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“Good mixed with excellences”
Review of Gianni's Trattoria Italiana - CLOSED

Gianni's Trattoria Italiana
Price range: $38 - $77
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Opened in Jan 2013, the restaurant has proved a must destination lounge for food connoisseurs residing in Hong Kong and visitors from overseas. The restaurant features home comfort Italian food that can be sampled without the need to or before going to South Italy. Located in the heart of Soho, (its’ unique location ideally and strategically aimed at both business and romantic dining clients to enjoy a different Italian experience). The exclusivity and authenticity of the southern Italy region Puglia cuisine has been recognized by our clienteleand given us an edge in an overcrowded market. We invite you to come and experience thisdifferent taste.
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Excellent bread, pasta, risotto and antipasti. Super value set lunch on weekdays with antipasti buffet table (so Italian). Very good coffee and tiramisu too.

Once even saw chef Gianni's name in a professional cooking school web site.

Have been to this restaurants many times in the past 18 months, mostly for dinners with a group of friends or family. A place for friends having good food and chat, perhaps bit noisy for romantic dinner at weekends when the restaurant is full.

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Thank qYu
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Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Folks we have had Italian everywhere in Hong Kong, always bland because they use HK ingredients. This place is different. The only Italian restaurant where you get authentic Italian flavours .... Why? Because many of the ingredients are imported from Italy and the Chef is Italian. The best in Hong Kong!

1  Thank Trueblue2x07
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stopped by with friends by chance. I go to Elgin Street all the time and have never seen this place before. We were greeted by Chef Gianni himself and after a bit of discussion he asked what we like and dont like and then said if he could just cook for us. Good decision. Prosciutto San Danielle on greens was good, bruchetta excellent, risotto ai fungi porcini was just excellent. Not an easy dish to make but very well done. Zuppa di farro e fagioli was very tasty. Farro is a grain, like a barley and it came out beautifully. We also had smoked scamorza (essentially mozzarella) which was great. He offered some white wine from Puglia which I had never tried before. Again, excellent and well paired with what we were eating.

Downside? Not much other than the place is hard to find and the service a little slow (though well intentioned). I have lived in this city for years and tried all the Italian spots but this place was special due to the quality of food, fair price and the skill of Chef Gianni. A real winner. Chef Gianni...sei grande....

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1  Thank eton1970
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

My wife stumbled onto Gianni's in need of a restaurant for Valentine's Day. We hadn't heard of the place so didn't know what to expect, but were really pleased with both the food and service. The restaurant is not massive, but has a very nice atmosphere. The Chef personally attended to each table and the wait staff were impeccable. Every dish we had was excellent and the bill at the end did not make your eyes water like is common in Hong Kong. Highly recommend this place. We'll be back.

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2  Thank Ken O
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Definitely the best Italian restaurant out of Italy I have ever tired - with traditional and really fresh ingredients that you would not expect in the heart of Asia at all!

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Thank Tobias H
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