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  • Unexpected drama at the beginning: we booked a table with a view but when we arrived, there was no table. We had to stand in the middle of the dining room, arguing for ten minutes until they finally sat us at another table. Apparently, some VVIP's drinking at the bar had wanted (and got) our original table.

    After all of that, we went for the 498RMB classic sharing sets.  The bread was cold.

    Would recommend house made ricotta with strawberry compote olive oil and grilled bread. A cheese version of hummus, a total gratification. 

    The black truffle pizza just cannot go wrong. The egg was perfectly cooked with a runny yolk.

    Well-done salmon to finish was a little heavy for us after a 2-hour meal. 

    Four kinds of ice cream (rum/ caramel&sea-salt/ Oreo/ lime) and a 6-inch tiramisu as dessert. A tiramisu connoisseur would expect more from an Italian restaurant. The tiramisu tasted plain, lacking rum  (or am I too alcoholic?). 

    The other food wasn't impressive but still good. 

    Not very photography-friendly as they try to preserve the night view by keeping the room dark.

    The service was responsive and good in general despite the drama at the beginning. The male manager was familiar with the wine selection and recommended a riesling and a wine from Italy.

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