Most people love Italian food, but I bet most don’t know that there are 20 regions in Italy, and each has its own unique customs and traditions, including food and wine options.

This season, Isola wants to introduce Hong Kong to the breadth and depth of Italian food with its new regional menus. Each regional menu ($428/person) is available for a two-week period.

Here’s what’s covered:

Isola Bar + Grill Hong Kong

Recently, I had the chance to try the Journey to Trentino South Tyrol menu and was pleasantly surprised. This region is in the north, where both Isola’s chef and manager are from. We had great fun learning about how the colder temperatures there result in homier food. Each dish was new for me.

Isola Bar + Grill Hong Kong

Clockwise from bottom left: starters of seasonal salad with wild mushrooms, flour cream and chanterelle mushrooms with tomato sauce

Isola Bar + Grill Hong Kong

Trentino-style barley soup

Isola Bar + Grill Hong Kong

Homemade canederli with beef ragout and meat broth

Isola Bar + Grill Hong Kong

Roasted lamb chops in Tyrol-style sauce

Isola Bar + Grill Hong Kong

Stewed sturgeon with potato and cabbage


When I left Isola, I felt like I’d just had dinner at a friend’s house (food-wise, Isola’s location is still quite glam with the skyline and all). The dishes had a “just like Mom used to make” quality, and the portion sizes were generous.

Check out the Friuli Venezia Giulia (2–15 September 2019) and Puglia (16–29 September 2019) menus before this special series is over!

Shop 2075, 2/F, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, 2383 8765, book online

This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.

For more reviews like this, like Foodie on Facebook

Will travel far for food. Blogs at

Win tasty prizes in our Valentine’s Day giveaway!

Join our biggest giveaway yet and win prizes for you and your partner