Choti Leenutaphong and Debby Tang are the cocktail-obsessed couple behind Vesper and Il Fumo, and are personally responsible for kickstarting the second wave of cocktail culture in Bangkok. When they open a place it’s big news. 

Their latest restaurant, La Dotta, ventures away from fine dining to something more down-to-earth. Sitting in a single-unit shophouse on Thonglor Soi 9, the pasta house aims for a fuss-free atmosphere where pasta costs around B300-400 a go (and there's no service charge). 

Sicilian chef Giampiero Quartararo mans the kitchen that whips up fresh pasta daily and vows to only serve dried pasta that's organic. They also promise tempting lunch deals starting from B290/two courses.

The beverage menu is headlined by Old World natural wines and fruity Italian cocktails. 

The place is set to open within a couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

161/6 Thonglor Soi 9, 02-392-8688.