Marco R.

A piece of Sicily in Asia

Marco R. from Hong Kong

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Mixing my Sicilian origins with my passion for Chinese food and sharing it with friends around a table filled with relaxed fun and personal stories.
Kindly check related menus on the main page, as I can accommodate between 2 and 6 guests depending on what menu you choose.

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  1. NameMarco R.
  2. LocationHong KongMid-Levels
  3. LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, French, Spanish
  1. GuestsMinimum: 2, Maximum: 6
  2. MealsLunch/ Dinner/ Cooking Classes
  3. House rulesUpon request (with a charge), the host can pair and provide wines at additional charge for guests.Meal service lasts a maximum of 3 hours.
  1. Bio

    After spending my teenage years in Sicily with my Italian father and my Belgian mother, studies brought me to different places (USA, UK, The Netherlands, Beijing).
    In the mid 90s I moved to Hong Kong (after working and living for about a year in Shanghai) and this is still the place I call home.
    I have worked in different regional roles in the branded and retail arena and now I enjoy life as a business consultant, while sharing experiences and food with my friends and guests from many different cultures.
    I am an avid skier and I also love the beach and the ocean, in fact scuba-diving is another one of my passions.

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Wendy T.

Marco was a truly exceptional host. The food was sublime, and his home was so welcoming and beautiful. We loved all of his Mediterranean dishes, and his choices for the wine pairing was perfect. We can't wait to try his other menus!


Paola C.

We tried the Mediterranean menu and it was fantastic! My friends and I had a lovely time and Marco was very accommodating although I needed to make a few changes on the reservation.

Hope to see you in my place soon, Marco!

Reply from  Thanks for your kind words and for appreciating my food. You guys were such lovely guests and I am looking to welcoming you again soon. Don't worry for the booking changes as I could work around my schedule to accommodate you without too much hassle. Really looking forward to trying your Indonesian rooftop as the weather will get warmer. All the best!

Kai Ting N.

Dinner tonight was a great experience and exceeded expectations in every way. I had dinner with 4 friends at Marco's place and chose his "Around the Mediterranean" menu. Marco has a great passion for cooking and incredible attention to detail, which showed itself in the amazing food. He is also a very good host with a well decorated and spacious house. We had a wonderful night and would definitely highly recommend dining with Marco to anyone.

Reply from  You and your friends were such gracious guests. Looking forward to meeting up again!

Alessandra  T.

Amazing food, spectacular chef.
Highly recommended!


Lu B.

I deeply loved the wonderful dinner. Sicilian food was just perfect! I felt like back to Sicily again. I was curious about the Chinese menu, delicious! I'll come back for sure.


MiranDa T.

All the dishes are impressive. it is a home cooking style but with a special culture twisted in taste , and that will make you like you are having a chef's special menu in restaurant. Dish portion perfect and you can do your own wine pairing. Formal table setting too! And chef is a super nice and cheerful ! Highly recommend


Volp V.

My friends and I have really enjoyed the whole experience. We chose "Travelling to China" menu for 6 people, but we had chosen to change the toufu dish into the Lion Head soup. It was the best Lion Head ever had!!! Everything was really amazing and we cannot wait to try also some Mediterranean food cooked by the same host. He also paired some white and red wines for us and it was truly amazing. Everyone was very satisfied.

Reply from  Lion Head soup is one of my favourite dishes too. It just brings me back to the time I lived in China. I do both Shanghainese and Yangchow styles, but the latter is still my preferred one. Thanks for enjoying it too.

JOHAN B.

Chef Marco has an amazing repertoire of cuisine from Mediterranean to regional Chinese. Eating at Chef Marco's is a culinary adventure.

Reply from  Looking forward to the next dinner. Thanks!

Champ C.

I have had the best of luck of experiencing many wonderful meals cooked by this Sicilian bon vivant. I say experience because it's more than just about the tasty food (which is a given) - it is a very sophisticated affair right in the heart of residential Mid-levels. Let the chef take you on a culinary ride from the heart of Europe to Asia in style! You won't be disappointed.

Reply from  Thanks!

David H.

The "devil is in the details" and our host didn't miss anything to ensure we left not only satisfied but in awe and waiting for our next dining adventure at his table.


Maria Grazia M.

I have been lucky enough to enjoy this culinary experience more than once.

There is not cuisine that the host is not capable to execute at a very high level, and my judgement is not limited to the quality of the food and what you are going to pair it with.

It's the attention to every single detail: the care in making always a perfect and balanced menu, the sourcing of every single ingredient, the dedication in making every dish explode in your mouth as a pleasant surprise, the set up of the table, the sublime taste for details that make the atmosphere around you so perfect... that you wouldn't feel like living anymore.

Service is perfect - and in several languages.

There is not place in Hong Kong that I would recommend you more than this one: refined execution but also food made with love and passion - that will warm up all your senses and make you feel like home.

Reply from  Ready to welcome you any time. Thanks!

Marco P.

Great culinary experiences in a nice, comfortable and stylish space. The chef masters both Mediterranean and Chinese cuisines at perfection! I went a couple of times with friends and I definitely recommend it!


Simone M.

Me and my wife have been several times and the food was simply amazing! We got several special dinners, we tried the Maroccan night, the Regional Italian taste, the new styleChinese and so far i can't say which one was better....all were excellent. The host are charming since the very first welcoming. The explanation about fresh ingredients, cooking method, flavours origin and wine pairing are at michelin star level! The spacious place....rare to find in HK it's an add value! I recomend this host for your unforgettable special dinner.

Reply from  Moroccan is truly one of my favourite cuisines too. Happy you liked it.

James F.

Delicious food in a wonderful ambience. Marco is a thoughtful host and an excellent and versatile chef. It was a real treat to enjoy his hospitality and I would happily recommend it to anyone.


C G.

Great food grate host