161, ZhongShan N Rd, Sec 7
Hours: 11:30 am-9 pm,
Fri & Sat 11:30 am-10 pm
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
Menu in Chinese and English.
The restaurant formerly known as La Belle Villa has reopened as No 161 after receiving a makeover that maintains the restaurant's cozy, cafe-style ambiance, wooden tables and brightly painted walls. No 161 features a revised menu with additions to the Italian cuisine that La Belle Villa served. The menu has been expanded to include European dishes to cater to customer demands for meatier fare such as Provence Roasted Lamb Shoulder (NT$680). Choose from a selection of pasta, risotto, steak, and lamb chop dishes, all offered as set meals. From now until September 30, the restaurant is offering 20% off to celebrate its grand opening. --By Dipal Khatri, translated by Ann Lee
A. The Milan Red Wine Lamb Shank (NT$420/set) is a popular dish created by Chef David. A generous 450-gram portion, along a ratio of 2 to 1 between the tasty stock and wine, removes the unusual lamb aroma and makes the meat flavorful and tender.
B. Venice Seafood Risotto（NT$380/set) comes with assorted ingredients like shrimp, clams, crab legs, mussels, squid, scallops and broadbill.