Top Italian Restaurants in Shanghai

Nov. 10 2017, 12:38 pm

Want to enjoy proper saffron risotto in the elegant ambiance of the French Concession area? Italian restaurants in Shanghai are in tune with the vibrant rhythms of the buzzing city that never sleeps and whose gaze is Westerly. Sure, there are still a few kinks that need to be ironed out in regards to import of Italian ingredients, but the quality of Italian dining – both modern and traditional – is in rapid growth.

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Primo 1

Average Price: ¥ 577
As a local shanghainese, chef Jacky Xue started his journey in the kitchen when he was 16. being trained by the master Italian chefs in China, Japan, and Italy, combining this experience and his...
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Da Marco

Average Price: ¥ 250
Everyone who lives in Shanghai knows Da Marco. They now have more than one branch in the city, but the original location is the best. Da Marco's is one of the few decent quality Italian restaurants...
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8 1/2 Otto e mezzo Bombana

Average Price: ¥ 2,500
Umberto Bombana's restaurant does not betray the level of the flagship one, in terms of either location (450 square metres on the sixth floor of an historic building with views over the Yellow River...
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Va Bene

Average Price: ¥ 500
In the hip, young, chic zone of Xintiandi, where Va Bene is located, there are more restaurants than shops. Young chef Natalino Ambra (27 years old) leads one of Shanghai’s longest-established...
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Bella Napoli

Average Price: ¥ 200
A restaurant that sums up the culture of the Bel Paese. Guido Esposito, like many other restaurateurs, ambassadors of cucina italiana abroad, has managed to run his place in frenetic Shanghai by...