Restaurants in Pattaya cover many different types of cuisines and Italian food is one of the most popular, new to Jomtien is La Bocca at the very bottom of Thappraya Road opposite the Jomtien Complex.
Not only is this new kid on the block a great Italian eatery it also specialises in Sicilian dishes, with traditional recipes with more exotic influences. The fusion food includes saffron, almonds, pistachios and sultanas.
The dishes vary from starters, pizza, pasta, soups, main courses, fish, salads and desserts and La Bocca has an extensive wine list that features predominantly Italian wine.
Who does not like Italian starters to get your mouth salivating and La Bocca has some interesting choices including: Tagliere di salumi, tagliere di formaggi misti, caprese tricolore, melanzane alla parmigiana, bruschetta pomodoro aglio e basilico, bruschetta salsiccia e scamorza, bruschetta spinaci mozzarella e acciuga, bruschetta ai fegatelli, cocktail di gamberi con avocado, frutti di mare gratinati and carpaccio di salmone affumicato.
Everybody loves pasta, and La Bocca’s choices are quite original and very different to the norm. Choices such as orecchiette with home made sausage and smoked scarmoza cheese, spaghetti alla carbonara, spaghetti alla amatriciana, fettuccine with bolognese sauce, porcini mushrooms with pappardelle, seafood spaghetti, salmon with penne, spaghetti served sicilian style, spaghetti Thai style, cannelloni with spinach and ricotta, gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese, gnocchi in tomatoes, tortelloni with ricotta, spaghetti with tiger prawns, ravioli in bolognese sauce, ravioli with salmon and many many more.
La Bocca comes to life with their choices of main courses from excellent meat and fish to exciting chicken and vegetarian.
The beef is imported from Australia with succulent T-bone steaks, beef tenderloin, rib-eye and other fantastic prime cuts. Also salti in bocca which of course is an escalope with parma ham and sage, or perhaps scaloppina al vino blanco which is an escalope in white wine sauce. Highly recommended is the scaloppina al marsala, a juicy escalope in a deep and rich masala wine sauce.
Chicken dishes use only the most succulent of birds that are moist and juicy, try the petto di pollo al burro e salvia which is a plump chicken breast cooked in butter and sage. Or the gut busting spiedino misto which is a skewer containing chicken, steak, Italian sausage, onions and peppers.
For those who love fish try the tuna fillet seared with a sesame crust, fritto di paranza a selection of squid, prawns and sardines deep fried in a light crispy flour. Or filetto di pesce alla palermitana which is breaded and grilled fish Palermo style.
La Cocca ticks all the boxes if you enjoy eating Italian food, the restaurant is intimate and the service friendly but good. If you want to know more restaurants and eateries in Pattaya, Pattaya Dining Guide is the place to look. Our blogs pages are updated all the time with new ideas for eating out and enjoying food.