The restaurant is located at the fringe of the buzzing Causeway Bay in a new commercial building. It’s a bit hard to find and a bit of a hassle to get to, thanks to the slow elevator. The restaurant was compact, with bar and open kitchen on one side, then scores of dining tables on the other. I thought it’s comfortable, but definitely not the place you want serious business conversations or an intimate date to pop the question or something.
Dessert was a simple scoop of gelato (with 4 different flavors to choose) – it probably wasn’t made in-house but I wouldn’t hold that against them. I thought overall it’s of pretty good value for what we have paid. Despite the full house on a Friday evening, the service was very good. We all had a fabulous time for an easy meal at this middle-of-the-pack Italian restaurant. Not top of the town or something, but definitely of a pleasant surprise and somewhere I don’t mind going back from time to time.
When? July 8 2016
Where? Involtini, Level 11, The L Square, 459-461 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Menu Highlights? Tagliolini with Fresh Australian Black Truffles
2002 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore
2005 Giuseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore
2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino
2012 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico