Italian Restaurants In Hong Kong
No one doubts that Italian food is absolutely one of the most popular cuisines in the world.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, the chances are that you will almost certainly come across a Pizzeria, pasta or something Italian related.
The Roman Empire
For nearly a thousand years, Rome and the Roman Culture, dominated the known world in the Western Hemisphere. Like every subsequent empire luxuries and trade tends to flow back to the main capital which inevitably set the precendence to the love-affiar that Italians have had with food ever since.
In fact, the ingredients used in the Roman Empire have hardly changed. The traditional and loved Food dishes served in today’s Italian restaurants are dependent on the same common ingredients used in Roman times like vegetables, fruit, olive oil, cheese, cereals and wine.
Modern Italian Cuisine
Among the vegetables, tomatoes are, and have always been, the most used and important ingredients. Tomato is considered both a vegetable and fruit in the Italian cuisine. Italian food is a traditional food which has been appreciated from the Romanian period. As the cooking style also depends from the different regions of Italy but popularly adopted and available in the world. What are the most important ingredients in Italian Cuisine? Let’s get it right and list them here!
- Olive Oil
- Tomatoes (as discussed above)
- Dried Oregano
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Parmesan/Grana Padano
It’s all about the Olive Oil. As a half Italian who has lived in Europe he whole life and visited Italy countless times I can attest to the almost religious zeal of Olive Oil. In fact, no content written on Italian cooking and Italian Cusine would be complete witout a mention of Olive Oil.
Why Are Italian Restaurants So Popular?
Reputation, ingredients, and cost are the three reasons Italian restaurants are so popular and in Hong Kong these three drivers are no exception. As a matter of fact, because rent is so expensive in Hong Kong restaurants tend to survice on very tight margins and Italian food, owing to the benefit of cost-margin can have a slight advantage over other cusines like French, Mexican, Chinese or Cantonese.
Italian Restaurants in Hong hong Kong
The awesome thing about Italian food in Hong Kong is that it’s in abundance.
Our city city is saturated with good eateries, many of which serve Italian style dishes. So when it comes to the ‘best Italian food in Hong Kong’, it’s very difficult to select ‘the best Italian restaurant’ but here’s our list of recommended Italian Restaurants in Hong Kong.
So far we’ve selected 5 Italian Restaurants in Hong Kong. If you feel we ought to add another please drop us a line and we’ll go ahead and add it!
La Brata | G/F, 11 Old Bailey Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, China +852 9080 7859
La Brata in Hong Kong has received a ton of positive reviews on review sits like TripAdvisor. This restaurant has all the usual crowd-pleasers when it comes to classic Italian dishes, however there was one dish that caught our eye: Piccante pizza!
Here at Plum our foodies are forever seeking out food of the highest value and a few of the ‘Restaurant Curation Team’ are huge chilis fans so they insisted to refer back to this particular pizza choice! Priced at HK$118 this is an excellent pizza with generous toppings of tomato, mozzarella, n’djua and pecorino.
In summary, if you want a well-cooked Italian experience in Hong Kong then you’ll not be disappointed by La Brata.
Carbones | LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong
This is a classic Italian Restaurant in Hong Kong and the author of this post has been several times so I can attest to its’ quality. Service is excellent and the menu consists of typical Italian dishes.
Carbones is managed by the excellent Black Sheep Group.
Pirata | No. 239 Hennessy Road | Wan Chai, Hong Kong Wan Chai
By far the coolest name on our list is this gem located in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Probably wouldn’t take a genius to worj this one out but ‘Pirata’ refers to ‘Pirate!’ Pirata is one of our most favourite Italian restaurants because of their Sunday Brunch menu, which is amazing! The staff and food all compliment the general vibe and essence of this excellent restaurant.