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Hadn't come here for a long time and thought maybe it was time to eat their great pizzas again!Walked in for lunch on a weekday. It was not so full although reservation was no longer allowed for same day booking.Ordered two lunch sets to share. Price seemed to have inflated quite a bit from our last visit. Now for 2 courses you need to pay $308+10% with $80+10% top-up for a dessert/cheese.However, our major target was their very delicious pizza!Bread basketIt was very bad. All the bread was so c
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Hadn't come here for a long time and thought maybe it was time to eat their great pizzas again!

Walked in for lunch on a weekday. It was not so full although reservation was no longer allowed for same day booking.
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Ordered two lunch sets to share. Price seemed to have inflated quite a bit from our last visit. Now for 2 courses you need to pay $308+10% with $80+10% top-up for a dessert/cheese.
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However, our major target was their very delicious pizza!
Bread Basket
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Bread basket

It was very bad. All the bread was so cold with hard crust....I remembered the bread was better last time...


Pesto Pizza
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Pesto Pizza (Mozzarella, pesto sauce, semi-dried cherry tomato, sun-dried tomato and shaved parmesan cheese)

We ate this flavour last time and encored again. We ate immediately after serving. The pizza had super thin and crispy crust. There were loads of toppings but not over. Despite the presence of so much cheese, the flavour was great, not too salty at all. The cheese was so ductile while eating. Really quite a good pizza indeed. Highly recommended. And please note the price of $190+10% which was really not too pricey given the quality and location.

Then let's talk about the lunch sets. Here you go the appetizers:

White Asparagus with Culatello Ham and Orange Dressing
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White Asparagus with Culatello Ham and Orange Dressing

Very fresh ingredients. The asparagus were ok although they could have been even more tender. They were warm, to my surprise. The Culatello Ham, one of the most prized salumi in Italy, was super fresh and good. The dressing wasn't very orange. Quite a good appetizer after all.

Black Rice Salad with Tomato Emulsion and Smoked Stracciatella Cheese
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Black Rice Salad with Tomato Emulsion and Smoked Stracciatella Cheese

Interesting black rice which were not so starchy and a little bit chewy. The tomato emulsion was very refreshing, a bit sour and sweet. The smoked cheese was not so strong. Overall pretty appetizing.

Here you go the mains:

Homemade Fettuccine with Sausage, Mushroom and Pecorino Cheese
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Homemade Fettuccine with Sausage, Mushroom and Pecorino Cheese

The Fettuccine itself was ok. Quite al dente although I had expected even more al dente texture. The sauce was ok too, quite creamy but not so cheesy! The minced sausages were really bad! Tasteless like frozen pork and so rough. The mushrooms couldn't help. Very Very bad minced sausages which had ruined the whole dish. Even Chinese-style steamed minced pork was better. Pasta wise it was really not so good as those at 8 1/2.

Charcoal Grilled Wagyu Flap Steak with Mashed Potato and French Bean
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Charcoal Grilled Wagyu Flap Steak with Mashed Potato and French Bean

This mains was better! Quite a big portion of Wagyu with 5 slices! Could tell that the quality was high but I found them too rare so it was not so easy to chew. FYI they hadn't asked how well done we would like it to be cooked. I think it could have been more cooked in my humble opinion. The crust was good though. The French beans and the mashed potato were both tasty! 

We only ordered 1 dessert to share:

Vanilla Custard and Black Cherry Tart with Coconut Ice Cream
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Vanilla Custard and Black Cherry Tart with Coconut Ice Cream

It was served pretty fast. The coconut ice cream was super rich in coconut. The tart itself was not too crunchy nor warm although it was ok with vanilla custard and little black cherry. It really could have been better with the tart, although it was not bad.

Overall food quality was pretty good despite the pretty disappointing sausages for the pasta dish. Service was ok, not particularly good or bad. Environment was ok because the tables were quite close to each other so not much privacy indeed. Lunch sets were quite pricey but pizzas were definitely a great deal! If you come, please don't forget to try their pizzas.
(The above review is the personal opinion of an user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2019-05-06
Dining Method
Dine In
Spending Per Head
$488 (Lunch)
Recommended Dishes
Pesto Pizza
$ 209
White Asparagus with Culatello Ham and Orange Dressing
Black Rice Salad with Tomato Emulsion and Smoked Stracciatella Cheese
Charcoal Grilled Wagyu Flap Steak with Mashed Potato and French Bean
  • Vanilla Custard and Black Cherry Tart with Coconut Ice Cream