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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 05/18/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/18/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$109 - $311
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

The third restaurant under the aegis of chef Umberto Bombana comes with a glitzy cocktail bar and a balcony with jaw-dropping views. But the glass-clad...
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Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
Extremely comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
Sponsored by: 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Friendly management
1. Friendly management
" What makes this place even more special is the service."
967Marco1234
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2. Authentic italian cuisine
2. Authentic italian cuisine
"We arrived for lunch without a booking and made very welcome."
A TripAdvisor Member
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3. Amazing view
3. Amazing view
"Great food and atmosphere with nice view on Huangpu river."
KentDong
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Reviewed April 14, 2021

If you want fine Italian dining, this is the place to be. The menu changes regular and is always interesting to try. Service is fantastic and the view is great. The chef (Riccardo) is a pleasant guy to talk with and is a fantastic cook....I just keep coming back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, General Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2021

Dear guest, thank you for your time on the review & positive comments ! Look forward to having you back. Best regards,

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely birthday celebration at the Chefs Table and it was incredible to say the least. Staff was tentative and execution was smooth. Bravo to Chef Riccardo and his team, great experience, flavors, and most importantly memory of a lifetime.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, General Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2021

Dear Guest, we thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us & the readers ! Glad you spent a pleasant experience at the Chef's Table & look forward to having you back !

Reviewed November 11, 2020 via mobile

Terrible experience ! Hight price for normal food quality , price so high for normal food and absolutely not star Michelin !!! Won’t go back and can fine same quality in shanghai for better experience and priceMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, General Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to write about your visit. We are sorry to hear about your experience not being up to your expectations. We would like to hear more about it & possibly invite you back at your convenience. Feel free...More

Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

Food is not up to expectations- was expecting more from a 2 star Michelin restaurant. Only speciality is truffles in everything.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, General Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2020

Dear Guest, thank you for visiting us & sharing your comments. Could you please be more specifics on what you had & did not like? What were you expecting? With all my due respect, I find your comments a bit vague & short of content....More

Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

For my birthday my brother flew in from Jakarta and took me to dinner at 8 1/2. He had booked a table months in advance but when we arrived the reservation wasn’t in the books. The staff was more than courteous and asked us to...wait at the bar and immediately arranged for an extra table and accommodated us. The view from the restaurant is lovely, service from beginning till end is more than excellent and both the food and the wine is marvelous. I can particularly recommend the lobster. Contrary to what one of the other reviewers stated, I can vouch for the fact the seafood is fresh as we were given a quick tour of the kitchen to select our lobsters and meet the chef. In general, the quality of Italian food in Shanghai is not really great but 8 1/2 easily measures up to the best Italian restaurants in Italy. The small personal touches in service - such as the birthday dessert - made the experience and my birthday one to remember!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, General Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2021

Dear Guest, we are grateful for sharing your experience with us & glad you had a good time here with us ! Look forward to having you back soon ! Best regards,

Reviewed November 26, 2019 via mobile

This was one of the best meals I had all year! The food was excellent you are no doubt in for a treat. My only complaint was I did find it very expensive. For a couple taking the full menu with matching wines expect to...pay $1000.The quality was excellent. It’s a choice in the end. CheersMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, General Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2021

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your experience & look forward to having you back ! Best regards,

Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

Was not really in the mood for a fancy dinner after a long flight, but it proved to be well worth it. Up there with the finest Italian restos I've been to. Exceptional service and quality throughout - thanks. Also of note are the lovely...views from the balcony.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, General Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your experience & we are glad you had a good time with us ! Look forward to having you back ! Best regards,

Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

I’ve always wanted to try a Michelin restaurant so I was fortunate a business colleague had suggested this place. The view is beautiful and the drinks were great. We came with a large group so we had a set menu which was delicious. Being a...large group, I thought the service was outstanding. Really enjoyed the experience.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, General Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your thoughts on your experience ! Truly look forward to having you back ! Best regards,

Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

Actually it was May of last year, my first time to try Michelin two-star restaurant. Also one item on my bucket list. The fantastic and outstanding fine dining, the really professional service by one Philippines-origin manager if I remember well. Perfect foodie experience. Around 400...bucks per pax but good value for moneyMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2019

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to let us know your feed back ! It's always constructive & good to know guests feeling about us. Thanks again & truly look forward to having you back with us in Shanghai ! Be well,

Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

I have been reluctant to post a review because others who posted less than good reviews have been scolded by management. So I will preface this by saying I don’t know fine dining. I have been maybe 4 or 5 times in 10 years. Mostly...at the treat of friends. I never had to pay myself. I will say if you don’t know fine dining, don’t start your education with 8 1/2 Otto in Shanghai. My companion and I were entranced by the atmosphere, the spectacular view of the bund, the attentive staff and delicious wine. Sadly, after thought and discussion with my companion we agreed the food was average. I speak English only and my companion speaks Chinese only, so we couldn’t communicate about the food during our meal. Only later did we have the discussion. We couldn’t taste tuna in the appetizer. The lobster was tough and I asked the waiter if it was tough because I slowed the meal down and it got over cooked. He assured me that was not the case. My companion later suggested to me that the lobster was old. It didn’t easily cut. I think an experienced fine diner would have been more assertive about the food. I was hypnotized by the environmentMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Otto_e_Mezzo_BOMBANA, Manager at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2019

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your experience & we are glad to read your positive comments. Look forward to having you back ! Take care,

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8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5