My family and I returned to Linguini Fini a few days ago, and were pleasantly reminded of how good a restaurant this place is, especially as it's been a few months since the last visit. We found the staff and duty manager knowledgeable, attentive and friendly, and as for the food, I cannot write enough good things about it. Please note that, in writing this, I'm not naiively gushing, "It was 'yummy'" about ordinary calzone fare; rather, as my family and I are "frequent flyers" to some quite good Italian restaurants here in Hong Kong and in Asia region (e.g., Nicholini's, Grissini and Da Domenico in HK, Il Teatro in Macau, Angelini in Bangkok, etc.), I am confident in saying that Linguini Fini, while more low-key in style, is really right up there with these other excellent Italian restaurants.
On this last visit, we were pleased to find that the menu has remained fairly stable since our last visit, and so we could indulge in some fondly-remembered favorites, including their remarkable burrata, as well as some new items. Both our HK-based and out-of-town guests, all of them well-traveled business people, commented on how good it was. Our HK guest is now keen to have her law firm schedule their regular out-of-office dinner meetings there.
It's worth commenting that this restaurant is a creation of the excellent Posto Pubblico team. This team is unlike most of the HK assembly-line "restaurant groups" that, all too often, put quality way down their priority list, and focus instead on the tactics of "throw everything against the wall and see what sticks", then "lather, rinse, repeat" (opening many ill-managed outlets) for any concept that shows a profit. Instead, Posto Pubblico have a reputation for originating refreshingly novel restaurants with well-crafted food, great staff training...and then they keep it up, focusing on quality rather than quantity (of outlets). A far better long-term profit strategy, frankly.
Above, I mentioned that Linguini Fini is, by design, deliberately relaxed in tone--perhaps some visitors are confused by this artfully comfortable and low-key approach (e.g., classic galvanized table tops, local HK graffiti art as decoration, etc.), or by mention of some reviewers that it is "New York style" (thus perhaps making one think it's a pizza parlour). The reality is very, very good: excellent food (sourced via organic farms here in Hong Kong), well-trained and friendly service. In my opinion, it's tough to go wrong with this place.