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No, you won’t find authentic Michelangelo frescos, Sistine-chapel style, on the ceiling. Instead, chic, modern, white décor curves its way through the venue, leading you out to the terrace. With a beautiful cityscape view, despite being on only the fourth floor, the terrace is recommended for cooler evenings as a quiet alfresco spot for a business meeting, to have a glass of wine and relax, or for a romantic dinner date. Inside, the ambience is a bit livelier, with a humming open cucina. With floor-to-ceiling windows, even sitting inside can feel like a nice escape.
Located above the high-end restaurant Pacific Place, and surrounded by the five star hotels Conrad, JW Marriott and Shangri-La, it’s no surprise to find the venue full of corporate professionals at lunch. For dinner or their semi-buffet Sunday brunch, the clientele is a bit more varied. Note that they have a very reasonable happy hour, with a free snack bar.
Signature dishes include Acqua di Pomodoro, Capesante i Gamberi (Tomato jelly with Scallops, Prawns, sprouts, salad, fruit and black salt,) Marche style seafood chowder, steamed and served in a traditional glass jar, Risotto al thé earl grey con Calamaretti e Lime (Risotto and picked Earl Grey Tea Risotto with Calamari and Lime), Gnocchi di Patate al Tartufo Nero (Homemade potato gnocchi, winter black truffle topped with grancapra cheese flakes) Whole roasted Sogliola al Forno (Dover sole), or Piccione in due Cotture, Crema di Zucca e Salsa al Cacao (Roasted and slow cooked pigeon, pumpkin velouté and cocoa sauce).
They also have an “afternoon snack” menu, from 3-7PM, available at the bar or out on the terrazza, which includes salads, pizza, cheese selections, and tiramisu, ranging from HKD100-160.
Due to the smallish portion size, it’s recommended to get at least 3 courses from their Appetizer, Soup, Risotto/Pasta, Grill, and/or “Secondi Piatti” (mains) menu sections. Save room for i dolci, their sweeter side, such as their classic Domani Tiramisu, or their outrageous homemade gorgonzola ice cream, dates, iced celery and red port wine reduction.
Cost about HKD 300 – 400 for lunch, HKD 800 – 1,500 for dinner (and you’ll need to spend it for it to be good!)
Nearest MTR station is admiralty.
Hours: Monday-Thursday & Sunday / 12:00noon-12:00midnight
Friday & Saturday / 2:00PM – 01:00am