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By Kate Springer | September 24th, 2015
  • Bar
  • HK Island, Sheung Wan
  • Address: 1A Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: Dinner Tuesday-Saturday
  • Open Since : March, 2015
  • Phone: 2803-7080
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Ambience: Casual, Intimate, Trendy

PoHo Watering Hole: Everything you’d want from a neighborhood bar, Mitte delivers fantastic negronis, spritzers and Italian bites in a Berlin-cool setting.

Mitte is so back-alley chic
Mitte is so back-alley chic

Look & Feel: If Berlin and Italy had a baby that was classy, creative and a little bit naughty—Mitte would be it. The atmospheric Osteria Berlinese has elements of industrial chic decor, mixed with vintage-inspired furniture, neon signage and live DJs that pop up a few times a week. The restaurant was founded by three talents in the creative industry, all from different places—think US, Berlin and Italy. Hence the interesting melting pot of cultures in every corner.

Meet the Chef: Co-founder Piero Zanatta helms the busy open kitchen, pumping out super fresh Italian-inspired contemporary dishes—like a huge mountain of burrata cheese, squid with shaved celery and perfectly al dente pastas

A Negroni: to have and to hold... and to drink
A Negroni: to have and to hold… and to drink

On the Menu: Mitte does pasta insanely well—al dente as it should be. Try the Alice linguine, which features a special anchovy jus called Colatura di Alici that’s specially flown in from the Amalfi Coast. Mitte is just as serious about its drinks as it is the food: find four kinds of negronis including the signature classic and a lighter tasting, but still surprisingly strong, Spritz variety.

Jeng: Did we mention the burrata cheese? It’s enough to share with several friend, but we won’t blame you if you keep it all for yourself. Tiramisu for dessert is also a great life decision, or if you’re carving chocolate: the sweet Pizzetta Fritta , aka deep-fried balls of pizza dough covered with Nutella, is also a house specialty

Not so Jeng: There’s not much we didn’t like at Mitte, however you might skip the polpo appetizer if you’re not into seafood. Whatever you do, save room for the desserts.

Service: If Italian accents and tall, attractive people get you down then maybe keep walking.

Great for: Thanks to its low-lit ambience, great tunes and arty vibes, Mitte makes for a great date night or small-group catchup.

What else? Wonder why it’s so quiet outside but bumpin’ with live DJ music inside? The designers at Mitte thought of everything, including sound-proof doors.

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