INSPIRED by laid-back eateries typical to Bologna, the largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in northern Italy, Il Bolognese embodies its moniker by serving up the kind of simple, rustic dishes for which the city is famed. Think pizza, pasta, salad, and generous servings of meat and seafood – all made using top quality ingredients, most of which are imported from Italy.
Passionate about pizzas, Andrea presents diners with two different pizza menus: a standard menu featuring classic options such as Margherita (B240++) and Vegetariana (B350++); and a special menu, ‘Pizza Di Andrea,’ which features pizzas made with artisanal dough (a blend of three Italian flours) slow-matured for up to 72 hours.
Andrea’s gourmet pizzas are topped with imported buffalo mozzarella and premium Italian ingredients, and their high-quality shines through in every tasty bite – especially in flavour-packed pies like the Speck Gorgonzola Noci Miele (B590++), whose mozzarella, blue cheese, smoked cold cuts, and walnuts topping is also smeared with honey to delicious effect. All pizzas are cooked to order in a wood-fired oven.
Tasty as the pizzas are, we suggest you order to share. This then gives you room to try something from the restaurant’s a la carte menu, which is loaded with highlights such as Salsiccia e Zafferano (Risotto with Italian sausage and saffron. B390++), Coteletta Di Vitello Impanata (Imported Italian veal cutlet pan fried “alla Milanese.” B750++), and Salmone Alla Griglia (Grilled salmon with caper cream sauce. B520++).
You can also select from a special menu featuring dishes made with seasonal ingredients, and, if you visit at lunchtime, a selection of set menus which range in price from B290++ to B490++.
Set inside a renovated house decorated with terracotta tiles, mahogany furniture, and an earthy colour scheme of maroons, creams and greens, Il Bolognese is cozy, homely and comfortable. Factor in friendly efficient service and a buzzing atmosphere (especially at lunch), and it’s a great place to while away a few hours with friends. Seating is also available in the garden.
Sathorn Soi 7. Open daily 11.30am-2.30pm; 5.30pm-11pm.
Tel: 02 286 8805 www.lbolognesebangkok.com