As Hong Kong thins out east of Central and the skyline recedes out beyond North Point, you find yourself in Quarry Bay – no less skyscraping and only a little less crowded, but home to a few smaller restaurants that are hidden gems in the city’s dining scene. One of these is Pranzo, meaning lunch in Italian, and that’s exactly what this cafe and restaurant on the ground floor of the Riviera Mansion along Hoi Tai Street is designed to provide.
Vieni a pranzo da me? If you receive an affirmative to that question, not only do you know you have a hot date with someone who speaks Italian but you also know where you should take the lucky answerer. Hong Kong has a huge number of Italian cafes and restaurants thanks to the city’s love affair with European culture, but if you’re looking for worthy quarry head to Pranzo in Quarry Bay for some very good Italian food and drink.
You can get an all-day breakfast at Pranzo’s cosy Hoi Tai Street premises, making it a popular spot among Quarry Bay locals looking for some fine espresso and eggs. We recommend the Pranzo breakfast of brown potato, scrambled eggs on toast, English sausage, English bacon (ok, it’s not all Italian), mixed greens and grilled tomato. Lunch and dinner is furnished in the form of starters, salads, and main courses that Hong Kong’s Italian food fans will love, not to mention fresh-baked pizza that’s simply delicious.