Address: 17B Le Thanh Ton St., Dist.1, HCMC
Phone: 08 – 3823 1080
Description: Italian food is everywhere; from pizza to Vietnamese versions of spaghetti bologneese (mi y), to ravioli and the bruschetta which avoids the mass popularisation of Italian cuisine is a refreshing change.
The recently opened La Hostaria fits that bill. Translated literally from Italian as tavern, hostarias were common during the Middle Ages, offering lodg-ing and food to travellers around the former Holy Roman Empire. In keeping with its name La Ho-staria has a cavern- like, slightly rustic feel; the lighting (despite the photo) is somewhat dark, whit arched doorways, stone-tiled walls and a passion for deep shades of red and orange.
In keeping with the general theme, La Hostaria also only sells Italian wines. While not yet pos-sessing the extensive list of some of its competitors, the range of 30 wines available stem from all over Italy, providing more than enough variety for any meal.
Business hour: 11:00 – 23:30
Speciality: spaghetti bologneese, pizza, Italian wines.