“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s…” as the song goes, and who are we to disagree with the old crooners? The recently opened Grano Italiano – a pizza tailor and the hottest new addition to Hong Kong’s pizza scene – is set to rival Jamie’s Italian for our amore this summer.
Like many tailors in Hong Kong, Grano Italiano can be found in TST, and in the spirit of a tailor they encourage patrons to create something original from a selection of delicious ingredients.
With mozzarella, anchovies, artichokes, blue cheese, and more piled high…they have everything you could need to create a pizza masterpiece.
Two of the team behind all of this are Pizza Master, Riccardo Scalioli, a graduate of Universita’ Della Pizza, the University of Pizza in Italy (yes, really!) and chef Gian Franco Razzani.
It’s hard to say this without sounding biased, but as a Londoner, Razzani’s experience as a chef in London’s Hampton Court can only speak to his credit. Putting bias aside, any Hong Kong girls out there might be more impressed by his success closer to home. After training at Zefferino 1939 in Genova, he brought the Zefferino name to Hong Kong, and after a stint in Bangkok he’s back to run his own business.
While eating European food isn’t always the cheapest of activities in this city, you can indulge yourself at Grano Italiano for $108 for a pizza with three toppings, or for more of a splash out, choose six toppings for $148. They also offer some great lunchtime deals, so stop by to satisfy any ‘lunch after the night before’ cravings.
Grano Italiano, Store 705, 7/F, iSquare, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2325 1920; www.granoitalianopizza.com