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La Buca

#697 of 9,535 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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220/4 Sukhumvit soi 1 | Wattana Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+66 2 253 3190
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is fairly thorough, with antipasti, salads, several pasta dishes, fish, meats, etc. We had an antipati plate with several sliced meats (prosciutto, sausages and pickeled veggies, but very little cheese) it was nice as a warmup to main dishes. I had a spaghetti and margherita pizza, my dining partners had a veal and a lamb shank. We all... More 

Thank James R
Phila., PA
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This simple, friendly restaurant serves marvelous Milanese cuisine (try the mushroom risotto -- yummy!). The kind owner was helpful in pointing us to the specialties cooked by his son. If you are in the neighborhood or simply ready for a change, try it!

1 Thank PATwinMom
Ban Chang, Thailand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Just tried La Buca for the first time and wasn't impressed. Average Italian food for Bangkok but way overpriced. It's a small hole in the wall place with a drab interior. There are plenty of better options in the same area. The seafood risotto was heavily loaded with squid (calamari) , obviously the cheap option in a seafood dish and... More 

Thank Peter W
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Simple place with good italian food but expensive like a 3 stars Michelin. I guess the owner try to make the most of a small place and few table. Overpriced!

1 Thank marco241974
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Great Italian restaurant located at 220/4 Sukhumvit Soi 1, Bangkok, on right hand side as you walk up Soi 1 and is just before the first road into Bumrungrad Hospital. If you blink you might miss the entrance so be watchful, look for Mr Oreste the owner, who sometimes sits outside. He is 'the man', knows his food, wine and... More 

Thank DadSan
Valdez, Alaska
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Nice folks and great lam and Rib steak!!! A close walk from Bumrungrad hospital. Gotta look for it, it's cozy but really great food!!!

Thank fishman1948
Bangkok, Thailand
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I've been eating here for more than 10 years. I enjoy their pasta very much, especially their "Paradiso" with foie gras and truffle. La Buca cake has a lot of alcohol and is one of my favorite dessert.

Thank psaipetc
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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238 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Delicious authentic italian food, most ingredients are imported from italy. Owner from italy, very friendly and chatty. Located near Bumrungrad hospital, if you are around don't miss out on this little gem.

Thank Reggie_lu
Singapore, Singapore
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153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Found this on a walkabout escape from Bumrungad International Hospital, and had an absolutely fabulous meal. It really brought me back to the summer I spent in Italy trying to pick up Italian(s) at the local trattoria. Wine selection had a good range, and there were lots of pictures on the menu.

Thank TawnyaSingapore
Ottawa, Canada
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184 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a small Italian Restaurant that is run by an Italian owner. The food was amazing. The prices are average but certainly a great meal. Must check out.

Thank Mike S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220/4 Sukhumvit soi 1 | Wattana Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Sukhumvit
  • Neighbourhood: Sukhumvit
  • Phone Number: +66 2 253 3190

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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With a mix of shopping malls, hip bars and food stalls lining both sides of Thailand’s longest road, you’ll rarely encounter a dull moment along Sukhumvit. While the main road itself doesn't offer a lot in terms of entertainment, it's the adjoining 'sois' (alleys) where the magic happens. Popular spots are soi 11 for a lively night out, soi 4 for naughty nightlife and soi 21 for world-class shopping at Terminal 21. It's hard to cover everything this area has to offer in on day, so be sure to take your time. Sukhumvit is heavily congested with traffic during day and night, so getting from A to B is most convenient using the BTS Skytrain right above it.
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