Bella Vita

11/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road 開平道1號Cubus 11樓 +852 2577 0699 http://www.bellavita.com.hk

Rating

Date of review

Dec 17, 2013

Cuisine

Italian

Location

Causeway Bay

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Bella Vita
11/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road

Overview

  • Dress Code

    Smart casual

  • Lunch hours

    Mon to Sun, 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

  • Dinner hours

    Mon to Sun, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Corkage

    HK$250/bottle

  • Reservation

    Yes

  • Buffet

    Yes

  • Private Room

    2 rooms for 12-16 persons

  • Accept Credit Card

    Yes

  • Smoking Area

    Yes

Signature Dishes

  • Crispy Iberico suckling pig with shaved fennel and orange

    香脆西班牙乳豬伴茴香及鮮橙

  • Linguini with jumbo red prawn, date tomato and garlic

    珍寶紅蝦香蒜扁麵配西西里甜番茄

  • Fiorentina T-bone Porterhouse steak

    T骨牛扒

Review

Setting

Often filled with couples on dates and businessmen holding meetings, Bella Vita is the ideal spot for an intimate dining experience with modern Tuscan dishes. Located on the 11th floor of Cubus and equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, Bella Vita diners with window seats have a chance to look out over the bustle of Causeway Bay below.  For an extra private dining experience, guests are welcome to book out the two private dining rooms. There is also a small terrace at the back of the restaurant perfect for after-dinner drinks. 

Food

The menu is not a huge one but is full of modern Italian items cooked with fresh ingredients. Diners are offered a fresh breadbasket which is full of freshly baked olive bread, rosemary bread and French bread. For a starter, the burrata cheese with Sicilian cherry tomatoes and rucola pesto is a must. The creamy, melt-in-your-mouth cheese pairs perfectly with the tangy, freshly-cut tomatoes and homemade rucola pesto. The Fiorentina steak is meant for two people and pre-sliced for easy sharing. Our waiter suggested the steak to be cooked medium and it came out perfectly. The meat was lightly seasoned with salt and was succulent and tasty. The steak was served with a side of fresh salad mixed, unusually, with strawberries, blueberries and pears. The sweetness from the fruit was the perfect complement to the meat’s saltiness. The dessert menu was impressive so we ordered two items: the puff pastry apple tart with vanilla gelato and an old-fashioned panna cotta with raspberry sauce. The apple tart is one not to miss. It was straight out of the oven and the sweet pastry went nicely with the tartness of the green apples. It was the perfect way to round up a hearty Italian meal. 

Wine

The house wines have been well chosen and the selection of wines by the glass is decent with one sparkling wine, three white wines and three red wines. The restaurant also offers wines in different sizes – by the glass, half a bottle and a whole bottle. There is no sommelier available, but most of the staff are reasonably well-informed about the wines and can make pairing recommendations for your meal. 

Service

Considering the small size of the restaurant, there is a large number of wait staff. The staff was extremely attentive and our glasses were never less than half full. 

Price

A three-course dinner with wine for two came out to around HK$2,000. The quality of service justifies the cost, however the set lunch options offer much better overall value.  

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