If your idea of an Italian restaurant is dimly lit with carpets and terracotta walls then, a) you’ve obviously been eating at the same place since 1987 and they’ve never renovated, and b) you’re in need of a new perspective. That’s where Pirata Group’s Pici comes in. One of the coolest spots in HK, Pici (in both locations) offers diners a literal window into modern Italian cooking. Pici is full of fresh, full-bodied flavours and is built to attract a hip, young crowd, with trendy takes on traditional dishes and an ambience that’s perfect to show off on a date. The pasta is hand rolled daily and cooked to al dente perfection, and with ingredients like burrata cheese (already drooling), Italian sausage, slow cooked beef cheek and truffle, you know that this neighbourhood joint is a winner in our books!
Must try: Burrata Cheese (starter), Pici ‘cacio en pepe’ and Ravioli Carbonara
Pici Wan Chai, G/F, No. 16 St. Francis Yard, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Pici Central, G/F No. 24-26 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.pici.hk