Having been in Pattaya for over 10 years previously on Walking Street I already knew how incredible Nicola’s food is and his new restaurant situated on beach road at the LK Empress hotel, La Costa by La’Italiano in my opinion will be his best move to date.
No fuss. No fancy terms. No pretension. Located on beach road at the LK Empress hotel (on the corner of soi 12) La Costa offers outstanding Italian food as well as Thai dishes.
Nicola has kept the menu he has been serving for over 10 years but the opening of La Costa has seen many additions with all meats imported from Australia as well as imported clams and tuna and many new seafood dishes served either Italian or Thai style.
New additions to the menu include the very popular Pork Knuckle and Salmon Pizza.
Other dishes include fillet steak, ribeye steak and grilled beef sliced with rocket salad as well the not to miss “scaloppine” and cutlet to Milanese Style, both of veal.
Also mixed meat grills with roasted potatoes or vegetables, wild boar with polenta and rabbit “cacciatora” style are very popular. Some seafood specialties include fabulous grilled king prawns and a selection of seafood in “guazzetto” sauce.
There is also a huge choice of main courses with recommended dishes being “pappardelle” with wild boar sauce or with rabbit sauce, “gnocchi” with crab meat and baby squid and three kind of “risotto”: with mushrooms, with “gorgonzola” cheese and with seafood.
Pasta is imported from Italy, or home made and they also make all their own bread.
La Costa by L’Italiano is open from 11am till midnight daily but they also have a beautiful cafeteria open from 6am serving an international breakfast menu until 10am as well the best coffee in town ‘Pasucci’. Currently the restaurant has a selection of over 80 wines with this set to increase.
No need to worry about parking when coming to La Costa as they have 3 car parks to choose from, the hotel has its own free parking, slightly further up the soi they is also a car park and Mike Shopping Mall is situated just next door with plenty of parking.
Another addition to the restaurant will be the Sky Bar on the 6th floor of the hotel with breathtaking views across the bay in Pattaya.
The Sky Bar will be open very soon playing live Jazz Music in the evening and really will be the perfect setting for you to enjoy an evening meal with unrivalled views across the city.
I predict great things for La Costa by L’Italiano…watch this space as Nicola and his team continue to add to their already successful brand.