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“Very mediocre compared to other HK champagne brunches”
Review of Tosca

Ranked #19 of 10,582 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $200 - $5,000
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: West Kowloon
Description: Located on Level 102 of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, Michelin-Starred restaurant Tosca offers innovative Italian cuisine in a dramatically stylish setting. Relive the passion and enchantment of one the world’s most beloved operas through the inspired cuisine of Tosca. High ceilings, stately fountains and majestic chandeliers lend a Romanesque feeling to this stylish dining destination, open for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. The innovative Italian menu at our restaurant in Hong Kong features improved favorites and thrilling interpretations of the region’s notable cuisine, and an open kitchen allows guests an even more theatrical dining experience.
Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

I've done several of the brunches in Hong Kong and this one did not impress. For the food, the selection of meats and cheeses was good, but beyond that selection was limited. Seafood did not taste particularly fresh, notably the lobster. The main courses were very disappointing, I had the pasta which was bland and greasy. Several others in the party had the chicken which was bloody in the centre, and nothing was done when this was pointed out.

Service also left much to be desired. Drink refills were slow and on several occasions we had empty glasses. Given what you are paying and the level of service at other brunches, this was notably poor. Staff in general seemed to be demotivated and unhappy, which spoiled the atmosphere.

I appreciate that some of this may sound a little petty, but this bunch was 801HKD (a little over 100USD) per head including service. That's a lot of money and on the high end compared to the Hong Kong champagne brunch average, at 100-200 HKD more than elsewhere. For this money you expect outstanding food and service, and this delivered neither. We won't be going back to this one again, there are better choices.

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Thank vonhumperdink
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Last Sunday il Padrino and his better half went for dinner with some Italian friends just arrived in HK to Tosca in Ritz Carlton Hotel - ICC Tower . That place rocks ! The ambient is unique , with a modern design that is never heavy or kitsch . I really like the atmosphere in the dining room . Not to speak about the view : I mean you are in the tallest building in the city and is really something to remember the fact to look the IFC up and down whilst having dinner !. The service is one of the best I 've experienced so far in HK , of course the classy touch of the Italian maitre in the dining room has been completely transferred to his crew . And they all are exquisite , very professional and never intrusive . Then the food : Chef Vittorio's style , that I knew from his past restaurant here in HK, is still a real surprise to me : he has always the traditions of our food in his mind but at the same time he is always capable to surprise you with some new combination of ingredients or cooking style . It is always the right choice to trust him when he is giving you some advise on the speciality of the house . Worth to come back everytime , to impress your friends with the stunning view and the HIGH CLASS service and cuisine .

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3  Thank Padrino-65
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Other than an amazing view you can find better food, better service and a better wine list in a number of other restaurants in Hong Kong. Our white truffle risotto was so over cheesed that you couldn't even taste the white truffles. The restaurant was only about 25% full the night that I ate there and the service was so slow and almost non existent that I can't imagine what it would be like there on a night when they were full.

Thank MelBNolan
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Similar to most western cuisine restaurants in HK; good, but...
Go for lunch; great value for good food.
If you go a la carte, I fear your wallet will hurt rather then leaving with a happy stomach.
Setting is nice, great view over HK, so I'd recommend this place as a good lunch location to impress out of town guests.

Service is polite and good, but similar to all HK upscale restaurants; a personal touch is something hard to get by, machine smiles and a gutfeeling servers here don't have.

So; quitegood, but...

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Thank PetitGourmand
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Tosca had everything! There was a great view from 102 stories up in the Ritz Carlton looking down at Hong Kong and the Harbour. The decor and ambiance was amazing, from the modern "Tron" looking floor lights, the stunning glass-shard artwork pieces, the massive chandelier, the mesmerising fountain and even the plates had a lovely and delicate flower-like design. The food was delicious, and the menu had a wide range of things to offer, including a special section for plates that come with a fresh serving of white truffles. I had the risotto with white truffles and can only be described as "heaven on a plate", and by far the best truffle or risotto plate I have ever had. Other than the excellent food and ambiance, the servers were polite and friendly, plus you were never left waiting for a re-fill on your drink, or more bread for the table. Chef Vittorio Lucareillo personally came out to shave the white truffles. I even got to go into the kitchen and take a picture with the chefs. This was an over-the-top and fabulous experience that all would be sure to enjoy. Though the food is quite sophisticated I, as a 13 year old enjoyed it very much.

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Thank Kayla U
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