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Photograph: courtesy Calminetto
458 Madang Lu
Mercato’s former executive chef Kelvin Chai has taken his talents from Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Bund-side eatery to the striking new red shopping strip The Roof in Xintiandi where he’s putting his own personal stamp on Italian. Dishes largely identify as modern, open-minded Italian coupled with Chinese characteristics like housemade pastas that feature ravioli filled with shepherd’s purse or a creamy risotto clad with fresh crayfish and a chunk of pan-seared foie gras – plus a strong push to source produce from across country: ma jia gou (a rare celery from Shandong) is spread across a decadent three cheese wood-fired shrimp pizza and glistening-yellow baby cabbage from Yunnan comes served underneath crispy-skinned halibut.
Venue name: Caminetto
Opening hours: 5:30pm-midnight daily Kitchen closes at 10pm
Metro: Madang Lu
English address: G06-07 The Roof 458 Madang Lu, near Jianguo Dong Lu, Huangpu district
Chinese address: 马当路458弄(恒基旭辉天地)一楼G06/07商铺