This is a convenient little Italian coffee shop on Wellington Street. I’ve had pleasant sandwiches there once or twice at lunchtimes so I decided to give their set dinner a try.
The menu is not huge. There are maybe half a dozen starters to choose from and about three main courses. Depending on how hungry you are you can choose from 2-course at $298, 3-course at $328 and the 4-course at $368. Each includes a glass of house wine and coffee.
The reason there are so many starter options is that some of them are also on the a la carte snack menu. I decided to start with Duck breast carpaccio with mixed mushrooms and shaved parmesan cheese.
It was delivered with a small jungle of arugula on top. It was pleasant enough but I couldn’t help wondering if a little sun-dried tomato might have added an agreeable tanginess to the proceedings.
In the four course version the next course is a half portion of the daily pasta or risotto. Pasta I thought. On this particular day it was linguine vongole (linguine with clams). At first I was a little disappointed that there seemed to be so few clams even for a half portion but they were all hidden under the linguine.
The main course was a choice between rack of lamb and salmon fillet. I opted for the salmon which was presented with potatoes and salad.
There were six or seven types of cake or dessert to choose from. I had the Baileys chocolate mousse and finished with expresso long from the menu.
They also have a branch in Sheung Wan
UG, The Loop
33 Wellington Street
Tel 2523 2821
G/F Skyline Commercial Centre
71-77 Wing Lok Street
Tel 2850 6332