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The pride of southern Italian cuisine

“See the sea of Surriento, the buried treasure it has! Those who travelled all over the world haven’t seen anything like it.” The old song “Torna a Surriento” (Come back to Sorrento in English) describes the stunning environment of the islands in southern Italy. There has the radiant and enchanting sunshine, endless shoreline and lush plants, it is the most stunning stretch of coastline anywhere in the world. The unique climate and geographical environment give birth to the abundant crops as well as the one-of-kind delicious cuisine. Inspired by the amazing cuisine of the Sorrento peninsula and the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy, Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890 was born. This world famous restaurant is nestled in a 19th century Neapoletan building, it is filled with bright colours – lilac, yellow, orange and pink – which look lovely with the natural, Mediterranean light, transporting guests to the extraordinary atmosphere of Southern Italy. Since 1986, the kitchen has used produce from its own dedicated farm called Le Peracciole, just a few miles away along the coast facing the island of Capri. All the dishes here are based on three principles: Mediterranean character, first class quality of the raw ingredients and modern food styling. Preserving thousands of years of old food tradition from the Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Coast, Casa Don Alfonso provides an authentic Italian experience.

Come and visit Don Alfonso’s home

On the other side of the world, Macau, it is an honoured to have this highest Michelin-rated restaurant in southern Italy in our city. The world renowned chef Alfonso Iaccarino and his son, Ernasto bring to Macau a new Italian dining experience with their original home flavours from Southern Italy at the Casa Don Alfonso, at Grand Lisboa. The name Casa Don Alfonso bears the significant meaning of “come and visit Don Alfonso’s home.” Before renovation, the restaurant has been acclaimed by gourmets. As the new phase of the renowned Don Alfonso 1890, Casa Don Alfonso provides a new casual dining environment suited for the entire family. The restaurant that serves superb Italian cuisine at it’s best value for money.

The new Casa Don Alfonso only provides the true and authentic essence of Italian cuisine with its selection of antipasti buffet set lunch and an a la carte menu for the evenings. On the horizon is a new and captivating weekend brunch that will be launched at a later date.

One of the highlights is the signature delicacy of southern Italy- Neapolitano pizza. At here, diners are invited to enjoy the best Neapolitano pizza in town. Differ from the pizzas outside; the authentic Neapolitano pizza is prepared with simple and fresh ingredients, no fancy toppings. The restaurant uses the best quality of San Marzano Tomatoes, fresh Fior di Latte, Mozzarella Di Buffala, artisanal soppressata and carefully selected Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil. One of its defining characteristics is that there is often more sauce than cheese, leaving the middle of the pie wet or soggy and not conducive to being served by the slice. To ensure the quality of pizzas, Casa Don Alfonso specially invites Pizzaiolo, Chef Maurizio Ferrini from Naples and the generations of old tradition in the electric Izzo Scugnizzo oven make their pizzas what they are, a tantalizing treat. Before delivering to the tables, every pizza that emerges from the oven is evaluated critically by Chef Maurizio.

Fine wine is an integral part of Italian cuisine. The Don Alfonso 1890 is a paradise for wine lovers. The hotel boasts an extensive collection of over 16,800 labels, the majority of which are rated over 91 by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Professional Sommeliers are happy to give all the guests advices to choose the right wine to pair with the tasty dishes.

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