There’s no doubt Bel Cibo has amassed a considerable fan base here in Hong Kong since it opened in July 2014. With two set sittings at lunch and dinner, both of which are packed daily full of hungry patrons, it’s clear they mean business. They’re organised and well run. The food arrives promptly and is served without any hiccups. The Chef and Owners are both Chinese and serve a decent selection of tasty dishes to challenge any number of internationally run restaurants here. It’s modern and comfortable inside to mirror the exterior building which stands out against the older, more traditional local eateries that surround it.
We tried most of their signature dishes including the Braised Abalone which was lovely and tender and cooked in a delicious truffle-infused creamy sauce.
The Pizza’s also a great choice; this medium sized pizza has a lovely thin and crispy homemade base with a generous topping of pine nuts, mushrooms and tomato sauce.
The menu is kept simple and fresh and another cool addition is the introduction of craft beers. These include Stone & Wood Pacific Ale and Mountain Goat Organic Steam Ale. There may only be a few to choose from but that’s fine because you waste less time choosing!