HOME > Chowhound > Italy >
What's your latest food quest?
TELL US

Decent Chinese food in Italy?

k
kuri Nov 1, 2007 03:45 PM

I just came back from a 12-day trip in Italy and had an awesome time. I could not help but wondered if there are any decent Chinese (or other Asian) places in Rome, Florence and Venice. I enjoyed Italian food a lot, but after 8 or 9 days I started to crave for something simple like chicken with sauteed fresh vegetables. I came aross 1 or 2 chinese places but they did not look too good to me and the one I did try was pretty bad. Does anyone have any ideas?

  1. d
    DavidT Nov 2, 2007 12:58 PM

    My advice is not to waste your time looking for Chinese food in Italy. The might big a neighborhood in Rome with a small Chinese/Asian population and a few restaurants, but I am not aware of one.

    However, this topic did come up on this board just a couple of weeks ago.

    www.chowhound.com/topics/445727

    1. mbfant Nov 3, 2007 12:17 AM

      In Rome, Green T, in via Pie' di Marmo, is different from the rest and very good.

      1. jioccolato Mar 18, 2012 10:41 AM

        there's one by santa croce church in florence, called 'buddakan' ... Largo Bargellini, 7, 50122 Firenze, Italy +39 055 234 6123 ‎ ... it is a fusion of chinese, japanese and thai foods (and korean? ... might have others). it is a classy restaurant, medium-high priced, but food is great. i am asian and have been around florence several months trying to look for a good asian restaurant and among all the ones i tried, this is the only decent one. i thought the mixed veggies was quite italianized (it had a piece of tomato), but tasted great. they serve food in large, pretty white plates. the pictures don't show how big the plates are. i tried a chinese resto by the duomo, which was more expensive, but both the food and the service were very bad. all the others i tried were also below quality in taste. i'll post more if i find another good one.

         
         
         
        1. vinoroma Mar 19, 2012 01:27 AM

          there is a very good Chinese in Rome (f&b on via giolitti) and a good Korean (Gainn on via dei Mille). you can find accounts of these (and more) on the parlafood blog.

          Show Hidden Posts