Tsim Sha Tsui
Date of review: June 2, 2016 | Reviewed by: Joanna Lam
The relaxed and warm dining space boasts arched ceilings, glamorous chandeliers and country style furnishings, transporting diners to the living room of a sophisticated Roman mansion. With the tables comfortably spaced from one another along with the enchanting live music performance, guests can enjoy rustic Italian cuisine in a warm and tranquil ambience.
Celebrated for its hearty pastas, Roman cuisine and weekend brunches, guests can experience the beauty of authentic Italian gastronomy throughout the menu. To start off with, the classic pairing of deluxe cured ham with cantaloupe works together harmoniously. Made fresh, the simple combination was just what we needed to refresh our taste buds in preparation for the forthcoming decadent mains.
Tender and juicy, the charcoal-grilled lamb chop was cooked à point, and together with the pairing of thyme, lemon and polenta, the dish offers a nice meaty flavour with a light fat content.
Next up is the risotto with porcini mushrooms and duck, which is on the salty side. Topped with a piece of decadent foie gras, the dish is overall enjoyable but is rather heavy.
For dessert, we decided to be ambitious by going for the dessert platter with the combination of lava chocolate cake, tiramisu and Napoleon cake, which offers a divine blend of sweetness and textures.
Boasting an impressive range of Italian labels, the wine menu also offers a small selection by the glass with some interesting options available in the half bottle.
Thanks to the attentive and knowledgeable staff, we had an enjoyable dining experience throughout the evening. Accommodating yet unobtrusive, each dish was introduced with poise and recommendations were given at ease.
For a high quality dinner for two, including two cocktails, the bill goes up to around HK$2,600, which is not a inexpensive. Yet Sabatini nonetheless offers good value for money if diners takes into account the top notch service, authentic Roman cuisine and elegant ambience.