Monday, December 21, 2009
Since we tried to escape from high-db-noise (noise, not vibe) and congested ambiance at Zanotti, for many years we jump to her sister restaurant Vino di Zanotti (Vino), a wine bar cum pizzeria also sited on the same soi (lane).
Our first visit were five years ago. Satisfactory began with the able young farang manager* who has excellent service manner and knowledge on wine and tapas. We received good recommendation as well as close attention from him and his service team. Later the decent service was gone in alongside with his departure.
A revisit to Vino few nights ago, we found that the restaurant was quite empty instead of the once full-house scene. We further found that the food quality didn't stay while the price flew. Service? We felt that the present manager may enter to a wrong industry!
Lucky that in Bangkok we are never short of good Italian restaurants. An unofficial survey suggests that we are surrounding by some 250 Italian eateries that are either owned by native Italian or ran by Italian chefs, and over 30 of them are quite good. We have choice!
Vino di Zanotti **1/4
Bangrak, Bangkok 10110
Pay (food for two): around THB 2,500
* Ex-Manager Alex Morabito opens his own wine bar and restaurant Opus on Pan Road (off Silom Road), and it is superb (both food, wine and service)
* (Update 2010-Dec-01 : Congratulations! Vino di Zanotti is closed forever. Justice served!)