When talking about hunger-inducing, appetite-reviving meals, pizza often climbs to the top of our list.
And if you ever ask any city dweller where to best devour the true, authentic Italian pie in the city, Pizza Massilia is also often –if not always – included in the top three.
Having joined Bangkok’s flourishing dining scene in 2016, Pizza Massilia has been fuelling the city – and thousands of tummies – with their delicious Neapolitan pizzas.
Pizza Massilia is obsessed with making and serving Naples-style pizza, which can is characterised as a thin-crust and high-moisture pie. Each pizza here is built on 28 hour-fermented dough made from organic, stone-milled flour, which is then showered in a sweet-tangy tomato sauce and adorned with pristine, all-imported toppings, like beautiful sweet basil, dry-aged cuts of meat, and a cheeses like burrata and mozzarella.
Originating first at Soi Ruamrudee, the venue is now enriching Thonglor’s food enclave with its beautifully blistered, wood-fired-oven pies in their second branch, situated within Sukhumvit Soi 49.
Recently, we got a chance to check out Pizza Massilia Sukhumvit and tried some of the best new dishes the venue has to offer. Here’s a list of must-tries you need to order.
Acciughe Al Verde (THB 340)
Before we even jumped into the pizza megastar menus of the show, the chef suggested we dove first into the Acciughe Al Verde, just to get the flavoursome feast started on the right note. Drowned in a pool of parsley sauce spiked with tons of olive oil, the anchovies soak up all the herbaceous flavours and exude a salty creaminess that pairs beautifully with grilled crostini bread.
A’ Regina Dop (THB 420)
The real pizza feast began with A’Regina Dop, a pie smeared thoroughly with a sauce made from San Marzano and Piennolo tomatoes. These are best used for pizza sauce thanks to their sweet, intense tomato-y flavours. The whole pie is also glossed with fresh buffalo mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil from Sicily for extra shininess and delectability.
Octopus & Potatoes (THB 590)
Blanketed with fior di latte mozzarella, sautéed potatoes and thinly-sliced octopus, this pizza comes with a tang of the ocean. The chewiness from the octopus also lends a delicious contrast to the smooth, pillowy pulp of the potatoes. Those hankering for fun, plot-twist textures in pizza, this one is your move.
Rib Eye (THB 1,350/300g)
Baked in a wood-fired oven, the live-fire enhances the beautifully marbled rib eye with aromatic smokiness. Once the fat lenders its flavoursome fluids to the whole piece of meat, the steak becomes epically juicy and tender. The steak platter also comes with a side of grilled vegetables like fennel and baby carrots, which are seasoned generously with olive oil and salt. Delish.
Low-carb Keto Pizza: Eggplant & Burrata (THB 640)
There’s absolutely no need to stop having pizza if your diet includes avoiding gluten or cutting down carb intake. Pizza Massilia offers up both gluten-free and low-carb keto pizzas to cater to all diners’ taste buds. Opt for the Eggplant & Burrata, where ribbons of grilled eggplant are sprinkled atop a bed of baked cherry tomatoes. Dotted around the pie is also burrata cheese, which gives the pie that extra creaminess any keto lovers crave for.
Citron Givre (THB 290)
Not a big fan of sweet treats? This one has got a tangy sweetness that doesn’t make you suffer that tooth sensitivity after the first few bites. The lemon sorbet sits within a hollowed candied lemon, giving it a refreshing sensation that is then compromised by a slight bitterness from the peel. Garnished with pistachio crumble, Citron Givre packs up both crunchy and luscious textures that will surely please your palates.
Pizza Massilia, 1/8 Sukhumvit 49, Bangkok, +662 015 0297; Open: Mon-Sun, 11:30 am-2:30 pm; 5:30 pm-12 am.