By Bangkok standards, the pizza and pasta served at Bella Napoli will surely please. Set in a fittingly dim dining room, it's a great choice for a non-pretentious Italian dining experience. It's also a great choice for gorging on crispy dough and real mozzarella.
Pizza toppings range from your traditional Margarita, with tomato, mozzarella and basil (180 baht) to a Sfiziosa, with provola, gorgonzola, rucola, ham and mushroom (280 baht). A range of salads and antipasta are also excellent, and the satisfying pasta dishes are served in ceramic bowls with tin-foil pouches to keep them steamy hot. We usually come with a few heads and share a little of everything.
The restaurant ambiance may not transport you to the winding streets of Tuscany, but at the very least, it connotes the American idea of what an Italian restaurant should be; red-and-white chequered tablecloths, extra helpings of Parmesan cheese, plastic grapevines and a stocked wine rack. Service is usually attentive and the owner is often on-site to ensure everything runs smoothly. It’s a perfect setting for a family of five or a couple who prefer a simple nook in the wall over swanky fine dining.
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