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    Io Osteria

    ...located in the Groove adjacent to Central World. Got a little carried away at Io Osteria yesterday. This wonderful recently-opened Italian restaurant has been favorably reviewed...with good reason. It is run by a Neapolitan mama and her family who offer well-prepared Italian regional delights. We started with a Parma ham, burrata and arugula salad (fresh, light and perfectly balanced flavors). Our second appetizer was the star of the show: a seafood soup that was probably the best I've ever tasted...the kind where you dip bread into the soup to soak up as much goodness as possible. From that we moved on to the first main: a seafood medley over tagliatelle: tasty and delectably fresh frutti di mare...and a filet of sole recommended by the young and charming Italian waiter (mama's nephew?). The fish was sublime and added a light touch to our bountiful meal. Time for dessert: mama took me by the hand over to the display cabinet to help with my selection: panna cotta? (Bah...every day!); canoli? (too much after your meal!) ; tiramisu? (you find everywhere!)...those lovely decorated balls? (I give you two...free!). Finally, she pointed to a light cake of almond paste and tangy citrus that she had just prepared (there is your dessert!)...so it arrived with the deliciously rich chocolate balls. Another surprise: we had ordered various pizza slices for dinner. Mama doubled the order at no additional cost because...well, she's mama. Stuffed as we would have been at my own grandmother's table, we happily waddled off into the sunset, already dreaming of our next visit to Io Osteria...

    The house cabernet was good; the service competent (that waiter!), the price reasonable (B3,400 including the pizza for dinner) considering the wine (3 glasses) and the quantity and quality of the food. We'll be going again in the near future to try other menu items that mama recommends.

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    ^mmm... all look great. Could you fed-ex some of those to me, TC?

    Happy Sunday! May Mama (and all the Gods/ gods) bless you.

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    A definite addition to the Bangkok bucket list. The pictures are making me hungry.

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    Great stuff TC, delicious looking dishes and good clear fotos, off a phone?

    Where is the entrance? The 3400 was for two I guess, good value

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    off a phone?
    ...yes, an iPhone8...
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    Where is the entrance?
    ...walk along the elevated walkway from the bts Siam station toward Chidlom...past the temple you will see the entrance to the Groove on your left...take the escalator up and take another escalator down to street level...it's next to the Wine Connection...or ask somebody in the Groove area...
    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    The 3400 was for two I guess, good value
    ...yes and included the pizza for dinner as well as the wine: worth every baht, imo...

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    Looks fairly average for the price TBH

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    Did they serve the main (cough) Pizza in a takeaway box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    Did they serve the main (cough) Pizza in a takeaway box?
    ...here's a clue:
    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    we had ordered various pizza slices for dinner.

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    And various bits came in a box

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    the price reasonable (B3,400
    Cough

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    It is run by a Neapolitan mama and her family
    called Mafioso in Italy


    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Osteria
    Is that Italian for Austerity ?

    i guess not

    Should be called Posteria after that arse raping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    Looks fairly average for the price TBH
    glad you said that and not me.

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    Pizza slice (well mmm) from left to right
    1. Processed ham & potato salad.
    2. Processed ham & is it mushroom or whole garlic cloves.
    3. Red cabbage & red cabbage.
    4. Parmesan with cooked and uncooked tomatoes possibly artichoke.
    5. Traditional English breakfast.


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    Jack I'd say that's a fair comment regarding the pizza.

    how about the cardboard parma ham
    or the greasy soup
    or the stodgy pasta sauce seved with frozen seafood
    or the delicous looking old deserts.

    ?????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat
    Osteria
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Is that Italian for Austerity ?
    Uncle Googlio says it means Tavern in Italian.

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    Thanks for the review and pictures. Always good to get a recommendation and location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Uncle Googlio says it means Tavern in Italian.
    It's an unpretentious eatery, which the food presentation confirms.

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    Thanks Tom
    looks good
    anything but wine connection

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    Thanks Tom, it looked great. When you visit again, please update the thread. I'm living vicariously through your restaurant reviews.

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    If you're living vicariously through tc please take appropriate precautions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    When you visit again, please update the thread
    ...in a couple of weeks, I imagine...

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    Reminds me of the now closed La Piola resturant. Mama and her 2 sons ran it.

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