Azul Italiano

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Photograph: courtesy Azul Italiano
588 Dongchangzhi Lu
The Azul Group have branched out from of their South American roots (about two metres across from their other North Bund restaurant Colca) with this colourful, fun and very spacious Italian-focused offering. Naturally, the traditional trio of pizza, pasta and anti-pasti power the menu, but the team’s trademark playful style lies at heart everything: see tiramisu presented in the form of a fallen flower pot or a swordfish carpaccio that comes with a paint brush so you can give food expressionism a go via circular dots of wasabi mayo and mascarpone cream – the only time it might actually be acceptable to play with your food.
Venue name: Azul Italiano
Opening hours: 11am-3pm; 5.30-11pm daily
Metro: International Cruise Terminal
English address: Third Floor Sinar Mas Plaza 588 Dongchangzhi Lu, near Xinjian Lu Hongkou district
Chinese address: 虹口区东长治路588号白玉兰广场3楼L3-A-01-03