Buon appetito! Pirata serves Italian dishes in the heart of Wan Chai, Hong Kong. At the entrance on the 30th floor bar, with a mix of high and low table. You will come across the Vermuteria, or Vermouth Bar, with a wide choice of Italian, French, Spanish and New World vermouths from around the globe. Head down the staircase at 29th floor, is a larger dining area, with leather banquettes and vintage chandeliers.
Pirata Brunch. (Price: HKD298; SGD53.20)
We began our meal with a simple yet delicious antipasto buffet from the cold station.
Free flow of salads, cold cuts and cheese bar, roast beef.
A hearty plate of goodness. Many fresh salad, roasted beef, and varieties of cheese please!
Bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It tastes good on its own!
Pirata Signature M.M.M. (My Mamma’s Meatballs) were made of an incredibly smooth blend of pork, beef and italian egg. Topped with a comforting tomato sauce, basil and cooked with extra virgin olive oil.
Pirata Fried Mozzarella Sandwich made with cheesy mozzarella, milk and butter. It tasted amazingly good with tomato sauce.
Pirata Tagliatelle with Summer Black Truffle. (Topup: HKD38; SGD6.80)
Exquisite white truffle paste cooked with pasta. Generous amount of shaved summer black truffle. Nothing to be picky over this dish. This is my favourite dish among the rest. I love in-house Pirata‘s pasta that is wet squishy soft and tasty.
Pirata Pappardelle with duck breast was a little disappointment. The duck breast dices were overly salty and tasted like canned meat.
Pirata Asparagus Flan made from asparagus, egg, cream dipped on parmesan cheese fondue. I found it a little too heavy on the cream and thought it could have done with more asparagus.
Pirata Chef Selection Dessert. It was the crushed chocolate and nuts semifreddo. However that had caught our attention from early on in the meal, when we saw it being served at another table. This was an assortment of nuts, Valrhona chocolate chips and chocolate fondue with a hint of mint leaf. I believe this is a sweet ending of our brunch.
Pirata’s menu is simple and homely, featuring many recipes inherited from Head Chef Stefano Rossi’s own family. There is also selected alcoholic buffet at HKD180 until 3pm.
Pirata Lunch. (Price: HKD248; SGD44.30)
I would preferably opt for Pirata Lunch for a value meal. It comes with Antipasto, Main Course and Dessert. Price ranging HKD168 to HKD248 (SGD30 to SGD44.30). Selection from Pirata Signature M.M.M. (My Mamma’s Meatballs), Spinach and ricotta cannelloni and more!
Pirata Signature – The Butcher’s Cut. Tagliata for sliced flank steak dressed with salad and cherry tomato. A sensory experience of steak tasting!
Just in case we hadn’t had more than our share of delightful Italian food, we were then served our personal choice of dessert. I’m never particularly fussed over panna cotta. Pirata’s version with raspberry coulis was a pleasant one.
Pirata service was warm and homely, making sure the foods were to our likings. The restaurant gets a little rowdy when the crowd arrived. I had some difficulties of listening to my partner during the peak hours.
-We paid for our meal.