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“Great pasta and great views”

8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA
Ranked #68 of 17,148 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$106 - US$302
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: View
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighbourhood: The Bund
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 starters to the pasta and the deserts. Very well cooked, well served and well explained to realize what you will eat.
If you are there ask Leonardo to take you to the roof terrace and enjoy the sight, it is impressive and a great place for a drink or a coffee after dinner.
Good job for the whole team!

Thank Hans H
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

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

Best regards,

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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 - but book ahead as it is generally full.

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Thank Anwil51
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

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

Best regards,

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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).

Thank Anne T
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

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,

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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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Thank vg247
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

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,

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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 eating the same signature dishes again.

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Thank Garrettwang
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

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 they seem, a Chef like Riccardo simply don't take any risks, never.
I find quite strange that Chef made the same dishes, exactly the same, unless you came 7 days in a row... which I don't think it's the case.

However, please let us know in advance if you have any particular wish next time and we will make sure to prepare something different.

Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again.

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