You are what you eat at La Cantina
Bangkok is blessed with plenty of good quality restaurants and coffee shops which makes standing out from that madding crowd no easy task. Naturally enough, people tend to stay within a walking radius of where they live or work and seek out the best eateries within that radius.
Enter La Cantina Restaurant, one of many in the Sukhumvit Road area within walking distance of the Asok BTS and interchange station with the MRT. Being close by to these major transport arteries is obviously a plus for a restaurant like La Cantina, but perhaps its single biggest plus in the location stakes is the fact it is directly opposite the Foodland Supermarket on Soi 16.
Locals and regulars to the Foodland Supermarket can’t help but notice La Cantina and there’s no doubt once someone has tried dining there either for lunch or dinner, or simply wandered in for a coffee and a snack, they’ll be back again. According to recent review by the website Restaurants of Bangkok, La Cantina ‘is one of the brightest’ of the trattoria-style Italian eateries in the capital.
The management of La Cantina have tried to cover all the bases when it comes to customer satisfaction. They started with the basics, offering an all-day breakfast. They know there are plenty of professionals working in the area, so free WiFi was a must.
There is no point in just being a standard restaurant, so La Cantina specializes in 100 per cent home-made food. Using the best local and imported ingredients, the emphasis is on quality, freshness and the healthy aspects of their dishes.
La Cantina focuses on home-made, mouth-watering pastas and gratins, delicious breads, crispy salads and desserts to die for. In that same website review La Cantina’s risotto was described as ‘superb’.
The management can cater for an intimate dinner for two, to a corporate lunch or presentation dinner. Their wine list is also extensive, but the counter to that is they have what they call detox fresh juices made every day with organic vegetables and fruits. So, drink and be merry by all means, and recover the next day or even that evening with a healthy fruit or vegetable drink.
La Cantina have a different menu special each day which they pair with a selected glass of wine. That wine, of course, is meant to be the perfect accompaniment for the meal special. As part of the promotion for that day, a second glass of the same wine is offered at half price.
Continuing the keep the customer healthy while also letting them enjoy the more decadent tastes theme, La Cantina supply a double home-made Italian healthy tapas with every glass of wine.
They know there are plenty of families with young children living in the area so every child who comes to La Cantina with their parents or guardian gets a free home-made chocolate salami.
Like any good restaurant, La Cantina also does take aways for those who are just too busy to be able to sit down and enjoy a relaxing meal or snack. So, next time you’re shopping at Foodland, or just happen to be nearby, check out La Cantina and see just why you are what you eat.
La Cantina offers a delivery service in Soi 16, 18, 20 and 22, including the high rise buildings and deluxe condos. Because of an increasing number of customers from the Column, Somerset and Millennium Hotels, they are providing a free delivery service to these establishments. Food by Phone takes care of the rest of Bangkok.
And now La Cantina is becoming very popular for organising small and private meetings, family reunions, birthday parties, etc .
La Cantina is open from Monday to Wednesday between 11:00am and 10:00pm and Thursday to Saturday from 11:00am until 10:30pm. Call them on 02 259 6669 or check out their website: www.lacantinabkk.com