Italian Cuisine is located on High Street in Sai Ying Pun that boasts a growing eclectic mix of trendy establishments. It’s fast becoming the place to be and be seen and with great food and good beer on offer it’s a win-win situation. With its unassuming façade and simple décor, Italian Cuisine has already two years under its belt in this up and coming area and makes for a good place to go for a reliable Italian food fix. Its popular lunchtime menu ticks all the boxes with a large selection of dishes at economical prices and fast service, while it’s a la carte menu serves up some great Italian classics plus a few specialties with a difference. If you enjoy seafood and fish dishes these are the ones to try. We loved the filling and tasty Salmon Caesar Salad served with lots of juicy anchovies, capers and large garlic crispy croutons. Another fave was the Linguine con Capesante; seared scallops in a white wine and extremely garlicky sauce. The roasted garlic is divine in this dish and the smell will have you salivating, but be warned you won’t be kissing any princes later on, unless they’ve eaten the same!
With its Head Chef originally from Nepal it’s worthwhile checking out his signature dishes too. If you want something with a bit of a kick then try the Pasta al Achaar; beautiful tiger prawns fused with Nepalese and Thai spices are served on a bed of homemade fettuccine and offers diners a break from the norm. If you’re a pizza fan you won’t go far wrong here either. The bases are thin and crispy and the toppings are fresh. They come in one size, which is medium so if you’ve got a big appetite or are particularly hungry then a starter is advisable. The pasta dishes are generous though so try the cold cuts of meat and cheese as an appetizer that won’t leave you feeling too full too soon.
A reasonably priced wine list and a well-priced and extensive food menu, coupled with some traditional sing-a-long-style Italian background music, makes for a light-hearted dining affair with an understated yet welcoming Italian flair.