The building’s stately Victorian façade belies deCanto’s sexy, sleek interior, created in cooperation with Italian design firm Studio 63. It’s subtle and understated with herringbone floors of warm natural oak complementing cool hues of gunmetal blue on the walls and ceiling. A plasma screen fashioned to look like a windowpane features classic films by legendary Italian auteurs like Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. Silver screen stars like Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren add a sense of timeless Italian glamour to the dining experience. Sloping ceilings, alcoves with gothic windows and partitions made to look like shelves for cellaring fine vintages all work to create an intimate space also ideal for a romantic dinner for two. Yet the 550-square-meter floor plan with a total seating capacity of 100 is spacious enough to accommodate several large parties. For something a little more private there is a VIP room that seats 12. Additional seating will be available in the waiting area in front of deCanto’s entrance. Here diners can lounge in the glow of the Oriental Pearl Tower across the river as they leisurely sip aperitifs until their table is ready. Moreover, a spacious rooftop terrace that can seat 38 boasts panoramic views of the Huangpu River and Lujiazui, Asia’s most breathtaking skyline.