Loft Eatalicious is a relatively new addition to Pinnacle Plaza in Shunyi, with two other branches in Wangjing and Shuangjing. Italian Chef Roberto Masili is also responsible for neighboring Pinnacle restaurant Tapas Plus. He prides himself on using fresh and high-quality ingredients with many products directly sourced and imported from Europe.
The restaurant serves traditional Italian fare such as pizza, pasta, soups, and salads. The menu also incorporates some international dishes, including oriental beef stew, curry chicken, and barbecue chicken. Sandwiches and burgers are also available with sides like fried farm potatoes, mashed potatoes, or steamed rice. Fresh juices include watermelon, mango, kiwi, and apple.
Though there isn’t a separate kids menu, there are plenty of items on the menu that kids will love; in addition, all dishes can be scaled to suit smaller appetites.
Take our model, for example. Four-year-old Madelyn Bruce has lived in Beijing for three years and is a student at House of Knowledge’s Quanfa campus. She loves to eat pizza and pasta, which her mom often makes. When Madelyn’s stuffed paccheri (RMB 70) dish arrived, her eyes lit up; the large, tube-shaped pasta were covered in a tomato, parmesan, and béchamel sauce.
If you’d like something lighter, the crisp and fresh mixed salad (RMB 35) of lettuce, sundried tomatoes, and julienned carrot is lightly dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The mushroom soup (RMB 39) was packed with flavor and served alongside huge, crunchy breadsticks, which Madelyn also loved. For a sweet finish, try the homemade tiramisu (RMB 35); it proved to be a real hit, especially the “yummy” chocolate sauce and strawberries served with it.
The dining room has a window that looks straight into the kitchen, allowing kids to watch as the chefs prepare their meals. Smoking is not allowed inside the restaurant, the seating is comfortable, and the atmosphere is bright and airy. The terrace out front allows for laid-back outdoor dining.
Service is very good, with friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. There’s a sink inside Tapas Plus next door, so there’s no need to use the public bathrooms to wash your hands. High chairs are also available for younger children.
Loft Eatalicious is a welcome addition to Shunyi and Italian cuisine is always a great choice for families – especially when quality standards are this good. A separate breakfast menu is available from 8.30-11am daily and a brunch menu from 11am-2.30pm from Friday to Sunday only. Delivery and catering are available from all of their branches.
1) Mon-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sun 8.30am-10.30pm. 710 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu, Shunyi District (8046 1565, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.lofteatalicious.com 北京市顺义区裕翔路99号荣祥广场710商铺; 2) Daily 10.30am-11pm. Unit 101, Bldg A1, ULO Park, 605 Wangjing Yuan, Guangshun Nandajie, Chaoyang District (8870 0868) 朝阳区广顺南大街望京园605号楼悠乐汇A1座101室; 3) 10am-11pm. D10-6 Tianli Street, Fuli City, Chaoyang District (5862 1145/1745) 朝阳区双井富力城天力街D10-6
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