Italian Food on Khao San RoadKirsty Turner
Mama Mia! It’s true that Thai food is delicious and there are many great places around Khaosan Road to eat tasty authentic Thai food. However, there are times when you need a change and your stomach cries out for a pizza or rich pasta dish. Luckily, there are some great places to eat Italian food around Khaosan Road.
If you want to savour the atmosphere of Khaosan Road while you eat, look no further than La Casa, located towards the Buddy Lodge end of Khaosan Road. This friendly, mock-traditional style restaurant is open at the front so that you can look out on the madness and mayhem of Khaosan Road. The menu is reasonably priced, with pasta and pizza dishes at around 200 baht. The calzone is recommended, as are the fish dishes, which come in a wide range of sauces and styles. Tel: 02-629-1627. Open daily 12:00- 24:00.
If you are looking for a stylish atmosphere to relax with a cup of excellent coffee and some good food, look no further than Cafe Primavera, located at 56 Phra Sumen Road, just a short walking distance from Khoasan Road. Open since 1998, this restaurant offers a wide variety of pizza and pasta dishes, Viennese Applestrudel and relaxing jazz music in the background. The set lunch menus are a particularly good deal as diners can choose from three set-menus served between 11:30am and 2pm everyday. Each consists of soup, salad, a main course, soft drink and ice cream for just 175 to 225 baht. Tel: 02 – 281- 4718.
And of course, for those who want and quick pizza fix, there are also branches of Pizza Company and Pizza Hut to temp weary travellers. The nearest branch of Pizza Hut is on Phra Sumen Road and is just a small take away outlet. The nearest branch of Pizza Company is parallel to Khaosan Road on Soi Rhambutri. This is a much larger restaurant with tables on two floors and a large salad bar.