Pomodoro G/F , 12 Min Fat Street Happy Valley Hong Kong Tel: 2573 6290 Grub: Mostly Italian/Mediterranean, with other dishes from around the world. Vibe: Very quiet on a weekday evening. Plain white plaster walls are divided by thick wooden beams and hung with paintings to add a little colour. The lights can be dimmed and candles added to the tables to change the atmosphere. Who to take: This place would work well as a quiet little hideaway for two or with a large group. What's hot: The appetisers alone are an intriguing journey around the world. There are Mexican quesadillas, Malaysian roti, and samosas, spring rolls and satay. The lamb kebab is worth a try. These are actually kofta, a mildly spicy minced lamb meatball, mixed with herbs and served on skewers with a bright green, minty yogurt. Another excellent choice is the potato skins. These have a generous amount of potato left in, then stuffed to brimming over with a tomato-based, mildly spicy sauce and melted cheddar cheese, topped with sour cream and guacamole and served with salad. Both dishes are filling and would make a good snack on their own for one person, but are much more fun to share. There is easily enough of both for two or even three people. There are 16 pizza options to choose from, as well as the opportunity to create your own. They are available in 10-inch and 14-inch sizes with familiar toppings such as pepperoni and Hawaiian, but there is also an interesting chicken tikka variation, as well as four choices for vegetarians. Pasta dishes are also great for sharing, and the menu offers more than a dozen. They include the popular Bolognese, carbonara and meatball variations, as well as angel hair with salmon, linguini with crab meat, and a simple, tasty fettuccine with chicken and mushroom. It's always nice to share a dessert, especially when they are as large as the banoffee cake. This is basically sliced banana sandwiched between a chocolate base and a wicked amount of whipped cream, with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream on the side. Wonderful, but not recommended if you are counting calories. What's not: Indian soap operas and game shows were keeping the staff occupied on a quiet evening, but we would have appreciated silence more. Cost: A la carte prices vary greatly. Starters are mostly HK$50-$80, while salads are HK$80-100. Fajita and pasta dishes are HK$100-$120, pizzas are about HK$90 for small, HK$125 for large. Desserts are HK$55. A well priced set dinner is available; it includes a soup, main course and dessert for HK$149.