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Very Good service. Attentive and friendly staff. Waiting time was not too long. Highly recommended.
Great place for catch up, with good food and service
I’ve been there a couple of times and always enjoyed the food and service. The waiter who served us gave us good recommendations. However due to it’s popularity, it’s always full and we had to leave by 8:10 pm for the second slot.
Service was great - from ordering to serving. Food was good and generally good value except for cake and coffee which we felt was pricey for the serving size. Only gripe was the restaurant was rather cramped in space - not much room to walk in or out with the bar stools.
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!! ;)
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.
I have been to this Resturant a few times . I like the food, it's delicious so that's the reason for my repeat visits However, I'm not too happy with the service, this round. First, the food that's not in the menu is usually more pricey, that is a known fact for this Resturant The staff will try to push for it. Usual experience They tried to clear the plates so quickly that a couple of times when there's still food on my friends' plate, the staff asked if they could clear it. This is very impolite. After they come around to check if we would need any more food as it was time for their last order, we mentioned that we didn't need any other order. Then one of the staffs stood very near our table for quite a while My guests felt uncomfortable - almost like a body language to tell us to leave We were not there for a long time, we booked a 8.15pm slots, barely there for an hour, what's the hurry?
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.