Bangkok is renowned for its great local food, with an emphasis on home style cooking. Restaurants like The Local specialize in hard to find traditional recipes, all served in a cozy old home. And while they may not be as atmospheric, places like Lung Yai and Home Cuisine Islamic Restaurant serve up northeastern Thai dishes and biryani better than mom could make them in a no frills family friendly environment. Krua Apsorn is legendary for its home cooking, especially its crab omelettes and crab in yellow curry, made simply yet mouthwateringly delicious. If you want Italian, nothing beats the homey traditional trattoria Appia, where Chef Paolo chats at your table and everyone is made to feel at home, and their new intimate pizzeria Peppina, is just as low key, welcoming, and utterly delicious. For local Thai family style spots, another good one is the long running Pochana 55, which has been serving faithful fans for decades, or newcomer Yang Gao Gorn, which means "like it used to be." If you are in the mood for Chinese, tiny Hong Teong Long provides a great family kitchen experience along with Bangkok's best dumplings. There are an endless array of homestyle restaurants in Bangkok to choose from, and this list will help you get a head start.