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“Inconsistent : from fresh starters to over sauced mains”

Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #128 of 8,038 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $103
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Admiralty
Description: Previously locate at the Fenwick Pier, Giando has found a new berth in 9 Star Street, in Wanchai. Located in a more accessible area, this contemporary Italian restaurant offers authentic Italian food where the ingredients are flown in directly from Italy. This gave birth to the opening of Mercato by Giando located in the ground floor of its previous location. Reservations highly recommended
Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
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“Inconsistent : from fresh starters to over sauced mains”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

After we finished dinner, I wondered if we were indeed at the same Giando we dined in about a year ago. We started with the octopus salad, fried calamari, scallops with beef cheek and the plate of cured ham. All very lovely, fresh and well presented; delicious. Something happened with the mains.

Then we had the Risotto with crab meat and Lobster, pasta with clams and the veal with mushrooms. The Risotto was good, but the sauce for the veal and the pasta seemed to be heavily flavoured with either beef bullion cube or a store bought flavour enhancing mix.
it reminded me of store bought gravy mix, particularly for the veal. The sauce for the pasta with clams with beans was over cooked and over mixed, almost pasty. Seemed like a trainee was in charge of these two dishes.

While the chef indeed is very charming, the staff was similar to the food; inconsistent. not sure i would give it a 3rd try.

  • Visited March 2014
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Beijing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Expertly prepared and unpretentious meal. We shared the tomatoes and mozarrella (also anchovies and blood oranges). My wife had the fettucine and I the ravioli. For dessert, again shared a dish of vanilla gelato. Simply wonderful tasting food.

Cannot provide any feedback on the wines or selection, sorry don't drink.

Nice atmosphere. One group started to get carried away and were asked to quiet down. While I enjoy celebrating, I appreciate the effort to maintain some reasonable level of quiet. Not much of a view at present due to construction - will probably be wonderful once finished.

Not easy to find, but worth the effort.

  • Visited March 2014
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
“My new hidden spot.”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

The pastas and pizzas here are truly the best in Hong Kong. I am a foodie and a big Italian fan & I am absolutely in love with this place. The location itself is so warm & cozy. It's a great spot to be at any time during the week no matter the occasion. What makes this restaurant so perfect is the fact that everybody gets treated like a VIP. The main chef cooks and then comes to the main part of the restaurant and greets all his guests. I can't wait to go back to Giando's not only for the delicious food which is all homemade, but for the excellent service. Grazie mille!

  • Visited January 2014
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
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“Feels as if I Am In Heaven”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

The fact that this restaurant is not number 1 on TripAdvisor for restaurants in Hong Kong, is truly mind blowing. I was so taken aback that this Italian gem even existed here in HK. The chef, Gianni, always makes it a point to check up on every single table to ask how the food is & explains here and how all of his fresh products are made. I make it a point to now dine at this restaurant a few times a month. It's just PERFECT. If you can't fly over to Italy anytime soon, head over to Giando's where you will experience real authentic food & service. Your dining experience there might be even better than your dining experience in Italy itself!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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“In Simple Words: Perfecto!”
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

This is probably one of the most authentic Italian restaurants out of Bella Italia. Starting from the great interior design, giving you the impression of a beautiful Italian ristorante combined with the incredible views of HK island and Kowloon. The staff is friendly and provides quick service with the famous family style Italian hospitality. Chef Gianni walks around and explains in his charming Italian way the delicious creation made from products imported from Italy! A true dining experience! A great place for any sort of occasion. If you enjoy great food with amazing service and an authentic Italian atmosphere, you must visit! Thumbs up!

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Giando H, Public Relations Manager at Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Dear Sir,

We are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your dining experience in Giando and we look forward to many more of your visits with utmost satisfaction.

Sincerely,
Giando Team
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