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“The best Italian food and atmosphere in China.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Italiano Doc

Italiano Doc
Ranked #3 of 1,078 Restaurants in Qingdao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $116
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: ITALIANO DOC RESTAURANT Intercontinental Hotel Qingdao by Qingdao Sige Catering Management Co., Ltd, located on the 1st floor Intercontinental Hotel Qingdao open for lunch and dinner. Authentic traditional and creative Italian cuisine and selected wine. Stefano Sparaco is no stranger to China, especially Qingdao. He has been in China since 2005 and has been active on restaurant business from early 1980. His career has brought him from Italy to France and London, and in China from Qingdao, to Hong Kong and Chongqing. In 2009, Stefano Sparaco opened Italiano DOC restaurant in Hong Kong Garden Qingdao. In 2011, Italiano DOC was transferred to Haiqing Hotel Qingdao and later, the name was changed to Ristorante San Marco Italiano DOC. With over 30 years of experience, Stefano Sparaco has teamed up with his son, Raffeallo Sparaco to operate San Marco Italiano DOC. From March 2016, Ristorante San Marco will separate from Italiano DOC restaurant. Italiano DOC restaurant will open a new chapter in InterContinental Qingdao delivering the same authentic Italian cuisine and warm Southern Italy hospitality.
Torino, Italia
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The best Italian food and atmosphere in China.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stefano is an excellent cook, the dishes, and the wine, have made me feel right at home by my parents.
Stefano's hosiptality is the tipical one from his city NAPOLI: very open and friendly. And last but not least the price was a nice surprise.
Just one advice, if you don'r read chinese find the Haiqing hotel could be not too easy since the hotel name is written in chinese only, btw is very close to Qingdao Hospital.
THANK YOU STEFANO.
Maurizio

  • Visited October 2013
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stefano s, Owner at Italiano Doc, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Thank you for your comment, we really appreciate and motivate to continue and doing better and better
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Guangzhou, China
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Visited for the first time based on the reviews of this website with my boss flying in from the U.S. and my local Chinese colleague. The Italian owner/chef make this place a great dining experience and perhaps the best in my 13 years living in China. Food is fantastic and very hearty and delicous dishes. A nice menu and very friendly staff. The location is a little strange and I thought it wouldn't be that great given it's an Italian restaurant in a local Chinese hotel, but I was very wrong. Great place to go for dinner with colleagues, family or friends. Pizza is a must, as is the seafood platter. Pastas are great too. The end of the night with the waitress bringing over some Italian booze on the house is a very warm touch by the owner. I will be back when I'm in Qingdao. Nice job!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Jake M
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stefano s, Owner at Italiano Doc, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Thank you. If we are able to do this,is because of all of you
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Hong Kong, China
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

We tolk a taxi to the restaurant after reading all the reviews. We were not disappointed! We had a selection of antipasti and it was great food and well presented. We had a pizza and a pasta and both were excellent! I would definitely go back if I end up in Qingdao again. The price was very reasonable as well!

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the best Italian restaurants in China”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Stefano and his son are able to prepare excellent Italian dishes, they give you the true italian taste, you can find really good salami, ham and cheese and you can choose many good Italian wines, high quality wines, the restaurant is also good for business dinners or for some special party, the service is good and the waitresses are professional and after your meal you can enjoy some good grappa or limoncello offered by Stefano and you can relax and have fun. Excellent!

  • Visited July 2013
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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best ever Italian restaurant in China!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

What to say of something special when happen to you.... It's hard but it's something unbeatable, amazing, lot's of flavors, colors, amazing food mixing traditional Italian food with Chinese touch!!!
But what brings me to return always to Qingdao is the friendship that I found with owner and his son that is the chief on duty now and of course the great food that they have to offer!!! The service is always amazing, the courtesy is everywhere ....This ristorante is special... If you feel homesick the right place to be and recover yourself in Qingdao is the Ristorante San Marco Italiano DOC

  • Visited December 2012
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