Lucciola is one of the two anchoring restaurants at the new swanky boutique Hari Hotel in Wan Chai, the other being Zoku. While Zoku is a hip, fusion Japanese spot with a Nobu-esque air, Lucciola is a more traditional Italian restaurant serving trusted Italian favorites such as vitello tonnato, salt-crusted fish, and rustic pasta dishes.
The chef is originally from the Piedmont region of Italy, though most of the menu focuses on classic dishes. Most of the pastas are made from dried pasta, though there are a few handmade pastas as well.
The ambiance is elegant and quiet, a good place to have a conversation.
The food is solid, with the “Il Vitello Tonnato” being my favorite dish of the night. In general, the menu is “safe”, meaning the menu consists of crowd pleasers that most people would enjoy. It has a nice pasta/risotto selection that is larger than most (10 different kinds!), including vegetarian options and even one made with Impossible Meat.
The prices are on the higher end (not a surprise considering the luxury hotel in which it is housed). You can probably find similar quality food for less price (in a less fancy atmosphere) at other places in Hong Kong.
Still, it’s a nice addition to Wan Chai, especially for pasta lovers who are tired of the same old pasta dishes and want to try one, two, or up to ten (!) new and different pasta dishes.
Hari Hotel 1/F
330 Lockhart Rd