la FESTA- Michelin Quality in Taipei

Food, What's New — By Lydia on August 31, 2011 at 5:15 am

Over the last few years Taipei has carved out its place in the international food scene, but despite the countless quality restaurants, the city has been lacking a key accolade that cities like Hong Kong, New York, and Las Vegas all enjoy: a Michelin star chef.

Shrimp from Igor Macchia's restaurantPhoto courtesy of Gia D. Parsons/Flickr

Esteemed Italian chef Igor Macchia, owner of the one Michelin star restaurant La Credenza in Italy, is bringing his talent and passion for Italian cuisine to Taipei’s foodies with a new restaurant in the Grand Victoria Hotel. While the city has hosted Michelin chefs before, la FESTA will be the first restaurant launched by a Michelin chef anywhere in Taiwan.

Taipei doesn’t lack in Italian food, but Macchia’s aim is to push the boundaries of traditional Italian cooking and introduce patrons to new flavors and cooking methods through whimsical reinventions of classic dishes. Macchia also aims to make the most of Taiwan’s best local ingredients, and pork is front and center. Set menus start at NT$720 for lunch and NT$1,500 for dinner, not including the 10 percent service charge.

To complement the menu, la FESTA will feature a wine list with over 300 types of wines from every wine region in Italy, nearly half of which are imported exclusively for la FESTA.


Breakfast: 6:30~10:00 (Weekend 6:30~10:30)
Afternoon Snack:15:00~17:00
Lunch:  12:00~15:00 (Weekend11:30~15:00)
Late night:22:00~24:00


168 Jing Ye 4th Rd, Taipei 104
Tags: five star, Igor Macchia, Italian food, la FESTA, Michelin chef, restaurant opening

    1 Comment

  • FENNY says:

    This restaurant is TERRIBLE. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT bother going there. I’ve dined at ~6 Michelin starred (not Michelin-rated) restaurants in the United States. This restaurant is nowhere near the quality of others and just mediocre. The portion is ridiculous tiny and the food lacks flavor and luster. I’ve always been to Italy and ate great Italian food in the east coast of the US. Again, this restaurant’s entrees did not taste like authentic Italian food in any measure. It is way too expensive for what you get.


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