Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare At Tras Street, Tanjong Pagar

We were supposed to dine at Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare during the Singapore Restaurant Week 2015 but 2 out of 3 couldn’t make it so ended by a week late.

Gattopardo Ristorante helmed by Chef Lino Sauro offers Contemporary Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. For the menu, click here.

Appertizer

Crispy Pasta with Mayonnaise Sauce and Cherry Tomato

Crispy Pasta with Mayonnaise Sauce and Cherry Tomato
Crispy Pasta with Mayonnaise Sauce and Cherry Tomato

We were served the crispy pasta as the starter. After deep frying, the pasta was a little chewy instead of crispy; I wasn’t impressed with the starter. The sauce was a little too simple, pure Mayonnaise Sauce. I was expecting some more sophisticated. Nonetheless, I wasn’t disappointed about what was next to come.

Starter

Burrata e 5J Jabugo

Burrata e 5J Jabugo (Fresh Burrata Cheese, Bruschetta and Jabugo)
Burrata e 5J Jabugo (Fresh Burrata Cheese, Bruschetta and Jabugo)

We ordered two starters for sharing. First, the Fresh Burrata Cheese, Bruschetta and Jabugo. We love this starter. Burrata Cheese was fresh and together with the Bruschetta was pretty refreshing.

Polipo

Polipo (Charred Octopus, Sicilian Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Celery Root)
Polipo (Charred Octopus, Sicilian Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Celery Root)

Next, was the Charred Octopus, Sicilian Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Celery Root. These were tender Octopus that was sweetish and flavourful. The flavour was infused well onto the surface of Octopus. Amazing!

Mains

A total of three Mains were ordered for sharing, likewise.

Zuppa di Pesce “Gattopardo”

Zuppa di Pesce "Gattopardo" (Signature Gattopardo Seafood Stew in a Terracotta Pot)
Zuppa di Pesce “Gattopardo” (Signature Gattopardo Seafood Stew in a Terracotta Pot)

First, the Signature Gattopardo Seafood Stew was served. As we requested for sharing, they have kindly served us in three individual portions. The soup was simply amazing. The tangy tomato was refreshing but wasn’t the main featured taste, instead each mouthful was filled with a strong fish flavour. It was simply Awesome. I highly recommend this dish to all.

Tagliatelle con Aragosta

Tagliatelle con Aragosta (Tagliatelle with Spicy 'Live' Maine Lobster and Coriander)
Tagliatelle con Aragosta (Tagliatelle with Spicy ‘Live’ Maine Lobster and Coriander)

It was followed closely by our 2 pasta dishes. From the look, we felt it looked so much like Mee Pok. This was relatively light in flavour as compared to the 2 other Mains, the Stew and the Lasagna, which is next.

Lasagna Aperta con Wagyu e Finferli

Lasagna Aperta con Wagyu e Finferli (Homemade 'Open' Lasagna with Wagyu Beef Ragu and Chanterelle Mushroom)
Lasagna Aperta con Wagyu e Finferli (Homemade ‘Open’ Lasagna with Wagyu Beef Ragu and Chanterelle Mushroom)

Don’t be fooled by its simplistic look. It was outstanding. Usually for Lasagna, you will taste the strong tomato sauce but this you will get the strong flavour of beef instead. But I believe some may find this too meaty. Nevertheless, we enjoyed this to the max. This is another must try dish that I will recommend.

Dessert

Lastly, it was dessert time. We ordered 2 for sharing.

Tiramisu non Classico

Tiramisu non Classico (Soft Deconstructed Tiramisu)
Tiramisu non Classico (Soft Deconstructed Tiramisu)

The Tiramisu was indeed deconstructed, each component of the Tiramisu was separate independently. I still prefer the ‘Constructed’ Tiramisu instead with Coffee and alcohol soaked sponge together with the Mascarpone Cheese

Semifreddo di Lino 

Semifreddo di Lino (Chef Lino's Signature Almond Parfait with Toasted 'Noto' Almond Sauce)
Semifreddo di Lino (Chef Lino’s Signature Almond Parfait with Toasted ‘Noto’ Almond Sauce)

We find the Almond Parfait a little too sweet and I couldn’t taste much of the Almond flavour in the sauce.

In general, we didn’t enjoy the dessert as much as the Starters and the Mains. I might forgo the dessert when I dine at Gattopardo the next round. Maybe I will not but try something else. Lol!

Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare
34/36 Tras Street Singapore 079026
Tel: +65 6338 5498 / 9325 8843

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/gattopardosingapore

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday ~ Lunch 1200 to 1430, Dinner 1830 to 2230; Saturday – Sunday ~ Closed for Lunch, Dinner 1830 to 2230

Getting There

By MRT: North-South Line -Tanjong Pagar station

By Bus: alight at the bus stop either before Wallich Road or after Craig Road – 80, 145

Rating: 8.5/10

Singapore Restaurant Week 2015 At Burlamacco Ristorante

It was once again the Singapore Restaurant Week. I never notice till the alert from a friend who loves it. And she is the one who will always ask me out to try out something on the Restaurant Week. Usually, I would choose a restaurant that I have not been but this round, somehow, Burlamacco Ristorante was not in my recollection and I selected it. Anyway, food was delish, no regret.

Baguette
Baguette

The menu for dinner were 3 choices of appertizers and mains, we choice 2, and 2 choices for desserts, we choice one each. We were served with the Baguette at the start.

Appertizers

The third appertizers for selection was the Pan Seared Foie Gras, and will need to add $12. Our selection for the appertizers were below.

1. Sea Prawn Terrine with Sweet Peas and Truffle

Sea Prawn Terrine with Sweet Peas and Truffle
Sea Prawn Terrine with Sweet Peas and Truffle

The Sea Prawn Terrine was filled with the seafood sweetness and the peas enhanced the sweetness too. But due to the Truffle, my friend may that this dish is very much an acquired taste. But I like it.

2. Oven Baked Buffalo Mozzarella Wrapped with Parma Ham

Oven Baked Buffalo Mozzarella Wrapped with Parma Ham
Oven Baked Buffalo Mozzarella Wrapped with Parma Ham

Mozzarella and Pama Ham will never go wrong. This is my friend’s favourite dish. We enjoyed it.

Mains

The main that we did not choose was Spaghetti pasta served with Pork Leg Ragout Marinated 7 Days in Red Wine. This dish certainly sounded awesome but I didn’t feel like having pasta so I passed it.

1. Roasted Snow Fish with Citrus Sauce and Sun-Dried Tomato

Roasted Snow Fish with Citrus Sauce and Sun-Dried Tomato
Roasted Snow Fish with Citrus Sauce and Sun-Dried Tomato

We prefer the Fish to the Veal. The citrus sauce went very well with the Snow Fish. And most importantly, it wasn’t over-cooked.

2. Braised Veal Shank ‘Ossobuco’ in White Wine and Fresh Gremolata

Braised Veal Shank 'Ossobuco' in White Wine and Fresh Gremolata
Braised Veal Shank ‘Ossobuco’ in White Wine and Fresh Gremolata

Both of us didn’t enjoy this dish as much as the Fish. For me, I never like the taste of Braised Veal or Beef. As for my friend, she was disappointed that the fragrance of the Veal diminished when she started to chew though it bursted in the mouth at the moment it touched the tastebud.

Desserts

There were 2 choices and they were below.

1. Oven Baked Chocolate ‘Crostata’ with Vanilla Ice Cream

Oven Baked Chocolate 'Crostata' with Vanilla Ice Cream
Oven Baked Chocolate ‘Crostata’ with Vanilla Ice Cream

The desserts were delish. The chocolate used was more of the sweet chocolate. Chocolate Tart with Ice Cream are always a safe choice.

2. ‘Pannacotta’ served with mixed berry

'Pannacotta' served with mixed berry
‘Pannacotta’ served with mixed berry

It was slight sweetish which suited my palette. The sourish berries and the sweetish panna cotta was well balanced.

All in all, it was an enjoyable dinner. Good food, awesome company.

 

Burlamacco Ristorante
77 Amoy Street Singapore 069896
Tel: +65 6220 1763

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: Lunch 1130 to 1430, Dinner 1800 to 2230; Saturday: Dinner 1800 to 2230; Sunday: Lunch 1130 to 1430, Dinner 1830 to 2230

Getting There

By MRT: East-West line – Tanjong Pagar station; Downtown line – Telok Ayer station

By Bus:
– alight at the bus stop opposite GB Building along Cecil Street – 57, 131, 167, 186, 700, 970, 971E (nearest bus stop to Telok Ayer Road)

– alight at the bus stop after Capital Tower along Robinson Road – 10, 10e, 70, 75, 97, 100, 107, 128, 130, 162, 196, 196e

– alight at the bust stop at UIC Building along Shenton Way – 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 97, 97e, 100, 106, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 186, 196, 196e

Rating: 8/10

Family Dinner At Casa Verde @ Singapore Botanic Gardens

We decided to have dinner together on the day of Cookies’ staycation. My sister suggested to have dinner at Casa Verde at the Singapore Botanic Gardens since they allowed pets. Moreover, she has visited a few times previously and find the food to be good. Since Casa Verde is by Les Amis Group, I am confident that the food will not disappoint us, but something else did.

When we arrived at the restaurant at about 6.10pm, we asked for a table for 5 and were told that we need to wait for about 45 minutes as all the tables were reserved. And so we turned around to inform our folks and we spoke in our dialect, Teochew. When the waiter heard that we didn’t speak English, very quickly, without hesitation, in a very arrogant tone, he informed us that the restaurant only serves Italian food and no normal food. These were his exact words. In fact, we were rather offended. But since we have a pet, to change a restaurant it was tough too, so we decided to wait as from our experiences, the restaurant will usually state a longer waiting time. My sister left her mobile number and her name as “Mia” on the waiting list and we hung around the restaurant to wait.

After approximately 5 minutes of wait, the restaurant manager called my sister mobile and we got our seats. We were quite lucky at the start. On hindsight, I think the manager might have thought “Mia” was a foreigner.

Casa Verde has a pretty standard Italian fare so you can find Pizza, Pasta, some meat & seafood, starters, soup and desserts from the menu.

Bread
Bread

A basket of bread was served without refill. We finished them even before the first dish was served. We waited for quite long, I think a good 15 minutes. We were expecting the Antipasti to be served first, since they did not ask how we would like the sequence of the food to be served and so on. Instead, we served the pasta, Aglio Olio E Pepperoncin, as our first dish. It was a garlicky pasta. We enjoy the pasta except for my brother-in-law who finds the garlic over-powdering.

Aglio Olio E Peperoncin
Aglio Olio E Peperoncin

At the second dish, the Antipasti was still not served but the Secondi, Pollo Al Mattan, was served. This is a Char-grilled Baby Spring Chicken served with beans and creamy roasted potato dauphinois. Everyone at the dinner table enjoyed this dish. It was absolutely tasty.

Pollo Al Matton
Pollo Al Matton

By now, we were quite upset about not having the Antipasti, so I asked the waiter to check and serve us the Antipasti Misti. The serving was meant for 2 persons. This was a lovely dish too with nice grilled vegetables and a good mix of cheese and cold cuts.

Antipasti Misti (2 person
Antipasti Misti (2 person)

Lastly, the Pizza Parma Ham e Rocket Salad was served. The entire dish wasn’t as salty as some others. The bread base was thin and cheese was abundant.

Pizza Parma Ham e Rocket Salad
Pizza Parma Ham e Rocket Salad

Most of us felt that we could have more food, so we added a Carbonara. Most of us in the family doesn’t quite like tomato based pasta so a cream based one would suit the palate of the family. The Carbonara was a little more sweetish than briny. It was rich and lots of chopped bacon were added as toppings.

Carbonara
Carbonara

After all our Mains were completed, we were expecting the service crew to come up to us to ask if we wanted our dessert but this didn’t happen. We chatted for about 10 minutes and were getting inpatient so we tried to get hold of a crew but was in vain. They seems to be only interested to serve the foreigners but to the local they ignored. Only after numerous attempts, a service crew stopped by and we got our Tiramisu finally. It was pretty awesome.

Tiramisu
Tiramisu

As we made the payment and I started standing up to take my leave. My action was spotted by the restaurant manager and immediately she shouted loudly to her staff to ask if we paid. And this action really offended us. We expected that you check with the staff discretely and not in such a rude manner.

Our dinner ended at about 8.30pm, during our time there for about 2 hours, we observed how the crew treated the patrons and our observation results were consistent among the family members. They treated the foreigners well. They are the one who got the seats first even when they came later, while the local has to wait. We also notice that there were lots of empty seats in the indoor seats but they still make the local without pets waited for seats. It was rather sad and uncalled for.

According to my sister, their service was better previously when it was some other manager helming the restaurant. With a change, the service level declined.

In a nutshell, food was awesome but service sucks. Delish food and acceptable service level should come hand in hand. Either element missing will spoil the entire dinning experience, which in this case, it was the service that does so.

 

Casa Verde
1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Singapore 259569
Tel: +65 6467 7326

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Casa-Verde/227061742207

Opening Hours

Daily 0730 to 2300

Getting There

By MRT: Circle line – Botanic Gardens

By Bus:
– alight at Botanic Gardens station along Bukit Timah Road – 48, 66, 67, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 171, 186

– alight opp Botanic Gardens station along Dunearn Road – 48, 66, 67, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 171, 186

– alight at or opp Gleneagles Hospital along Napier Road 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174, 174e

Rating: 5/10


 

Chapter 55 At Tiong Bahru, Crowded

Chapter 55, a restaurant serving Italian food is located at a corner of Block 55. For those who know Kisses Bakery, it is on its left. I dropped by twice at the restaurant, once at weekend evening with my brother and another was at weekday lunch time, alone. Both time, the restaurant were packed to the brim with some patrons waiting. And it was barely a month old and it has such a tremendous level of business.

The setting of the restaurant is casual though there is a chandelier at the centre of the restaurant, giving a touch of elegance.

Chapter 55 serve a good range of Italian classics. You will find Pizza, Pasta, Risotto, Seafood and Meat, some very typical Italian desserts such as Tiramisu.

Seafood Saffron
Seafood Saffron

I tried mainly their desserts. The only mains I have from Chapter 55 is the Seafood Saffron Risotto. Personally, I am not a risotto fan but I find it pretty awesome with very fresh seafood and it was served piping hot. The amount of seafood was pretty substantial. I enjoyed.

Chapter 55 Gelato Waffle
Chapter 55 Gelato Waffle

Chapter 55 Gelato Waffle is one of their recommended dessert. The waffle comes with a choice of single or double scoop of gelato. The waffle was pretty decent. The 2 scoops of gelato for our waffle were Strawberry Cheesecake and Lychee Martini.

Chocolate Lava Cake
Chocolate Lava Cake

I never could resist the Chocolate Lava Cake and Durian Ice Cream. Since I could have both, it was simply fantastic. The Durian Ice Cream has a pretty good Durian aroma and good amount of Durian taste too. The Chocolate Lava Cake was a little disappointed. It has a good amount of chocolate lava that are bitter sweet chocolate but the cake was not as chocolaty as the lava.

Creme Brulee
Creme Brulee

The other dessert I tried was the Creme Brulee. I find this rather disappointing. Though it was creamy but the texture was a little too dense till I would describe it  hard.

Cappuccino
Cappuccino

As for the coffee, it was with full body, medium acidity, pretty decent though.

In a nutshell, I love their mains more than the dessert though I only tried one out of the many others. I am sure I will return for more of their other food, perhaps I will skip their desserts totally on my subsequent visits.

 

Chapter 55
Block 55 Tiong Bahru Road #01-37 Singapore 160055
Tel: +65 6221 2219

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/chapter55

Opening Hours

Daily 1130 to 2300

Getting There

By MRT: East-West Line – Outram Park or Tiong Bahru station

By Bus:
– alight at Blk 55 along Tiong Bahru Road – 5, 16, 33, 63, 75, 123, 175, 195, 851, 970
– alight at Eton House Pre-School along Outram Road – 33, 63, 75, 851, 970

Rating: 7/10

Ah Bong’s Italian At Tiong Bahru

Tiong Bahru is getting all the variety it requires. The addition is Ah Bong’s Italian, operated at a corner of a very old cornered coffee shop bringing Italian pasta to the vicinity. Located on the right (at the next block) of Kisses Bakery (for those who know this bakery).  If I remember correctly, it was occupied by a Vegetarian Mee Hoon stall previously

During lunch hour
During lunch hour

Ah Bong Italian is the second Italian stall, after Savis Food, operating out of non-aircon  enivornment that I tried within the same month, October.

Menu Board
Menu Board

Ah Bong’s Italian has a limited menu but the dishes prepared in the stall is very unique. The menu is change at some interval, check Ah Bong’s Facebook page for the update. There were four pasta choices for selection and one dessert. I won’t missed out the dessert that’s for sure. As for the pasta, the chef mentioned that for something special, I should go for Ah Bong’s Birthday Pasta so I trusted his view and I went for it and I did not regret. It was a great recommendation.

Ah Bong's Birthday Pasta
Ah Bong’s Birthday Pasta

Spaghetti was used for the Ah Bong’s Birthday Pasta, tossed in broccoli cream and bite-sized bacon added. The entire dish was so good. It was creamy, flavourful, rich and of course very tasty as the bacon added the saltiness to enhance the taste. The portion is considerable small for most but at Ah Bong it is quality over quantity that matters. It was great that they threw in a few broccoli into the dish adding a different texture to the creation.

Earl Grey Creme Brulee
Earl Grey Creme Brulee

What about its dessert? Without doubt, it was excellent. The Earl Grey Creme Brulee is creamy and smooth and it has a good amount of Earl Grey flavour, lightly scented. The entire dessert has an excellent balance. Nothing overshadow the other element.

The price is very affordable and reasonable. The only shortcoming about Ah Bong’s Italian is the short opening hours. It is a shame that it doesn’t serve dinner and on Sundays.

Back to my lunch, it was absolutely enjoyable. A great main followed by a lovely dessert. What a great way to end the work week. But the remaining puzzle awaiting to be solved is why is the stall named as Ah Bong’s.

Ah Bong’s Italian
Block 56 Eng Hoon Street #01-46 Singapore 160056
Tel: +65 9650 6194

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/abitalian

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 1000 to 1430;  Saturday 0930 to 1430; Closed on Sundays

Getting There

By MRT: East-West Line – Outram Park or Tiong Bahru station

By Bus:
– alight at Blk 55 along Tiong Bahru Road – 5, 16, 33, 63, 75, 123, 175, 195, 851, 970
– alight at Eton House Pre-School along Outram Road – 33, 63, 75, 851, 970

Rating: 8.5/10

Don Antonio Italian Pizza Bar, A Humble Restaurant

Don Antonio Italian Pizza Bar offers more than just Pizza. It may be humble looking but the chef behind the restaurant whips up delicious home cook liked Italian food.

Interior
Interior

The interior of the restaurant is extremely simple with cemented floor and white-washed walls. The blue and white painted windows make the restaurant feel cosy. As the windows were opened, it let in the warm sunlight that glows the restaurant. And not forgetting the lady server, whom I suppose she is the lady owner who is friendly and very attentive even though she was entertaining her guests.

Besides the Ala Carte, there is also a lunch set menu that comes with two choices of main (a pizza and a pasta selection) and a drink. After browsing through the menu, click here to view, I decided that I go with Ala Carte and I ordered a Raviolacci and a Tiramisu.

My Main, Raviolacci
My Main, Raviolacci

The Raviolacci has an extremely simple presentation with only a few sage as the garnish. It doesn’t have any sauce except the oil (from the butter and the truffle oil). From these signs, I suppose the dish is going to taste plain. The first bite, my feel was the pasta of the ravioli was smooth and soft. It tasted like the pasta were very freshly made. The taste of the filling was subtle. After a few more bites when the flavour started to build-up and concentrated in the palate then I began to appreciate the dish. If you like something with strong flavour, you may want to skip this dish.

My Dessert, Tiramisu
My Dessert, Tiramisu

Whenever I see Tiramisu on the menu, I couldn’t resit them. The Tiramisu served in Don Antonio does not resemble the familiar looking Tiramisu that we usually see. It does not have the espresso and the alcohol in the sponge, instead it was drizzle with a yellow coloured custard like sauce. It is also this unique sauce that create the unique flavour of Don Antonio Tiramisu. I would encourage all to enjoy it with an open mind.

My experience with Don Antonio was more than pleasant. This humble Italian restaurant serves delicious subtle flavoured dishes in a quiet cosy restaurant with a simple setting together with attentive and warm service.

 

Don Antonio
2 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199314
Tel: +65 6293 6548

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/donantonio.sg

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 1200 to 1430, 1830 to 2230; Closed on Mondays

Getting There

By MRT: East-West line – Lavender station

By Bus:
– alight at bus stop at or opposite Stamford Primary School – 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 80, 130, 133, 145, 175, 197
– alight at Hotel Sultan or at Textile Centre – 107, 107M
– alight before Sultan Mosque along North Bridge Road – 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197

Rating: 8.5/10

 

Trattoria Pizzeria Cugini At Club Street, Our Favourite Italian Restaurant

After trying so many Italian Restaurants in Singapore, Trattoria Pizzeria Cugini at Club Street remains as one of the favourites among my family and friends. We like everything in Cugini, especially the food. In our view, Cugini serves one of the best pasta in town.

I have been dining at Cugini with friends and family every now and then. In June, I have dined twice at Cugini.

Trattoria Pizzeria Cugini Restaurant Entrance
Trattoria Pizzeria Cugini Restaurant Entrance

Trattoria Pizzeria Cugini is on the ground floor of a shop house in Club Street. It has a very homely feel. The colour theme is sky blue and white. It uses the old-schooled chairs and all the tables and chairs are painted sky blue. Cugini has both Al Fresco and indoor dining.

Focaccia Bread
Focaccia Bread

The bread they serve, I think are Focaccia Bread, very soft and fluffy and has a nice sweetish fragrance. It is served with a creamy dip. But I always like it with olive oil instead. My friend enjoyed the dip very much.

BURRATA PUGLIESE (300gr) CON RUCOLA E POMODORINI  (Burrata cheese (300gr) from Puglia with rocket and tomato salad)
BURRATA PUGLIESE (300gr) CON RUCOLA E POMODORINI
(Burrata cheese (300gr) from Puglia with rocket and tomato salad)

Our favourite appetizer is the Burrata Cheese. We find that it has a pretty tender texture, good creaminess and good amount of cheese flavour. The balance was great. In addition, we enjoyed the Burrata Cheese with the rocket, very much. This is a must have if you like cheese.

We tried the Mozzarella Cheese too. The texture is slightly more firm than the Burrata Cheese. Though it has a good amount of creaminess, we find the cheese flavour a little lighter than the Burrata Cheese.

The Parma ham with aromatic salad and Emilian fried dough is pretty normal. This salad does not comes with any salad dressing, just plain greens served together with parma ham and fried dough. The fried dough is chewy and bland. If you like greens and did not want to put on more calories, this could be an option. Of course, you would need to sacrifice the dough too.

SPAGHETTO ALLA BOTTARGA GAMBERETTI E PEPERONCINO  (Sardinian style spaghetti with mullet roe, prawn, olive oil, garlic, chilli)
SPAGHETTO ALLA BOTTARGA GAMBERETTI E PEPERONCINO
(Sardinian style spaghetti with mullet roe, prawn, olive oil, garlic, chilli)

The Sardinian Style Spaghetti is our favourite pasta. We always order this when we were at Cugini, without failed. The spaghetti of course is cooked to Al Dente. It has a good fragrance of seafood, especially the taste of the roe. A fantastic pasta dish, must try.

The Sicilian style risotto with lobster, asparagus and green apple was rather unique due to the green apple added.  There was a mixed view for this dish. My friend preferred the dish to be without the green apple while I feel that it is the green apple that gave a refreshing taste to the dish. Overall, we agreed that the risotto has a good flavour of seafood taste and a good balance of moist and the risotto rice were good till the right texture.

We enjoyed the pasta dishes more than the pizza. One of the pizza we usually ordered is the Cugini pizza. The pizza has a thin crust with not too much of tomato paste as the base and they are generous with the amount of cheese.

How can I forget about the desserts? The Cugini Selection is a good option for sharing. It has a tiramisu, pana cotta and a nougat. You can try the different desserts offered by Cugini. The other dessert which I like is the Hot Chocolate Souffle. The souffle has a good chocolaty taste. It has a fluffy and soft texture, very much like a sponge cake but even softer and it melts in the mouth. If you like chocolate, the Hot Chocolate Souffle is for you.

Trattoria Pizzeria Cugini serves a wide range of pizza and pasta with some good selection of mains and desserts. There is also some special which you can check with the servers. For the food menu, click here.

Trattoria Pizzeria Cugini is definitely an excellent Italian Restaurant whipping up marvellously delicious Italian fare. A highly recommended Italian Restaurant for all.

 

Trattoria Pizzeria Cugini
87 Club Street #01-01 Singapore 069455
Tel: +65 6221 3791

Opening Hours

Lunch: 1200to 1430; Dinner: 1830 to 2230 (Pastas & Mains) till 2300 (Pizza, Starters & Desserts)

Getting There

By MRT: Downtown line – Telok Ayer station or Northeast line – Chinatown station

By Bus:

– alight opposite PWC Building along Cross Street – 186, 970

– alight opposite Sri Mariamman Temple South Bridge Road – 61, 166, 197

– alight opposite Hong Lim Complex along Upper Cross Street – 51, 63, 80, 124, 174, 174e, 186, 851, 961, 970

Rating: 8.5/10