Recommendation by Elzer
Very casual food. It’s a very funny, interesting place. For me, this is one of the top. The chef has been there for over 30 years. He’s very successful. He’s very classic Italian. It’s a very authentic place. The pasta is very good. It attracts the fancy crowd of Hong Kong, especially tycoons, who think this is the best pasta in town. The chef is Italian, called Alexandrov. This guy is full of stories. We have tons of stories of this restaurant, which are quite funny. One day, he was very upset, for I don’t know what reason. Full restaurant booking, everybody came to the restaurant, and he just decided not to cook. The restaurant was closed. Then they see a paper, in handwriting, “Sorry, the fish is not fresh, so I’m going to Italy to get the fish.” Each pasta is HKD900. Last time we ate there, we were 6 people and ordered normal wine—we spent HKD16,000. He has a couple of dishes that are very nice. He has this smoky mozzarella which he just puts on 25-year-old balsamico. He just melts it on the plate. You have the sweetness from the balsamico, and you try it together. The cheese was very good, the burrata was very good. We ate three types of pasta: Bottarga Pasta, Scampi was very good, the linguine was nice too. The Gamberoni Pasta (Italian prawn) is very good.
Ground Floor, 25 Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
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