First froyo, then ramen, now, the latest food craze hitting Hong Kong is (you guessed it) pizza. Hong Kongers just can't get enough of the cheesy stuff, and now they'll have another pizza joint around to satisfy their cravings at Pizzeria Pubblico.
The buzz: Pizzeria Pubblico is part of the Integrated Hospitality Management (IHM) family, which includes Posto Pubblico, Linguini Fini and Homegrown Foods. Opening in June 2012 next to Kinwick Centre (right by the escalators), they already face stiff competition from the giant Paisano's nearby on Hollywood Road.
The look: Designed to have a similar look and feel to Posto Pubblico on Elgin Street, Pizzeria Pubblico seats 35 seats with an unpretentious, relaxed atmosphere that IHM co-founders Todd Darling and Rob Spina remember growing up in New York fondly.
A windowed shopfront showcases the pizza-making in action, where passerbys can see actual pizza crusts being kneaded, stretched and thrown.
Food and drink: Pizzas obviously take the spotlight at Pizzeria Pubblico, specifically authentic New York pizzas with a crispy yet chewy crust, topped with homemade pepperoni, sausage, Brooklyn special and Posto Pubblico's own legendary 'made-in-house' mozzarella. Buy them by the slice for HK$25 each or share an 18-inch round with a couple of friends.
A small selection of salads and subs are also available, made with fresh artisanal bread baked fresh in the morning and filled with Posto Pubblico's famous veal meatballs.
So is Pizzeria Pubblico the real thing when it comes to New York Italian? See for yourself when they open this June 2012.
Pizzeria Pubblico, G/F, Tsun Wing Lane (next to Kinwick Centre), SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, firstname.lastname@example.org