Italiano

Italiano

Featuring iO Italian Osteria, Pasta Supremo, Pasta Brava, Sun Ray Cafe, The Carving Board, Pizzamaru (Bugis+), Casa Verde (Botanic Gardens), Da Paolo Bistro Bar (Rochester Park), WANNA CUPPA, EagleWings Loft
Gwen Cheng
Gwen Cheng

We had a sumptuous meal from caffe cicheti. We ordered-pollo alla diavolla, branzino, iberico pork, truffle fries and 2 pastas: pesto and arriabata. The highligght for me would be the pollo-Grilled chicken in devil style that is salty and strongly herbaceous. The pastas were also equally delicious.Not pictured is the tiramisu which was one of the best desserts that I've had from an Italian establishment.

Fusion food while innovative could be dangerous if the combination of ingredients don't go well. While the onion chicken depends heavily on the sauces for taste, it is bland on its own. The
honey butter chicken scores for its seasonings. The star of our meal is the pasta that has a subtle gochujang for spiciness, cooked in Aglio Olio style.

2 Likes

Italian and Singaporean fusion gone well. Spinach pasta with marinara gravy, meatball, thick pork slices and locally loved fried pork lard. The pork lard commonly found in our bar chor mee or fried hokkien mee surprisingly goes together with the tangy tomato marinara. You can tell that so much effort goes into experimenting what goes together with the pasta. Highly recommended to pasta lovers to try.

Whole boston lobster de-shelled skillfully to be cook with fresh prawns and scallops in a seafood broth that was used as a base for the risotto. So deliciously good. My only issue with this is that it costs me $38.

2 Likes

Not exactly an italian dish but part of the valentine's day menu of an italian bistro. Buns were buttery, toasted and had a layer of caramelised onion sauce. In between the buns, wagyu beef, cheese mushrooms and parma ham. The distinctive ingredient here is the parma ham which was not so commonly used in burgers but definitely the most italian ingredient used here. Hence an additional smoky and saltiness punch not found in your typical beef sandwich.

1 Like

Visited da paolo at Rochester for dinner and this was part of the valentine's day menu. The sauce that goes together with the taglietelle pasta was incredible. It was a marriage between tomato paste and carbonara cream- half red and white , and it was literally saturated with crab meat! I thoroughly enjoyed the taglietelle and would definitely patronise da paolo again for well made italian cuisine.

1 Like

Had the prawn risotto from the cafe and I was mindblown. It looks very normal but this can taste so good. The grains were well cooked, soaked and well marinated in the gravy broth. They used fresh meaty prawns. The only thing I don't like about this place is how secluded it is.

1 Like

So glad to have a hipster coffee shop in the west. Good variety of pastas and mains. Happy to see young people contributing to the local hawker scene.

They had these mini jalapeno fried together with cherry tomatos, asparagus that give this lemongrass tomyum sourness which added another interesting dimension of flavour.

3 Likes

Had the 4 cheese and parma ham for dad's birthday. Still prefer the semi cooked egg pizza last time round at greenwood avenue.

First dining experience here in botanic gardens. Plenty of options here: western, local. I got a Singaporean fusion dish. Pasta cooked and served with Sweet chili crab sauce. Generous portion of crab: chunks in the sauce and a whole soft shell crab that is deep fried placed on the top of the spaghetti.

1 Like

Recommended by the cafe and definitely would recommend this to people who visit and why!

2 Likes

Self confessed glutton Instagram: the.chemist.baker

What To Read Next

1-for-1 Takeaway Deals: Clarke Quay Area
1-for-1 Takeaway Deals: Clarke Quay Area Hop on over to these spots around Clarke Quay for 1-for-1 deals at Trattoria La Vita, Chengdu Bowl, Hooters, Shin Minori (UE Square), Taikoo Lane Hotpot & more with #BurppleBeyond!
Best Hotpot Takeaways in Singapore
Best Hotpot Takeaways in Singapore Nothing like a hot pot filled to the brim with tasty broth, premium meats and condiments to soothe your nerves during this difficult period.
New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: July 2021
New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: July 2021 Dine-in is still not allowed until mid-August, but that's not going to stop these hot new tables from offering incredible takeaways and delivery, including the first Singapore outpost of the famous San Francisco bakery, Mr Holmes Bakehouse!
1-for-1 Takeaway Deals: Burgers
1-for-1 Takeaway Deals: Burgers Treat yourself to a satisfying, hearty burger in the comfort of home! Check out these 1-for-1 Takeaway deals available at Erwin’s Gastrobar, The Wired Monkey, Crossroads Cafe (Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel), Yummo Chow & more with #BurppleBeyond
ADVERTISE WITH US
ADVERTISE WITH US