Sponsored by Italo Trattoria
Introducing Italo Trattoria, a spiffy and fun restaurant and bar serving Italian comfort food, cocktails and wine. It’s the new, updated version of FUNKA Group’s most recent venture, and this time, they’ve hit the nail on the head.
Get 20% off your bill AND a complimentary Aperitivo cocktail on the house! Keep reading for more details.
Italo Trattoria: Italian Comfort Food & Fun Cocktails
In rebranding, Italo Trattoria stripped down the previous menus completely, changed up the vibe to an upbeat tempo, added a drinks trolley, and brought some heavy hitters onto the team.
They have larger-than-life chef Lucky Lasagna (who is also a tattoo artist) leading the kitchen, group GM Sebastien Dallee (who comes from Heritage by Madison), group bar manager Ilya Gorshkov, and restaurant manager Marco Chinellato.
The space remains the same, albeit with the addition of a centerpiece in the main dining area, a table to hold all the jars of their extremely addictive jumbo grissini.
There’s also the lounge seating area, the semi-private room, and the wrap-around bar.
The Food: Italian Comfort Food
The food menu is the handiwork of Lucky Lasagna, a chef (and tattoo artist) from Rome who’s been working the Shanghai circuit of restaurants for more than 10 years. The food is an ode to classic Italian food—trattoria favorites with a modern touch. (Read: beautifully plated for posting on Moments.)
How does it fare? It’s many a step up from the previous iterations of Italo. It’s a straightforward menu with a section dedicated to carpacci, cold/raw seasoned seafood and meats, cheese and cold cuts, fresh pastas, and mains. There is an excellent vitello tonnato, a beautiful lamb ragu ravioli, and a heady clam linguine that’s to die for.
Here are the highlights:
Custardy Zabaione with syrup-soaked cherries.
The Drinks: Cocktails & Wine
As for the drinks, there are 12 Aperitivo cocktails to choose from, ¥68-84 each, which come served to you on the Aperitivo trolley.
And there’s a curated wine menu, a mix of natural/organic and traditional, that gets updated every two weeks. Wines by the glass start from ¥52.
Italo Trattoria also has a tasting menu, seven courses plus dessert for ¥348 per person, minimum two guests.
And they’re launching brunch very soon! For more updates, sign up as a VIP member on their mini program via the QR Code below. Members also get to collect points and get deals/discounts.
Favorite dishes: Linguine alle Vongole, beef carpaccio, swordfish carpaccio, vitelllo tonnato, lamb ragu ravioli.
Nomfluence Readers Deals
Get 20% off your bill (food and drink) at Italo Trattoria! Plus, each person gets a complimentary Aperitivo cocktail.
Valid only until June 30, 2021. The deal above is not applicable with other promotions or discounts (happy hour, etc.)
Address: 2/F, A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu 富民路291号2楼, 近长乐路
Hours: Mon-Sun, 5:30pm-11:30pm, last order 10:30pm