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Pici pasta bar to launch in Wan Chai

About to open in Wan Chai, Pici is a neighbourhood pasta bar serving fresh, hand-rolled pasta made daily.
Set to open on February 6, it is in the St Francis Yard block nestled between the squares and alleyways of Sun, Moon and Star Streets. The restaurant features a bright, airy interior with exposed timber and wooden shutters.
From Pirata Group, known for The Optimist and TokyoLima, Pici was co-founded by Manuel Palacio and Christian Talpo with the ethos of generous portions, value for money and no service charge. Italian chef Andrea Viglione heads the open kitchen, where all dishes are prepared from scratch, including the pasta and tomato sauces. He describes the dishes as “real down-to-earth Italian food as it should be”.
“Like Italy’s family-run pasta bars, Pici serves dishes that are uncomplicated, simple and utterly delicious,” says Talpo.
Pici has a one-page menu with dishes being regularly rotated. Pasta styles from different regions of Italy are made every morning, with gluten-free options available on request. The menu also serves a handful of starters and desserts as well as Italian cocktails and wine by the glass or carafe.
Opening for for lunch and dinner, Pici will be a no-reservations restaurant seating 56 people at casual barstool countertops and at tables on its ground floor and mezzanine.

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