Scena Italian Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong has a new Sunday brunch—Vita Nostra!

It’s a semi-buffet brunch dedicated to some of the best eats and drinks that Italy has to offer with an astounding view of the Shanghai skyline. And as always, there’s free-flow drinks.

Deal for readers below! Keep reading.

Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

Panoramic Views of Shanghai

Perched on the 52nd floor, Scena Italian Restaurant boasts sweeping views of the Shanghai skyline from Lujiazui to the Bund and the Huangpu River. It’s an elegant setting, and certainly has one of the best views in town. It’s a destination that is perfect for special occasions.

What’s For Brunch

Chef Natalino Ambra has prepared a sumptuous semi-buffet brunch and some excellent main courses to go along with the spread. This is what to expect:

Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong.

The semi-buffet features a cold seafood bar of Alaskan king crab, Boston lobster, mussels, prawns, and abalone; plenty of Italian cheese and cold cuts at the Enoteca station, a DIY Caesar Salad station, and eggs Benedict made-to-order with cured salmon and/or ham. There is also Italian-Japanese maki sushi, vitello tonnato, and wagyu croquettes for antipasti.

Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong.
Seafood bar
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Italian-Japanese maki sushi
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Cheese stuffed sweet peppers
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Cold cuts and cheese station
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Duck salad
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Eggs Benedict
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Caesar Salad
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Gigantic oysters baked with cheese and pistacchio

There’s an entire counter dedicated to carbs! Oven-fired pizzas, and pastas and risotto made a la minute with a selection of sauces, fluffy foccaccia, and buttery puff pastries filled with ham.

Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

In addition to the buffet, it includes one main course from the “Famoso Classico” menu of classic Italian dishes. The star of the main course is undeniably the T-bone M3 Black Angus Fiorentina, a whole steak cooked to perfection, served with herb-roasted baby potatoes and beef jus.

Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
T-bone M3 Black Angus Fiorentina

Additionally, there’s a surf and turf option of beef tenderloin and jumbo shrimp, pan-seared scallops, crispy baked cod fish with leek fondue and porto wine sauce, and grilled rack of lamb with black olive sauce and mash.

Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Pan-Seared Scallops
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Grilled Rack of Lamb

For dessert, there’s pass around tiramisu and a live station of made-to-order cannoli, salted caramel chocolate cake, puddings, tarts, and a dozen flavors of ice cream.

Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

All-Inclusive & Free-Flow

Vita Nostra is every Sunday from 12:15pm-3pm. Brunch is ¥628 per person, including complimentary mocktails, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. (Deal for Nomfluence readers below!)

Add ¥150 for three hours free-flow, which includes prosecco, red and white wines, beer, cocktails of bellini, Aperol Spritz, negroni and G&Ts, and digestifs. Add an extra ¥200 on top of that and get Perrier Jouët Grand Brut and Rosé and sparkling wine, too.

Shanghai brunch: Scena, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

Nomfluence Readers Deals

The deal below is valid from now until October 31, 2021 for Nomfluence readers!

  • Vita Nostra Sunday Brunch ¥565 per person. (Original price: ¥628)

Click here to book your seat now!


Scena, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
Address: 52/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu 世纪大道8号52楼, 近陆家嘴环路
Tel: 20201717
Sunday Brunch is from 12:15pm to 3pm.