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“Italian in Shanghai?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of D.O.C Gastronomia Italiana

D.O.C Gastronomia Italiana
5 Dong Ping Road | Xu Hui District, Shanghai, China
021 6473 9394
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Ranked #191 of 11,640 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta, Delicatessen
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: D.O.C Gastronomia is Shanghai's most outrageously Italian Pizzeria, Bar & Ristorante. At D.O.C Shanghai we embrace the Italian tradition of Denominazione di Origine Controllata, celebrating the quality, sense and taste of Italy in everything that we do. D.O.C brings Italian Gastronomia to Shanghai like its never seen before!
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Italian in Shanghai?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Needed a small reprieve from the local cuisine, and were taken here by some expats living around the corner. Not cheap, but everything we ate was just delicious! Pizzas are paper thin and crispy, and just hit the spot!

Visited April 2014
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Shanghai, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“No free water!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Was a regular customer here but lately very disappointed to be refused filter water, only imported bottle water for 70 kuai. Our table of four people ordered 2 bottles of wine, 2 starters, 4 mains, so it's not like we weren't spending..very disappointing when owners get greedy. Always enjoyed our nights and lunches there but will not be going back, plenty of other good Italian restaurants in town.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Scotland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“The best Italian restaurant in Shanghai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I have eaten here around ten times in the past year. In fact, I don't recall eating in another Italian restaurant in Shanghai since first eating here. I have only ever eaten in the ground floor pizzeria, never upstairs.

What differentiates D.O.C is the quality of the food and the genuine Italian style. It is consistently excellent. The chef is Italian and clearly passionate about his art.

My firm favourites are:
- the hams and cheese plates - always excellent, so I can't comment on many other starters.
- focaccia pizza - simple, but great flavour. Best as a sharing starter.
- duck egg pappardelle - beautiful ragut full of flavour.

And if you are a fan of tiramisu then do not miss it here - the best I have ever tasted.

The place has a great atmosphere, and the service is generally very good. Definitely in my top three restaurants in a Shanghai.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Best Italian Meal we've had in Shanghai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We've lived in Shanghai for 5 years and this is probably the best Italian meal we've had in the city.

We holidayed in Rome last summer and this could easily have been a meal there.

Our family of 4 shared 2 starters and 3 mains, and we followed with a desert each.

The Bruschetta is excellent and the Burrata Salad superb! (we were surprised to find Burrata in Shanghai).

The Pizza base is excellent and the topping fine. We had a Pasta dish in pesto with pine nuts which was good.

The fennel sausage on ciabatta is well worth trying.

Chocolate cake, Tiramisu and Apple tart ..... all excellent and the pick of the deserts divided opinion. (The cream on the choc cake is REAL clotted cream).

All in all - really enjoyable meal in a restaurant with atmosphere and an excellent staff. If you're in the area, we recommend you trying DOC.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Pleasant, easy and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Recently visited with friends. Very good ambience. Good vibe and very good food. One of the many good Restaurants in the city. Pizzas are awesome. Good selection of pasta. I was a bit disappointed that they did not have any risotto on the menu.

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