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D.O.C Gastronomia Italiana

$$ - $$$
Former French Concession
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5 Dong Ping Road | Xu Hui District, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6473 9394
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have just moved to Shanghai and this has become a local favourite. The food is fantastic (try the lasagna or the lamb skewer) - the service is very efficient and the atmosphere buzzing but equally relaxed. Have sat at the bar a few times just enjoying a hearty meal and glass of red. Keep up the great work.

Thank wstokes1965
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is nice overall, atmosphere and food is quality and pleasant, on the pricey side for what it is. Recently while there we experience some unfortunate service when our change of 50 yuan was not returned. After a discussion we discovered one of the waiters 'apparently thought it was a tip' and had pocketed it, causing a rather awl... More 

Thank discerning t
Helsingborg, Sweden
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cosy atmosphere, cool interiors, tasty Italian food, especially the pizzas, good wines in magnum size bottles. Young, modern and friendly Chinese staff. Recommend to take a stroll in the French Concession area before heading here for dinner.

Thank ulrika p
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I been there a few times, always promising and consistent. However this time the service was way below standard, very disappointing! Due to CNY they offered a limited selection, but food was good as always. Staff was not motivated though!

Thank Enjoy8888
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had the chicken insalata in saltimbocca form and the pizza incazzata, from now on "the best pizza I had in my life". We wanted to try the arancini balls but they were sold out unfortunately. Both plates were extremely good, the chicken was moist with a subtle yoghurty flavour, the pizza was an amazing mix of flavours that worked... More 

Thank Laura J
Shanghai, China
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A very good Italian. The atmosphere is really good. We like the food, basically all choices are good.

Thank tingman1
Michigan, USA
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Visited during a business trip - had been a favorite place of a colleague when living in SH. Wide selection of quite varied Italian foods - should suit all tastes. The food we had was generally well presented, and tasty. Some of it fit into the comfort food category, with bulk favored over quality. There was a decent selection of... More 

Thank 1805bob
Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Positive surprise in Shanghai! Excellent food, friendly service, nice and relaxed atmosphere and on top of all this comprehensive wine list and reasonable prices! Easy to recommend when you are fancy some Italian food while in Shanghai!

Thank Vuopalat
Beijing, China
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Make sure you reserve a table once you tired of Chinese food and want some great western food. I definitely can recommend D.O.C. Gastronomia. A great Italian restaurant that serves family-style. Great Pizzas, salads and meats. So far, nothing has been to my dissatisfaction even though I find the wine list a bit limited. Enjoy white pizza, salads served in... More 

Thank DvdinChina
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant... not just by China standards. I live down the street and this is one of our usual go-to spots. I have never had a bad thing on the menu: pizzas, pastas, arancini. Best experienced family style. Tends to be pretty busy on the weekends, so if you are more than 2 people definitely call ahead.

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Pizza, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Dong Ping Road | Xu Hui District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6473 9394
D.O.C Gastronomia is Shanghai's most outrageously Italian Pizzeria, Bar & Ristorante. At D.O.C Shanghai we embrace the Italian tradition of Denominazione di Origine Controllata, celebrating the quality, sense and taste of Italy in everything that we do. D.O.C brings Italian Gastronomia to Shanghai like its never seen before!

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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