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The kitchen Salvatore Cuo

No.2967 West Lujiazui Road, Shanghai, China (Lujiazui)
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Ranked #134 of 12,481 restaurants in Shanghai
Price range: $40 - $70
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lujiazui
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103 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It was a nice break from Chinese food but I didn't feel this restaurant lived up to all the great reviews. Well, it was good but it wasn't extraordinary. Lovely service and welcome from Donna and the staff were very competent and spoke excellent English. Parma ham with melon and buffala mozerella didn't actually come with the mozerella - we... More

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Hangzhou, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The outdoor dining deck is certainly a plus, especially considering the beautiful view over the Bund. We also liked the open kitchen inside the restaurant. Service is warm, good and attentive. Quality of the dishes is good, but I would say average if compared to other Italian restaurants in Shanghai. Prices are much higher than average, but I guess you... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We came with a friend and was treated by a warm and chatty atmosphere, a beautiful restaurant bustling with people. We sat down and ordered the food while looking out the window, directly facing the Shanghai TV Tower looming over us, its lights flashing in the night. I ordered beef carpaccio with truffle sauce as an appetiser and it was... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

The lunch menu is price-fix and a little expensive, but the food, service and setting are excellent.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Well .. So sad bcz I had a uncooked pasta and when I complain the refry my dish an serve back , I am a professional chef educated and live in north Italy and I know when my past is uncooked or not ... Never had so disappoint from a Italian restaurant in Shanghai ... Never going back again.

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Ravenna, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

What a pleasure to once again confirm the superb quality of the restaurant The Kitchen, among the best Italian restaurants I've ever tried around the world. Excellent pasta, pizza wonderful, unforgettable desserts. Added to this is the excellent wine list, the location and the kindness and professionalism of the staff. A special thanks to Rosalba, a welcome beauty and sympathy.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Friends took me here and I really enjoyed the outdoor dining. Wait staff was friendly and attentive and the food was really good. The decor was very modern and warm. We shared a pizza as an app and had beef tenderloin for my main meal. Both were delicious, but honestly I could have eaten that whole pizza by myself as... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I was first introduced to the Kitchen by a business associate who Italian national, living in China for the last eight years. His claim is that this is the most authentic Italian restaurants in Shanghai. I have been there many times and have found almost everything on their menu delicious, from the Prosciutto to the Pizza to the Pasta to... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Welcomed by the Italian owner to set the tone of this place, she suggested we start with pizzas (wood-fired oven) to share among everyone - good pizza but not the best. The other food we ate in this restaurant was excellent. Each different fish in the mixed grill was cooked to perfection. The risotto was just right. All dishes had... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Note, I went during the "wine week" so we had a three course meal for about CNY220 each incl 6 small glasses of wine. This of course makes me very positive of the value for money. The deal was Appetizer, Pasta (2choices), Main (sirloin or cod), dessert and 6 different glasses of wine. We were seated outdoors with a very... More

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