With its checkered tablecloths, black-and-white family photographs, and other decor reminiscent of a New World Italian restaurant from the first half of the 20th century, this chain offers good value with its hearty, American renditions of Italian food, including pastas ranging from traditional spaghetti marinara to fettuccine with salmon and main courses like rosemary roasted chicken, grilled salmon with pesto, and eggplant Parmesan, all of which come with salad and homemade bread. The emphasis here is on quantity, not quality, though the food isn't bad. And they really pack 'em in; this place is bustling, loud, and slightly chaotic, making it sometimes hard to flag down your waitress. Still, all in all, this place is good for a fun outing with a group.
Three branches are on the other side of the harbor, at 49A-C Elgin St., Central (tel. 852/2973 6808; MTR: Central); Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Rd. E., Wan Chai (tel. 852/2126 7020; MTR: Wan Chai); and in the Elizabeth House, 250 Gloucester Rd. in Causeway Bay (tel. 852/2574 6263; MTR: Causeway Bay). All are open daily noon to midnight.
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