Hearty Italian fare served in an elegant setting right by the harbour
Located on the 6th floor of Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Cucina does honest-to-goodness Italian food in haute, elegant settings. Specialties from different regional cuisines make up the menu, ranging from hearty homemade pastas in a variety of shapes and sauces to meat and seafood dishes that range from the rich and indulgent to the light and zesty. A starter of burrata, fresh tomatoes, basil and 24-month Parma ham is a homage to Italian summer—the cheese incredibly fresh, the ham on the perfect cusp of sweet and salty. A grilled mixed seafood platter lets the quality of the catch speak for itself: from the scallop to the scampi, every bite is delicate, done simply but superbly so, only a squeeze of lemon needed to heighten the flavours. Slow-cooked wagyu beef cheeks on pumpkin puree and porcini mushrooms sits at the other end of the spectrum, the Barolo red wine sauce so deeply moreish, if a tad on the heavy side. A wine list that focuses mostly on Italian vineyards is more than reasonably priced for the polished setting.
Staff are eager to share their wine knowledge and happy to point in the right direction for pairings.
|Accept Credit Card||Yes|
|Bring Your Own Bottle||Yes|
|Dress Code||Smart Casual|
|Corkage Charge||HK$350-$500 per bottle|