Classic Italian restaurant dishes, executed well, served in an open, modern space.
User reviews of Tiago
We went to try Tiago in Indigo Mall on New Year's Day and were really pleasantly surprised. It's not that I expected it to be bad, but I am always cautious about restaurants in shopping centers. The restaurant was pretty packed at dinner time.
We ordered a soup, a salad, the Boston lobster spaghetti, and a steak and all dishes were good. The only complaint we could've really had about the food is that the steak was that there were some fatty parts on it, but then I think that some people enjoy that and it's more a personal taste thing. The steak was 280g and cost just RMB 188, and came with potato wedges, a little salad, and some roast potatoes, so was pretty good value. The Boston lobster spaghetti was delicious and I'll definitely go back for it. Get the whole lobster, you won't regret it.
The staff are friendly but don't really speak English which may make it hard to communicate, but the manager came over quickly when there was some confusion.
We used to really like Tiago when it first opened as all the staff seemed to be dedicated to providing good food and service. Nice pizza and good pasta.
Last couple of visits have been disappointing though. The sausage pizza is a joke for the price and practicality inedible. It isnt real sausage, but sliced circles of chicken hot dog which curl up in a most unappealing manner. They remind me of those little rubber domes from the 80's that you turned inside out and waited to jump in the air.
The carbonara sauce served with fries has the taste and consistency of dishwater.
Service has become normal for Beijing. Indifferent at best.
The atmosphere used to be really nice but has changed. It seems to have become an aspirational destination for the lower middle classes and their obnoxious children.