Chef Umberto Bombana, formerly of the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, is a native of Bergamo, in northern Italy, where the food is rich and hearty. His dishes—short ribs, scampi, house-made tagliolini with lobster—have earned the only three-star Michelin rating for an Italian restaurant outside Italy. —Alessia Antinori
Shop 202, Landmark Alexandra, 18 Charter Rd., Central, 852/ 2537-8859. This appeared in the May 2013 issue. Read more about wine entrepreneur Alessia Antinori.
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Three Michelin-Starred Italian, First Outside of Italy
Otto e Mezzo is located in a Central shopping mall in Hong Kong, but that doesn't mean it's not a serious restaurant. It's actually the first Italian restaurant outside of Italy to be awarded three Michelin stars. They offer a prix-fixe lunch menu that is excellent value, as well as some of the best mixed cocktails in Hong Kong.