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Bangkok restaurant REVIEW:
La Dotta

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The buzz: The people behind Vesper and Il Fumo move away from Silom-Sathorn and bless Thonglor with pasta like the neighborhood’s never seen before—as well as a refreshingly different cocktail menu. 
 
The decor: Like an airy ‘50s diner with La Dolce Vita edge and an added splash of aquamarine intensity. Peel yourself away from the ground-floor’s shrine-like display of fresh pasta and head up the eye-popping cast iron staircase to the mezzanine. Here you’ll find the best tables as well as a retro bar lit by smoky orbs on cast iron poles and neon signs—in more blue, naturally.
 
The food: Pasta, pasta and more pasta. Sicilian chef Giampiero Quartararo was brought on board because he can work old-school pasta-making kit like the pettine, a reed board that rolls out perfect, sauce-holding tubes of garganelli—best enjoyed with a summery coating of parma ham and peas (B360). Other specialties of the open kitchen: the indulgent four-cheese tortelloni served with Parmigiano-Reggiano fondue (B340) and five-spiced duck ragu pici (B360). We also love the tortelloni Bolognese (B370), which Giampiero fills with 24-month-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano and Parma ham, then serves with a subtle butter and sage sauce. On top of pasta, they do starters like a beetroot salad (B240) and crab meat bruschetta (B290), as well as the Vesper and Il Fumo favorite of Nutella-stuffed bomboloni (fried Italian donuts, B190). 
 
The drinks: Don’t expect the spirit forward creations of Vesper and Il Fumo. Here it’s about fresh and light drinks. Head barman Supawit "Palm" Muttarattana juices the green mangoes himself for the refreshingly sharp Menta Paloma (B340), which also features soda, peppermint-infused tequila, lime and orange bitters. Find negronis too strong? Try the Passione Negroni (B340): coffee-infused gin, classic vermouth and Campari, topped with lemon foam and served with fresh passion fruit juice to even things out. If you’re there during the daytime, get the soft peach tea-infused G&T (G&T&Tea, B320)—a virtual no-brainer with your 11am brunch. We won't judge.
 
Why we’d come back: This is a pasta house Thonglor can rely on. The weekday lunch set deals (from B290/two courses) kill everything else in the area.
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Phone: 02-392-8688
La Dotta, 161/6 Thonglor Soi 9, Bangkok, Thailand

Nearest Train:

BTS Thong Lo

Opening Hours:

Tue-Sun 11am-2:30pm, 5:30-12:41pm

Cuisine:

Italian

Open Since:

June, 2017
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7.5
 
 
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