Otto e Mezzo
The see and be-seen dining room is home to top-end Italian cuisine based on impeccably-sourced ingredients
Otto e Mezzo has been the standard bearer for Italian cuisine in Hong Kong thanks to its long-time three Michelin star status, while the sleek dining room reflects the wealthy clientele who frequent it. After a pleasant potato foam and mushroom amuse-bouche, a tuna tartare was topped with a few dots of caviar but was unfortunately really too small to properly appreciate. The burrata caprese features some of the best-sourced cheese in town, dotted with great olive oil and served with sweet and sharp tomatoes. The cheese features once more in a well-made ravioli, which came under a creamy tomato sauce that needed slightly more lift. A beautifully-cooked duo of Mayura beef was served with good puree potato, an example of exceptional produce, beautifully cooked and served with a sauce that cries out for more. A hazelnut millefoglie and a grand cru chocolate were exemplary, while the cheese board was generous. Service surprisingly lacked some finesse, given the restaurant’s reputation. However, the room was full and gently buzzing with diners seemingly happy to be there.
Avoid tables in the middle of the room and ask for one by the main window or generously-sized banquette seating.
|Accept Credit Card||Yes|
|Bring Your Own Bottle||Yes|
|Private Room Description||2 rooms for 12-18 persons|
|Dress Code||Smart Casual|
|Corkage Charge||HK$500 per bottle|