Sole Mio Restaurant Bangkok

Classic Italian Restaurant in Thong Lor

Sole Mio is an authentic Italian restaurant and pizzeria in the lively entertainment area of Thong Lor. Owned and operated by a team from Turin and Rome, this great value trattoria is one of those special finds that grows by word-of-mouth, and anyone looking for genuine Italian cuisine – cooked and prepared in time honoured traditions – should make Sole Mio their first stop.

Open from 11:30 to 23:30 every day, Sole Mio is easy to find on Thong Lor Soi 21. From the BTS Skytrain at Thong Lor it is a quick five minute taxi ride away.

There is a welcoming atmosphere at Sole Mio and a rustic charm that suits their menu of tried and tested classics. Artwork and photographs displayed on terracotta brick follows the typical Italian style and outside diners can relax on a large terrace that is serviced by plenty of fans. Come for lunch and enjoy their set lunch offers starting from 295 baht, or visit of an evening to be wined and dined from the a la carte menu.

Pizzas at Sole Mio come highly recommended, served on a thin base that crisps around the edges. We tried the 4 Stagioni (300 baht), a delicious combination of mozzarella, ham, black olives, mushroom and artichoke. The spaghetti carbonara (250 baht) is also something special here, made true to the original recipe with egg, not cream, two types of imported cheese and guanciale (cured pork cheek) adding a more robust flavour than standard bacon that is used in most joints in Bangkok.

For a main, we can’t look past the ossobuco: a braised veal shank that is slow cooked for five hours until the meat is soft and tender enough to fall from the bone with one touch, and accompanying the meat is a rich topping of tomato, carrot and a side of mashed potato (380 baht). Dessert is taken care of by an excellent tiramisu for 180 baht, served with almond ameretti, lashings of mascarpone cream and a soft biscuit base.

The wine list is dominated by Italian labels and runs from a surprisingly excellent Tuscan red for 950 baht, up to a famed bottle of Barolo for 3,800 baht; in Bangkok, you won’t find cheaper. There is also an impressively long list of aperitifs.

To please even the most ardent fan of traditional Italian cuisine, ricotta cheese is flown in fresh three times a week, all meat is imported and most staple ingredients are made in-house to guarantee quality: the focaccia bread, pasta, gnocci and pannacotta are all homemade. It’s clear Sole Mio deliver a true taste of Italy, undiluted by its Asian surroundings. Of course the head chef is able to customise the menu to specific requests, especially for vegetarians, and the owner Dom will accommodate you with personable Italian charm. Live music is played on weekends with an acoustic guitar duo playing a mix of pop standards and Italian classics and you might even see the owner get up and strum out a few hits, such is the easygoing atmosphere.

Bangkok is fairly inundated with Italian-style restaurants but Sole Mio still stands out as they have a clear pedigree at delivering dishes you know so well at an unbelievably good price.

Sole Mio Restaurant

Opening Hours: 11:30 - 23:30
Location: Thong Lor soi 21
BTS: Thong Lor (a three minute taxi up Sukhumvit 55 is required)
Tel: +66 (0) 2185 2199

Related Pages

After You Dessert Cafe After You Dessert Cafe

After You is a hot spot for all sweet-toothed Bangkokians, serving a range of delicious treats, including a signature shibuya honey toast. Anywhere that proclaims ‘There’s always room for dessert’ as their mantra and serves a great selection of breakfast dishes. Read More...

Mr JOnes Cake Shop Mr Jones Cake Shop

Mr Jones piles tasty cakes, cookies and milkshakes high at his cosy orphanage-inspired café decorated with swinging teddy bears and plenty of Lego to play with. This is another shop making its mark at Seenspace on Thonglor Soi 13. Read More...

Roast Restaurant Roast Coffee & Eatery

Roast takes coffee so seriously that one corner of the large dining room is cordoned off for the shiny black and gold roaster. Serving not only a great caffeine hit, but a delicious selection of comforting international dishes. Read More...

Brew Pub at Seen Space

Brew Beers and Ciders has the largest stock of beers, ciders and ales in Bangkok and is the place for anyone who tires of the predictable Chang, Singha and Tiger which make up Thailand’s usual selection. Read More...

IN : Loading...  

Send us your feedback

Help us keep this website up-to-date by sending us your comments and suggestions. If your question is about a hotel please use this link - For TOUR questions and enquiries please use this link

Hotel Quick Finder

Check In:
Check Out:
Bangkok Magazine
Download our Free {place} Guide

Asia Web Direct Travel Club members have access to our free travel guides, and lots of other travel specials and benefits from the Asia Travel Specialists.

Please enter your details and we'll send your free {place} Travel Guide to you straight away. We will also add you to our free Asia Web Direct Travel Club Newsletter.

All fields are required.

We will not pass your details on to any other company or individual. We take your privacy seriously!

in Loading... out