Saturday, 04 November 2017 07:36


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What do you get if you combine popular restaurant brand Cousins with an Italian chef? Cousins, of course. Except in Italian. Which is cugini.


Just opened in a newly-renovated villa on To Ngoc Van, Cugini is styled on a traditional Italian trattoria, or casual diner, with a few modern twists.


The overall theme is casual, with rustic plating of traditional dishes cooked with more modern techniques.


The white tiles, deep red exterior and wooden furniture combine to create the ideal relaxed, Italian atmosphere to enjoy a meal with friends, family or a significant other.


Chef Nico Ceccomoro decided the most productive way of combatting all the faux-Italian food tainting his nation’s reputation around Hanoi is by creating real, traditional Italian fare.


Look out for the tuna tartare (VND160,000), sautéed clams (VND130,000) and cinnamon panna cotta (VND80,000).


Recently changed from opening for dinner by reservation only, to being open for lunch and dinner. Check their Facebook page for up-to-date opening hours.


Cugini is at 67 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho, Hanoi. For more information, visit



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