Fratelli Artisan Pasta Bar’s casual eatery is ideal for families after day at the beach

Menu focuses on pasta dishes with salads, grilled dishes and desserts

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 June, 2018, 12:46pm
UPDATED : Monday, 18 June, 2018, 12:46pm

Set beachside at Repulse Bay, Fratelli is a new pasta bar by the same group as neighbouring pizza joint, Amalfitana. This casual eatery is an ideal place for families after the beach, as the menu appeals to children and adults. The food centres on pasta dishes with salads, grilled dishes and desserts. We start with veal meatballs with tomato and parsley (HK$90), bruschetta burrata (HK$140) made with cherry tomato and balsamic vinegar. My favourite starter, though, is the bruschetta pesto (HK$90) made with sun-dried tomato, goats’ cheese and pesto - we prefer bolder flavours to the regular bruschettas. My pasta dish of choice, is the spicy orecchiette nduja (HK$160) with nduja stracciatella, marzanino tomatoes and rocket - the spicy nduja sausage and oil isn’t hot enough, but a sprinkling of chilli flakes remedies that. I ask for gluten-free pasta, which tastes as good as regular pasta.

The main courses of seabream (HK$380) and wagyu rib-eye (HK$480) were good, and diners can choose from side dishes, such as French fries, steamed vegetables, roast potatoes and sautéed spinach - HK$50 each.

To end, the tartufo (HK$80) was my favourite - it’s a coffee flavoured creamy dessert which goes down a treat with a cappuccino. The restaurant has a full bar. As it was a hot day, we had a spritz - with bianco and soda (HK$90), but there is a good selection of classic and signature cocktails, wines, spirits and beer.