When it comes to a gathering with family and friends, a romantic dinner with that special someone, or even an important business affair, the food, ambience and location are everything. To think that a single restaurant could cater to the needs of all these distinctive occasions might be hoping for too much, but rare though it may be, such a versatile restaurant does in fact exist. “Where?” you might ask. Right in the bustling, beating heart of Central: Spiga.
Filled with Italian charm, the space is inspired by the cinematic splendour of 1950s Italy. The indoor dining area featured with a glamorous chandelier and dark wooden table, and is decorated with a curation of antique collectables. Near the entrance, pass through glass doors and be transported onto an alfresco patio, a modern metropolitan garden in the heart of the city.
Whatever the occasion, Spiga is your ideal dining room, offering à la carte, brunch and tasting menus to suit your specific needs. Serving northern Italian classics prepared using contemporary methods, the style of Spiga can be described as an Italian love affair that taps into both past and present. Below, we break down the restaurant’s different offerings for your dining needs.
With Your Loved One: Tasting Menu
The five-course tasting menu offers the full Spiga experience. The meal starts off with soft potato with capers, lemon and salmon roe to whet your appetite.Next, enjoy Sicilian red prawns with calamari and seafood soup. Next, the chef’s specialty, spaghetti with smoked eel, followed by a hearty dish of pork belly and shoulder with seasonal legumes. Last but least, a sweet finish of traditional Marsala zabaione with peach and hazelnut biscuits to wrap up the meal.
Five-course tasting menu: HK$788 per person
With the Kids: Brunch
To find a place that’s spacious enough for children but relaxing enough for adults can be quite a headache. Reserve a table on the beautiful terrace to enjoy the outdoor space and give the little ones room to play. For food, a delectable spread of premium seafood and oysters, Italian cold cuts, salads, soups and a carving station is all just to start. Save some room for a main course of your choice from the menu, as well as the dessert and cheese selection, which is unmissable.
Brunch buffet: HK$388 per person; 2-hour free flow: HK$160 per person (Available every weekend and public holiday.)
With Business Associates: À la Carte
It might be a bit of a guessing game when it comes to knowing what your business buddies like, so variety is the way to go as there’s always something on the á la carte menu to suit different tastes. In keeping with traditional Italian cuisine, the pastas are made fresh daily in an assortment of shapes and sizes; meanwhile, homemade pizza in Napolitano red sauce and white sauce are always crowd pleasers. If carbs are something to stay away from, mains such as the roasted lamb shoulder or grilled ribeye with creamy carrots and ginger glazed shallots are always comforting. Check with the in-house sommelier to pair your dishes up with some of the best Italian wines from their list of over 350 bottles.
Spiga, 3/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong