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The Best Of Hong Kong
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By Andrea Lo | June 27th, 2016
  • Bar, Restaurant
  • HK Island, Repulse Bay
  • Address: Shop 105, G/F,28 Beach Road,Repulse Bay
  • Website: http://www.amalfitana.hk/
  • Open Hours: Wednesday-Monday, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Capacity: 60
  • Open Since: June 25th, 2016
  • Phone: 2388-7787
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
  • Ambience: Casual

Southside Renaissance: It’s hard to believe that we’ve survived all these years without a decent pizzeria in Repulse Bay. That’s all changed with Amalfitana, an artisan pizza bar that pledges to bring the flavors of the Amalfi Coast right here to Hong Kong — with a few aperol spritzes thrown in for good measure.

Look & Feel: Located right by the beach with prime ocean views, Amalfitana boasts an airy open space that feels welcoming and laid-back. The bar comes into sight as you enter, and you’ll also spot a huge pizza oven imported from Italy. We love the hand-painted mural of the Amalfi Coast — it adds a touch of bright colors to the space.

Amalfitana
Amalfitana goes alfresco

On the Menu: Expect classics and crowd favorites, like quattro formaggio ($170), mozzarella ($130), and margherita, as well as a whole bunch of imaginative creations and chef’s specials — like Il Capo with black truffle, with tomato, mozzarella, porcini mushroom and rocket ($488). The pizzas are cooked with a long-rising dough technique, resulting in lighter, crispier bites. The appetizers and salads here shouldn’t be overlooked — think tomato bruschetta ($90), a barley salad with pine nuts, tomatoes (cherry/sun-dried) and pesto ($90) and of course, cheese and meat platters. Choose from a variety of Spritzes (from $100) and Negronis (from $130) and pair your food with Italian wines and prosecco. There are also delectable desserts (a pizza made with Nutella, anyone?) and a dedicated kid’s menu. 

Service: Super attentive, without being overbearing. Our server knew each dish inside and out, including the ingredients and how they were prepared.  

Jeng: We love the signature Amalfitana pizza ($250), piled with buffalo mozzarella, parma ham, tomato, porcini mushrooms and rocket ($250) — a cheesy, crispy slice that isn’t too heavy thanks to the addition of greens. The Fiorentina ($160) is another top pick — the classic pie is made with parmesan, spinach and garlic with a poached egg on top. Italy’s answer to beef tartare, buttuta di carne ($120), makes for an incredibly moreish appetizer — it’s served with sun-blushed tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and a parmesan cheese wafer.

Not So Jeng: The tomato sauce in the Calzone is a touch on the rich side and way too heavy for beach-goers.

Great For: Grabbing a bite while spending the day on the beach, sunset drinks, a casual group outing.

FYI: Amalfitana is run by the Roopchand and Chellaram brothers, who are behind sexy dive bar The Pontiac and party central Rummin’ Tings.

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