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  • The Captain

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      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

  • 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

  • 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
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      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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • Mr Willis

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      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. 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

  • 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
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      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

  • 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
    • Phone
      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

  • Crocus

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      18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
      愚园支路18号, 近乌鲁木齐北路
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      6232 1826

    This reincarnation from Kangding Lu has been updated with a stylish decor and upgraded with a better menu. Food offerings include thin-crust pizzas, grilled steaks and antipasti like prosciutto and melon. To drink, there is a solid selection of imported beers, wines... 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
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      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

  • 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

  • Uva Wine Bar

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      819 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路819号, 近康定路
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      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

  • The 1515 West Chophouse & Bar

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      Jing'An Shangri-la, 4/F, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Tongren Lu
      延安中路1218号4楼, 近铜仁路
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      2203 8889

    The Jing'an Shangri-La's spare-no-expense steakhouse concept follows a "farm to table" ethos with artisan-produced steaks and chops and other creative cuisine. The menu riffs off of film production terms with section names like "Cold Open" and "Act One, Scene One."... 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

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