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Uni squid ink pasta at Mangia Hong Kong, an Italian bistro in Sai Ying Pun

Mangia! | Sai Ying Pun Italian Bistro with Handmade Pasta

Mangia!
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Taste
Value
Service
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4.1
Excellent

Mangia! is a Italian restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, featuring daily handmade pasta and a wide variety of modern tapas. Read our review of Mangia now.

Mangia!: Sai Ying Pun Italian Restaurant

  • Modern tapas: A wide variety of tapas for sharing
  • Handmade pasta: Fresh handmade pasta made daily for the best quality pasta
Uni squid ink pasta at Mangia Hong Kong, an Italian bistro in Sai Ying Pun
City
Hong Kong
District
Sai Wan
Cuisine
Italian
Price Range
$$ - $$$
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Interior of Mangia!, a restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Interior
Interior of Mangia!, a restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
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Mangia!: Review & Photos

We ordered Beef tartare, Uni squid ink pasta, Wagyu beef cheek bourguignon, and Ricotta mousse.

Modern Tapas

▮ 𝐁𝐞𝐞𝐟 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐞|HKD 188|✯ : 8 / 10 ✅✅
▯ 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘤𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘧 𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘦, 𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮 & 𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘷𝘺, 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘫𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘴, 𝘫𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘢

Beef tartare at Mangia! restaurant in Hong Kong Sai Ying Pun
Beef tartare
Hand-cut beef tartare, flavoirful, creamy, pickled jalapenos, accompanied by fried lotus root
Beef tartare

The portion size was smaller than expected, but the taste was pleasantly surprising. The hand-cut beef, sliced into strips, had a rich flavor. The inclusion of fried lotus root, anchovies, sweet potatoes, and pickled jalapenos created a surprisingly delicious combination. It was appetizing and definitely a recommended appetizer.

Homemade Pasta

▮ 𝐔𝐧𝐢 𝐒𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐤 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐚|HKD 298|✯ : 7.5 / 10 ✅
▯ 𝘩𝘰𝘬𝘬𝘢𝘪𝘥𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘪, 𝘴𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘥𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘪 𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘦

Uni squid ink pasta at Mangia! restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Uni squid ink pasta
Uni squid ink pasta at Mangia! restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Uni squid ink pasta

The uni was incredibly creamy, but the portion size was a bit small. The pasta used was linguine, which was thicker than usual and provided a chewier texture compared to pappardelle. It was enjoyable. The squid ink sauce had a rich flavour that I personally found delicious, although one of us felt it was slightly too salty.

▮ 𝐖𝐚𝐠𝐲𝐮 𝐁𝐞𝐞𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐁𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐧|HKD 258|✯ : 7.5 / 10 ✅
▯ 𝘸𝘢𝘨𝘺𝘶 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘯, 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘤𝘶𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦

Wagyu beef cheek bourguignon pasta at Mangia! restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Wagyu beef cheek bourguignon
Cross section of wagyu beef cheek bourguignon
Wagyu beef cheek bourguignon

The wagyu beef cheek was delicious, packed with beefy flavour and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. In addition to the wagyu, the dish included pancetta and wide al dente pappardelle, although the pancetta could have had a stronger presence of smoky flavour. The mushroom sauce was fragrant, and it paired well with the pasta, but a bolder sauce would have made it even better.

Dessert

▮ 𝐑𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐚 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐞|HKD 108|✯ : 7 / 10 ✅
▯ 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘢 𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘦, 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘦, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘱𝘴, 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘭𝘢

Ricotta mousse with summer fruit compote, whey chips and granola
Ricotta mousse
Homemade ricotta mousse with summer fruit compote, whey chips and granola
Ricotta mousse

The ricotta mousse had a taste reminiscent of yogurt. It was accompanied by fresh berries and crispy granola. If the ricotta cheese flavor had been stronger, it would have been perfect. However, the overall experience was still enjoyable, although slightly on the expensive side.

Mangia!: Restaurant Information

  • Restaurant: Mangia!
  • Address: Shop B G/F, Hing Wah House, 71 Third St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  • Hours: 12:00 – 15:00 (Wed to Sun), 18:00-22:00 (Tue to Sun)
  • Contact number: +852 9684 8963

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