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“Really Nice Authentic Italian Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gianni's Trattoria Italiana

Gianni's Trattoria Italiana
1/F, The Elgin, No.51 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, China (Central)
+852 2525 1838
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Ranked #167 of 4,650 Restaurants in Hong Kong
4.5 of 5 stars 22 Reviews
Price range: $39 - $77
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Central
Description: Opened in Jan 2013, the restaurant has proved a must destination lounge for food connoisseurs residing in Hong Kong and visitors from overseas. The restaurant features home comfort Italian food that can be sampled without the need to or before going to South Italy. Located in the heart of Soho, (its’ unique location ideally and strategically aimed at both business and romantic dining clients to enjoy a different Italian experience). The exclusivity and authenticity of the southern Italy region Puglia cuisine has been recognized by our clienteleand given us an edge in an overcrowded market. We invite you to come and experience thisdifferent taste.
Hong Kong, China
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Really Nice Authentic Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My wife stumbled onto Gianni's in need of a restaurant for Valentine's Day. We hadn't heard of the place so didn't know what to expect, but were really pleased with both the food and service. The restaurant is not massive, but has a very nice atmosphere. The Chef personally attended to each table and the wait staff were impeccable. Every dish we had was excellent and the bill at the end did not make your eyes water like is common in Hong Kong. Highly recommend this place. We'll be back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Beijing, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Puro Italia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Definitely the best Italian restaurant out of Italy I have ever tired - with traditional and really fresh ingredients that you would not expect in the heart of Asia at all!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
1 review
“really goooood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

i wanna write this in english because everyone has to know it...really good kitchen! great atmosphere!! and the owners.... :) just unique

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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HK
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Friendly, delicious bread”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Friendly, delicious bread, but stale cooking oil spoiled an otherwise ok breaded veal escalope. As overpriced as most nearby Italians, decent house red. Panacotta offered to apologise for the veal was tasty, but the memory of that stale cooking oil smell and taste still lingers

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Giannis T, Manager at Gianni's Trattoria Italiana, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
I still would like to apologize, out of the Panna Cotta, for having left a bad taste in your mouth and an unpleasant memory. The T-Bone veal steak (or Elephant's Ear, so called because of its shape) is one of our signature dishes since we have opened. That particular day when you visited us, seating at the table by the window opposite to the entrance it happened that, checking with the Chef, the frier wasn't working properly and so we had to use a pan, which at the end, has turned out to be not appropriate for that.
Considering that it was lunch time and the oil was freshly used, the pan got to be over heated and so the oil. That gave the bad smell and taste.
I wish to be able to offer you again our Elephant's Ear, at your earliest convenience, in order to leave you a better memory and for sure, taste.
With my Best Regards Emiliano
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Bari, Italy
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9 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very Italian restaurant in HK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Gianni's and his staff is superb! Emiliano too is really hospitable, a real italian music lover. The real Italian cuisine in HK, Puglia specialities. The price is appropriate. Must visit again, is like to be home.

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