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Six Italian restaurants in Hong Kong worth trying for lunch or dinner

Hong Kong's love affair with Italian cuisine is such that a new restaurant seems to open every other month. We've done our best to keep up.

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 June, 2015, 12:07pm
UPDATED : Monday, 24 April, 2017, 10:31am

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With the openng of Jamie's Italian in Tsim Sha Tsui catching a lot of attention, we thought it a good time to jog diners' memories about some other recent additions to Hong Kong's Italian dining scene - including the other Jamie's Italian and cafeteria-style Eat.it in Causeway Bay, and a New York Italian offering in Central for those with big appetites. Click on the headlines to read our reviews.

Carbone, Lan Kwai Fong - New York Italian

Mario's meatballs were some of the best I've had — three large spheres of moist, soft, well-flavoured minced beef in a light tomato sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood - comforting French-Italian fare

We couldn't fault the handmade pasta; the tagliolini was eggy and al dente. The sea urchin spaghetti also delighted my Italian guest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie's Italian is a mixed bag

"Our famous prawn linguine" was delicious, with prawns that were small but sweet and well-cooked. Even better was the truffle tagliatelle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eat.it, Causeway Bay - you're spoilt for choice

The pizzas were excellent, with a puffy, chewy crust that had a crisp bottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italian restaurant Pirata - casual and comfortable

The burrata was soft and moist, and the ham, cut into fine pieces, added complexity and saltiness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gradini Ristorante Italiano

Spaghetti alle vongole veraci was fantastic. The sauce was buttery but light, and so delicious I spooned up every drop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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