Food of Bologna - The Bolognese Food Guide with Il Bolognese Bangkok

Bologna is a first step to the remarkable cuisine of the Emilia Romagna. The wide range of cuisine consists of freshly made egg pasta such as tagliatelle, tortellini which are often served with ragú. Bologna is also famous for their lasagnas and marvellous ice creams. Food lovers from around the world visit Bologna during their visits in Italy to experience first-hand unique Bolognese flavours and ambience.

Bologna's rich soils makes bologna known for their agriculture, such as potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, plums, red cherries, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, a diversity of mushrooms including the much sort after truffles from the Bolognese hills.

Some of the Bolognese most known dishes

  • Tortellini
  • Lasagna
  • Mortadella di Bologna
  • Tagliatelle alla Bolognese

The structure of a typical Bolognese meal consists of:

Antipastocommonly known as an appetiser comprising of Mortadella, Prosciutto and varies cheeses

Primoincludes pasta with ragú

Secondo incorporates meatballs and vegetables

Contorno –  a platter of tasty seasonal vegetables

Dolci Dessert ravioli stuffed with plum jam and dipped in red wine, a famous Bolognese dessert

So now that you have "experienced" some of what the Bolognese cuisine has to offer, why not come by Il Bolognese Bangkok and try out some of these wonderful and mouth watering dishes? Head over to our contact form and book a reservation now!

Create the perfect cheese pizza with Il Bolognese Bangkok!


Invented in Naples in honour of the first queen of Italy, pizza Margherita is the triumph of Italian gastronomy in the world. Simple yet mouth watering delicious. Here’s a simple to follow and 100% authentic Italian pizza margherita recipe for you to try at home. Don’t forget to come by the restaurante Il Bolognese Bangkok to try some of our delicious pizza’s in the heart of Bangkok. Il Bolognese Bangkok embodies its moniker by serving up the kind of simple, rustic dishes for which the city is famed. Think pizza, pasta, salad, and generous servings of meat and seafood – all made using top quality ingredients, most of which are imported from directly from Italy.

So what are we waiting for! Here is the recipe!

for 6 people

For pasta
1 kg of flour 00 (double zero)
30 g of brewer’s yeast (dry yeast works as well)
500 ml of water
10 g of salt
10 g of granulated sugar

For the dressing
80 ml of extra virgin olive oil
80 g of buffalo mozzarella
basil leaves
400 g of peeled tomatoes
salt to taste


Step 1
On a wooden or marble surface, arrange the flour in a heap with the yeast, salt and warm water in the center, being careful not to let the salt and yeast come into direct contact.

Step 2
Work the dough vigorously for about 15 minutes with your hands or, alternatively in the planetary mixer, until the mixture is soft and homogeneous.

Step 3
Once you have obtained the right consistency, possibly adding a little water or a little flour, shape the dough giving it the shape of a ball, cover it with a plastic bowl so that it does not come into direct contact with the air , and let it rise for 3 or 4 hours at room temperature or for about an hour in a warm place.

Step 4
Once the dough has doubled in volume, obtain 6 loaves, shape them into spherical shapes, cover them with a sheet of cling film and let them rise at room temperature for a couple of hours or in a warm environment for about 45 minutes.

Step 5
When the loaves have also doubled in volume, prepare the tomato pulp by pouring it into a bowl and seasoning it with a pinch of salt and 1/3 of the olive oil.

Step 6
Then work the loaves flattening them, one at a time, with your fingers until you get quite thin discs.

Step 7
Then spread the pizza with sufficient quantity of tomato with a ladle or spoon, sprinkle it with well drained and chopped fresh mozzarella, garnish with a few basil leaves and cook in a preheated oven at about 250 ° C for 5 or 6 minutes. .

Step 8
Once ready, take the pizza out of the oven, garnish it further with basil and a drizzle of raw oil and serve immediately.

Tagliatelle al Ragù

Top 10 must try Bolognese food!

Il Bolognese is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria located in Bangkok, featuring authentic Bolognese food that truly makes your tummy growl and your mouth drool.

Located in the Emilia Romagna region, Bologna is an awesome city in Italy when it comes to food. Yes there are many things that one could love about the place, but the FOOD there is just amazing.

From fresh pasta to aged cheese and mouth melting cured awaits visitors, the list of amazing food is endless.

Here are 10 specialities that’ll give you a taste of the city’s celebrated food culture, and if you are feeling hungry, drop by our restaurant Trattoria Pizzeria Ristorante Il Bolognese in Bangkok, which is simply the best Italian Bolognese food around town.



1. Bologna’s version of Lasagna is probably a little different to what you may be familiar with, though it is arguably the best. This comfort food is made of alternating layers of fresh spinach pasta, Ragù (meat sauce), béchamel, and Parmigiano.


Tortellini al brodo2. Tortellini al brodo is a heart warming and iconic pasta dish in Bologna. Small Tortellini (ring-shaped pasta stuffed with cheese and meat) is served with broth and Parmigiano on the side.


Tagliatelle al Ragù3. Contrary to popular belief, Spaghetti Bolognese is not a traditional pasta dish from Bologna. The true staple is called Tagliatelle al Ragù. A rich ragù made with onions, carrots, pork, veal, and a little bit of tomato is served with handmade egg pasta.

4. Lasagna’s lesser-known cousin, Gramigna alla Salsiccia, is another pasta dish with squiggly tubes of pasta topped with a delicious Italian sausage-based sauce. The Italian sausage is seasoned with fennel, giving it a unique anise taste.

5. Mortadella is a cold-cut specialty in Bologna. The base of the sausage made of finely chopped pork meat sliced with black pepper, Myrtle berries, nutmeg and pistachios. Small areas of pork fat distributed evenly around the sausage for that extra flavour.

6. The Kind of Italian Cheeses - Parmigiano Reggiano. It is named after the region it is produced in - and important distonguisher that helps identifiy it as being different than from Parmesan cheese. While it is still a hard, granular cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano takes years to produce and has more concentrated and complex flavours.

7. Balsamic di Modena is staple condiment  in Bologna. Grapes are boiled down to a dark syrup and aged in wooden barrels. It takes a grand total of 25 years to produce and adds extraordinary flavour to many Italian dishes, both sweet and savoury.

8. Many cultures and regions have their own variation of a sandwich - Bologna’s is the piadina. A round and thin flatbread (which boasts flavour from including lard and olive oil) is wrapped around fillings such as ham, fresh cheese and vegetables. It is simple, inexpensive, healthy and delicious.

9. Here’s another one for the sandwich fans - Tigelle. Also known as Crescentina, Tigelle are small round pockets of bread stuffed with cheese, pesto, vinegar or cured meats of all kinds. The name originated from the cast iron mould it is cooked in, called a tigelliera.

10. It wouldn’t be a list of Italian delicacies if it did not include wine. Like so many other Italian cultures, wine forms a significant part of Bologna’s food scenes. One of the Bolognese specialities is the Pignoletto, a refreshing and light white wine with delicate fruity notes.

Little Italy in Sathorn - Italian Pizzeria Il Bolognese

Another great article by BKKmenu about our restaurant Trattoria Pizzeria Ristorante Il Bolognese. Italian pizza and Emilian food in the heart of Bangkok.

Casa rossa

Trattoria Pizzeria Il Bolognese opened in 2010 as Sambuca and changed to Il Bolognese in 2012, founded by Italian architects. The owner of Enoteca, an Italian restaurant on Sukhumvit 29 that offers a fine dining service. The restaurant is located in Soi Sathorn 7, 3 intersection. 

The atmosphere inside the Italian Pizzeria Il Bolognese gives a warm and friendly feeling. Like eating at home but surrounded by Italian decorations. For anyone who comes in a large group you can sit in the middle of the restaurant where the highlight is watching the chefs cook and cook the pizzas closely.

To read the rest of the article visit BKKmenu

Best place to eat pizza in bangkok

Bangkok Best Dining - Il Bolognese - Italian Pizzeria Bangkok

Article by Bangkok Best Dining – read more here.

Il Bolognese Italian Pizzeria Bangkok

About: Il Bolognese had opened about 10 years ago and done okay, but six years ago Andrea Bernardi had appeared on the scene, fresh from Bacco Italian restaurant, and rebooted the place. Nowadays, Il Bolognese is one of the most popular Italian eateries in town, and it is packed most nights. This is not through any high-profile marketing campaign, but simply good old-fashioned word of mouth. Many of the regulars are locals from around the Sathorn districts. The food served is that ofEmilia-Romagna, the administrative region in northeast Italy whose capital is Bologna, from where the restaurant’s owner hails; Andrea himself is from Rimini, which is in the same region.

Decor: Soi 7 is a narrow little lane that runs almost unnoticed between the Singapore Embassy and the Asia Centre; walk along here a couple of minutes, and behind some trees is the restaurant, set in a delightful house painted an almost edible pink. In the garden are a number of tables, and a huge red garden bench. Inside, to the right, is the pizza oven, hived off behind a counter and manned by chefs armed with pizza shovels. The wood-fired oven was designed and built in situ by famed chef and oven designer Mario, who has his own restaurant in Phuket. What immediately impresses the visitor, having passed through the already busy garden tables, is the cosy buzz within the restaurant: pretty well every table is taken within both rooms, for a glass wall runs down the centre. The atmosphere is very welcoming, enhanced by the friendly Andrea himself, and thoroughly attractive and attentive young wait staff.