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Restaurant Associazione Chianti

Associazione Chianti

Restaurant, $$$$, Italian, Steak House, Wan Chai
The Tuscan trattoria-inspired Ship Street newcomer is an instant classic and neighbourhood mainstay
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  • ReservationYes
  • Accept Credit CardYes
  • Dress CodeSmart Casual
  • Vegetarian DishMore than 5
  • Bring Your Own BottleYes
  • BuffetNo
  • Smoking AreaNo
  • Car ValetNo

Review

Step inside the glossy façade at Associazione Chianti, situated smack dab in the centre of the quietly thriving Ship Street restaurant thoroughfare, and be instantaneously transported to a warm and welcoming neighbourhood mainstay, where the setting, colours, smells, and flavours evoke all the emotion and atmosphere of a Tuscan trattoria. The ingredients-forward menu highlights simple, authentic classics. A large-format Bistecca alla Fiorentina cut from melt-in-your-mouth grass-fed Black Angus sourced from Idaho is the clear star of the show, but don’t sleep on Chianti’s other shareable mains—the Pollo al Burro Omaggio a Sostanza is a chicken breast pan-fried in a luxurious puddle of brown butter, a dish created in homage to the legendary Trattoria Sostanza in Florence. Ease into the golden hour with a platter of Italian cured meats, a crisp and barely- but perfectly-dressed chicory salad, and a soulful vegetable minestrone, then linger afterwards over generous portions of glorious pavlova and endless bottles of wine—the restaurant’s proprietary eponymous Associazione Chianti is a good bet and a delicious all-rounder.  

What To Order

  1. The Bistecca alla Fiorentina, cut from melt-in-your mouth grass-fed Black Angus sourced from Idaho ranches is the clear star of the show.
  2. Don’t underestimate the chicly-plated Pollo al Burro Omaggio a Sostanza—the chicken breast pan-fried in a luxurious puddle of brown butter is a rich and fragrant shareable dish.
  3. Start the night right with the restaurant’s fresh-out-of-the-oven bacon-speckled rolls, and order a barely- but perfectly-dressed fresh and crispy chicory salad alongside.

Tatler Tip

The menu is optimised for sharing, with a compelling variety of large-format proteins, salads, and sides.

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