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“Been there 5 times in the last 10 days.....”
Review of 208 Duecento Otto

208 Duecento Otto
Ranked #299 of 8,734 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $0 - $120
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sheung Wan
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Been there 5 times in the last 10 days.....”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

From the header you can determine that 1/I lack imagination or 2/ this place is good!

208 has great decor, soft lights with blue and white portuguese style tiles, with wood and marble thrown in. It's cool, and in HK it stands out. It's in an area of Hollywood Road where there is little else in terms of dining or bar scene, so you come here just for this.

I come here for the pizza. For me it's one of the best if not the best in HK. In HK a lot will depend on the humidity in the air which affects the pizza dough, however I find the pizza here so good that after having had one I say "who wants to half another one with me?"

Staff is friendly and generally efficient. Mattia the new manager is attentive and will take care of you, as well as the new bar manager Rodgrigo. It's always nice to go to a restaurant whcih has a more personal touch.

Prices are acceptable, and there is generally a deal of some sort, like the $208 +10% on a pizza and two glasses of wine they currently have (Aug 2012).

If you are taking someone on a date, or have a more formal occasion, then upstairs is where you get a tablecloth a wider menu. I prefer the buzz of downstairs, the shared high tables, the view of the street.

Next time I will try the lunch buffet downstairs or set lunch upstairs. I'll give it a couple of days I guess, surely there are other good places in HK!

Buon Appetito.

  • Visited July 2012
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Hong Kong, China
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Excellent atmosphere, good staff. A pleasurable dining experience. I loved the decor Easy location on the island.

Visited July 2012
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Hong Kong
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice pizza”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

The pizza here is the closest you can get to the real Italian pizza in Hong Kong. Didn't try the other food yet but well done on the pizza. Service was nothing memorable but ok. Will go back.

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San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Solid but pricey Italian, great ambience”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Food was very good though not great. Bottled water (still) charges seemed high ($50 U.S. for a table of 10 people--although we went through 8 bottles or so). Service was excellent.

Visited July 2012
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Hong Kong, China
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food, but way too noisy!”
Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Very trendy place, good decor but so noisy. We had dinner upstairs in the restaurant but it seemed like the voices and every other sound seemed to echo ten fold. Not a place to go if one wants to have an intimate dinner.
Service from our local waiter(maybe it was a waitress) left much to be desired. And vegetarians, be warned, very few choices. No one offered to fix us something off the menu. Just shrugged the shoulders and that was it.
Chocolate pudding was absolutely delicious.
Pizza too was very tasty, light, thin and not loaded with cheese and fat.

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