Le Royal Méridien Shanghai


789 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200001, China   •  Weather:   

Local Time Phone 86-21-3318-9999


Favola Italian Restaurant

This vibrant eighth floor eatery serves up authentic seasonal Italian cuisine from its spectacular open kitchen. Divided into several distinct areas, guests may enjoy a cocktail before dinner in the cosy lounge or take a seat at the long rustic bar. Besides the welcoming dining area, two private rooms accommodate intimate dinner parties for up to six guests, while the impressive wine cellar can be configured to host a dinner for up to 26.

Savour Head Chef Gianni Stargiotti’s tantalising pasta or sample his signature dishes including: Passatelli with cherry tomato sautéed with basil in a fava bean sauce; Crayfish filled half-moon pasta with zucchini and scampi sauce; Oven baked Turbot fish servedwith aromatic herbs and mixed fresh vegetables. Dishes are complemented by Favola’s impressive selection of wines, spirits and liqueurs, while Shanghai’s only traditional lever coffee machine—imported from southern Italy—brews the ultimate cup of espresso.

Children under the age of three enjoy a children’s menu.

Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Parking: Two hours parking included.
Hours: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM; 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Atmosphere: Lively and welcoming
Setting: Vibrant, intimate and stylish dining experience
Phone: (86)(21) 3318 9999 Ext. 7778 / 7779



Grown up in Massa Lombarda, Gianni was steeped in his Italian family's deep culinary traditions. His passion for cooking started by helping his grandparents to rear poultry and grow vegetables, fruit to develop recipes back to his early childhood. His love also includes wines, schnapps, sauces and saba, in particular for their productions. 

Gianni offers the pure flavor of authentic Italian food in a exquisite, chic setting. With deep familial roots in western Italian cuisines, Chef Stargiotti specializes in handmade pastas, wood-oven baked pizza, seafood and meats.

Under his culinary direction, Chef Gianni will bring a deft touch and unwavering passion to create food that is unexpected and soulful in Favola Italian Restaurant through his signature dishes and new offerings. 


Favola Italian bring a whole new selection of authentic Italian favorites to treat taste buds and appeal all the senses.


Atlantic King Prawn Carpaccio with Lemon and Tomato Confit

Seafood Collections

Ravioli with Scallops, Asparagus and Bisque

Homemade Italian Style Waffle with Mascarpone and Soft Fruit

Pumpkin Risotto, Grgonzola Cheese Sauce and Nutmeg Powder


15 May, 2016 – 31 December, 2016

Lunch: 11:30- 14:30
Dinner: 18:00-22:00

Favola is offering a newly refined take on the best in Italian food and wine. Experience Favola redefined as it features authentic Italian cuisine.


1 June, 2016-31 December, 2016
Every Wednesday

Lunch: 11:30- 14:30
Dinner: 18:00-22:00

RMB 188++ per person

Relax with friends or your loved ones and take in the unparalleled city views from Favola Bar. This weekly gathering offers an extensive mouthwatering selection of wines paired with daily tapas-style canapes and fine cheeses in an inviting social atmosphere.


By Phone: (86)(21) 3318 9999, Ext. 7778 / 7779 
By Email: dining.shanghai@lemeridien.com
*The above prices are exclusive of 10% service charge and subject to applicable VAT.