Waterfront Location: Tseung Kwan O is popping. The waterfront location makes the perfect backdrop for long Sunday walks and days out with the family. Pici Tseung Kwan O is one of the latest addition to the district’s ever-expanding F&B scene, meaning pasta enthusiasts can finally make the most of this neighborhood joint. As Pirata Group’s seventh Pici branch, TKO residents – and weekend flockers – couldn’t be more excited for this opening.
Look & Feel: Pici Tseung Kwan O sits at a corner at the bottom of a residential building. Although it’s rather small, it’s cozy. There’s an al-fresco feeling to it thanks to the open-air entrance. Inside, the design is simple and elegant, offering white marble counters and an open kitchen that allows gourmands to marvel at the pasta artisans at work. We recommend sitting at the stools at the entrance to let you soak in the breeze outside while watching the buzz outside.
On the Menu: If you haven’t been before, we’ll sum up that Pici is famous for its fresh, hand rolled pasta made daily. It serves down-to-earth authentic Italian pasta, as it should be – something that can be difficult to find in Hong Kong. The menu features cult classics including the creamy burrata cheese (HK$95), tuna tartare (HK$120) and juicy meatballs (HK$90). But that’s just the starters – and although we love them, we’re here for the pasta. The melted truffle provolone (HK$110) is oven cooked, sprinkled with oregano, paprika and the star of the show – freshly shaved black truffle. This aromatic dish will leave you wanting more, but fret not, there’s more.
Nodding to the local neighborhood, Pici Tseung Kwan O celebrates the sea with its exclusive dishes to the venue. The tagliatelle frutti di mare (HK$160) combines flavors from the ocean including prawns, mussels and squid, served with garlic, chilli and bisque. These dishes are exclusive to Pici Tseung Kwan O, but if you’re craving some of the fan favorites made famous by previous outlets, there’s the staple classic lasagna (HK$130), truffle tagliolini (HK$180), pappardelle beef cheek (HK$140) and more. Be sure to save room for dessert. Choose from the tiramisu (HK$60) or panna cotta (HK$60) – need we say more?
Jeng: The pasta! To be honest, all of the dishes though, starters included, were delicious.
Not So Jeng: We don’t have much to fault about Pici’s new branch. There’s a reason it’s opened its seventh successful branch since its first one opened in May 2021!
Great For: Family lunches, weekends.
FYI: There’s a weekday lunch option at HK$158 which includes a starter, main and dessert. The weekend lunch menu is slightly more expensive at HK$258.
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