Italian cuisine

Authentic, centuries-old Italian cuisine made with love

There’s a lot to write about new restaurants in an evolving city, but it’s also a shame to go back to older establishments that have stood the test of time.

DOC Gastronomia Italiana has been one of the city’s most beloved Italian restaurants since it opened in 2013. It was one of the first places to shine with an industrial vibe, and it still retains that character.

The restaurant moved to Dagu Road at the end of 2018 from its former location on Dongping Road, and has attracted many locals from the neighborhood and beyond ever since. The outdoor space facing the bustling street is the perfect spot for people-watching, where crowds meet night and day.

Courtesy of DOC/Ti Gong

The outdoor space facing the bustling street is the perfect spot for people-watching, where crowds meet night and day.

The DOC team is dedicated to hearty Italian cuisine, and since the beginning of September, guests have been invited to savor plates of sweet, life-saving and delicious fresh pasta lovingly prepared by Chef Gino Fan.

The special fresh homemade pasta menu celebrates the true essence of Italian cuisine. Pasta is serious business in Italy: Eating a good plate of pasta is very important both family-wise and culturally. And with travel restrictions still in place, a hearty pasta dish lifts your spirits and whisks you away to the sun-drenched Mediterranean.

“Launching a fresh pasta menu allows for a more authentic Italian experience, which sets us apart from other Italian venues in town,” said Todd Pearson, managing director of Camel Hospitality Group,

Authentic, centuries-old Italian cuisine made with love

Courtesy of DOC/Ti Gong

Spaghetti alla Marinara is a popular pasta dish on the southern coast of Italy.

Fresh pasta is made from flour, eggs and water. Dough is prepared then kneaded and shaped into the pasta shapes we know and love.

At DOC, pasta is made daily from imported Italian “Caputo Semola” flour. The special menu features five classic pasta dishes, from spaghetti marinara and fettuccini carbonara to Emiliana-style lasagna.

Spaghetti alla Marinara (178 yuan) is a popular pasta dish on the southern coast of Italy. Here it is a larger plate which is good for sharing. Spaghetti cooked al dente is drenched in the divinely luxurious sauce made from a blend of seafood, chives, garlic and fresh chillies – a great pairing with a glass of Cortese di Gavi. The fresh pasta menu will be available until the end of October.

information

Opening hours: 11am-10.30pm

Tel: 6473-9394

Address: 392 Dagu Road

Average price: 220 yuan