I do not think so....”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice large Restaruant. A bit on the dark side.

Of to a bad start... Stale bread which is a shame as there is nice oil and vinegar.

Minestrone soup (no pasta). Need to check on that authenticity. Lots of vegetable, very hot so it had to sit for at least 5 mins before I could taste it. Overall was fine. Seasoning maybe a little bit on the salty side, even for my Scottish palette.

And speaking of Scotland, the soup reminded me of a very homely broth, deep stock flavour, beans well cooked and lots of vegetables that have released their flavour into to soup ie well cooked. 4 out of 10.

My main course, risotto with Italian sausage and saffron. My first comment is well done to chef as it was not over-cooked. An excellent bite to the rice. But.... I think they could have used a fuller flavour stock and extracted more starch out of the rice. Not sure how much onion and garlic were used. The balance of the use of saffron was excellent. 7 out of 10.

To finish I went for tiramisu. What a long wait.. It had better be worth it! No, I sent it back. Enough said. 2 out of 10.

Service very good attentive but not intrusive.

A very good menu item is the half litre of house wine. Keeps you away from a whole bottle but prevents the need to buy multiple glasses during the meal. The house red is drinkable, not heavy but has some body.

Overall I picked items that I can cook myself even the bread. And I give this a thumbs down at 3 maybe 4 out of 10.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Gordon B
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Simple and Great”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

It was my first visit to Il Bolognese a few weeks ago at lunch time. The lunch menu is great for value, starting at THB290 (2 courses) or THB390 (3 courses+coffee/tea), so I think it's a good choice to take a nice lunch break away from the busy Sathorn business area.

The food was simply delicious, no fancy decoration - just how I like it! :)

The only thing that I disliked was that it was a little bit too dark, even though we were there at mid-day.

  • Visited August 2013
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