There’s no doubt that Italian food is one of the most popular, beloved cuisines in the world. Comforting, delicious and packed with bountiful flavours, you’ll often find this cuisine to be presented with a strong focus on fresh ingredients and straightforward recipes. From homemade pasta to tempting pizzas, seafood, cold cuts and tiramisu, each and every dish of Italian cuisine is a work of art in its own right, which requires great attention to details to execute well.
Whatever you fancy, you can rest assured that there will be somewhere in our home city that does this honoured cuisine right. Living up to its name as one of Asia’s most exciting dining destinations, Hong Kong has all types of trattoria to satisfy your Italian food cravings—be it a local gem serving up authentic dishes, or a Michelin-starred establishment that has mastered age-old techniques. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best Italian restaurants to visit in Hong Kong for a hearty meal your taste buds won’t forget.
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This much-loved pasta bar needs no further introduction. Renowned across the city for exceptionally good pasta, sold at exceptionally reasonable prices, Pici is the place to go if you want to enjoy an Italian meal in a relaxed setting.
The restaurant’s refined approach to Italian cuisine, combined with the use of the finest ingredients and authentic recipes, leaves diners with diverse pasta options that are sure to satisfy any carb cravings. Start with some appetisers before tucking into a variety of delicious pasta, including the orecchiette with Italian sausage, spicy n’duja and cherry tomatoes; signature pici (a thick, hand-rolled spaghetti) with black pepper and pecorino cheese; as well as tagliolini with fresh shaved black truffle, white truffle paste and shallot.