As a leading independent art institution in China, UCCA Centre for Contemporary Art believes that art can be integrated into daily life, enhancing our day-to-day encounters. Presenting a wealth of art exhibitions, public programmes and research projects to over a million visitors each year, UCCA is committed to promoting China’s deeper participation in the global dialogue through contemporary art.
The New Wave Concept
The birth of NEW WAVE by DA VITTORIO merges the museum and fine dining experience, where authentic, quality Italian cuisine is offered in the same arena that houses world-class artworks and exhibitions. A multi-sensory journey combining gastronomy, artistic design and spatial aesthetics is thereby created – a perfect display of contemporary urban living in China.
Located on the third floor of the gallery with a glasshouse terrace, the interior design of NEW WAVE by DA VITTORIO is conducted by Linehouse studio to convey an artistic atmosphere through the collision, transition and reconstruction of different shapes and textures. Arched mirrors are installed in the restaurant to create a dramatic visual effect that adds depth and dimension to the space. Meanwhile, ceiling hangings made of special fabric are used to construct light and cloud-like layers. The confrontation between contrasting textures and elements: soft and hard, smooth and coarse, orderly and disorderly, solid and transparent, acts as a catalyst for the senses, and injects an element of surprise as guests enter the dining space.
The menu of NEW WAVE by DA VITTORIO is designed and managed by Francesco Bonvini, former Chef de Cuisine at DA VITTORIO SHANGHAI, under the supervision of the executive chefs of DA VITTORIO Italy, Chicco and Bobo Cerea.
NEW WAVE continues the Cerea family's long-standing pursuit of “homemade flavours". Authentic Italian cuisine that impresses the taste buds delivered under a stylish yet relaxing ambience with friendly but professional service - NEW WAVE pioneers a new generation of casual fine dining in Shanghai.
In collaboration with UCCA Edge, NEW WAVE tailors its menu and cocktail list according to UCCA exhibitions, launching exhibition specials that combine specific artwork or themes of the current exhibition to extend the aesthetic enjoyment from the eyes to the taste buds.
NEW WAVE has also curated a specialist wine list of nearly 300 Italian and global wines from prestigious estates as well as niche wine regions. A wine encyclopaedia is also put together for diners to browse through in between their meal and wine tasting.
In collaboration with UCCA Edge, the cocktail bar at NEW WAVE by DA VITTRIO has a even deeper connection with the artworld. Unfolding the cocktail menu specially designed as a parchment scroll, a list of cocktails is presented alongside the timeline of a brief art history. Bar manager Fabio Sajeva draws inspriations from masterpieces from Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, turning artworks into original cocktails, a stunning blend of fine art and art of mixing drinks, bringing our sophisticated guests an unique experience which extends the aesthetic enjoyment from the eyes to the taste buds. Just like our seasonal menu at the main restaurant, whenever UCCA Edge presents a new exhibition, a new cocktail will be created accordingly, enriching the museum visit by an immersive drink and interactive experience.
New Wave by DA VITTORIO Café is located in the museum’s bookstore Juan Zong Books, offering high quality coffee and light meal options for art and design lovers.
3/F UCCA Edge No.88 North Xizang Road
Jing' an District - Shanghai, China
Open Tuesday to Sunday
Bistrot Lunch 11:30-14:00 Dinner 18:00-21:30
(Temporarily closes during museum installation)
3/F UCCA Edge No.88 North Xizang Road
Jing' an District Shanghai
Tel. +86 21 61202068
Via Cantalupa, 17
24060 Brusaporto (BG) - Italy
Weekly closing: Wednesday noon
Phone +39 035.681024
Fax +39 035.680849
A charging station for electric vehicles is available to our guests in the restaurant, so while you’re enjoying a break, our staff will recharge your car.