Sunday, January 13, 2013
Great Pizza at Bella Napoli, Bangkok, Thailand
We used to live in Soi 29 and Bella Napoli is in Soi 31, so that's the next block over (handy hint - the sois/streets that run off Sukhumvit Road are odd numbers on one side of Sukhumvit Road and even numbers on the other), and we used to eat there a lot. Each time we're back in Bangkok we make a visit back there so that I can have my favourite Venizia Pizza (proscuitto, rocket and goats cheese).
It's another one of those rare places where the staff haven't changed, the food is still good, and the prices are reasonable. You can get a pizza for around 300 baht (about €7) and they sell beer, a small range of wines and soft drinks. Alcohol in Thailand is heavily taxed, so a bottle of wine becomes quite expensive. If you're looking for a cheap night out, stick with beer and soft drinks.
We headed in for our usual favourite pizzas and were very happy to see the same owner and staff there. The pizzas come out quickly, they taste great and the staff are good. It's not silver service dining, but it's a great, affordable Italian pizza joint and it's easy to find (200-300 metres up Soi 31 on your left). They also have a pasta menu and the pasta comes out in a pot baked in their pizza oven with a covering of pizza dough which you cut through to get to the pasta - so yummy!