Owned and run by an Italian chef and American restaurateur, Appia is so far the only dining establishment in the city to dedicate solely to authentic Roman cuisine.
The 65-seater, which opened four months ago, is also among the top few new restaurants most treasured by keen food connoisseurs at the moment.
Chef/owner Paolo Vitaletti is a native of Rome(the other partner, Jarrett Wrisley, also owns Soul Food Mahanakorn). The chef explained that due to the city’s location, Roman cuisine is somewhat in the middle between the mild and cheesy northern fare and refreshing Mediterranean seafood. Yet the culinary character of Rome’s dishes is very different from those of the North and the South in that it offers more intense flavour and often employs preserved produce and with sheep and pork as the common choices of meat.
To offer as much as possible the genuine flavour profile of Roman cookery, 60-70% of the ingredients here come from Italy. Six kinds of pasta are handmade daily also with imported flour, and a variety of breads is exclusively baked by Bangkok’s highly celebrated artisanal baker Michael Conkey.
The Roman cuisine of Appia is served in trattoria style, meaning that diners will find comfort home-cooked dishes with a simple home-style presentation in a warm bistro atmosphere.
Beef connoisseurs should never miss one of the restaurant’s best-sellers — Trippa Alla Romana, or Rome’s classic tomato and beef tripe stew with pecorino cheese (310 baht).
- Open days
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
18:30 to 23:00
Input price range
300 - 500 Baht/Unit or 10 - 17 USD/Unit
Remark: Cost of meal per person
Appia, 20/4 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 2-261-2056