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“Great little negihborhood secret.”

Trattoria Caffe' Monteverdi
Ranked #462 of 8,204 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $64
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Traditional Italian historical and country cuisine in a lay back and homy environment
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
161 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great little negihborhood secret.”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Fantastic neighborhood Italian restaurant and deli. Reasonable wine list and very good house wines. Menu changes and always has a nice mix of modern and old family recipes. The owners are a very friendly and welcoming couple. Our favorite place in the neighborhood!

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank jctokyo
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Armando O, Owner at Trattoria Caffe' Monteverdi, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear Jctokyo

Thank you for your review and support, we appreciate it and hope to see you son again.

Warmest Regards
Armando
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Hong Kong
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Special place for italian food in Hong Kong”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

I like what other reviewer write, don't want to share this special place because it is very good and afraid it will be too busy next time I want to eat here. Hong Kong have many good Italian restaurant but this is different place called trattoria, like what you find in Tuscany Italy. Chef explain dish very good and have English and Cantonese speaking owners that help you understand menu and help recommend good dish for you. Gnochi is best I taste in Hong Kong and pork chop is crazy good. Have special events here sometimes. Wine tasting I think. Now I am excited thinking about food here and want to go back.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank HK_Traveller_for_fun
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Armando O, Owner at Trattoria Caffe' Monteverdi, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear HK_Traveler

Thanks for reviewing us and sharing your opinion. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you soon again.

Warmest regards
Armando
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Chicago, Illinois
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1,364 reviews
634 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
“Definitely the best rustic Italian food in Hong Kong...a true gem”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

I almost do not want to write this review so I don't have to share this restaurant...it was that good. It is a very small restaurant (~25 seats) with incredible food, a family atmosphere and great service. We started with arancini which was perfectly spiced with saffron and cooked perfectly. Next, we had homemade gnocchi with pesto and tagliatelle with red duck sauce and I only wish we had more people so we could have ordered and tried more homemade pasta dishes. Last we had the lamb which was one of the most tender and delicious (not gamey at all) lamb chops my husband or I have ever had (and we order lamb quite a bit given my husband's Greek heritage). The service really makes you feel like part of the family and they made great suggestions. I cannot wait until we come back the next time...for the price, it is definitely one of the best restaurants Hong Kong has to offer!!!

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Shelliu
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Armando O, Owner at Trattoria Caffe' Monteverdi, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear Shelliu,

Thank you for sharing and "not keeping your views to yourself", we appreciate and hope to see you soon again.

Warmest Regards
Armando
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Taipei, Taiwan
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best Italian I had in Asia”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

It's only a cozy 21/22 seats Italian restaurant. We were recommended by a wine shop owner about this restaurant and he described that every dish is special and delicious. He helped us to make reservation because he knows the restaurant host very well. I went with two of my sisters who are very picky about food. With such high recommendation, we were a little bit skeptical and afraid that we'd be disappointed especially when we asked the menu to the host and she answered that all dishes are good. When the first two appetizers came, they were shockingly good and all of our doubts were gone!! The main dished and deserts were just amazing as they were all cooked in perfection. Three of us were going to order more food but we were just too full. It's like you want to try all the dished in this place.

The host was very tentative and explained many things about this place and her history. After listening to her story, you'd understand her passion to this place and why it's so successful within 13 month of operation. They also have a story next door selling lots of imported Italian food. No surprise, we packed up even more food for the Chinese New Year!! We enjoyed and loved this place so much and only worry it will be too difficult to reserve a table in the future as Ibe & Armando's passion will make this restaurant listed on the top in HK.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank SuperHyperJason
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Armando O, Owner at Trattoria Caffe' Monteverdi, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear SuperHyperJason,
Thank you very much for your review and your support, it is highly appreciated.
We hope to see you soon again.

Warmest regards
Armando
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Pasta was great, appetizers were average at best, and everything was too expensive - especially considering that the location is on an industrial street with no other nightlife nearby.

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Thank EdPro11
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Armando O, Owner at Trattoria Caffe' Monteverdi, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Dear EdPro11

Thank you for reviewing us.
I just wonder if the review was intended to us?

We are located 15 minutes walk from Lan Kwai Fong, one of the most famous HK's Nightlife districts.
Though, ours is a quiet residential street, below mid-levels, that resembles more a village than a Cosmopolitan City.
The street is probably not longer than 400 mt and along it's length you can find a Hospital, a park,
one of the few HK's historical buildings, popular for wedding photo-shootings, a Church, a School
a number of Kindergartens, Groceries, Music and pet shops, garages and more than 20 other restaurants.
We even have a Ghost's house!! but there is no industrial building nor any factory on this street or near by, so that's why I wonder….
Our Menu with the prices of our dishes is for everyone to evaluate outside of our Restaurant.

In Any case, thank you again
Kindest regards
Armando
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