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By Shimron Singh | July 7th, 2023
  • Restaurant
  • Central
  • Address: Main Atrium IFC Mall, Central,
  • Open Hours: Open seven days a week from 12pm –9:30pm
  • Open Since : July, 2023
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Ambience: Intimate, Traditional, Trendy

Hong Kong’s foodies have been blessed by the grace of a new addition, bringing in a slice of Napoli. FALCONE is a pizzeria that draws inspiration from the energy and chaos of Napoli, offering a lively and playful restaurant with a unique dining experience.

Look & Feel: Designed by Melissa Collison, the 70-seat restaurant is a blend of exaggerated abundance and intricacies of Napoli. The space employs a clash of colors and textures, using dark timbers, chrome, marble, big Italian mouldings, and peek-a-boo arches for the kitchen. The center wall of the restaurant is anchored by an over-the-top display filled with mismatched plates, purposefully uncool and perfectly imperfect like the chaotic city itself. With a wallpaper of old-fashioned roses and green leaves, the space is reminiscent of Nonna’s kitchen in the 1950s.

On the Menu: The menu at FALCONE explores the culinary traditions throughout the Campania region, namely the neo-Neapolitan style of pizza and pasta, complemented by an accessible list of select red and white wines. The head chef, Roberta De Sario, brings her untamed personality to neo-Neapolitan pizza, a style of pizza born from a new generation that stems from the same great city. Her weapon of choice is a 1500kg custom-made Pavesi brick oven.

The lower temperature and additional cook time produce a sturdier base and crunchier exterior, similar to an American style of pizza. The menu also highlights the abundance of Napoli’s seafood, including linguine alle vongole, gamberi al forno, and carpaccio di gamberi rossi.

Great For: FALCONE is perfect for those looking for a unique and playful dining experience that captures the essence of Napoli. The restaurant is suitable for groups of friends and family, or even for a casual date night. The lively atmosphere and delicious food make Falcone a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience authentic Italian cuisine.

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This write-up is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.