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  • The Captain

    • Address
      6/F, 37 Fuzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu
      福州路37号6楼, 近四川中路
    • Phone
      6323 7869

    Hidden on the roof of Captain's Hostel, The Captain sportingly provides a cheaper alternative to some of its neighboring bars along The Bund. Comes with a roof terrace and a very nifty view. Nautical-themed decor and a drinks menu averaging in the 70rmb range. Food... Read more

  • Cotton's (Anting Lu)

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      132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
      安亭路132号, 近建国西路
    • Phone
      6433 7995

    Cotton's chilled-out villa atmosphere is also the place to go if you're not used to Chinese food and don't plan on becoming acclimated. They've done a good job of creating a pretty spot where foreigners can feel like they are in any city. The old outdoor dining area... Read more

  • Bar Centrale

    • Address
      135 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu
      延平路135号, 近武定路
    • Phone
      6205 1068

    Bustling, buzzing neighborhood Italian restaurant and bar from the same people behind Gemma. It's designed to evoke the main eatery in every Italian train station (hence the name). It's affordable, directly... Read more

  • Uva Wine Bar

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      819 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路819号, 近康定路
    • Phone
      180 1862 8320

    UVA is an Italian wine bar owned by a producer who specializes in wines northern Italy's Langhe region. There is a kitchen serving Italian pizzas, salads, paninis, bruschetta, and imported Italian cheeses and cold cuts. Read more

  • Bella Napoli (Changle Lu)

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      Lane 946 Changle Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
      长乐路946弄, 近乌鲁木齐路
    • Phone
      6248 8985

    Bella Napoli is an institution, already several years past its first decade in Shanghai. It is busy almost every night of the week, in every type of weather, from cold and rainy Tuesday evenings to hot summer weekend nights. The crowds are here for simple and... Read more

  • Gemma

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    • Address
      20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      东湖路20号, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      3356 5118

    Gemma is a spiffy Italian pizzeria that serves a menu of Italian favorites, with a selection of Neapolitan-style pizzas, homemade pastas (they have their own pasta room), salads, antipasti, homemade gelato and a list of French and Italian wines. Read more

  • Atto Primo

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      Bund 5, 2/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路20号2楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6328 0271

    Fine Italian dining on the Bund, and the first ever high-end venture / experiment by Yum! Brands, a corporation better known for its fast-food chains KFC and Pizza Hut. An expansive menu spans many regions of the boot, with the kind of down-to-earth, casual fare... Read more

  • Da Marco (Dong Zhu'anbang Lu)

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      1/F, Golden Bridge Garden, 103 Dong Zhu'anbang Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      东渚安浜路103号1楼, 近江苏路
    • Phone
      6210 4495

    Da Marco is a perennial expat favorite for Italian. Its simple formula -- inexpensive, decent Italian -- has kept this, its original location, going for years. The menu is mostly pizza and pasta, with a few more ambitious mains, but generally, the simpler, the... Read more

  • Seve

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      600 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu
      华山路600号, 近乌鲁木齐中路
    • Phone
      6249 3638

    Cosy home-style Italian restaurant and pizzeria tucked away on Huashan Lu with a nice street-side veranda. Good atmosphere with warm and friendly service. Read more

  • Mr Willis

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    • Address
      3/F, 195 Anfu Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
      安福路195号3楼, 近乌鲁木齐路
    • Phone
      5404 0200

    An intimate, casual little bistro from Craig Willis. Looks like an apartment, cooks simple, tasty dishes like the friend who's always showing up everyone else at the dinner party. Willis has been the longtime chef for the Wagas group; this restaurant marks his... Read more

  • Daga Brewpub (Fuxing Lu)

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      100 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu
      复兴西路100号, 近永福路
    • Phone
      3469 5338

    Big neighborhood bar specializing in Chinese craft beer from cities like Chengdu, Nanjing, and Beijing. Incredible rooftop here. They've got a ton of taps, mostly featuring Chinese draft beer you won't find anywhere else in the city. Place is laid-back and clean,... Read more

  • D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana

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      390 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu
      大沽路390号, 近成都北路
    • Phone
      6473 9394

    The sequel to the Dongping Lu location, D.O.C. is Camel Group's take on the eternal Italian bistro. Read more

  • Bella Napoli (Nanhui Lu)

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      73 Nanhui Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      南汇路73号, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      5289 0806

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  • Joe's Pizza

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      281 Wujiang Lu, near Maoming Bei Lu
      吴江路281号, 近茂名北路
    • Phone
      6139 4940

    Joe's Pizza is a no-frills, by-the-slice pizza joint selling New York style pizza on paper plates. The pizzas are pretty big; 20-inch under the glass, and 18-inch pies for take-away, probably because a 20-inch box won’t fit through your door. This is only the fourth... Read more

  • Must Grill

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      1/F, Bldg 2, 881 Wuding Lu, near Changde Lu
      武定路881号2号楼1楼, 近常德路
    • Phone
      6176 1378

    Formerly "Must Wine", Must Grill focuses on meats, burgers, and red wine. Dark wood decor and a nice glassed-in patio area with heat lamps during the winter. It's a casual spot; good for a date, friends, or a bite with the coworkers. They have some unique burger... Read more

  • Homeslice (Found 158)

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      B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
    • Phone
      5309 9332

    From British pop-up restaurateur Nat Alexander and his partner Ken Shi, Homeslice is a no frills pizzeria with light nods to the New York origins of the main menu item; New York-style pizza -- big, oily slices served on paper plates that you fold in half like a... Read more

  • Henkes

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      Reel Mall, 1/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
      南京西路1601号1楼, 近常德路
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      3253 0889

    Henkes is Aussie chef Craig Willis's homage to the other side of his family; it's his mother's maiden name. By his own account, he's extracted the DNA of his first namesake restaurant Mr. Willis and... Read more

  • MammaMia (Julu Lu)

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      1/F, 758 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路758号1楼, 近富民路
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      6266 8953

    Mamma Mia is an Italian restaurant by chef/restaurateur Enzo Carbone of Capo and formerly Issimo fame. Unlike his previous higher-end concepts, this one is more casual with food served family style. Expect handmade pastas, and of course Carbone's signature pizza... Read more

  • Palatino

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      No 7, 434 Changle Lu, near Maoming Lu
      长乐路434弄7号, 近茂名路
    • Phone
      6217 0933

    Set up by three guys who opened Bella Mia, Palatino offers Roman-style cuisine, authentic pizzas and a wide selection of wine in a nice little spot with some outside seating. It's on a stretch of Changle Lu that can feel busy with traffic, but Palatino's set back a... Read more

  • Scarpetta

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      33 Mengzi Lu, near Xujiahui Lu
      蒙自路33号, 近徐家汇路
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      3376 8223

    Slightly out of the laowai loop, this cozy, 60-seat Italian trattoria does deeply satisfying pizzas, pastas and grilled meats. Dishes range from familiar favorites like linguine with clams to slow roasted pork short rib glazed in honey, rosemary and fennel. Read more