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Azul Italiano, the latest project by Peruvian restaurateur Eduardo Vargas, is bringing a flair of Mediterranean to Shanghai’s food and dining scene, serving up classic antipasti, fresh seafood, handcrafted pasta and pizza in the upbeat Sinar Mas Plaza of North Bund. With a high ceiling and sunlit windows, the azure blue and passionate red décor of Azul Italiano is a new interpretation of Italian romance. The dining space is casual, fun and cozy, and the sliding doors can create various intimate spaces for gatherings.


The menu of Azul italiano is crafted by Venezuelan chef Willmer Colmenares, who joined AZUL & COLCA as Executive head chef in 2020 and has received rave reviews for his authentic and creative cuisines across the group’s dining establishments since.

The all-new, Italian-inspired menu of Azul Italiano is on the casual side and perfect for sharing with friends and family. Highlighting fresh ingredients and traditional Italian flavors, Willmer has also added some creative twists.

Start the dinner with a couple of Azul Italiano’s signature cocktails that are visually spectacular and equally delicious-Toscana Campari, a refreshing cocktail with grapefruit juice, grapefruit syrup, lime juice and soda, or Marche, a sweet elixir featuring apple, grape, vanilla syrup and yoghurt.

Cioppino is a crowd-pleaser. Served in a vibrantly decorated bowl, the flavorful seafood stew has a base of rich, dense tomato soup made with shellfish and lobster head, and topped with fresh seafood cooked to perfection – tiger prawn, scallop, halibut, black mussel and clam. The seasoning is classic Italian highlighting fresh basil and oregano; the dish is served with garlic sourdough bread. The Red Crab Pasta is also another favorite. An expectedly sumptuous staple of gluten-free squid ink spaghetti topped with tender crab meat, roasted cherry tomatoes, spicy prawn oil, shiso leaves and nori. Azul Italiano also serves Neapolitan-style pizzas fresh from the oven in its open kitchen, featuring both classic and fusion-style recipes – like the Tuna Delight pizza bianco topped with tuna carpaccio, wasabi mayonnaise, arugula, bonito flakes and tobico caviar.

For dessert, don’t miss The Fallen Garden, the house special tiramisu served in a chocolate pot with edible soil, meringue mushrooms and berries gelato scattered around to create an Instagram-perfect, delightfully sweet garden.

ADDRESS: 3F Sinar Mars Plaza, 588 East Changzhi Road, Hongkou District

TEL: 021 6525 1636