"Assaggio" means "small bites" and "to taste" in Italian. A lively and cozy wine and dine destination for authentic Italian fare, Assaggio allows diners to feel at ease and unwind with a sip of Italian wines, munch on cold cuts and cheeses imported from Italy; and savor a wide selection of gourmet Italian dishes highlighting artisan handmade pasta. The trattoria has received the quality seal of Ospitalità Italiana, a certificate that recognizes the authenticity of its Italian cuisine. Assaggio has two branches located in Wan Chai and Tsim sha tsui respectively. A relaxing alfresco restaurant facing the waterfront of Victoria Harbour, Assaggio in Wan Chai is also the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Greater China Design Awards, a testimony to the imaginative interior design and highly representative of the art scene in Hong Kong. The Tsim sha tsui Assaggio offers the same relaxing dining ambience in the bustling shopping area with a contemporary design mingling colours with warm tone wooden panels.