The Tuscan trattoria-inspired Ship Street newcomer is an instant classic and neighbourhood mainstay
Step inside the glossy façade at Associazione Chianti, situated smack dab in the centre of the quietly thriving Ship Street restaurant thoroughfare, and be instantaneously transported to a warm and welcoming neighbourhood mainstay, where the setting, colours, smells, and flavours evoke all the emotion and atmosphere of a Tuscan trattoria. The ingredients-forward menu highlights simple, authentic classics. A large-format Bistecca alla Fiorentina cut from melt-in-your-mouth grass-fed Black Angus sourced from Idaho is the clear star of the show, but don’t sleep on Chianti’s other shareable mains—the Pollo al Burro Omaggio a Sostanza is a chicken breast pan-fried in a luxurious puddle of brown butter, a dish created in homage to the legendary Trattoria Sostanza in Florence. Ease into the golden hour with a platter of Italian cured meats, a crisp and barely- but perfectly-dressed chicory salad, and a soulful vegetable minestrone, then linger afterwards over generous portions of glorious pavlova and endless bottles of wine—the restaurant’s proprietary eponymous Associazione Chianti is a good bet and a delicious all-rounder.
What To Order
- The Bistecca alla Fiorentina, cut from melt-in-your mouth grass-fed Black Angus sourced from Idaho ranches is the clear star of the show.
- Don’t underestimate the chicly-plated Pollo al Burro Omaggio a Sostanza—the chicken breast pan-fried in a luxurious puddle of brown butter is a rich and fragrant shareable dish.
- Start the night right with the restaurant’s fresh-out-of-the-oven bacon-speckled rolls, and order a barely- but perfectly-dressed fresh and crispy chicory salad alongside.
The menu is optimised for sharing, with a compelling variety of large-format proteins, salads, and sides.
|Accept Credit Card||Yes|
|Bring Your Own Bottle||Yes|
|Private Room Description||1 room: The Main Dining Room – Exclusive Hire: Seated 35 guests | Standing 50 guests|
|Dress Code||Smart Casual|
|Vegetarian Dish||Fewer than 5|
|Corkage Charge||HKD 500 per bottle|