The gourmet pizzeria stakes out new territory
You don’t have to travel far to find Italian food in Bangkok, and with such an abundance of Italian restaurants and pizzerias, newcomers have to offer something spectacular to make themselves stand out. Case in point being Pizza Massilia; striving to not just be a pizzeria but rather an “art of living” experience.
Established by French restauranteur Frederic Meyer in partnership with Italian chef Luca Appino, Pizza Massilia strives to combine French cuisine with traditional Italian tastes. References to the French city of Marseille (once known as Massilia) can be found in both the menu and the décor. High-quality raw materials are prioritized and only the best artisanal ingredients from Italy and France are used. Key ingredients are sourced from Italy and are strictly Denominazione di Origine Protetta (DOP)—Protected Designation of Origin—certified, ensuring the products are made and taste as they traditionally should.
Pizza Massilia’s first branch, located in Soi Ruam Rudee, opened in December of 2015. Riding high on that success, the second branch opened this past June on Sukhumvit Soi 49, featuring the same gourmet pizza concept. Themed in shades of blue and white—the colours of the Marseille flag—and decorated in chic baroque style, the Sukhumvit branch offers both cozy, romantic indoor seating options as well as outdoor tables in the leisure garden. Despite being only metres away from Sukhumvit Road, the garden provides a quiet leafy green oasis perfect for afternoon or evening dining.
We started our meal with the Octopus Carpaccio (B390), thinly sliced slow-cooked octopus topped with mixed leaves, almond flakes, and a fresh lemon dressing that made for a beautifully balanced and tasty first dish.
Next, we tucked into a classic pizza, the base of which is made with a mix of biological organic flours from Italy that are fermented for at least 72 hours—the result is an incredibly light dough that is easily digestible and won’t leave you feeling too heavy. The Burrata & Culatello (B590) is a must-try, made from organic Italian tomato sauce, Italian basil, soft and creamy burrata cheese from Andria, culatello from Zibello, and topped with extra virgin olive oil. Adding to the authenticity, all pizzas are baked in a wood-fired Stefano Ferrara Forni brick oven.
The Lobster Angel Hair (B1,790), with perfectly cooked whole Canadian lobster, homemade angel hair pasta, organic cherry tomato sauce, and fresh herbs served in the lobster shell, was a showstopper and surprisingly light too.
Chocolate lovers will rejoice over the Chocolate Sinfonie (B390), dark chocolate mousse, milk chocolate ganache, ground cocoa, tuille cocoa grue, caramel salt butter sauce, white chocolate namelaka, and dark chocolate ice cream. The Citron Givre (B290) comprising of candied lemon, lemon sorbet, and crumbled pistachio, was light and blissfully refreshing—making for the perfect end to a large meal.
By Kelly Harvey
Pizza Massilia Sukhumvit
1/8, Sukhumvit Soi 49
Open daily: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-midnight
Tel: 02 015 0297