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Italian chef Gianni Caprioli owns several restaurants in Hong Kong but this one, minutes from Wan Chai but tucked away in a quiet corner, is his jewel....
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Very comfortable restaurant
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Previously locate at the Fenwick Pier, Giando has found a new berth in 9 Star Street, in Wanchai. Located in a more accessible area, this contemporary Italian restaurant offers authentic Italian food where the ingredients are flown in directly from Italy. This gave birth to the opening of Mercato by Giando located in the ground floor of its previous location. Reservations highly recommended
PRICE RANGE
US$39 - US$103
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Buffet, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, 有泊車位, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here for lunch. Had a reservation for 12pm, and they open at 12pm. So we got to the restuarant and were the first customers. The waiter showed us to a table. It's a round table away from the window and where all the...servers walk by...DON'T take it! It's the worst table in the restuarant. We asked to change tables next to the window, but I kept looking back at that round table for the next 2 hours were in the restuarant and it was the LAST table to be seated in the whole restuarant. It just shows the tricks that these restuarant people take. Even if you are the first customer and had a resvaration made a week in advance they will give you the WORST table. We had the set meal lunch. Was good. Reason size and tasty. We paid more to select the beef as one of our main dishes. We ordered coffee later, but it took forever to arrive, so we had to chase them a couple of times. But even before the coffees came, the bill came unannounced to the table. We didn't even ask for the bill because we were still waiting for the coffee! So we sent the bill back, and waited for the coffee which after another chasing up eventually came. Can't believe even if we spend over HKD800 for lunch they will try and kick us out of the restuarant as soon as our plates are clean. Overall not bad. A busy restuarant. Food was good. Worth a tryMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to say........ the best of italy here in Hong Kong with a warm welcome you don’t always find in italy....More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Giando Group, Other at Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear capitanpaolo, Thank You very much for visiting Giando Italian Restaurant and Bar and taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback for us. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing dining experience with us. Your support is the reason we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve visited the place several times over the past 2 years and are really big aficionados of the whole group (Gia, giando mercato) as we both love Italian food. But this visit was one that I will remember and I need to write a review...in case someone in the management reads this so they can improve. First the food. My husband had the brunch menu and I went à la carte with shrimp tartare and straciatella as a starter and pasta cacio e pepe with burrata as a main. Both definitely lacked finesse. The first one : there was way too much straciatella while focusing on the tartare and caviar would have been way more elevated. It was good, the ingredients were good but it was just drowning in the cheese (and I am a cheese-lover) and the tartare and caviar got completely lost. Then the main: again way too saucy. Would have been great to keep it more dry like traditional cacio e Pepe and with a small burrata in the center for instance. This way flavors would me more distinguishable. Here the burrata is melted in the sauce so it could be any cheese after all. The best Italian food is is the simple food made with amazing ingredients. Ingredients were impossible to make out here and definitely not enhanced. Then the service and this is where it gets really bad. First the staff’s allure seemed very neglected. The hair, the dress code, the attitude.... friendly yes but really not upscale and not attentive, not proactive. I’m sure the context is a bit morose and it’s not easy with the mask but I’ve had way better experiences elsewhere. Last but not least 2 staff were seen in front of all the clients cutting slices of cheese in the cheese cart and taking them off knife with their bare hands and then of course putting that hand in their mouth with the cheese. Same knife that will cut the cheese for other clients (and probably same hand that will serve the cheese for clients). Needless to say in times of Covid this seems plain irresponsible and unacceptable. And regardless of the virus this is definitely not acceptable for this category of restaurant or at least the category it aspires to be part of. Staff should not eat in front of clients!! And definitely not from the clients’ foodMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Giando Group, Other at Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear AlexandraMagnien, Greetings from Giando Italian Restaurant and Bar! On behalf of our team at Giando Italian Restaurant and Bar, we would like to thank you again for visiting us and also for taking the time to leave us a feedback on your experience as...More

Reviewed 20 November 2020

It’s been a long time since my last visit. I picked Giano because both my friend and I were craving for some simple and authentic Italian food. The menu has never made me disappointed, it’s a lunch set with decent selection of Italian dishes. My...friend ordered a Burrata salad with mixed Italian greens and I ordered an eggplant soup. We both had ordered pasta as main, the quality of pasta and combination of ingredient were just perfect. As Asian, we loved sharing food and we enjoyed so much of it. The entire lunch was fulfilling and I can’t wait to visit again for my thanksgiving celebrations and a pre-celebration of a friend’s birthday.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Giando Group, Other at Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Juliana C, Thank You very much for visiting Giando Italian Restaurant and Bar and taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback for us. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing dining experience with us. Your support is the reason...More

Reviewed 25 September 2020

Although in a quiet corner, this offers superb quality Italian food at a fair price, accompanied by excellent wines (and knowledgeable, helpful sommelier), in stylish comfort (including a couple of tables outside). Definitely worth the visit.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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GiandoGroup, Assistant Guest Relations Manager at Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2020

Dear 277adrianb Thank You very much for visiting Giando Italian Restaurant and Bar and taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback for us. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing dining experience with us. Your support is the reason we...More

Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Loved our experience at Giando: all the dishes were wonderful (carpaccio, pasta, toothfish), romantic ambience, excellent service! All you could ask for.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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GiandoGroup, Assistant Guest Relations Manager at Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2020

Dear Cinnamocrunch, Thank You very much for visiting Giando Italian Restaurant and Bar and taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback for us. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing dining experience with us. Your support is the reason we...More

Reviewed 28 March 2020 via mobile

Here’s a throwback to the mouthwatering white truffle dinner in Giando, helmed by Chef Gianni Caprioli. The “White Diamonds of Alba” finally made its way from Piedmont onto the menu of Hong Kong’s top resto for that added extravagance to simple dishes. The aroma of...truffle smelled so amazing and the pasta was al-dente. ✌✌ Happy to escape the city hustle to an authentic italian paradise and enjoy classy italian delicacies at @giandoMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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GiandoGroup, Assistant Guest Relations Manager at Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2020

Dear hkfoodiejo, Thank You very much for visiting Giando Italian Restaurant and Bar and taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback for us. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing dining experience with us. Your support is the reason we...More

Reviewed 6 March 2020

Gianni Caprioli is an authentic Masterchef who uses only the best fresh and natural products that arrive daily directly from Italian farms and that needs no introduction. Emanuele Berselli with his unstoppable passion for wines, genuine empathy and impeccable full room service, together with all...the remaining staff, completes the winning recipe of this unique pearl in the cityMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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GiandoGroup, Assistant Guest Relations Manager at Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Dear FabHKG, Thank You very much for visiting Giando Italian Restaurant and Bar and taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback for us. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing dining experience with us. Your support is the reason we...More

Reviewed 26 December 2019 via mobile

Great ambience for family gathering! Food was delicious and big selection of good cheese! Value for money!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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GiandoGroup, Assistant Guest Relations Manager at Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2019

Dear MsRachel2014, Thank You very much for visiting Giando Italian Restaurant and Bar and taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback for us. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing dining experience with us. Your support is the reason we...More

Reviewed 21 December 2019 via mobile

My wife and I are regular of Giando. As usual, we were impressed by the freshness, the quality and the taste of the food, from the burrata to the octopus salad, from the Avoccato steak to the pumpkin risotto, everything was perfect, including the tiramisu....The personal is charming and attentive, and as usual accommodated to give us our favorite seat (the booth). One of our favourite places in HKMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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GiandoGroup, Assistant Guest Relations Manager at Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2019

Dear FrankTokyo, Thank You very much for visiting Giando Italian Restaurant and Bar and taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback for us. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing dining experience with us. Your support is the reason we...More

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