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Former French Concession
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Room 106 47 Yong Fu Road Near Fuxing Road, Shanghai 200042, China
+86 21 6418 5055
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Shanghai, China
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every visit and every person I am with says the same thing "wow, great find". The food is always good, service even better which in Shanghai is not easy to say. Unpretentiously good food in a great environment that makes you want to make a reservation for your next visit as you leave. I am currently obsessed with the squid... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I only started doing reviews on Trip Advisor this month so never had the chance to do one in the city of my current residence. But since I have started, need to put out this review for Nene where we have been going to almost every week for our family lunches for the past 4 years. The environment is casual,... More 

Thank Ludwig T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Relaxed restaurant with delicious fresh proper Italian food. One of if not the most enjoyable meals in Shanghai. Would recommend the fresh homemade pasta dishes and cantucci e vin santo. Good selection of wines and beer.

1 Thank Angus B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Our favorite restaurant in the four years we lived in Shanghai. Small intimate locale, with the owner present and available at all times. The service always relaxed and attentive, but not overbearing. The food always excellent, (portion size are moderate, not as large as in many american restaurants, but definitely adequate). The price reflects a reasonable price for the quality... More 

2 Thank Susanne O
Istanbul, Turkey
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

NENE is the best Italian restaurant which i've never seen in Italy... The owner, the personnels, the athmosphere and all the foods are perfect👏🏼 When im at shangai, my first place...

2 Thank KAREN N
Shanghai, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Every time I go to Nene I try to order something dfferent but my favorite is the sea food risotto. I tried this dish in many restaurant but this one is the best. The place is small, busy in the weekend. Staff is serious, alwys taking care of my needs. Best italian in town!

1 Thank carlbia
Ettlingen, Germany
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

I am going to Nene every now and then for the past two years and each time I have been there I think afterwards I'm not going often enough. I went for all kind of occasions with my wife, with friends, my kids and even on my own and I always enjoyed the food and just being there. Nene is... More 

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

One of my former team members recommended this as his best place for Italian in Shanghai. (He has lived there 17 years.) So, we had very high expectations. Nene did not disappoint. The intimate dining room has a very classic, old Shanghai feel, consistent with location in former French Concession area. (Note that it was just a little hard to... More 

1 Thank EdW502
Shanghai, China
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Came here for dinner with a friend. Have tried to walk in before but it is always full, so you need to book. The service wasreally good, helpful, attentive and experienced staff werecompletely on top of everything for our whole meal. We ordered the charcoal pizza which was great, and we chose toppings that were different from the menu with... More 

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Shanghai, China
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I have visited Nene 3 or 4 times now, and have every intention to return. The ambiance, service and food quality are all above par and in Shanghai, that equals a win. Yes, the longer you live here, the lower your expectations become, but it becomes obvious that with the open kitchen and the full tables that nobody is hiding... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $60
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Room 106 47 Yong Fu Road Near Fuxing Road, Shanghai 200042, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6418 5055
This restaurant is quite new, street level on Young Fu Road near Fuxin Road

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Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.