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Photographs: courtesy Ottimo
Photographs: courtesy Ottimo
570 Yongjia Lu
The brains behind hit natural wine bar SOiF have given the somewhat screened-away space on Surpass Court’s fourth floor a Mediterranean makeover. Keeping the previous venue’s name, they’ve freshened it up into an elegant-but-casual European-Asian eatery, albeit without the emphasis on natural wines. (Traditional tipples mostly chosen from France and Italy anchor the sommelier selection instead and are rotated weekly.) The wines are designed to match a food menu that channels coastal vibes with contemporary touches. Go for the melt-in- your-mouth toothfish served with pea purée or the kitchen’s take on the shrimp cocktail served with sweet tiger prawn tails.
Venue name: Ottimo
Opening hours: 6pm-2am daily (kitchen closes at midnight, last order 11.35pm)
Metro: Jiashan Lu
English address: Fourth Floor, Surpass Court 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu, Xuhui district
Chinese address: 徐汇区永嘉路570号1栋4楼,近岳阳路