This beautifully designed Italian bar and restaurant tucked away in the heart of Raffles Place is as perfect a spot for a business meal as it is for a romantic date. The menu is succinct, but with sufficient variety to offer something for everyone, from antipasti such as burrata with porcini and truffle to elegant mains such as roasted quail with foie gras and heirloom carrots. There is also a sound selection of freshly made pasta on offer; after all, what’s an Italian meal without pasta? An evening might kick off with platter of bombolini, or fried doughnuts with parmesan, sent out by the chef. Made to be eaten in a single bite, this moreish snack explodes in the mouth with intense flavour, whetting the appetite for more delicious things to come.
For starters, order the crab and cucumber cannolo, which features seasoned crabmeat wrapped in slivers of cucumber and served with baeri caviar. Its flavours are surprisingly refreshing, a delicate blend of sweet, salty and gentle pops of tartness. The handmade pastas are excellent; try the silky pappardelle tossed with chunks of tender pork cheek laced with red wine sauce. Vegetarians can opt for the tagliatelle with wild mushroom and truffle that’s light, delicately creamy and redolent of earthy flavours in the mouth. Desserts will prove equally delicious with tempting offers like raspberry chocolate cake with tangy mango and passion fruit sorbet, and smooth, milky dulce de leche panna cotta with crunchy caramel pop corn.
12.00pm - 2.30pm Mon - Fri
6.30pm - 10.30pm Mon - Sat
55 Market Street #01-01, Singapore 048491
Corkage Price:$50 for wine and champagne
Price:Between $50 to $100/pax