27 March, 2017
Eat & Drink

Pici: Serving Up Homemade Italian Fare in Wan Chai

27 March, 2017

A pasta lovers dream…

Meet me in the middle price sticker

District: Wan Chai
Cuisine: Italian
How much: Mains range between $85-160
The best for: Casual mid-week dinner
Must order: Homemade meatballs and lasagna

Situated near the ever-popular Star Street, the Pirata group has picked a fantastic location for its newest venture, Pici. An Italian restaurant serving fresh handmade pasta, this is the group’s second restaurant to open this year and the fourth in total.

Pici is an intimate restaurant housed across two floors. With low lighting, open brickwork and tasteful décor, it offers everything we’ve come to expect from the minds behind Pirata and provides a dining experience to match the high caliber of food on offer.

The menu simply can’t be faulted. The pasta is made fresh each morning by chef Andrea Viglione (he’s as delicious as the food) and, as a born and bred Italian, he offers a genuine flavor to his dishes. The menu is succinct but takes us on a tour of Italy with dishes that showcase the different regions of the country. There is an array of pasta variations to try, and I was more than happy to overload on carbs and get stuck in.

picci burrata

In order to balance out the carbs, I opted for Burrata cheese ($95) and homemade meatballs ($85) to start. Fresh cheese is always a great way to begin an Italian meal, and Burrata cheese is a creamy delight that almost puts bog standard mozzarella to shame. Filled with cream, it oozes across the plate, yet is light enough to leave you wanting more. The homemade meatballs are seeped in authenticity (just like mamma used to make) and flavour.

picci meatballs

When it comes to main meals there is no greater comfort food than lasagna (a bargain at $120) so I was delighted to see this classic dish on the menu. Layers of beef ragu and béchamel sauce is never going to disappoint and as someone who has had their fair share of lasagna, this definitely ranks high for quality.

Oven Baked gnocchi gratin ($90) was another great option and a delicious choice for vegetarians. The little potato dumplings were light and tender, and the mozzarella and cherry tomatoes made a rich companion. Truffle ravioli ($120) was also definitely one of my favorites. The ravioli is bursting with asparagus and shallots and the truffle compliments it superbly.

If you’re unsure of what to order, go for the tasting menu. Priced at $250 for a choice of any three pastas, it’s a great way to get your fill of Pici’s delicous home-made delights.

Picci, G/F, No. 16 St. Francis Yard, Wanchai, Hong Kong, www.pici.hk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top
#SoSassy
🌻🌸🌼🌺We're excited to share the news that @givebydeau will be joining us at the Sassy Hong Kong X Lillet: Girl's Night Out to help us celebrate the start of summer! Join BYDEAU's flower crown workshop and their designers will show you how to create your own floral headpiece with their fresh blooms.

Head to the link in our bio to get one of the last remaining tickets 🎟. 


Thinking about travelling to India? Ready *24 Hours As A Solo Female Traveller In Delhi* on #sassyhongkong first!⠀
⠀
We tell you:⠀
What to know ✔️⠀
Where to stay ✔️⠀
And what to do ✔️⠀
⠀
📷@raghunayyar⠀
⠀
#sassytravels
Online shopping this weekend? Make sure you read *5 On Trend And Breathable Looks To Wear All Summer* for inspiration and outfit shopping links. ⠀
⠀
#sassyhongkong #sassystyle
The skies are clearing and just in time for the weekend *Happy Hour Deals In Hong Kong: Where To Drink In Causeway Bay* is updated on #sassyhongkong. Can we get a #friyay?⠀
⠀
📷@altobarandgrill
Have you seen *That Bride: Lili Chu*? 👰🏻⠀
⠀
She's Assistant Comms Manager At The Upper House and her and her husband threw a wedding that showed the best of Hong Kong to her international guests; including trams, mini egg tarts and Gweilo beer 🍻!⠀
⠀
Head to #sassyhongkong now to see all the pics.⠀
⠀
#sosassy #thatbride ⠀
📷@real_gallery_kahoxyuki
Find yourself in a state of prolonged stress? 🤯 Head to #sassyhongkong now for tips from a clinical psychologist on *5 Ways To Recognise And Prevent Burnout*.⠀
⠀
#hongkonghealth  #mentalhealthmatters
It's heating up in Hong Kong which can only mean one thing, summer is almost here! To celebrate the start of the season we're teaming up with @lillet for our first ever Sassy Hong Kong Girl's Night Out, and you're invited! Gather your girlfriends and join us @thehivehongkong on Thursday 20 June for free-flow Lillet Schweppes Tonic Cocktails, pampering and more. Advance tickets are just $120 and are selling fast so head to the link in our bio to get yours now!⠀
⠀
#sosassy #lillethk #sassygirlsnightout
Want to get your hands on luxury fashion items, for a fraction of the price? Head to @vestiaireco now and shop sold out, limited edition and covetable items at affordable prices. Stay tuned to learn all you need to know about buying and selling pre-loved goods, or shop now to receive 10% off first time orders!⠀
⠀
*This post is brought to you in Partnership with Vestiaire Collective*⠀
⠀
#VestiaireCollective #BuySellShare #preloved #curation⠀
⠀
⠀

#SoSassy

@SASSYHONGKONG