We started off our meal with generous serves of arancini (RMB68/4pcs), better known as gooey, plump ballsof cheese surrounded by soft, pillowy risotto, encased in a crispy shell. This version was filled with diced ham and topped with parma ham, making it an unforgettable bite. We also tried the baked asparagus with cheese and ham (RMB88), yet another hearty, warm appetizer that was perfect for both the weather and the vibe.
Pastas feature heavily here, and our top two favorites were both served in large bowls that can easily feed a couple of people each. The Alfredo Tagliatelle (RMB88) was creamy and full of flavor, with fresh homemade pasta made lovingly by Andreetta himself. The Paccheri with mixed mushrooms, sausages and black truffle sauce (RMB98) is a score, and we were left licking our lips for more. And speaking of truffle, the Tartufata (RMB128) pizza is to die for and a must-order. Frankly, the entire menu is delightful, and a welcome addition to the city’s Italian food scene. Desserts are a must too, and we tried the nutella pizza, tiramisu and panna cotta.