Sergio Ristorante Pizzeria Shop A, G/F Catic Plaza, 8 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, 25775183 Fare Italian. Ambience An attempt has been made to make this restaurant look like a countryside Italian place and the result is a little forced. But it does offer some relief from noisy Causeway Road and has a city oasis feel to it. There are a few outdoor tables rather oddly set up at the door - not sure how the noise and dust of Causeway Bay would go with the pizzas. Cost About HK$200 per head without wine. Who to bring Family, or friends who are as good as family. Although the restaurant is relatively small, the tables can be set up to accommodate large groups. Turn-ons The chef's salad had a surprisingly well-balanced flavour, with the addition of grapes and orange slices to accentuate the taste. The Venetian-style spaghetti with seafood was mouthwatering: a mammoth plate of seafood pasta evenly dressed in tomato sauce. The pasta was al dente and all the ingredients, which included lobster, king prawns and calamari, shone through without being overpowered by the sauce. The dish could feed at least four, and for HK$300 it was a steal. The dish has since been replaced by spaghetti al 'The Pincer Lobster from Nereo Cave', which sounds similar except with more emphasis on the lobster. Desserts were also delightful, with favourites being panna cotta and tiramisu. Both were layered in their sweetness, but with light textures that did not leave a syrupy taste in the mouth. The restaurant also serves decent pizzas. Turn-offs The HK$68 glass of prosecco looked more like a half-glass; the bruschetta came worryingly fast; and the bread tasted like it came from the night before. Drinks A dozen reds and another dozen whites - not bad for a small standalone restaurant. But pricing is high, with house wines (Pinot Grigio Superiore 2006, Beato Bartolomeo, Veneto; and Tramonto di Maremma 2006, Grosseto, Tuscany) going for HK$68 per glass (HK$348 and HK$298 per bottle respectively). A gavi is HK$448 a bottle.