It’s rare to find a restaurant with such a straightforward name, Italian Cuisine, but rarer still to find a restaurant touting Italian cuisine created by a Nepalese chef! That’s Hong Kong’s eclectic dining scene for you, and here in the foodie hub of Sai Ying Pun that kaleidoscopic blend of global cuisines and talented culinary maestros is never as much apparent. Italian Cuisine is also about as Sai Ying Pun as you can get, an intimate space found just moments from the station up on High Street. Book now for the one and only Italian Cuisine.
Italian Cuisine doesn’t just promote a menu of bel paese staples like antipasti, pasta, steaks and seafood, delicious desserts, but promotes an approach to its namesake – Italian cuisine – that respects the culinary traditions of each dishes’ native land. Dining at this special Hong Kong Italian restaurant is intended to be social, an experience shared among friends and family, and Italian Cuisine’s cosy premises up on Sai Ying Pun’s High Street does a fantastic job at fostering the right kind of environment for this kind of experience.
Open for lunch and dinner every day, Italian Cuisine aims to bring together your nearest and dearest over fine wine and great food, with dishes representing the breadth of regional Italian food whipped up by Nepalese head chef Thapa Durga. Locals to Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun know and love the set lunch and set dinner specials here, while a la carte dining offers foodies a chance to explore traditional Italian dishes in a number of ways. Highlights from the selection of chef’s specials include jet-fresh US blue mussels in a classic white wine and garlic sauce, a fantastic Italian-style mixed seafood platter, Australian Wagyu rump steak with mushroom or red wine sauce, roasted rosemary game hen in a spicy tomato sauce, the linguine tossed with seared Canadian scallops and the porcini-stuffed tortellini with a black truffle sauce. For true Italian cuisine, you know where to go.
Restaurant is very nice, the music is good and not too loud for talking. Food is of high quality and service is also excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to the others.