Manuel Montesano: Restaurant Manager

An unmistakable figure in the dining room, Manuel Montesano is our restaurant manager and one-time sommelier at 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana Shanghai. An avid fitness enthusiast, he is up at dawn most mornings to exercise before he comes to the restaurant, unless he’s been up all night watching Italian football. Manuel has a complete and full understanding of our outstanding wine cellar and all the gems it holds. Ask him anything about the restaurant’s food and wine — he knows it all.