A Piece of Italia at Pici 🇮🇹 Authentic Italian in Hong Kong

Pici Pasta Bar Hong Kong

Pici Pasta Bar Hong Kong 🍝 Our Review

“Pici is thick, hand-rolled pasta, like fat spaghetti. It originates in the province of Siena in Tuscany”Wikipedia

Pici - Wan Chai Branch
Pici – Wan Chai Branch (taken from the Pici Website)

Our attention today isn’t on this specific type of pasta though, but on the popular Hong Kong chain serving, obviously, authentic Italian food, and authentic it is!

Increasingly popular with both locals and foreigners alike, Pici’s stylish interior and genuine Italian dishes have allowed them to firmly plant their flag on the scene as one of Hong Kong’s most loved restaurants.

With five branches scattered across Hong Kong, and no doubt more to come, you should never be too far away from one if you’re in Hong Kong.

Bianca and I dropped along to the Wan Chai branch for our first visit and since then have also enjoyed the spacious Central one.

Let’s see how they fared…

Pici Hong Kong Review – Where Is It?

Pici Hong Kong Review – The Menu

Pici Hong Kong Review – The Food

Pici Hong Kong Review – The Staff

Pici Hong Kong Review – Should I Visit?

Pici Hong Kong Review – Where Is It?

As stated, Pici currently boast five branches throughout Hong Kong, all well spread out, with two on the island (the two we’ve been to in fact), plus two in Kowloon and one in New Territories:

  • Wan Chai
  • Central
  • Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Lai Chi Kok
  • Sha Tin

The Wan Chai branch is located in the pretty and popular Star/Sun/Moon street area where lots of little restaurants pop up on every corner. An area we highly recommend whether you go to Pici or not.

The restaurant is compact and includes two floors.

The Central branch on the other hand is open and spacious, two very different settings, but equally appealing in their own right.

Here our map illustrates where these two branches are located in comparison to each other:

ADDRESS (Wan Chai Branch) – G/F, No. 16 St. Francis Yard, Wanchai, Hong Kong

ADDRESS (Central Branch) – G/F, No. 24-26 Aberdeen St., Soho, Hong Kong

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Pici Hong Kong Review – The Menu

You’ve got a few choices here

  • The popular option is weekend brunch (11.30am-4pm) during weekends and public holidays
  • Monday to Friday you can enjoy the lunch menu
  • Otherwise the Ala Carte is always available

We’ll pop the menus below here but as the Pici website states, these change every week/month so do take this as a reference only.

First thing’s first, bravo Pici – NO SERVICE CHARGE! Joining the (unfortunately small, but) elite group of Hong Kong restaurants refusing to board this unnecessary bandwagon of an extra 10% on top of the bill.

Another HK favourite of ours, Francis, do the same, instead giving any tips to staff rather than effectively charge customers more for no reason.

With plenty of options to choose from, your menu choice will probably be defined on the time and day you go.

I must say the lunch menu is excellent value, again similarly priced to Francis and also similar in menu and delivery. Three good portions, and fine end product.

As with anywhere in Hong Kong you can get some really quite solid lunch deals. Pici is no different.

We’ve sampled a number of the Ala Carte options as well, has a dish let us down yet? Nope! Shout outs to:

Pici - Central Branch
Pici – Central Branch (taken from the Pici website)
  • Pici “Cacio e Pepe”
  • Tagliolino
  • Pappardelle

All excellent, and authentic as it gets!

A big thumbs up from our my Italian wife to be Bianca, almost as good as a Michelin Star that is!

Of course the brunch is the most popular menu of all though.

We went along to the Central branch at around 2.45pm, hoping the main crowds would’ve come and gone, not true!

We got a table, but there was little else room to spare with people taking full advantage of the 4 and a half hour Brunch slot.

Come 3.45pm, people filtered out fast, no doubt full to the brim and fully satisfied, as we were also.

Pici Hong Kong Review – The Food

All top notch. As you can see from the pictures, it’s as genuine as it gets.

Pici is fast becoming one of our favourite western eateries in Hong Kong for reasons that go beyond the food:

  • The setting
  • No service charge
  • A genuine taste of home (for Bianca)
  • Locations – the two island ones in particular are superbly located

(pictures taken from the Pici website)

We’ve yet to experience a poor dish and the bread that arrives pre-starter, which is something that is par for the course in Italia, is also a nice reminder that Pici does all the right things.

When we visit other Italian restaurants, and bread doesn’t arrive at the start, eyebrows are raised!!

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Pici Hong Kong Review – The Food

All friendly enough – they’re a busy bunch. It’s rarely quiet at Pici!

Nothing much else to mention but absolutely no problems!

Pici Hong Kong Review – Should I Visit?

For sure.

If you’re Italian, we’re sure this will bring you a taste from home

If you like Italian food (who doesn’t), then it won’t let you down. An all around fine experience with a number of lovely perks when you piece together the lunch/brunch menus, the no service charge, the atmosphere, and the interior.

It all just works – very well done Pici!

You have two regulars on board.

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Pici Hong Kong Review – FAQ’s

What cuisine is Pici?

Pici provides Italian cuisine in Hong Kong.

How many Pici branches in Hong Kong?

As of 2020 there are now five. There are based in:
Wan Chai
Central
Tsim Sha Tsui
Lai Chi Kok
Sha Tin

Is there a Brunch Menu at Pici?

Yes every weekend and public holiday from 11.30am-4pm.

What is the address of Pici Wan Chai?

G/F, No. 16 St. Francis Yard, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

What is the address of Pici Central?

G/F, No. 24-26 Aberdeen St., Soho, Hong Kong.

Is there a lunch menu at Pici?

Yes there is, from Monday to Friday.

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