In Italian, ‘gaia’ means happy and joyful, and with that, this upscale restaurant in Sheung Wan guarantees to impress the savviest diners by offering a delightful experience whether it’d be lunch or dinner. For more than a decade, Gaia has been committed to serving enjoyable Italian fare. Known for its regional Italian classics, fabulous selection of boutique Italian wines and alfresco seating, it continuously wows guests with its overall dining experience. With its recent facelift in late 2012, Gaia Ristorante sets a new standard in glamour and puts the restaurant in the heart of Hong Kong’s culinary map. Award-winning Hong Kong architects Leigh & Orange and designer Hugh Zimmern have created an ultraglamorous dining setting which embraces a bright and lively atmosphere during daytime and transforms into a sophisticated dinner setting at night. The new interior is subtle, offering a stylish look for another decade. Zimmern also highlights the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows where guests can see and be seen. Gaia boasts an extensive wine list with over 600 Italian and French wines, priced between HK$350 and HK$6,000.