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  • Calypso

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      Jing An Shangri-la, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Tongren Lu
      延安中路1218号, 近铜仁路
    • Phone
      2203 8889

    This concept by the Jing'an Shangri-la de Mediterranean cuisine with a sharp focus on Italy and Spain. A densely packed menu features handmade pasta dishes, risottos, authentic Neapolitan pizzas, and primo cuts of Wagyu beef from Australia. The building itself is of... Read more

  • La Scala

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      1/F, The Sukhothai, 380 Weihai Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
      威海路380号1楼, 近石门一路
    • Phone
      5237 8888

    Sukhothai Shanghai's Italian serving creative Italian cuisine. It was recognized as a Michelin Plate in the 2020 Shanghai Michelin Guide, dontcha know. Read more

  • SENSO

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      142 Zhaohua Dong Lu, near Caojiayan Lu
      昭化东路142号, 近曹家堰路
    • Phone
      62091635

    Cosy home-style Italian restaurant and pizzeria tucked around a corner with a nice street-side veranda. Good atmosphere with warm and friendly service. They have a page dedicated to handmade chicceti, something like Italian tapas; little fried calzones, little... Read more

  • Alimentari Grill (Kangding Lu)

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      358 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu
      康定路358号, 近陕西北路
    • Phone
      6288 9009

    Located in the Shangkang Li development, Alimentari Grill is the latest installment to the Popolo brand, and the fourth Alimentari in Shanghai. Think grocery store meets Italian kitchen, this time with a charcoal grill and a new vermouth bar ("La Vermuteria"). You... Read more

  • Alimentari Grande

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

    As the name suggests, this is a larger version of Poppolo Group's little "Alimentari" shops, named after the mom-and-pop food stores peppered throughout Italy, selling fresh foods and imported pantry goods. In 2020, this one replaced Italian restaurant Gemma, and now... Read more

  • The Nest

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      6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu, near Huqiu Lu
      北京东路130号中实大厦6楼, 近虎丘路
    • Phone
      6308 7669

    Super popular bar / restaurant / lounge by nightclub brand Muse Group and Grey Goose vodka, right by the Rockbund Art Museum. Good design, good drinks, great food. They specialize in vodka-based cocktails (60-80rmb) and high-end bar food like oysters and steaks.... Read more

  • Funkadeli (Fumin Lu)

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      A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
      富民路291号, 近长乐路
    • Phone
      6170 1318

    Relaxed atmosphere and plenty of seating inside and outside, but with enough room left to stand if it gets crowded. The food menu is quite extensive. Cold cuts and cheese platters are 120rmb, and lasagna, salads, wraps, panini, focaccia, and even some vegetarian... 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

  • O'Mills

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      110 Yongjia Lu, near Jiashan Lu
      永嘉路110号, 近嘉善路
    • Phone
      6209 2952

    Bakery, cafe and quasi-restaurant using quality ingredients. The sour dough olive bread comes highly recommended. It gets absolutely packed during lunch time, and they don't take reservations. Try towards the evening instead. Read more

  • Mercato

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      6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号6楼, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6321 9922

    Celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten charts new territory for his dining empire with his first ever Italian concept. Simple pleasures like woodfire oven pizzas, burrata cheese with sea salt or homemade rigatoni with meatballs dominate the menu. But he throws in... Read more

  • Goodfellas

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      7 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      延安东路7号, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6323 2188

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  • 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. An expansive menu spans many regions of the boot, with the kind of down-to-earth, casual fare Italians might eat any day of the week. Standouts include the Tuscan chicken liver terrine and the pici alla Toscana. Pizzas are somewhere... Read more

  • PASS RESIDENCE

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      318 Julu Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
      巨鹿路318号, 近茂名南路
    • Phone
      153 0075 0579

    A simple Italian restaurant driven by a wood-fired oven hiding out in the kitchen. The short menu is mostly antipasti, pizza and pasta, with a couple salads on flat bread, and is not fancy but decent stuff. The real highlight is the environment: a bombed-out... Read more

  • Casa Mia

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      1/F, Bldg 3, Blackstone Apartments, 1331 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Fenyang Lu
      复兴中路1331号黑石公寓3号楼1楼, 近汾阳路
    • Phone
      139 1896 8832

    Relocated from the original way back on Donghu Hotel, Casa Mia is still the same husband and wife team from Wenzhou by way of Italy, and there’s still no menu: the wife will tell you what’s on the menu that day but mostly it’s pastas (the crab tagliatelle is 98rmb... Read more

  • D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana

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      392 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu
      大沽路392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

  • 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

    Long-time Italian restaurant from an even longer-time resident. A street-side Italian bistro on a leafy stretch of Huashan Lu, Seve delivers the higher end of traditional Italian cuisine; Calamaretti alla Griglia, Melanzana Panata, Ravioli alla Zucca e Tartufo,... Read more

  • Funkadeli (Yanping Lu)

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      163 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu
      延平路163号,近武定路
    • Phone
      6245 6230

    Replacing Funka Del Sur with the more reliable Funkadeli formula, this Yanping Lu Funka outpost has similar relaxed vibes to the one on Fumin Lu with standard casual Jing'an prices for food and drink - most cocktails are around the 60rmb mark. Indoor and outdoor... Read more

  • Il Ristorante - Niko Romito (Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai)

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      Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai, 47/F, 33 Henan Bei Lu, near Tiantong Lu
      河南北路33号上海宝格丽酒店47层, 近天潼路
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      3606 7788

    Bvlgari Hotel's headliner is simple, unpretentious, contemporary Italian done exquisitely with a stunning view over Pudong. Michelin-starred Niko Romito, the namesake, is known for a "ain't broke/don't fix" attitude towards contemporary Italian cuisine. Simple... Read more

  • Bar Centrale

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      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

  • 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

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