Pendolasco Thao Dien
Ho Chi Minh City is known for being a culinary epicenter, where you can find and enjoy foods from every corner of the globe.
That said, italian food, especially pizza, is not easy to come by in the Vietnamese metropolis.
Pendolasco’s Master Chef made waves on the international stage in 2016 when he ranked seventh in the prestigious World Pizza Championship. In 2017, he won first place in the very same competition!
Established in 1998 and helmed by seasoned cook Alessandro Ferretti, Pendolasco specializes in “pizza alla pala,” soft, crispy pizza with delectable toppings, and served every Friday and Saturday. Amazing dishes like the osso buco with saffron risotto and popular favorite spaghetti carbonara, solidify Pendolasco as authentic purveyors of a wide selection of dishes from the various regions of Italy. Finishing your meal off with the mouth-watering tiramisu comes highly advised.
At the Thao Dien location, Pendolasco’s charming garden area is airy with a simple decor and is perfect for large parties, or intimate dining for two. The air conditioned main room is decorated in subtle, earthy tones and has a beer and wine bar with a wide range of well-priced international wines. Be on the lookout for Pendolasco’s specials, like the current offer for large groups that includes a bottle of Italian wine with the purchase of ten pizzas.
All in all, Pendolasco provides top-notch, authentic Italian cuisine from chefs hailing from the motherland, as well as a cozy, family-friendly dining atmosphere.