Ingrained in the food fabric of Hong Kong, there are myriad rustic and high-flying Italian-inspired restaurants where guests can savor sumptuous pasta and delectable pizzas. Here are the best Italian restaurants in Hong Kong.
Dabyida Restaurant and Bar
Featuring a self-serving salad bar, Dabyida Restaurant and Bar provides an inexpensive yet palatable Italian dining experience. The stylish black-toned interior reflect a sense of ultra modernity, with comfy couches creating an atmosphere of elegance. Reputable in the neighborhood, Dabyida is renowned for its signature freshly prepared risotto with grilled scallops, and cheese-flavored pizza topped with choices of parma ham, smoked salmon, pepperoni, and eggplant. The pan-fried fillet of sea bass is luxuriated with cherry tomatoes white wine sauce that offer distinctive taste.
Tucked away in Shiu Wo Street you’ll find this low-profile Italian gourmet restaurant run by a former hotel chef. The venue has simple decor and exquisite furnishings, with wooden tables and leather chairs. For main dishes, the signature chicken caesar pizza features a chewy pizza dough delicately sprinkled with cheese and thousand island dressing salad, and a thin crispy crust. It testifies how seductive Italian-inspired dishes could be. The premium Irish oysters offer a refreshing flavor. The artisan summer drinks at Vision 8 are made with seasonal fresh fruits.
The candles on each table centerpiece create an elegant yet romantic ambience in the cozy dining area.The signature red wine braised beef cheek is an ideal main dish, offering the sumptuous soft texture and creamy flavor of the mashed potatoes that make every bite a tantalizing enjoyment. Meanwhile the asparagus and corns strike a perfect balance between surfeit and scrumptious bites. Desserts at Amina are worth saving room for, including the cream brulée with egg white mousse and the homemade chocolate with green tea, macadamia, truffle and cocoa flavors.
The la-dolce-vita environment at Assaggio Trattoria Italiana offers a relaxing and leisurely atmosphere for diners to savor Italian cuisine. ‘Assaggio’ in Italian literally means ‘small bites to taste’. The artistically furnished spots uses this theme to regenerate traditional and classic dishes with simple cookery. Dishes are presented with a stimulating and innovative style that embodies the fun-filled dining experience. Served here are authentic favorites, including cheese platter, parma ham pizza, and clean beef broth with poached egg and parmesan crouton. Assaggio also offers an extensive list of cocktails and red wines for wine fanatics.
Babbo Trattoria has built a strong local following for its extensive and diversifying menu. Sandwiched between several fast food restaurants in Rusell Street, this place has archaic decor, with white-painted brick walls contrasting with classy black couches. The must-try dish at Babbo Trattoria is not the bruschetta nor ortolana pizza, but the best-selling caesar salad. There are choices of beef tenderloin, romaine lettuce, and tomatoes. Grana Padano cheese is freshly shredded on the salad. When served it melts into your mouth immediately while you’re savoring the refreshing vegetables.