- 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 2nd, 2023
- 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.
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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