L’OLIVA Bangkok is an Italian restaurant, located inside a renovated family house on Sukhumvit 36. L'OLIVA serves rustic Italian cuisine featuring regional specialties from the Abruzzo region of Italy,
where co-founder Nicolino Pasquini was born.
Aside from seasonal Italian produce and stellar wine selections from the Abruzzo region, the menu transforms local fresh produce into delectable Italian plates ranging from specialty pizza,
hand-made pasta to steaks, seafood and other
elevated comfort-food mainstays.
L’OLIVA Bangkok is a coming together of Thai and Italian foodies,
finding commonality between
traditional family dining and authentic food culture.
Open Since November 2019
Born and raised in a small idyllic town of Potenza in South Italy, Chef Gabriele Luna realized his passion for cooking at a very young age. “I was born in the flour” says Gabriele, who’s obsession for pasta began as a toddler, playing with the pasta flour of his grandmother, Angela, who was famous among their town for her pasta making skills. At only 6 years old Gabriele began creating basic pasta shapes by his own hands. Now, Gabriele is able to make over 100 pasta shapes.
Traditional and regional Italian cuisine with a modern twist is what chef Gabriele would describe his cooking style.
Chef Gabriele’s understanding of tradition meeting a touch of modernity, works in harmony with L’OLIVA’s philosophy of traditional regional cuisine, incorporating high quality ingredients to create elevated, wholesome and rustic dishes.
“Abruzzo and the region I grew up in, Basilicata is very similar. We both are blessed with food from both the mountain and the sea, you’ve got game meats, truffles, mushrooms, earthy flavors but you also have refreshing tastes from the sea such as seabass, clams, it’s a perfect mixture of ingredients to work with".
“When you eat, you should feel it with your heart that it is good, it’s not supposed to be all about posting on social media. That’s the emotion that I want to give, in the end it all comes down to having food that tastes good, in a warm and inviting setting as well,”
- Chef Gabriele Luna
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Public Transportation: 7 minutes walk from BTS Thonglor