10 Best Italian Restaurants in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has no shortage of places to eat out, but quite a few close only a short while after opening, the victims of high rents (inevitable in a city where space is extremely tight) and stiff competition. The Italian restaurants we have chosen have stood the test of time – and taste buds. It's significant that many Italian chefs have left their native country to bring their culinary magic to Hong Kong, capitalizing on the city's delight in really top-notch food and enjoyment of cosmopolitan cuisines. Another great thing about eating Italian in Hong Kong – it's easy to get around and many restaurants are reasonably close to each other. We share the places that get great buzz, like Va Bene, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Linguini Fini. Depending on where you choose, prices can be quite steep, or very reasonable, but wherever you dine you'll always be getting the best bang for your buck.



Located in the heart of the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Cucina showcases signature authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant boasts stunning waterfront view of the celebrated Victoria Harbour " adding a touch of romance to the vibrant...  Read More

Va Bene


This lively restaurant is located right in the middle of the popular and ever-expanding Lan Kwai Fong entertainment district. The décor - styled by award-winning New York designer Tony Chi - is crafty, yet sensible, with mustard and blue being...  Read More

Theo Mistral by Theo Randall
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Helmed by Theo Randall, one of Britain's top chefs, this charmingly decorated Italian restaurant is located in the basement of the harbor-side Grand Stanford Hotel. Signature dishes include fresh pasta with slow cooked beef in Chianti and San...  Read More



This Northern Italian restaurant offers some excellent views of the Hong Kong skyline. The restaurant's stylish interior is noteworthy for its Murano glass collection and organza screens. The antipasti and main dishes like the seasoned lobster...  Read More

Tsim Sha Tsui


This sophisticated Italian restaurant is located at the Royal Garden Hotel, in the heart of the Tsim Sha Tsui East business district. Inside, you'll find a dining environment complete with a mix of traditional décor, music and service that...  Read More

Wan Chai


From the beautiful parquet floors and the marble columns to the views of the harbor and the impeccable service, Grissini's, which is located in the opulent Grand Hyatt, exudes style and class. The menu features a wide range of traditional...  Read More

Causeway Bay
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Pirata is committed to delivering Italian culinary treasures at prices that don't break the bank, Pirata honors authenticity with classic Italian fare and diners can expect a menu that applauds traditional family style dining alongside an...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Isola


Hong Kong is not lacking when it comes to restaurants with a view, so a place needs to be truly exceptional in some other way to distinguish itself from the pack. Isola's floor-to-ceiling windows and huge outdoor terrace do indeed offer stunning...  Read More

Linguini Fini
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Linguini Fini serves everyday Italian food for everyday people, with diners being treated to an authentic culinary experience - served with a generous portion of warm down home hospitality. Produce is served in-season and hails from local...  Read More



It sounds incredible but it's true: the yummiest Italian food outside Italy is hidden at the south tip of China, according to the Michelin Guide. Located on Chater Road in Central, fine-dining restaurant 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA in Central was...  Read More


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Ed Peters has been based in Asia for much of his life.