Kennedy Town is the neighbourhood recently heard on everyone’s lips, and Alvy’s is the new hangout serving up craft beers, pizzas and wickedly delicious comfort food.
Alvy’s has collaborated with Young Master Ale to bring local brews, imported beers, wine, US craft whiskies and cocktails. The space is inspired by a New York City style pizzeria with neon lights, a long wooden bar, white oval plates and a mirror where the specials of the day are written on. Oh, and the highlight? Towards the back of the restaurant spot the Big Red Bitch AKA. the big pizza oven.
To munch on, we started with the latkes ($78) which is a cantonese-style dish of char is, ginger and onion paste and potato pancake served on a bed of sour cream. The Yu Kwen Yick fried chicken ($88) was tangy, zesty and spicy which excuse the steal ‘FINGER-LICKING’ good. However, the star of the night was the a la Vodka pizza ($108). FYI I have been guilty of now ordering this pizza on a sunday night when I am in my onesie binging on Narcos. It’s been done several times over.
The vodka tomato sauce, melted mozzarella bocconcini (omg yas) and pecorino really makes it worth the carbs. The best part about it, it’s not over the top cheesy.
The fries were not bad, but not worth the mention either.
It’s a homey neighbourhood bar kinda vibe, definitely need to take a few friends there just for a beer and perhaps a slice of a la vodka.
8/F Holland Street, Kennedy Town
Tel: 2312 2996
Spoon Rate: /5
Despite the typhoon weather today I wanted to write this blog for ages… last weekend I got to spend an amazing night with my two best friends at Repulse Bay. Hearing raving reviews about Amalfitana, we knew we just had to try it out the infamous artisan pizza place which has brought a slice of the Amalfi Coast to Repulse Bay Hong Kong.
Amalfitana is the brainchild of the Roopchand brothers and the Chellaram brothers, they really know what works as their already iconic Rummin’ Tings & Fatty Crab venues hit Hong Kong with a bang.
The decor of the venue truly pays homage to Italy with a huge pizza oven, outdoor seating and bar seating taking over the space. I was slightly disappointed as we booked a week in advanced but they placed us outside the venue near the escalators so we couldn’t really get the attention of the servers, and when we did my two things that I was so excited to try were sold out (Eggplant Parmigiana & Kale Salad *sad face*). Anyway, putting that aside- after getting the head waitresses’ attention, we told her we made a booking a week ago and we were disappointed things ran out, she was super attentive to our table. So A+ for service absolutely bang on’.
We kicked off with pesto garlic bread, which was great followed by the burrata & avocado appetiser! That was my highlight, it reminded me of a fresh vegetarian tartar that you would find with Salmon. It was brilliant and the balsamic vinegar & marinated tomatoes went well together!
The pizzas were filled with toppings from the Amalfitana parma ham, pepperoni to the quattro formaggio! You really can’t go wrong with the choices they have at Amalfitana, they know what they are doing with pizzas. Not to mention the experience is exciting as you get to cut slices with… SCISSORS! The hubby was taking the lead on this one, next time I want to go back to try the fiorentina which I heard has a perfectly cooked yolky egg on top of spinach and cheese!
Shop 105, G/F, The Pulse
28 Beach Road
Tel: +852 2388 7787