Otto e Mezzo is what happens when price is no object for Italian food. It is unabashed luxury, from service to food, with the highest quality ingredients used liberally, almost wastefully. Hell, even the floor in the kitchen is made of marble. There is not a second Italian restaurant in Shanghai like it. The menu is short, and offers a few sets, but expect to pay in the low to mid four figures for a dinner for two. Executive Chef here is the Sicilian Riccardo La Perna, who has guided the restaurant to two Michelin stars (as of 2020) for several years in a row. Hard to overstate how luxurious the place is, or how expensive. And yet -- it remains a SmSh favorite for the absolute dedication to and unabashed reverence for the highest quality of every ingredient. Cooking itself appears simple but the process is anything but. Full recommendation.