Found right on Hennessy Road, Pirata is one of Hong Kong’s must-visit dining destinations for home-cooked Italian comfort cuisine made with simple, fresh ingredients. From pasta made from scratch, to mouthwatering meats and seafood, Pirata is an ideal choice, no matter if it is for a casual lunch or a sophisticated dinner in Wan Chai – to guarantee a table, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
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Dear diners, please note that reservations are for a dining time of 2 hours.
Authentic Italian cuisine is the star of the show over at Pirata in Wan Chai, a restaurant whose influence is quickly spreading across Hong Kong. Airy and full of light, the restaurant’s premises are stunning and suitable for a number of different occasions, whether it's a business lunch, a romantic rendezvous or a big, family meal. Co-founders Manuel Palacio and Christian Talpo settle for nothing less than excellence in every aspect of the restaurant, and honing his skills in the kitchen, chef Stefano Rossi and his crew masterfully create dishes that transport diners to the Italian countryside
Start off by with some small plates like the grilled tomino cheese, tuscanian sea bass or the arancini bucket. Then, move on to a rustic Italian pasta dish like the purple potato gnocchi or pappardelle with duck ragu or go for some meat or seafood dishes designed to be shared around the table like the roasted suckling pig with scented apple sauce, bistecca alla Florentina (1kg T-bone steak with extra-virgin olive oil, rosemary and thyme) or the fresh fish of the day served. In addition to Italian dishes, Pirata is known for their cocktails – named after cosmopolitan cities like Tokyo, Copenhagen, San Francisco and London, the mixed drinks at Pirata are a must-try. Located on Hennessy Road, Pirata draws in diners from all across Hong Kong to its Wan chai location – guarantee a table by booking beforehand!
One of HK’s best. Spanish manager was excellent. Worth another visit. Good evening with my family. Thanks for a good evening. Great food and drinks.
I went with 2 of my friends and it was the perfect spot for a friendly dinner. The food was great, the staff friendly, and the vibe was good.
Romantically dark and cozy restaurant with an attentive staff. My date was charmed by the ambience and wowed by the cuisine. A fine collection of wines and spirits is available to complement your meal.
The food ia great and the service is v good. Would go there again and i will recommend it to all of my friends and family members.
Excellent service; very good food and menu choices in general although dessert menu has some room for improvement; nice ambience although the dinning area was quite packed and noisy; and will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends. Portion size is relatively large in Hong Kong standard. Small dishes are not small at all and most suitable for 2-4 people to share as starters while the 'to be shared at the table' items are big enough for four easily. The two of us ordered two small dishes and two to be shared dishes as we always did at other restaurants and we ended up so full that we had to struggle to decide whether we should order desserts. Since a nice meal would not be completed without dessert, we did order two relatively lighter desserts and they just hit the spot. I was glad that I asked for an expert opinion from the server who took our order then as I was planning to order a pasta dish as well originally. While we were enjoying our meal, I could smell the wonderfully strong black truffle from the Tagliatelle dish ordered by the couple next to us smelled and I really wished my stomach could have a bit more room then. I would say Pirata is especially good for larger parties as more variety of dishes can be tried then. As the restaurant does not include any service charge in the bill, I would suggest that at least 10%, if not more, of the total bill should be added as tips to reward the excellent service provided by the servers.
Excellent meal at Pirata. Pirata has probably one of the best Italian menus in Hong Kong but I had stopped bringing business dinners there because of the unbelievable inattentive service. In the past I have sat a table with a client and waited 15 minutes for a drink order to be taken and then waited another 15 before I finally just walked to the bar to get it myself. Dined there last night for the first time in a few months. Excellent food (as always) and very attentive but not intrusive service by the staff. When they are on their game, this is one of the nicest dinning experiences in HK. Will return again soon and hope to have another great experience. Bravo!
Moving from Tokyo where is a battle field of good restauratns, and being an Italian food lover (we spend summer in Italy every few years as we love the food so much!), it has been really difficult to find a GOOD Italian restaurant in Hong Kong. I have been to some well known pricy ones in HK but was not satisfied. Then I tried here, Pirata, for lunch and was really happy with the quality of the food. Cold cuts & salad buffet was delicious, pasta was done al dente, and especially the bread was awesome, crispy outside and soft & moist inside. I would definitely come back again! Thanks for the nice meal.
Went with 4 friends for dinner and drinks. We arrived a bit early so we were seated at the bar because the dining area wasn't yet open for dinner. The hostess invited us down to the dining area once things were ready. Our wait staff were very friendly and attentive and made some good recommendations for dinner. We had the asparagus flan, calamari, side potatoes, lamb shank and risotto. The food was amazing and the portion sizes were just right. We had the panna cotta and tiramisu for dessert. Both were good but not outstanding. I would definitely return for the food, friendly staff and atmosphere that Pirata provides.
Great food, good service and nice location. Pirata is a great place for dinner between friends or for a couple dinner (2 floors with slightly different atmosphere). I've been to many Italian restaurant in HK, and only few can nail properly the Italian recipes. Truffle pasta dish was the highlight (not made with the cheap truffle paste you can find in most of the other restaurants, real truffles please) and my aperol spritz was great. They even have sgroppino ! We will come back for sure.
Located the 30th floor of an office building that houses several other restaurants, Pirata is very intimate, cozy and serves authentic Italian food. Small bar and a dozen tables with great views. We had amazing mussels, octopus salad and bruschetta to start. Then roasted chicken served in a hot skillet with potatoes and veggies was over the top. Eggplant parmigiana was sinful. Well priced wine list and excellent service.