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

Mar 04, 2015

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

Serving traditional Tuscan-style fare, this restaurant oozes modern sophistication while managing to feel warm and welcoming. The restaurant makes a good setting for a romantic meal or a group dinner. Its proximity to upmarket stores and shopping malls in Causeway Bay make it a convenient choice. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the excitement of Causeway Bay. Diners can book a private dining room for intimate affairs or enjoy pre- or post-dinner drinks at the restaurant’s small terrace. 

Food

The complimentary breadbasket served warm with a side of truffle butter is a delightful start to the evening. The appetiser of figs baked in pancetta and gorgonzola fondue offers an interesting blend of flavours and textures. For vegetarians, the suggested option is arugula salad, but it lacked substance and imagination, the leaves haphazardly put together on a plate with a couple of chopped cherry tomatoes and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. The signature dish, linguine with jumbo red prawn date tomato and fresh herbs, more than makes up for this though, as the portion is generous, pasta al dente and sauce well seasoned. The risotto with porcini, truffle oil and shaved parmesan was hearty and rustic where the mushrooms were warm and had a chargrilled appearance which accounted for their smoky flavour. The risotto showed careful attention and was perfectly cooked. For dessert, the puff pastry apple tart and vanilla ice cream is a must-try, served fresh from the oven with a light and flaky crust and with just the right level of sweetness when eaten together with the vanilla ice cream, wrapping up a lovely meal. 

Wine

The wine list is impressive and it is clear that significant thought has gone behind its creation. There is no sommelier, but the wait staff are helpful in making recommendations to pair with the meal and are more than happy offer tasters before ordering. The recommended Trentenare Fiano IGP Paestum 2013 went beautifully with the food. 

Service

Given the small number of tables, the server-to-customer ratio is high. Service at Bella Vita is fairly impeccable, where servers are never intrusive yet always polite, willing and well trained. The guests are greeted warmly, dishes arrive in a timely manner and glasses are constantly topped-up. The service is definitely a highlight.

Price

A three-course dinner for two with wine comes to about HK$1,300 which is expected especially given the location, quality of food and service. 

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