If you are looking for the best Italian food in Hong Kong, then the 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA is your best bet. Led by Chef Umberto Bombana, widely renowned as the “king of White Truffles”, the restaurant is ranked as top Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and also ranked 62 in the S Pellegrino and Acqua Panna’s list of the World’s Best Restaurants. The 3-star Michelin restaurant has consistently made among the top ranks in the Michelin Guide for many years.

One more interesting aspect about Chef Bombana is his secret desire for truffles, that you can find truffles everywhere in his cuisine as you can find these delicious truffles in the eggs, pasta, veal and even the risottos too. Apart from the truffles, Chef Bombana’s menu is always inventive and comes with items that surprise the customers to a great extent. His skill in combining both the Italian cuisine along with local ingredients to provide traditional dishes with a touch of Italian flavor is what makes him one of the best chefs in the world.

One of his signature dishes that can blow your mind away is the black truffle organic egg adorned with whipped potato and topinambur which you can never miss out when dining in the 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA. Another mouth-watering dish that will linger in your taste buds for a long time is the black truffle ice cream.

Q In the Kitchen

Chef Umberto Bombana.

Chef Bombana was born in a Bergamo, Northern Italy and started his career as an apprentice in the Centro di Formazione Alberghiera under the able guidance of talented chefs, Ezio Santin at Antica Osteria del Ponte in Milan. Soon his passion for cooking and innovative thinking enabled him to the join the popular Rex Il Ristorante in Los Angeles. He didn’t take much time to become popular with the citizens of LA for his simple and unique presentation of dishes with regional flavor. Chef Bombana shot into quick fame with a chance to cook for famous Hollywood celebrities who celebrated many post-Oscar parties in the restaurant. He also credits his culinary skills to other top chefs like Gianfranco Vissani, Michel Rostang and Pinuccio Alia.

His talent and culinary skills reached worldwide audience when he was named as the “Ambassador of the White Truffle” by Piedmontese regional Enoteca Cavour in 2006. After the closure of the much acclaimed Italian restaurant, Toscana, Executive Chef Bombana took some time off to reflect on his future and then came back with a bang with his all-new favorite ristorante the 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA. The name was inspired by the 1963 Federico Fellini’s classic movie. Like Fellini, Bombana is also a maestro in his own enthralling the customers with his unique and innovative culinary creations. The restaurant was awarded with 3 Michelin stars in just a few months of its launch. It is also the only restaurant outside Italy to receive 3 Michelin Stars. Chef Bombana also expanded his empire by starting 3 restaurants in China including Shanghai, Beijing and Macau.

Q Awards and Achievements

- Michelin Guide Hong Kong - Macau 2018: Three Stars ☆☆☆
- Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2018: #13
- Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2017: #4

Q The Menu

Q Dress code, children and other policies.

Dress Code: Smart casual. For gentlemen, please avoid wearing shorts, vest, sandals and slippers.

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  • Meals served:Lunch, Dinner
  • Cuisine Style:Contemporary Italian

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