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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a well-hidden secret in Hong Kong. Never ostentatious or high-profile, Castellana is easily the best Italian restaurant in the city. Decor is quaint and elegant. Menu is a compact collection of Piedmont flavors. Vitello tonnato, an Italian classic, is a creative variation with...veal and tuna. Tagliatelle, with shaved black truffle from Tasmania, is rich and aromatic. T-bone is truly memorable. The meat is tender and succulent with a flavorful jus. Tiramisu is a mild version. Service is simply impeccable. Price is high as anticipated but the meal is unparalleled.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

This is very high-end cuisine for what is effectively a set lunch. There were a minimum of three courses but I would have preferred only two at lunch but the portion sizes were just right so that I didn't feel overfull. The staff were very...polite and got the balance right on being attentive but also discreet. The restaurant is very elegantly decorated and the tables well spaced apart to enable private conversations. A bit on the expensive side but well worth the money.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023 via mobile

中環|Castellana Restaurant 位於中環雪廠街的Castellana Restaurant,主打北意大利菜,餐廳設計高貴典雅,分上下兩層,下層為半開放式廚房,上層整層是用餐區,空間感極之充足,非常舒適🫰🏻服務態度非常親切友善,每道菜式都清楚解釋,非常專業👍🏻👍🏻 Weekend Brunch Menu 4 course and dessert $780 餐前先來一杯意大利汽泡酒,味道微酸,入口清爽,夏天飲非常適合🥂 ALL TASTING APPETISERS 🔺Poached egg 65度溫泉蛋配綠蘆筍榛子,溫泉蛋上枱時保持溫度,再拌勻底下榛子碎同蘆筍,每啖都有香濃榛子,口感極佳😍 🔺 Bell peppery Asti Style 用紅黃甜椒做外皮,卷住吞拿魚蓉,甜椒除去面層塊皮,以中間椒肉卷住吞拿魚,口感清新😉 🔺Vitello tonnato 慢煮小牛肉配鵝肝醬,圓轆轆牛肉包住中間鵝肝醬,鵝肝細滑香濃,小牛肉以慢慢炮製,入口嫩滑🤤 🔺River prawn 蝦香炸香,甜蝦他他非常鮮甜,入口嫩滑,伴醬汁一齊食,味道更加鮮味😋 🔺Fassona beef tartare 被視為世界三大牛之一的 Fassone Piemontese牛。 牛味比較淡身、肉厚卻異常細嫩,入口非常美味😋 Pasta 🔺One-year aged Carraroli rigotto 一年陳釀 Carnaroli...燴飯配牛肝菌,carnaroli常被認為是義大利最好的米種,美味的主要祕訣是在慢火燉煮得過程中能良好吸收高湯,並維持米粒完整。所以整碟飯有好香濃菇菌味🫶🏻🫶🏻 🔺Homemade "plin” ravioli pasta filled with Capon chicken and Parmesan sauce 自家製意大利雲吞,中間餡料用上雞肉,配上 Parmesan sauce,味道配搭不錯🥹 🔺MAIN Seared bluefin tuna with stuffed Dotterino tomato and crispy Kale 烤吞拿魚伴番茄🍅香脆羽衣甘藍,面頭有少少煎香,入口魚脂非常肥美,魚油味香濃,入口細滑😍😍 🔺Black pork with rhubarb and horseradish 意大利南部黑豚肉,肉質細嫩,入口爽口,無一般豚肉酥味,食時拌上伴甘荀同醬汁,味道升華😍 Dessert 🔺Tiramisu 跟平日食嘅Tiramisu 唔同,比較輕身,底層為餐廳自家製餅乾,餅乾無濕笠笠感覺,咖啡酒香香濃,面頭係脆嘅可可,食嘅時候敲碎,呢個必點甜品😍 🔺Mortebianco with chestnut purée whipped cream and peach gel 意大利北部很受歡迎嘅甜品,甜栗子泥,上面為奶油,奶油同栗蓉都非常細滑,入口好似食雪糕感覺,好輕滑😋😋 📍 Castellana Restaurant 地址:中環雪廠街16號西洋會所大廈UG樓及1樓 #tobychanlife #CastellanaRestaurant #中環美食 #hongkong #hkig #hkfoodie #hkblogger #hkfoodblogger #hongkonger #hkfoodlover #hkfood #hkfoodshare #foodpron #foodstagram #hkrestaurant #hongkongfood #cameraeatsfirst #香港 #香港美食 #週末好去處 #香港好去處 #食好西 #美食More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

I went here with my friends who are visiting Hong Kong - we had such a fantastic evening. Everything about this space is incredible - food, service and interior. The highlight of my night was the cheese platter in which you can choose 3 from...their selection! Such a hidden spot on Duddell Street, too. If you're looking for somewhere special, we highly recommend this location.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 January 2023 via mobile

Castellana is definitely one of the best Italian fine dining restaurants in HK! This new location is much more spacious and the decor is elegant yet fun and what I can say about the food, everything was just perfect. Here’re some of my absolute favorites...of the night: Artic char tartare - the artic char was so fresh you could almost taste the river! Its salty, smokey, and the citrusy sauce was a perfect addition to cut the richness of the fish. I could eat 2 plates of this! Asti-style bell pepper - this dish looked a little unassuming but as soon as you take a bite, you’d immediately want to go for second and third until you finish the whole thing! Who knew bell pepper and tuna could complement each other so well! Buttoni ravioli stuffed blue lobster - who doesn’t like lobster?!? These raviolis were filled with a generous amount of lobster meat. The pasta was al dante and you could taste the sweetness of the lobster in the broth. SO GOOD! Mont blanc with white truffle - my first time having truffle in dessert and it blew my mind 🤯 the mont blanc itself wasn’t excessively sweet and the truffle did not overpower it, you could still taste the chestnut and the silky smooth whipped cream with the aroma of the truffle filled in your month. Just writing about it makes my mouth watering 🤤 The servers were attentive and knowledgeable about the food. It was definitely one of my best fine dining experiences!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2021 via mobile

It’s a 5-course menu. Except for the dessert, all dishes were featured in the 6-course festive season menu of the restaurant. Japanese sea urchin panna cotta wasn’t bad but the taste could have been more intense. Foie gras mousse wrapped in veal with fig was...a little disappointing. The dish tasted very bland and more efforts could have been put into the presentation. Fortunately the 2 dishes which followed (i.e. gnocchi with cuttlefish and squid ink and guinea fowl with celery root purée and black truffle) were so much better and absolutely delicious. The meat of the poultry was cooked to perfection. It’s both flavourful and juicy. Piedmont hazelnut ice-cream with thyme crumble was more than good enough. The food would have been overpriced without the credit card promotion. But since we only paid half price for the menu, it’s a good bargain.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 18 November 2021

Went there with my friend for a quick lunch and we ordered their set lunch which turned our to be very delicious. Also their service was also outstanding. Will definitely come back again

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2021 via mobile

My 4-course lunch included: - potato cream, burned leek powder and black truffle shavings - homemade tagliolini, “au koque” carbonara (one of my favourite dishes of the restaurant) - braised short rib with aged Comté foam - pear in Barolo wine with homemade vanilla gelato...(very refreshing). All the dishes were delicious especially the pasta and the dessert. I didn’t take any dish to which a supplement applied. It’s HK$480 for the food. I think the price was very reasonable. I’ll definitely return.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

Interesting Italian restaurant, we had the set menu choosing the 8 courses. The pigeon was an absolute delicacy cooked to perfection. Really enjoyable little gem

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 26 June 2021 via mobile

I’d dinner in Castellana some months ago and loved the food there. I decided to go there again after a friend had told me that my beloved Rubia Gallega steak was featured in its lunch menu. I couldn’t help nibbling on the freshly homemade sourdough...bread while waiting for my food. My starter of agnolotti stuffed with beef with veal reduction sauce was very delicious. I loved the firm texture of the pasta. The dry age Rubia Gallega ribeye was slow cooked to perfection. Rubia Gallega (Galician Blond) is from old cows from Galicia in northwestern Spain. The special blonde cows are usually tended much longer than the average USDA Prime or Japanese Kobe. During this time the marbling matures and the beef is given a distinctly intense flavour with a wonderful balance of marbling and beefiness. I understand only a handful of outlets in Hong Kong serve the renowned steak. The Piedmontese crème brûlée was very good too. Considering the food quality, comfort level and service standard, it’s very good value for money. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021

This Italian restaurant is located on 10/F of Cubus in Causeway Bay, specializing in Piedmont cuisine. As a wine fanatic the region is not new for me, having drunk a fair share of Barolo, Barbaresco or Moscato d’Asti, but this is the first time I...sample some authentic Piedmont dishes. Stepping out the elevator the restaurant gave us a nice impression, with good lighting of a soft tone, neat and simple decor yet creating a warm and cozy ambience. Ceiling high wine racks serve as both cellar and partitions, and at the back is a semi-open kitchen seeing glimpses of action inside. We decided to go for the tasting menu ‘Journey Around the World’ ($1,680 each) with me also opting for wine pairing ($1,100 additional). The Amuse Bouche is very nicely put together, with some langoustine mixed with finely chopped red bell pepper, onion and together with a mousse made with tuna, is fantastic in taste, highlighting each components of the original flavours with good integration. The first course is Scampo con il caviale, with the Norwegian langoustine cooked perfectly to remain tender and soft on texture, putting on top of an abundance of Cristal caviar and chopped cucumber. The sauce is made with egg yolk and giving a beautiful yellow colour, making the whole dish a visual feast of colours. The popping texture of the caviar with the umami notes complements the fresh and sweet taste of the langoustine. The wine paired is Champagne Jeeper Brut Grand Assemblage NV. The second course is Asparagi, with the soup made from asparagus coming from Bassano del Grappa. The chef used the white asparagus to make the soup, then placed a foam made using the green asparagus on top. Adding with Grana Padano cheese, which gives a nutty taste, and flakes of ‘Vigezzo’ cured ham, providing smoky and savoury notes to the soup. The wine paired is Ceretto Arneis ‘Blange’ 2019 from Langhe. The third course is Tagliatelle & ricci, a homemade tagliatelle pasta with Japanese sea urchin and ‘Tarallo’ bread crumbs. The texture of the pasta is very good, with a nice bite. The sauce is made with sea urchin, with the bread crumbs giving a crunchy as well as a bit of salty to season the pasta. The chef also served separately some sea urchin on shell, meeting the needs of big fans of the seafood to have additional pieces. The wine paired is Vie di Romans Dessimis Pinot Grigio 2017. The fourth course is Il ‘Plin’, another homemade agnolotti pasta from Piedmont, looking like a mini pillow, with fowl and pork as fillings. This pasta is even better than the last one in my opinion, with a slightly firmer texture, and the fillings are great in taste, and the chef added a veal reduction sauce to further enrich the flavours, together with some Grana Padano chips. A must-try. The wine paired is Sordo ‘Rapuje’ Rosso 2010 from Langhe. The fifth course is “Pesce Pietra’, with Japanese wild rockfish prepared using the ‘Ikejime’ method, a humane way to kill the fish immediately and also prevent the muscle movement in the reflex actions to build up lactic acid in the flesh. The pan-seared fish fillet is lightly seasoned to highlight its original taste, then put in an umami broth together with Albenga artichokes from Liguria and seasonal beans. A great dish to experience the fresh and true flavours. The wine paired is Damilano Chardonnay 2017 from Langhe. The sixth course is La Guancia, with the Iberico pork cheek slow cooked to perfection, tender and juicy. Underneath is mashed salsify, or oyster plant. The taste is like that of artichoke, with the creamy texture from the preparation technique. On the side are some ginger mayo with beetroot powder shavings to add a nice red colour. Another of my favourites in the evening. The wine paired is Pelissero Barbaresco Nubiola 2015. The seventh and last course is Marzapane & caviale, with homemade hazelnut marzipan gelato, red cauliflower chips, passion fruit gel, and interestingly, some ‘Cristal’ caviar! The first experience I had a dessert with caviar as ingredients, but surprisingly the flavours are highly complementary with the gelato, with the sweet almond and dairy note from the marzipan matching with the umami of the caviar. The crispy cauliflower chip not only adding the colour to beautify the dish but also gave extra texture. The wine paired is Ca’ Rugate La Perlara 2015, a Recioto di Soave. The service is good throughout, and I also recognized their effort in resolving my mistake when making the reservation. Intending to come for dinner, I somehow booked incorrectly online for lunch instead. The restaurant ended up calling me when I did not turn up after 45 minutes, and then helped to change my reservation, with the restaurant fully booked on the night. I really appreciate their effort here. The overall dining experience is good and joyful with the staff taking the time to explain each dish to us. While it might be a bit expensive with the bill at $5,166 I would still recommend coming to sample some of their signature dishes, and also their range of wines from Piedmont.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 9 April 2021

A special anniversary dinner after months of lock-down. We wanted something special where we could dress-up, and enjoy being pampered and well dined. Castellana with its Piedmont flavours was an adventure and the nearest thing to a holiday away. New flavours of food and wines....We went for the 8 wine pairing to celebrate 8 years of marriage.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021 via mobile

Sophisticated Italian kitchen and great food. Staff is welcoming and the location is small but very cozy and elegant.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 27 January 2021

We fell into this cozy north Italian restaurant. The manager and staff were all very friendly and welcoming. has a nice vibe , it was a Saturday lunch so nicely full. Seemed a very much a date place as most were couples at tables. We...sat at the bar , but some nice private rooms or tables over looking the street from a nice height . Food was very well presented and the taste was very good delicious .portions not to big , which suited me. No real complaints i think all i would say is that it's not a bargain , with wine i think the price can start to jump and then there are the truffles !!!. But left with a very good impression and will go back !!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

Castellana Italian Fine Dining Restaurant – We never doubt about the relationship and healthy partnership between Matteo the Castellana restaurant owner and Two Star Michelin Piocolo Lago Restaurant , Chef Marco Sacco. as they continue to share with Hong Kong dinners the finest Piedmont Cuisine...from Northern Italy that lies at the borders of France and Switzerland. The local cooking relies more on butter and lard, ingredients which lend a silky texture and hearty aroma and delicious rich Truffles. The gamey local meats and root vegetables are generally cooked for long periods on a low heat, letting the flavours develop slowly and giving a deliciously rich, tasty character to Piedmontese dishes. Traditional Piedmont cuisine relies on rich flavours, full-bodied wines and indulgent desserts, although a new generation of chefs are reinventing the classics in a lighter. Piedmont's specialities cover a broad range of dishes, from local beef to frogs. Polenta is a staple dish, often served with game or pork. CASTELLANA IMPRESSION Castellana Hong Kong is located in the busy Causeway Bay District it continue to offer wonderful Cosy, warm interiors and comfortable, nicely spaced booth seating; that instantly suggests, from the moment you arrive, that dinner here is going to be fantastic and special. THE FOOD This time I had taste the “CASTELLANA JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD” menu: - Calamari Green peas vanilla, buttermilk “Humboldt” squid; pairing with Contadi Gastaldi, “Soul” Blanc de Blanc 2008 sparkling wine. - Tonno & Porcini Porcini mushroom, Tuna belly, fennel, liquorice root; pairing with Contadi Gastaldi, “Soul” Blanc de Blanc 2008 sparkling wine. - Carbonara “Au Koque” Homemade tagliolini, ‘Au Koque’ Carbonara; pairing with Domaine Bruno Colin, Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot” 2012 wine. - Animellle & Amaretto Veal sweetbreads, amaretto milk; pairing with Roagna, “Crichët Pajé” 2008 white wine. - Maiallino da Latte Baby back pork rib, BBQ sauce & Fassona Piemontese Piedmont Fassona beef ribeye; - pairing with Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac 1968 & Roagna, Barbaresco “Crichët Pajé” 2008 Red wine. - Dessert : Bonèt ëd cusin-a Turin chocolate pudding & Castellana yoghurt Castellana homemade yoghurt, mango, coriander. Pairing with Biscotti Amaretto & Mandorle At Castellana you must take Chef Fabiano and Matteo Morello recommendation menus , this time I found consistence and it was deliciated prepared and presented , since they picks the best seasonal ingredients directly from Italy. The dishes presentation are elegant and ingredients combinations are precisely matched resulting delicious dishes.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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