Monday, March 28, 2016

Otto Restaurant & Bar (Hong Kong, CHINA) ★★★☆☆

Italian cuisine is very popular all over the world and hearty dishes like a simple carbonara have long captured the heart of food lovers from different corners of the globe. In Hong Kong, we are blessed with so many good Italian restaurants around the city and today, I decided to check one off my list - Otto Restaurant & Bar, a casual Italian place that has recently been getting some pretty positive reviews from my friends.

I was eating with mom this afternoon so as always, it would be a very early start. 

Located on the 16th and 17th floor of L'hart building in Causeway Bay, Otto is just a stone's throw from the Causeway Bay MTR station. Though not as glamorous as other Italian eateries on the Island side, it has all the makings of a hearty Italian restaurant.

We started things off with a pair of croissants first. That was surprisingly good. 

Both of us went with their creamy sweet corn soup as starter. The soup was indeed very sweet though not quite as creamy as advertised.

Our main dishes both turned out to be pleasant surprises for us. My pan fried pork fillet Braciola style ($118) was really nice with the pork fillet being one of tenderest I had in recent memory.

I thought better was mom's risotto with prawn and scallops ($128). The addition of black truffle was a very nice touch to the creamy risotto.

For dessert, both of us had the classic creme brulee finished with a sugar glaze.

Nothing fancy or pretentious, just a hearty meal full of gourmet Italian dishes. Needless to say we'll be back very soon.

Food Rating: 5/10
Price: $$
Address: 16-17/F, L'hart, 487-489 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Closest Metro Station: Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2893-8617

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