Located off Soi Naradhiwas 17, Via Emilia has taken over the spot previously occupied by Sensi. The dishes here showcase regional specialties from Emilia-romagna – a sun-drenched area of northern Italy – all served in a family-style environment. Chef Stefano Merlo (previously at Sensi) and owner Andrea Bernardi (previously at Il Bolognese) hope their carefully curated menu will bring some fresh new flavours to Bangkok’s Italian food scene. Must-try starters include Piadina (thin bread with Parma ham, soft cheese and rocket salad), Passatelli (breadcrumb and egg pasta with Parmigiano-reggiano cheese in a lemony capon broth), and the succulent grilled sardine skewers served on a mixed leaf salad. For mains, don’t miss the Cotoletta alla Petronia (breaded veal chop), the Strozzapreti con le Canocchie (hand-twisted short pasta and mantis shrimp in a creamy tomato sauce), and the divine Tortellini Artusiani, made using an over 100-year-old recipe from the legendary Pelligrino Artusi.