A brightly lit space with lemon-hued walls, this casual Italian restaurant might be located on prime real estate, but you don't need to take out a second mortgage to eat here. Richly colored murals by installation art whiz Steve Yau decorate the walls, while the large windows on the façade overlook picturesque, cobbled Pottinger Street. Swing by on Saturdays, when a jazz band livens up the scene.
For real value, order one of the 10 pasta and risotto dishes - all priced under HK$95. Vegetarians might favor the ravioli di zucca: plump parcels filled with sweet pumpkin and mascarpone and doused in fragrant sage butter. Omnivores will love the gnocchi al ragu - house-made gnocchi served with a slow-braised lamb ragu.
Tel: +852 2522 8118