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【Hong Kong Food】Pirata|Italian Homemade Pasta in Wan Chai

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Pirata

Embark on a culinary journey with Pirata! Experience the authentic Italian cuisine and signature homemade pasta. Read our honest review.

  • Authentic Italian cuisine with homemade pasta and tiramisu
  • Great ambiance and friendly service
  • Perfect for special occasions or a night out with friends

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s bustling dining scene, Pirata is a trendy restaurant that offers a unique culinary experience. From the moment you step inside Pirata, you’ll be greeted by its vibrant atmosphere and friendly staff.

In this food review blog, we will take a closer look at Pirata and provide a detailed review of our dining experience. Whether you’re curious about the hype or seeking to explore different pasta options, read on to discover what we found.

Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Interior
Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Interior

Food Review

▮ 𝐒𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐧 & 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐥𝐞 𝐋𝐚𝐯𝐚 𝐀𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐢|HKD 120|✯ : 6
▯ 𝘚𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘯 𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘰, 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘭𝘦, 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘭, 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘺𝘰
As a chef recommendation, I had high hopes that it would be a delicious treat. However, to my disappointment, the arancini lacked any significant truffle flavour and instead relied on a small slice of truffle and a dollop of mayonnaise on top. The dish was far from what I had imagined it to be and tasted more like plain potato balls.

Saffron & Truffle Lava Arancini at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Saffron & Truffle Lava Arancini
Saffron & Truffle Lava Arancini at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Saffron & Truffle Lava Arancini
Saffron & Truffle Lava Arancini at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Saffron & Truffle Lava Arancini
Saffron & Truffle Lava Arancini at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Saffron & Truffle Lava Arancini

▮ 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐬 & 𝐔𝐧𝐢 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞|HKD 320|✯ : 6.5
▯ 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘴, 𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘤, 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪, 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩 𝘴𝘦𝘢 𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯
In terms of presentation, the linguine dish was disappointing as the sea urchin was scattered haphazardly and the overall look was unappetising. The dish’s clams portion size was also a major letdown, as I couldn’t even discern if there were 10 clams on the plate. While the sea urchin was of decent quality and didn’t have any fishy aftertaste, it lacked the expected sweetness. The only saving grace for this dish was the linguine’s al dente texture. However, given the small portion size and, the dish was not worth the hefty price tag of HKD 320.

Clams & Uni Linguine at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Clams & Uni Linguine
Clams & Uni Linguine at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Clams & Uni Linguine
Clams & Uni Linguine at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Clams & Uni Linguine
Clams & Uni Linguine at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Clams & Uni Linguine

▮ 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐮𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐂𝐮𝐭|HKD 380|✯ : 5.5
▯ 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯-𝘧𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘰𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘢, 𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵, 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘦𝘴
When I first tried this dish at Pirata last year, I was impressed by its tenderness and generous portion size and considered it a must-try. However, my recent experience was a huge disappointment. The quality of the steak has significantly regressed, with some cuts containing over 80% sinew, resulting in a rubbery and tough texture. Moreover, the doneness was inconsistent, with some parts being very rare while others were well-done. Given these issues, I cannot recommend this dish anymore.

The Butcher's Cut at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ The Butcher’s Cut
The Butcher's Cut at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ The Butcher’s Cut
The Butcher's Cut at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ The Butcher’s Cut
The Butcher's Cut at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ The Butcher’s Cut

▮ 𝐍𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐅𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐭|HKD 130|✯ : 6.5
▯ 𝘝𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘵, 𝘩𝘢𝘻𝘦𝘭𝘯𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮
If you’re a fan of moist, soft-centred cakes paired with ice cream, then the Nutella Fondant is definitely worth a try. The molten centre is expertly crafted, with a sweetness level that’s just right. However, despite its name, we couldn’t really taste the Nutella flavour, and it seemed to be more of a chocolate-hazelnut hybrid. Unfortunately, the ice cream was a letdown, with too many small ice crystals that detracted from the overall experience.

Nutella Fondant at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Nutella Fondant
Nutella Fondant at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Nutella Fondant
Nutella Fondant at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Nutella Fondant
Nutella Fondant at Pirata Hong Kong
▲ Nutella Fondant

Restaurant Information

  • Address: 30/F, 239 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Hours: 12:00 – 15:00, 18:00-00:00 daily
Pirata
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