After years of head chef Andrea Ortu, La Bottega
welcomed new head chef Marco Avesani whose background is packed with names like the three-Michelin star Roberto’s in Dubai, the Michelin-starred J’Aime by Jean Michel Lorain and Savelberg in Bangkok, and the Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai. So, needless to say, you’re in good hands.
The dishes boast minimal ingredients but are indulged with impeccable technique. Everyone in Bangkok makes and serves pasta, but the pasta here is special. The must-try is the Sicilian native linguine with Amalfi lemon, fresh parsley, toasted breadcrumbs, oregano, and marinated anchovies (B540). Another pasta dish you must try is the simple-looking tortelli which will surprise you on the first bite: inside is braised beef with Barolo wine dressed with Malga butter and Parmigiano Reggiano sauce with sage (B690).
Moving away from the pasta, try the pan-seared red snapper, beluga lentils, spinach, hazelnuts, and served with brown butter and lemon sauce (B790)—the lentils and hazelnuts go surprisingly well together.
For Bangkokians, if you think of Italian food, La Bottega Di Luca is one of the first names that comes to mind. with 14 years of experience under their belt, this is an Italian place in Bangkok we trust.
2/F, 49 Terrace, Sukhumvit Soi 49, 02-204-1731. Open daily 11:30am-2:30pm; 5:30-11pm