Seaside pizza bar Amalfitana has opened its second location in Hong Kong after nearly five years at The Pulse in Repulse Bay, and its new home on busy Wyndham Street above Lan Kwai Fong couldn't be more of a contrast. Despite the surroundings, the restaurant seeks to bring some of its beach charm to the heart of Central through dependable Italian dishes and a cocktail programme, while tapping into an elevated design aesthetic courtesy of local design firm, A Work Of Substance.
Pizzas remain the core of the menu, with head chef and experienced pizzaiolo Michel Degli Agosti creating traditional recipes using long rising dough for thin crusts and a lighter structure. Expect classics like the margherita and quattro formaggi, alongside lesser known or more experimental varieties like the calzone and the Nutella dessert pizza. A wide range of starters, salads, and sweets is also available, including the tricolore (tomato bruschetta, avocado, and buffalo mozzarella), carciofi artichoke salad, oysters and calamari.