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.