So if you think you and your fair lady have graduated beyond the mainstream, why not try Hong Kong's first Piedmont-style Italian restaurant? La Piola has opened on Lyndhurst Terrace, offering a host of “momma made them” classics from Northwest Italy's famed Piedmont region.
Modeled on the piola, or traditional casual restaurant of Northern Italy, expect an open-faced wine bar out front, backed by a stylish yet simplistic bistro setting downstairs, and a more elegant dining room framing an open kitchen upstairs.
There's a wine list crammed with hard-to-find Piedmont drops, as well as a menu of regional delicacies featuring home-made pastas, artisan cheeses and of course Piedmont’s famed white truffles, and if dinner's not on the menu, happy hour runs from 5-8pm with complementary canapés for all.
But please, no mother jokes.
Mains from HK$ 150
G/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Tel: 2851 2281