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“Extremely expensive, not authentic, and poor service” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Da Domenico

Da Domenico
Shop 10 -12, G/F, Sunning Plaza, , 1-7 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China (Causeway Bay)
852-28828013
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Ranked #918 of 4,640 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $0 - $120
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Causeway Bay
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Neighborhood: Causeway Bay
texas, usa
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“Extremely expensive, not authentic, and poor service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

We had a meal here, but we were SOOOO disappointed. We love Italian and had initially hoped to have a nice meal since it was obvious that the owner was Italian. We were so wrong.

The food was simply mediocre at best and inedible in some instances and most was far below par, even for a cheap chain restaurant. A colleague requested a simple plate of Fettuccini Alfredo. Not only was it not authentic, it was inedible and was priced at nearly US$30 – what a surprise. And three slices of a very pedestrian bruschetta cost nearly US$20.

And did we mention the slow and inattentive service on a slow night. There are simply too many restaurants in HK to recommend this place to anyone for any reason.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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143 restaurant reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Simplicity at its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011 via mobile

My first impression is clean, simple and family-style decor. There were not many selections o the handwritten menu. We ordered seafood soup, garden salads and grilled squid as appertisers, followed by a main of red shrimp linguine. The food was exceptional, simple yet very delicious. We simply enjoy our lunch. I will recommend this restaurant if you want to enjoy traditional italian family-style cuisines. However, if you are looking for a romantic ambience, this is not the place. Be prepare to spend HK$1000 per person though.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“yup. great food, bad service, too expensive. i'll be back.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011 via mobile

Probably the best bowl of pasta outside of Italy i've had in years. The room is an exact facsimile of every mid sized regional Italian town's best restaurant in the 80s - complete with proudly displayed fridge in the middle of the tables (look we can afford one).
the head waiter is knowledgeable if you engage him, but brusque. the rest of the team are just grimacing through to the end of their shift. i'm sure with a little more organisation (ever heard of zoning?) it could be better, but why spoil the fun.
the food is a revelation - fresh, peppery rocket for the salad, good quality bresaola (hard to find in hk) and the pasta - well just try and find better in hk. you won't.
hilariously overpriced, do bring your own - the wine list is an everest amongst a himalayan range of ambitious pricing. 300 hkd for pasta pomodoro. the boldness of it all.

loved every minute. will be back.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food but seriously overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

I have eaten at lots of restaurants in Europe and honestly believe that they are already very expensive.But this is because it is Europe and usually are in places with atmosphere and character.However Da Domenico really takes the cake.We had 2 pasta and a sea bass to share.Coupled with a bottle of wine,our bill came up to be nearly HKD 3600!
The service and ambience is acceptable but definitely not worth the price we were paying

  • Visited July 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Ouch”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2010

How can Da Domenico get away with serving a slab of meat on a plate with nothing else to garnish it , and still charge top restaurant prices, makes me wonder whether diners in HK have more money than sense.

The average cost of a meal here is so much more than other italian restaurants in HK, for food that is average at best.

There are way better options at these prices.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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