64A Tai Mei Tuk Rd, Lung Mei Chuen, Ting Kok Road, Tai Mei Tuk
Tel: 2662 6737
Grub: Classic Italian cuisine
Vibe: The restaurant provides a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere to chill out and enjoy authentic Italian meals. The menu has dishes ranging from pizzas to pasta, and has a surprisingly roomy interior.
Who to take: The casual set-up inside the restaurant is perfect for meeting up with a group of friends or colleagues to unwind in, and enjoy the calm, rural setting.
Luca also has a spacious outdoor seating option – which makes this restaurant a pretty good spot for taking a girlfriend or boyfriend if you’re on a date.
What’s hot: A great, value-for-money lunch set – choose from sirloin steak, to spaghetti and meatballs, to pizza. The lunch set comes with a starter of salad or soup, and most of the mains are served with pasta, chips or rice.
The restaurant combine the class you’d expect from Italian cuisine, and still meet the typical fast-paced eating standards that Hongkongers need in their lives.
The service is efficient and the food comes quickly. The steak is nicely cooked and served with a tasty black pepper sauce, and the bread that arrives at the start of your meal is fresh and soft. The Greek salad option in the lunch set menu is huge and colourful – and a welcome choice for vegetarians.
The outside terrace seating is what’s really great about this place, though. It can be a challenge to find a comfortable outdoor dining experience in the 852.
The pizzas at Luca are also well-known amongst tourists and locals alike, and the area of Tai Mei Tuk offers a great view of Hong Kong that isn’t an urban concrete jungle.
What’s not: Unless you have a car, the area itself is hard to get to.
It takes 20 minute via minibus from Tai Po Market MTR station to get here, and if you’re unfamiliar with Tai Mei Tuk it’s easy to get a little lost.
Cost: The lunch set (a starter, a main, and a drink) is HK$78, starters are HK$40-HK$178, salads are $HK-$HK, pizzas are HK$140-HK$200, pastas are HK$148-HK$218, and mains are HK$239-HK$388.