Known as “Bombana” for short, this is Italian chef Umberto Bombana’s Shanghai version of his three Michelin star restaurant in Hong Kong of the same name. You will pay for the privilege of sitting in this ultra-formal dining room overlooking the Bund, with its scrumptious seasonal prix-fixe and à la carte menus. There’s no question that the contemporary Italian fare is creative and fresh, with seasonal seafood and meat tasting menus. The braised short rib alongside a pan-seared tenderloin offers some of the most tender meats you'll find in Shanghai, although portions are small. Their Sicilian-style lobster fettuccine is also a crowd favorite. Bombana is popular with wealthy Chinese, who come to impress clients and paramours. Foreigners on expense accounts might do same, but those who are wallet-conscious will find better value elsewhere.
8-1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
Our Rating Hours Lunch 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; Dinner 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Phone 021-60872890 Prices 500-800 rmb per person, plus drinks Cuisine Type Fine Italian Web site 8-1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
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