6 of the best Italian restaurants in Hong Kong Grissini

6 of the best Italian restaurants in Hong Kong

The best Italian cuisine in town gets back to basics

In a city with such high culinary standards, it's no surprise there is a large presence of unique cuisines in its dining scene. Don't limit yourself to dim sum. Branch out, and see how Hong Kong does other cuisines. Here our top six Italian restaurants in the city...

Angelini

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Angelini

Whether you are seating in the main dining room, booths, semi-private nooks, long table or at Chef Alessandro Angelini’s own table, you are in the best position to enjoy the authentic, no-frills dishes here. Using a wide variety of Italian olive oils, sea salts and herbs that make such a great difference in Mediterranean flavours, Chef Angelini’s creations such as pork tenderloin wrapped in coffee, and pineapple-marinated scampi, have all the signs of a fine culinary talent. www.shangri-la.com/hongkong

DiVino Patio – Ristorante Bar Pizzeria

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DiVino Patio

Experience Italy’s authentic yet sophisticated culinary culture at DiVino Patio. This Italian grocery store-inspired venue takes you back in time. Order your favourite cheese and hams by weight at the counter. Enjoy them at the bar, on the patio or take them home with a bottle of wine. Don’t miss specialities from the rotisserie, skillet and oven, such as Vallespluga Rooster, Milanese veal chop, steaks and hand-tossed pizzas. www.divinogroup.com

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Giando

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Giando

Italian gourmet cuisine is all about prime ingredients, and chef and owner Gianni Caprioli of Giando restaurant understands this better than anyone. His minimalist approach to Italian cuisine stripped of all frills puts the freshest ingredients in the spotlight. From the open-view kitchen, coffee bar, to gourmet store-inspired nook and contemporary dining room, Gianni will make you feel right at home. www.giandorestaurant.com

Grissini

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Grissini

At Grissini, outstanding Italian dishes taste that much better with a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour. A wonderful aroma of freshly baked breadsticks from the restaurant’s own oven at the entrance lures you right into your Philippe Starck-designed seat. Begin with an excellent wine chosen from the floor to ceiling vinothèque, then tuck into seasonal dishes that have loyal diners coming back time and time again. www.hongkong.grand.hyattrestaurants.com

Tosca

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Tosca

Tosca adds a theatrical touch to a classic Italian dining experience from the lofty height of the 118th floor, with a commanding view of Hong Kong’s skyline and Romanesque-inspired decor. The theme of grandeur reigns supreme in the menu. Start with Chef Pino’s incomparable beef carpaccio, sweet pea risotto with pink prawn and Milanese turbot steak. Make reservations for Pino’s First Table on special occasions. www.ritzcarlton.com

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8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana

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Otto e Mezzo

Expect nothing less than the most coveted ingredients prepared with sophistication in this 3-Michelin-starred Italian restaurant. Tajima beef, duck foie gras, Fassone veal, blue lobster and the list goes on. This season, go straight for the best fresh white truffles as you ponder upon caviar, cheese and the ageing cellar’s premium hams. From 3,000 wine labels, there has got to be one (two, three...) that will satisfy even the pickiest gastronome. www.ottoemezzobombana.com

1 Angelini
2 DiVino Patio
3 Giando
4 Grissini
5 Tosca
6 Otto e Mezzo Bombana