In the hip, young, chic zone of Xintiandi there are more restaurants than shops. Va Bene is one of Shanghai’s longest-established Italian restaurants and bars in a town where places open and close in a flash. You’ll find pappardelle with ossobuco ragout or a crispy frittura of shrimps and squids, but also a more creativive cooking influences and well-selected local ingredients. A big plus is the wine list which is smart and extensive, with a remarkable selection available by the glass which makes Va Bene a perfect place also for an aperitivo. Consider coming for Sunday brunch with DJ, which attracts young, fashionable types.