Must-Try Italian/Pizza Restaurants in Hong Kong 2024

Must-Try Italian/Pizza Restaurants in Hong Kong 2024

When it comes to Italian cuisine, pizza is not the only thing! Italian dishes are diverse, ranging from elegant fine dining to authentic home-cooked meals and hearty pizza feasts with friends. When it comes to finding a quality Italian restaurant in Hong Kong, you won’t be disappointed. We recommend the following Italian restaurants, ranging from affordable options to Michelin-starred establishments

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Table of contents: Italian Restaurants in Hong Kong

Must-try Italian restaurants in Hong Kong

Grissini

 

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Named after the most popular Italian breadsticks, Grissini is an Italian restaurant located at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. It offers authentic Italian cuisine. Situated on the second floor of the hotel, Grissini boasts beautiful views of Victoria Harbour.

The interior design is stylish and elegant, featuring Philippe Starck chairs and artwork by Tony Delapp, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of New York Italian restaurants. As you step into Grissini, you will be greeted by the enticing aroma of freshly baked breadsticks. The restaurant also houses a soaring wine cellar displaying over 1,000 bottles of world-renowned wines, providing a visually impressive experience.

More information about Grissini

Address: 2nd Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Rd., Wan Chai

Contact: +852 2584 7722

Fiamma

In Hong Kong, Chef Enrico Bartolini’s second restaurant is Fiamma, which is designed with a Mediterranean theme. It incorporates elements such as oak, wood, and blue mosaic to create a relaxed dining atmosphere with a natural feel.

The main dining area and spacious outdoor terrace provide a total of 110 seats. Chef Bartolini aims to make the restaurant resemble a traditional Italian home kitchen, offering a menu that includes homemade items such as freshly baked bread and a variety of fresh Italian pasta. The restaurant also offers a selection of vegetarian appetisers and main dishes, allowing vegetarians to indulge in a delightful dining experience.

More information about Fiamma

Address: Shop G02, G/F, Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Rd., The Peak

Contact: +852 2657 0800

PLEKA

PLEKA is a restaurant located on the 4th-floor platform of a shopping mall, offering stunning views of Victoria Harbour. PLEKA is the third Italian restaurant to open on both sides of Victoria Harbour, following PANO in the West Kowloon Cultural District and PALCO in Harbour City. It is helmed by Ken Sir, who has years of experience in Italian cuisine.

PLEKA is also the first “P-series” restaurant to land on Central Hong Kong Island. Everything about it is filled with anticipation. Let’s take a look at its cuisine.

Spaghetti with Sea Urchin: A signature dish in Pleka

 

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The dish features the exquisite Hokkaido Bafun sea urchin, carefully incorporated into a flavorful seafood stock to enhance the dish’s taste. It is then elegantly garnished with fresh sea urchin, adding the perfect finishing touch to this culinary masterpiece.

Risotto with Scallops in Pumpkin Sauce (Available on the Lunch Menu)

 

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The creamy pumpkin risotto forms a delightful base for the fresh seafood choice, with the scallops lightly grilled over charcoal to infuse a touch of aromatic smokiness. It’s a harmonious combination that tantalises the taste buds and showcases the flavours of the sea in a unique and creative way.

More information about PLEKA

Address: Shop 4010, 4th Floor, International Finance Centre Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong

Contact: +852 2889 3839

Giacomo

A popular new Italian restaurant in Causeway Bay, the interior of Giacomo combines the essence of traditional Italian craftsmanship with modern art elements, creating a relaxed and elegant dining atmosphere.

Chef Keith Yam, with over 20 years of experience, has trained at renowned Michelin-starred restaurants such as 8¹⁄₂ Otto e Mezzo Bombana and Tosca di Angeló and excels in creating unique Italian dishes using seasonal ingredients sourced from around the world.

The restaurant’s menu features ingredients from southern Italy as well as a range of fresh seafood flown into Hong Kong.

The restaurant menu features ingredients from southern Italy and fresh seafood flown into Hong Kong.

Here are the must-try signature dishes!

Marinated Sicilian Red Prawns

A must-try dish is the marinated Sicilian red prawns with tomato champagne sauce and premium Oscietra caviar.

Aveyron Saddle of Lamb with Black Truffle Sauce

Another notable dish is the Aveyron Saddle of Lamb with Black Truffle Sauce, sourced from a century-old farm in southern France, accompanied by winter black truffle from Western Australia. For lunch, there is a set menu with two to four courses, and for dinner, there is a 6-course tasting menu to sample specialty dishes.

More information about Giacomo

Address: 8 Leighton Rd., Causeway Bay

Contact: +852 6425 4918

LucAle Tasting Italy

The restaurant is located in a mysterious and quiet alley and is helmed by Alessandro Angelini, former head chef at Angelini in Kowloon Shangri-La, and Luca De Berardinis, who previously led the Italian cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton.

Whether you want to enjoy a relaxed drink with friends, paired with high-quality Italian salumi, or indulge in comforting pasta, Italian meat dishes, or seafood feasts, everything is of a stellar standard.

More information about LucAle Tasting Italy

Address: Shop A, 100 Third St, Sai Ying Pun

Contact: +852 3611 1842

Sabatini

Sabatini Italian restaurant was originally opened in Rome in 1954 and has only two branches worldwide, with one located in the Empire Hotel in Hong Kong. The food and interior design of this branch follow the style of the original Roman restaurant, exuding a rustic and elegant Roman atmosphere.

Head Chef Claudio Favero, with his extensive international experience and passion for food and cooking, upholds Sabatini’s commitment to food quality, using the finest seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also regularly introduces a six-course tasting menu featuring seasonal dishes.

More information about Sabatini

Address: 69 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui East

Contact: +852 2733 2000

Nicholini’s

Nicholini’s is a classic Italian restaurant known for its authentic dishes from northern Italy, especially homemade pasta. Chef Riccardo Catarsi specialises in adding new elements to traditional Italian cuisine, creating modern dishes that highlight the flavours of the ingredients.

Signature dishes include tortello, an Italian-style duck liver dumpling. It is a rich and creamy dish with plump dumplings filled with duck liver mousse, served with Parmesan cheese and veal broth sauce. Another must-try dish is the Boston Lobster Angel Hair Pasta, featuring homemade angel hair pasta in tangy tomato sauce with perfectly cooked lobster from Boston. The restaurant offers a stunning ambiance with panoramic city views, providing an unforgettable dining experience.

More information about Nicholini’s

Address: Level 8, 88 Queensway, Central

Contact: +852 2822 8801

Cucina

Looking for a relaxed, stylish, and scenic Italian restaurant? Cucina, located on the 6th floor of the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, is a great choice. The restaurant features an open kitchen and serves traditional Italian cuisine with breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour. It also has a trendy bar area and an outdoor terrace for guests to enjoy cigars after their meal.

Italian Executive Chef Andrea Delzanno excels in traditional Italian cooking techniques, and you must try their signature dish, Sicilian Red Prawn with Cherry Tomato and Flat Italian Pasta. Cucina has been honoured with a four-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide.

More information about Cucina

Address: Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, 3 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Contact: +852 2113 0808

Locanda dell’Angelo

Located in the Pok Fu Lam area, this Italian restaurant has only 26 to 28 seats and features an open kitchen design, creating an open and airy atmosphere. The restaurant is helmed by Angelo Aglianó, a chef from Sicily and a former apprentice of the world-renowned chef Joel Robuchon. In addition to signature dishes such as Italian rice and Boston lobster spaghetti with lobster sauce, the restaurant also regularly introduces seasonal menus.

More information about Locanda dell’Angelo

Address: G/F, 12 Yuen Yuen Street, Happy Valley

Contact: +852 3709 2788

Tosca di Angelo

Tosca takes its name from the world-famous opera, with a high ceiling and an open kitchen, creating a spacious and comfortable dining atmosphere. The restaurant is helmed by Italian chef Angelo Agliano, who excels at using local Hong Kong ingredients as inspiration and selecting the finest ingredients from Italy to design a seasonal menu. Recommended dishes include fresh and flavorful amberjack sashimi, sea urchin spaghetti, and roasted lamb shoulder with truffle sauce.

More information about Tosca di Angelo

Address: 102/F, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd. W., Tsim Sha Tsui

Contact: +852 2263 2270

Must-try pizza restaurants in Hong Kong

No matter what flavour of pizza you prefer, whether it’s a large slice of American-style thin crust pizza or a Neapolitan pizza topped with tomato and buffalo mozzarella, fresh out of the oven, it’s always mouthwatering.

In recent years, Hong Kong has seen the arrival of many outstanding pizza shops. Pizza lovers, are you ready? Take a look at our selection of the top pizza restaurants!

Fiata by Salvatore Fiata

Fiata, located near Tai Kwun in Central, is a highly regarded pizza place in Hong Kong. Owned by Salvatore Fiata from Caserta, Italy, this small restaurant has gained a strong following and received high ratings online. 

In 2022, it ranked 8th in the Asia-Pacific Top 50 Pizzas and 62nd in the world. The menu, designed by Salvatore himself, offers a wide selection of made-to-order pizzas, including the classic Margherita and the popular A’ Salsiccia with a hint of sweet onion flavor. Guests can observe the entire preparation process as the pizzas are cooked in an open kitchen. With thin and crispy crusts and thick, chewy edges, Fiata provides a delightful dining experience.

More about Fiata

Address: 2 Staunton St., Central

Contact: +852 6032 6626

Motorino

Motorino, originally from Brooklyn, USA, specialises in Neapolitan-style pizza. With two branches in Hong Kong, the restaurant offers a variety of classic pizzas, like Margherita and Bresaola (Italian-style cured beef).

For a spicy kick, try the ‘Nduja pizza with spicy salami, smoked scamorza cheese, and Australian buffalo mozzarella. Another delicious option is the Rustica pizza, topped with potato slices, pancetta ham, rosemary, tomino cheese, and mushrooms, including porcini and brown mushrooms. Motorino’s pizzas have a light and airy texture with a crispy and chewy crust.

More about Motorino

Address: 14 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong

Contact: +852 2801 6881

Fiamma

Renowned Italian chef Enrico Bartolini is known for his authentic Italian cuisine and expertise in using high-quality Italian ingredients to create traditional dishes. Fiamma offers a variety of homemade items, such as freshly baked bread and a selection of fresh Italian pasta. Bartolini insists on using “00” grade flour imported from Italy for the pizza dough. The dough is naturally fermented for 24-36 hours and then hand-tossed and stretched to create a thin and chewy crust.

The signature pizza combines tomato sauce, spicy Italian sausage, Italian cow’s milk cheese (Fior Di Latte Mozzarella), and fresh buffalo mozzarella, resulting in a flavorful and satisfying experience.

More about Fiamma

Address: Shop G02, G/F, Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Rd., The Peak

Contact: +852 2657 0800

Emmer Pizzeria & Cafe

Emmer collaborates with Beef & Liberty to offer crispy, thin-crust pizzas. Emmer is named after the ancient grain “emmer,” which has been used for nutritious and flavorful bread for centuries. Emmer has six pizza options, including the classic Margherita and Sailor, each measuring 11 inches for a crispy and chewy texture. Toppings include buffalo mozzarella, parma ham, fresh rocket leaves, and more.

More about the Emmer Pizzeria & Cafe

Address: No. 407, Level 4, Shop, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Contact: +852 2780 1110

The Pizza Project

The Pizza Project offers a variety of pizzas, including the Parma Ham Pizza and the Italian Pesto Pizza. Each pizza is made to order in the open kitchen, allowing guests to see the entire process. For those who like spicy flavours, the ‘Nduja pizza is recommended. It has spicy salami, smoked scamorza cheese, and Australian buffalo mozzarella.

Another option is the Rustica pizza, topped with potato slices, pancetta ham, rosemary, tomino cheese, and fior di latte cheese from the Piedmont region of Italy. The Pizza Project’s pizzas have a light and crispy crust with generous toppings. The only downside is that the pizzas are large, which may make it difficult to accommodate other dishes on the table.

More about the Pizza Project

Address: G/F, 26 Peel Street, Central

Contact: +852 2311 1815

Amalfitana

Located in The Pulse in Repulse Bay, Amalfitana offers a relaxed dining experience with beautiful views of the beach and ample sunshine. The restaurant features an open kitchen where pizzas are baked in a wood-fired oven.

Enjoying a freshly baked pizza with a cold beer while admiring the stunning sea view is a unique and enjoyable experience. Amalfitana offers nearly 20 different pizzas, including vegetarian options and Nutella hazelnut spread pizza, catering to various tastes.

More information about Amalfitana

Address: Shop 105, G/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd., Repulse Bay

Contact: +852 2388 7787

Little Napoli

Ranked 21st in the “50 Top Pizza Asia-Pacific” in 2023, Little Napoli specialises in traditional Neapolitan handmade pizza. It is run by Chef Gavino Pilo from Naples. All pizzas are made to order and baked in a traditional stone oven, resulting in a crispy and charred crust with a soft and flavorful centre.

More about Little Napoli

Address: Shop 1, 8 King Kwong St., Happy Valley

Contact: +852 6882 1823

Fini’s

Fini’s is an American-Italian restaurant with a semi-open kitchen, bar, and backyard, creating a casual and comfortable atmosphere. The restaurant offers 18-inch New York-style thin-crust pizzas. The Brooklyn Special is a must-try, featuring crispy eggplant, roasted garlic, bell peppers, basil, buffalo mozzarella, and other ingredients that complement each other perfectly.

For meat lovers, the Bronx pizza is highly recommended, combining Italian-style roasted pork, spicy Italian sausage, and meatballs. Fini’s also provides a vegetarian-friendly option called Veggie Deluxe, topped with a variety of fresh vegetables.

More about Fini’s

Address: 49 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong

Contact: +852 2387 6338

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