Fantastic authentic Italian experience. We are on Valtenines day and it was a full house yet food was served fast without fuss and with great service. The pork belly is simply excellent. Highly recommended then when you get the bill you think ooh I could really eat here everyday.
As good as usual and I love the seafood soup with crispy garlic toast.
Great service, food and ambience! Will definitely visit again. Try their cheese platter, pasta and pistachio cake. Prices are reasonable for the portion- esp the family sharing portions.
It was very packed at dinner and the restaurant was loud. But the service and food was excellent
I heard rave reviews from several Facebook friends so I wanted to try it. It's hard to get last minute reservations and not all the times are given out to Quandoo, you may have to call the restaurant directly sometimes. I finally managed a reservation on Quandoo yesterday. The place was packed, Tables are placed very close together ( about 20cm apart) and it's very hard to have a proper conversation, perhaps because we were sitting under the speakers and there was loud music playing, I could hear the neighbouring tables more than my own family. Service was efficient and food was served hot and quickly ( I was surprised such a small open kitchen could cope with such a large number of diners). There were 4 of us and not enough space on the table for our food! We had the roast pork belly - very tender but the crackling was not as crispy as our local siew yoke! We also had the calamari skewers - not very tasty even though they were smothered in a pesto and tomato sauce. The tagolini with lemon and prawns tasted overwhelmingly of asparagus, none of us liked it. The roast chicken was huge and came dripping with juice, It was tasty and tender. The beer braised beef was melt in your mouth tender and tasty. The assorted pizza platter arrived at the end and they were hot, with a thick crispy on the outside chewy on the inside Napolitian style thick crust with lots of cheese, flavours and ingredients. I'm more a thin crust pizza person - so didn't like it as much. 2 of us say we would be back, personally I think I'll go to Pepperoni Pizza next time.
Lovely place, lovely service, lovely people. Great service hosted by an Italian lady, gave great recommendations and explained the food they had to offer with much details, although I've to admit I got lost in her accent several times. A pity we didn't get to try much since it was only a party for two and the food is pretty filling. I'd recommend the schiaciatta, porchetta and the lovely biscottis available at the bakery, truly a true blue, rare Italian dining experience! Downside is that the menu had zero pictures so it's difficult to know what to expect, local service crew barely knows anything about the food, and almost always had to seek help from the Italians for explanations, Also the lamb ragout pasta and truffle and mascarpone schacchiata was really rich in flavoring and very much of a one taste dish, so it can be really too much for two to share, would encourage people to bring more friends along and order more food to share!! ;)
We made reservations for a birthday celebration on a Friday evening. There were 2 sessions and we chose a later one at 8pm. We were early and were seated before the reservation time. Food came pretty quickly and we were impressed by the level of service at the restaurant. There were many serving crew and the waiter who served us knew the menu well and gave a good summary of the dishes that were on specials. The ambience was nice although the seating was a bit cramped, very little room to move. I had to squeeze between 2 chairs to get to my table. Having said that, I was surprised that the noise level was quite acceptable unlike many restaurants where conversations are difficult when it is packed. We ordered the porchetta which is a specialty and was not disappointed. Beautifully done piece of meat and the crackling was perfect. Also orderd the bruschetta stuffed with truffles and cheese. Highlight for the night. Desserts nothing to shout about. Disappointed with the pistachio tiramisu which we should not have ordered. Desserts were pricey too. Overall not a bad place for a shared meal with family or friends. The menu offered is perfect for sharing.
The seating is too cramped. Too many tables too close together and the noise levels when the restaurant is full is very loud. You cannot have a proper conversation without having to raise your voice. Food was good and served on time. The wait staff were okay but could do with more training. A few times, in the middle of speaking to them, they would turn away even before I was done. The place experienced 3 black outs due to loss of power when I was there. I was here on a weekday and have patronized this place 8 times in the past 24 months. Could improve.
Service was prompt, efficient, and they were ever ready to assist with any questions. The food was delicious, cooked by authentic Italian chefs and one of them on passing by our table paused to suggest how to eat the dish to enjoy the fullest taste. We found it worth the value. The only not so good experience for me was the caffe latte, but dessert more than made up for it. Yums! Will be back for more even though I live in the Far East of Singapore!
I had a lot more expectations considering the reviews on tripadvisor and some friends, was disappointed compared to that, specially for vegetarian options. We had the stuffed Roman Schiacciata that was quite nice. We also ordered the Hand cut potatoes, rock salt and rosemary that a bit too burnt and sweet for our liking. We went on to ordering a pesto linguini- the pasta was a bit too al dente and the sauce did not have enough 'hit' of basil in it. Had to add salt to taste in both the pasta and the rosemary potato. The best dish was the dessert-Pistachio Tiramisu- it was soft and still held its shape and was delicious. Overall ok, just not great! In terms of service I thought they came to ask us for next order too soon, one after another. should leave us alone and we can ask. There was another guy who was always hovering around the table to clear things or see if we needed anything, but felt intrusive.