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“best aperol spritz in town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Piola

La Piola
G/F 1/F n.8lyndhurst terrace, Hong Kong, China (Central)
852-28512281
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Ranked #143 of 4,657 Restaurants in Hong Kong
4.5 of 5 stars 154 Reviews
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central
Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“best aperol spritz in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

and very nice finger food for free to go with your drink, in genuine italian aperitivo style. the location is what it is, but with the absurd rental prices in hong kong killing one great place after the other (see Goccia restaurant..) well, that's what you get. anyway, really cool after work pit stop

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Extremely small portion, bad service!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Bad lunch, not so proper services and very very small portion. Had lunch with 2 of my colleagues and had the set lunch. Eggplant were undercooked, almost raw! And main course portion are very small and when I asked the staff whether I can find a plug and charge my iPhone for 10 minutes....answer was NO, and that was it! The restaurant had a total of 5 customers at the time, including 3 at our table! Unbelievable!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Friendly staff but nothing more...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The staff is nice. The food is ok. Drinks could be better (Bellini was nothing special, same for the Aperol and Campari Spritz). Incidentally, I was not impressed (and this is an understatement) by the behavior of La Piola's boss in front of everybody. There are better and friendlier "Italian" places all over Hong Kong: you can skip this one with no regrets. :-)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Real Italian in the heart of Hong Kong”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The food was sensational, quality wine list, and very attentive service that wasn't overbearing. High quality pasta, the beef cheek main was sensational, and the chocolate desert was fantastic

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Probably the best Italian restaurant I have been outside Italy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Let me begin by saying that I am an Italian professional living in Singapore and
I go to HK once in a while for both business and pleasure.
The first time I found la Piola i was with my wife and we were walking around HK and were surprised to see the outside bar and everyone holding in their hand a glass of Spritz, a very typical northern Italian drink extremely complicated to find in Asia. We decided to stop for a drink and once we saw the menu, I understood that it was not the typical Italian restaurant you find outside of Italy selling pizza and pasta, when i saw on the menu white truffle, brasato al Barolo, etc i decided to give it a try!
I was extremely happy with both service and food, it is a traditional piedmont cuisine so my tip is make sure you get a bottle of Barolo and eat the brasato!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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