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8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA

#92 of 15,878 Restaurants in Shanghai
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The Bund
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6-7/F, Mission Building, 169 Yuanmingyuan Rd, Shanghai 200002, China
+86 21 6087 2890
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18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best italian restaurant in town, foods and service really outstanding. One of the best food experience in the world of fine dining. Bravi!!!

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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we appreciate your time and overall comments. We truly look forward to welcoming you back ! Best regards, More 

Chicago, Illinois
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270 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok....i have had the privilege to have some amazing dining experiences around the world. And no matter how good, it takes a lot for me to rate something a 5. There was no doubt this dining experience would get a 5. I was dining with a work colleague on a business trip in Shanghai. We found Otto e Mezzo through... More 

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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we appreciate your time and overall comments ! We truly look forward to welcoming you back ! Best regards, More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made a reservation on their website a week or so in advance, and received a confirmation text message. When we arrived there the day of the reservation, the hostess told me that they had a private event and could not seat us. While I understand that there was an event, they should then not have confirmed my reservation in... More 

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Thank kristentot
Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are sorry to hear that and we truly apologise. On another hand, as soon as we have received the reservation from Dining City Web Site, we have tried to contact you and reach you. We did try to connect with you but were not reachable. We tried your mobile number 3 days in a row, several times... More 

Sarasota
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its right around the corner from the Peninsula and just off the Bund. The two managing partners were both there and are from Italy and could not have been nicer. Its a high end place but the chef still comes out to chat and ask about your meal. The food was outstanding and the wine that they chose for us... More 

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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we appreciate your time and overall comments. We truly look forward to welcoming you back ! Best regards, More 

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

8 1/2 Bombana was a pleasant surprise this time in Shanghai. One of the best Italian restaurants in Shanghai. Behind the Peninsula hotel in Shanghai and close to the river with amazing views over the Financial District. Leonardo the General Manager did a great job and his and his people service was outstanding. The food was really good, from the... More 

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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we appreciate your time and overall comments. We truly look forward to welcoming you back ! Best regards, More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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243 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The food at Otto e Mezzo is outstanding - as is the wine list. The reputation for this restaurant is well earned and while it is very expensive it is because of the detail applied to every item on the plate. The servings are small but each taste is an experience. For a special occasion it is a must visit... More 

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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we appreciate your time and overall comments. We truly look forward to welcoming you back ! Best regards, More 

Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

It is very pricey, but the food was fabulous, as was the service. The views are great - if the weather is nice, the outdoor terrace is incredible. Very good wine list. (we took a car from our hotel, and it was a little hard to find as the restaurant is on a pedestrian mall).

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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this review

Dear guest, we thank you for your time in writing the review. We appreciate your comments and we truly look forward to seeing you again Kind regards, More 

Cali Sun
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is one of the best Italian restaurants we have been to in the world away from Italy. Fine dining to change things up from all the Chinese food, excellent service, ambiance, and extensive wine menu. Reservations recommended as the place is busy with locals and celebrities.

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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are glad to hear your positive comments on your evening with us ! We truly appreciate your time and we look forward to seeing you again. With my best regards, More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Been here on a few special occasions and have had most of their menu items, which are quite limited but typical of a fine-dining restaurant. Food quality is superb but unless you are specifically going for the seasonal menu, their offerings can be jaded quite quickly. Asked the chef for a degustation or his own creations once and ended up... More 

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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your positive and constructive comments. We are glad you have spent a pleasant evening with us again ! On the "boring & uncreative Chef", with all my due respect, I suggest you to use your words wisely and respectfully. In a Restaurant, especially in China where products are not available or not as good as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, beautiful space. We've been here a few times and hands down has the best pasta in China. The scampi carpaccio was simply delicious!

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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are glad to receive your positive feed back ! We look forward to welcoming you back soon ! Kind regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$99 - US$283
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-7/F, Mission Building, 169 Yuanmingyuan Rd, Shanghai 200002, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighbourhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6087 2890

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The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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