Italian🕴🏼

Italian🕴🏼

Pastas, pizzas and dishes made with a chef’s kiss🍝🍕 😘 Ratings take into consideration price of the dish, quality of the dish, and overall service and ambience of the location if applicable!🌟
Jaslyn T.
Jaslyn T.

I have been seeing Pastaria Abate cooking up this dish countless times on their instagram although I do not see it on their menu. After inquiring, I realised that they have specials for the day and this dish is featured on some days. Fortunately, I can safely say that Pastaria Abate has been meeting my expectations time and time again. This dish is a pasta dish that is cooked with their red sauce (a 12-hour or 24-hour simmered tomato stew, I can't remember— as long as it is delicious enough) with a combination of garlic and chilli. They use chilli padi which really gives that spicy kick — and i adored it! Apparently, it originated from Calabria, the land of the "hotheads". A good amount of baby prawns in this dish, although I would like to try a rendition with slightly bigger prawns for that juiciness. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed this special for the sauce was really bursting with a medley of spicy, garlicy and sweet flavours.

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The Italian sausage tagliatelle is likewise a red sauced pasta, and gives off a similar vibe to the Italian meatball pasta. Personally, I preferred the Italian meatball pasta — simply because I enjoyed the texture of the soft and tender meatballs more. Don't get me wrong, the Italian sausage was great in its own right. It was flavourful, and texture was on the tougher side. So I would probably think that whether you want the Italian sausage/meatball or al ragu even, it really boils down to personal preference!

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Glorious handmade egg pasta doused in red sauce that was so flavourful. And their meatballs were so good!!! Soft and flavourful and handmade and everything about it was perfect. It went wonderful with the pasta and the red sauce. No complains other than the fact that I wished I could have more of this, even though the portion of the pasta was already generally greater than average🤣

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Linguine Vongole with a generous amount of clams. I had extremely high expectations for this dish, but sadly it fell short of them. I like my vongole soupier and saucier rather than oily, and was hoping to have a greater proportion of white wine than olive oil. However, this plate of vongole was on the oiler side, somewhat amounting to an aglio olio pasta. It is light to taste — which can be both a good and bad thing. While some might feel that it is delicate on the palate, others might feel that it is too bland. So I guess this is really up to personal preference! I still enjoyed this meal heartily, because of the texture of the pasta and huge portion.

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Perfect balance of mascarpone cheese, coffee and cocoa flavour with a tinge of wine. A very dainty sweetness that is perfect for your post-meal dessert. Light and fluffy textured, this tiramisu melts in your mouth with every bite. What a delight.

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Pastaria Abate serves up a plethora of authentic home style Italian pastas and pizzas in a cozy ambience, matching the ambience of a little italian home. You will be spoilt for choice with the different pasta options - 15 in total, and their pairing with your choice of sauce - red, white & wine sauce, or cream sauce.

Tagliatelle in traditional beef stew sauce. Tagliatelle was of just the right texture, complemented perfectly with the red stew sauce that was flavourful and tangy at the same time. Cooked al dente, you can feel the bounce of the homemade pasta with every chew. Beef chunks were soft and tender, with portion being generous enough to have a bite of chunky meat with every mouthful of pasta.

What I loved most about Pastaria Abate is how the authentic food, unpretentious vibes, and affordability are in complete accordance with one another. Authentic Italian food in just the right kind of ambience, and yet, I find myself paying for what is worth. Nothing too exorbitant that would burn a hole in my pocket. I have finally found where to get my Italian pasta fix.

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No cream. Just lots of cheese and egg.

Just by reading the menu, you know that this restaurant knows their way around authentic Italian food, whilst pandering to the Singaporean palate. Carbonara Roma is original Roman styled carbonara that derives it’s creamy texture outlet from egg and Parmigiano-Reggiano and/or Pecorino Romano. Pastaria Abate really does the authentic carbonara justice. The combination of cheese and egg was nothing too overwhelming - striking a fine balance between light and creamy. The guanciale however, was a bit on the blander side, and did not add much flavour to the pasta. Nonetheless, the star of the dish was just the authentic cheesy-creamy texture of the sauce, together with the very generous portion of handmade al dente spaghetti that bounced with every bite. Would come back here for my carbonara fix.

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Amazing cacio e pepe for just $15. Handmade pasta has great chewy texture that bounces slightly. The ribbon shaped pasta is one of the more unique ones, making it a less common find in Singapore. The mafaldine pasta is flat with fluted edges. I liked how the pasta encompassed the the cream sauce of the cacio e pepe. With every slurp of the pasta you get a good amount of sauce and chewiness to it. I always believe that the simplest dishes may sometimes also be the most difficult to get right. The sauce, made come just cheese and pepper was just so flavourful and well textured. To me, It was creamy and smooth, and well balanced between the peppery flavour and the creaminess. However, some might find it on the peppery side and rather a cheesier flavour. But this really hit the right spot for me because although I’m not too much a fan of creamy pastas, I wanted to try this after reading reviews. The black pepper really helped to balance the creaminess out, allowing me to focus on a different flavour node in the pasta.
And the fried egg! What an Asian finish but I will always appreciate an egg. Would think that most people would find the portion small & I have to agree - but that’s because it left me desiring more!

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Unfortunately, I could not adequately appreciate this pasta dish. It was difficult to make out the flavour of the sauce albeit looking rich and thick. It tasted rather flat - a thick consistency of tomato, and it did not even taste tangy. Meant to be garlicky, I was given a little box of garlic bits at the side. But even after mixing it, it did not complement the dish nor seem to elevate its flavour. The garlic flavour (which I believe I would have appreciated) was undermined by the overwhelming basic tomato flavour. I must applaud the generosity of fresh prawns - 6! As well as the pasta in general. They weren’t skimpy with the homemade linguine, which I appreciated. However, it might be the case of takeaway food, the linguine was a tad too thick to my liking, and may have been exacerbated by unavoidable sogginess in the takeaway box. While I am glad I tried it, I would be going for other options on their menu next time.
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Takeaway food calls for even more horrible food photography skills🤣 but the taste of this bolognese makes up for it. I adored the handmade tagliatelle for its texture, albeit being on the thicker side. The overall flavour of the sauce was balanced - tangy yet savoury with generous chunks of pork and beef. The thickness and consistency of the sauce still allowed the pasta to maintain its slurpy goodness. While on the pricier side, I am still surprised that an Italian restaurant would give such a generous portion for their pastas.
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Favourite dish here was this Italian flat bread stuffed with truffle and cheese. Extremely fragrant, crisp and toasty on the outside, yet soft and flavourful on the inside. Dip in vinegar and/or olive oil if you wish, and it becomes a great, classic appetiser or even, pre-meal staple for Italian meals!
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An Italian quintessential pasta item found on their classic pasta menu, where you can choose a choice of classic base (e.g. aglio olio, carbonara, seafood etc), as well as customise your own pasta noodle. This vongole however, was a sad categorical disappointment. Unlike your usual light, aromatic broth that may often be made simmered with white wine, olive oil, and chillies, it was a mildly creamy textured sauce which gave a mushroom aftertaste. I was appalled at the dish, and perhaps only the rather generous amount of clams helped to save its face. Still, I found it difficult to savour a vongole so radically different from what one may expect. Further, the unorthodox sauce was not impressive as well. So, if you are expecting something better than your usual vongole, this will probably not meet your expectations.
Nonetheless, service here is fantastic. Dishes are generally affordable; just be wise!
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