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Photograph: courtesy Roma
1006 Kangding Lu
Although Italy and Shanghai aren't exactly neighbours on the world map, we never feel too far away thanks to places like Roma, a newly opened two-storey Italian restaurant and delicatessen on Kangding Lu. Running the show is Porcellino's Giampaolo De Santis and he's enlisted Andrea Calducci (executive chef of the Shanghai Tower's 101 Centuono) to preside over an open kitchen where classics are handcrafted and made with nonnerly love – pizzas topped with Parma ham, stracciatella cheese and cherry tomatoes or rustic ravioli filled with sausage and fresh black truffle. Make sure to get the tiramisu coated with homemade chocolate cream and a cheeky digestif while you're at it. When in Rome and all that...
Venue name: Roma
Opening hours: 11am-11pm daily
Metro: Changping Lu
English address: 1006 Kangding Lu, near Yanping Lu, Jingan district
Chinese address: 康定路1006号,近延平路