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Ranked #83 of 11,118 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$51
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We had awesome food, very nice service, not expensive at all! You have to try the Trüffel noodles... best I ever had!

Thank David-obama
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Has lunch set here and the cold cut buffet and the main were great. It also comes with dessert. Great value for money!

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Thank amandalL7917OA
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The food at this place is just superb with a friendly and swift staff. Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants I've visited around the world!

Thank PeterWest_79
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Booked a table for 5 based on a recommendation and the previous reviews. Wish I hadn't bothered. On arrival we also had to wait, weren't offered a drink whilst waiting. When we finally sat drinks were taking their time as one guy serving behind the bar and empty glasses building up. Ordered our starters and then told that 2 items weren't available instead of being told up front but worse than that, after we had finally ordered the available starters we were then told they won't be out together and can we share them as they come out??!!!!!
Bread was stale and rock hard, then starters arrived independently as had explained. Not sure how but meatballs and arancini came out before the bruschetta?!
Ordered white wine from the middle menu (£45 a bottle) and offered to try it. Unfortunately it wasn't cold so had to sit in ice bucket for 15 mins before we could drink it.
Mains came out and we had to wait for the lamb dish which came out around 5-6 mins after the other 4 pasta dishes. Food was ok.
Overall really disappointed and seems that maybe since my friends had been before some complacency has set in.
Won't be going back - HK has too many other good restaurants to visit

4  Thank Wolwo77
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner last night (September 8) at this very "popular" restaurant. It was a Friday night and there were 5 of us. We appreciate it was a busy night and you can either book a 6:30 table or 8:30 table. As the 8:30 tables were full, we reserved a table at 6:30. A Friday night, usual traffic jam, some of us made it at 6:30, some were late but we all made an effort to arrive around 7:05 pm. The early arrivers start ordering one to two appetizers and wine while waiting for others....the restaurant manager or whoever was serving us was very reluctant to place the food order one by one and kept persuading us to order in one go. Anyway, we ordered 2 appetizers to start and when we all arrived, we ordered a few more appetizers, 2 pastas and 2 main courses. We specially mentioned we want to have the appetitzer first, followed by the pasta, then the main course. This should not be an unreasonable request.

While we were having the cheese and meatballs, our first pasta suddenly arrived. We asked them to slow down the process as it was only around 7:20, we should still have time to enjoy the food one by one. Yet the manager told us they were not aware of this request and told us all the food we ordered were on the way! He also reminded us that we should be aware that we must return the table by 8:30 (more than once) so it was better to serve all the food together and he did! There was not enough space to put all the food on the small table! Needless to say, the pasta was no longer hot though we were rushing to finish our appetizer which we had just started so we could have the pasta! We were under such an extreme pressure to finish the pig and the steak & and another red wine...a waiter actually tried to remove a plate on the table before we finished the food. All the waiters or manager cared was we returned the table to them before 8:30.

As customers, we kept our promise and returned the table at 8:30 pm sharp. But a restaurant who has no respect for customers (because they have so many), and no respect for the food the chef prepared, would I go back again? NO, NO, NO! NO! NO! NO!

6  Thank Doris006
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