8½ Otto e Mezzo

Address: 202 Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 2537 8859

- Expensive

4.4

Superb Italian food. Pricey, mind you, but superb.

Quite a few Hong Kong chefs have made a name for themselves in hotels, and then gone on to open their own restaurant. Umberto Bombana started out at The Ritz-Carlton, and rather than resting on his laurels capitalised on them with this, his personal paean to all (Italian) things bright and beautifully edible.

Food and drink
4.6
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Food and drink
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Ambience
4
90%
Location
4.2
90%

Food and drink

To give you a vague outline - there is a cellar crammed with vintage vino; an ageing room equally full of imported meats and cheeses; truffles (in season) peeled at your table. 

Ambience

It's glitzy and glamorous. Italian is Hong Kong's most popular "foreign" food, and they come here every night to pay unqualified tribute.

Service

This is one of those regrettably all too rare restaurants where only some time afterwards do you stop yourself and say "Wow, the service was amazing too".

Location

It's difficult to get more Central - on top of the MTR and a cruet-toss from Statue Square.

Price advice

If it's a romantic celebration, sort out who's paying first. A conservative estimate is HK$1,000 per head. 

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Special occasions
  • Design and architecture

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