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Italian Cuisine at Ciao Terrazza – Riverside Restaurant Review, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Hello, everyone I am Chifumi Maeda,

a Japanese female president living in Bangkok.

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I’d like to talk about Open-Dry-In-Season-Only Italian restaurant

at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, “Ciao Terrazza”.  

Italian Cuisine at Ciao Terrazza - Riverside Restaurant Review, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Many think that Bangkok is hot throughout the year however;

there are hot season, rainy season,

and dry season and from the end of October – the end of February is the dry season. 

There is almost no rain in this period and the air is dry,

and the temperature is about 22 degrees

and if you live long in Thailand, this is the period that you feel cold.

I like this dry season the most and am looking forward to dine outdoor during this period.

And it is this “Ciao Terrazza” that I long to see it open every year among other restaurants.

And then, I’ve received a mail from the Mandarin Oriental hotel informing me that

“Ciao Terrazza” is going to open on 14 October

and of course I do not have any reason not to visit so I went there.

“Ciao Terrazza”, for your information,

have not a fixed opening period and differs from year to a year.  

They normally open from mid-October to February next year.

Italian Cuisine at Ciao Terrazza - Riverside Restaurant Review, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Photo from 2014. We cerebrate my dear hubby’s birthday in Ciao Terazza every year.
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Unveiling the History of Ciao Terrazza, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Ciao Terrazza is located on the 1st floor of the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok and is facing to the river. 

As I’ve mentioned earlier, the restaurant is open only during the dry season.

Ciao Terrazza - Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

The restaurant applies the traditional Italian cooking method serving Mediterranean dishes

and many of their ingredients are imported from Italy.

The restaurant has relatively a casual atmosphere similar to that of The Verandah

among the restaurants in the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok.

The foods they serve are meats, sea foods, pastas, pizzas, and etc.

which you can share with your table enjoy it casually which I think is a good point. 

In-depth Review: Dining at Ciao Terrazza, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Exploring the Ambiance of Ciao Terrazza, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

The restaurant is facing to the Chaophraya River,

on the side where the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has its own ferry pier.

Italian Cuisine at Ciao Terrazza - Riverside Restaurant Review, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Ferry pier seen from Ciao Terrazza

Whenever I dine at Ciao Terrazza with friend(s), just to enjoy the unusual or extraordinary day,

I recommend the friend(s) to come on the hotel shuttle boat from BTS Saphan Taksin. 

When accessing the restraint from the hotel side,

accessing from Garden Wing is the closest

but in order to enjoy the atmosphere of the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok,

walk in front of the hotel passing Bamboo Bar, and walk slowly may be a good idea.

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Garden Wing seen from Ciao Terrazza

The restaurant sits about 50 or so people I think….

The seats are places quite distance from each other

and the tables around you are not at all bothering. 

Cold wind that is typical during the dry season blows from the river and is very refreshing.

The location Mandarin Oriental Bangkok and is along the river

gives me the feeling of unusual and is very relaxing.   

And maybe it is because it is in Mandarin Oriental Bangkok,

the restaurant has gorgeous atmosphere in the calm atmosphere of the hotel.

The location is quiet in the normal situation and is relaxing location

as is in front of Chaophraya river flow and the wind is running through.

As the joyful period of Christmas is nearing,

the riverside will be lively which is also an atmosphere nice to be in.   

Italian Cuisine at Ciao Terrazza - Riverside Restaurant Review, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

A Gourmet Journey: What to Expect from the Menu at Ciao Terrazza

While the dishes respect traditional Italian cooking method,

it seems they are modernly arranged.

The menu is basically ala carte style and every dish are well balanced in saltiness, sweetness,

and sourness making the high standard of the ingredients stand out.

Italian Cuisine at Ciao Terrazza - Riverside Restaurant Review, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Calamari and Mozzarella cheese

However, it is I think a bit too much to enjoy by 1 person.

It probably is a good idea to order several dishes and share them

among the people in the group so that you can enjoy several foods.

Italian Cuisine at Ciao Terrazza - Riverside Restaurant Review, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Beef carpaccio and club salad

I am not found of rich taste foods and especially carbonara is on top of such.

Having said that, carbonara from the Ciao Terrazza is wonderful,

and I am ordering the dish every year. 

Italian Cuisine at Ciao Terrazza - Riverside Restaurant Review, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

They do not have so much variety in their menu.

However, their dishes are all good no matter what you order,

you may want to challenge to a menu that you’ve never had in your life yet may well be a good choice.

They used to have events together with famous winery

where you have chance to enjoy wine and good food. 

I hope they will restart such events again.

Dress Code for a Stylish Dining Experience at Ciao Terrazza

The dress-code is smart casual with long trousers and covered shoes required for gentlemen.

Cost Guide: Budgeting Your Meal at Ciao Terrazza

Menu is ala carte style.

Food price starts from around 500 baht per dish.

Wine price starts from 1,600 baht.

Per glass is also available.

We paid 3,500 baht with 2 persons, with a bottle of wine and 2 dishes.

Service charge of 10% and 7% VAT is payable.  

Weighing the Experience: Pros and Cons of Dining at Ciao Terrazza

Highlighting the Advantages: Pros of Eating at Ciao Terrazza

As it is open only in the dry season, you can dine in a cool and fresh climate.

Very nice atmosphere.

Good foods.

Relatively casual among the restaurants in the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok.

Dress codes are quite relaxing.

Things to Consider: Cons of Eating at Ciao Terrazza

When there is an event going on at the ICON SIAM on the other side of the river, it could be quite noisy.

Outdoor dining = mosquitos paradise

Could be quite hot from time to time as temperature could be high. 

Difficult to make reservation as seats are limited.

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ICON SIAM on the other side of the river

Essential Details: Information on Ciao Terrazza at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Place:48 Oriental Ave, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

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