Mon to Sun, 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Mon to Sun, 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
2 rooms for 12-16 persons
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Linguine with lobster, tomato and basil
Grouper with hazelnut oil, fennel, green apple and raspberry
Fiorentina porterhouse steak with mixed salad and fruits
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.