I was looking for a restaurant with good food and lovely ambience and I randomly stumbled upon this.
Located at Maxwell Chambers, this restaurant is very accessible. There is a public car park right next to the building, which has ample of lots. It is located right next to Tanjong Pagar MRT so it’s very accessible if you do not drive as well.
The exterior of the building looks very picturesque too. Picture extracted from the restaurant’s website.
There were 2 types of bread provided, with an olive oil dip. The bread was served slightly warm and I like the one with olives better.
Zuppa di Pomodori A.Marzano – $16.00++
S.Marzano Tomato Soup
This portion is half of the original as we told the waiters we were sharing and they kindly separated it into 2 for us before serving. I kind of like this idea.
The tomato soup was very fragrant and tasted like it was made from fresh roasted tomatoes.
Mozzarella di Bufala Campana con Pomodori di Sicilia e Melanzane – $26.00++
Buffalo Mozzarella with Sicily Tomato and Eggplant
Again, the portion was halved for us. The buffalo mozzarella has less dairy flavour than the typical cow mozzarella. It not only looks like poached egg, the texture is similar too, soft and squishy.
Rucola con Scaglie di Parmigiano Reggiano – $15.00++
Rocket Salad with Parmigiano Reggiano
This salad was just plain rocket with dressing and parmasen. I like rocket salad so it’s fine for me. The leaves were crisp and fresh.
Tagliolini al Ragu d’Anatra e Caprino – $28.00++
Homemade Tagliolini with Duck Ragout and Goat Cheese
Unfortunately, the 2 pastas I wanted to try out (ravioli and gnocchi) were not available today. The tagliolini was al dente and very springy. I love the texture. Parmasen was grated on the pasta freshly upon serving. The sauce had a distinct goat cheese taste but after a few mouths the taste died down as my palate became accustomed to it. This was alright but I still wished I could try the ravioli or gnocchi.
Spaghetti Freshi con Gamberi Crystal Bay e Pomodoro Fresco – $30.00++
Homemade Spaghetti with Crystal Bay Prawns and Fresh Tomato
I prefer the tagliolini to the spaghetti as the spaghetti seemed to be less springy. The sauce tasted similar to the tomato soup.
Torta di Mele con Gelato alla Vaniglia – $13.00++
Apple Cake with Vanilla Gelato
The cake was moist and warm and paired well with the creamy vanilla gelato. The bunch of berries which look like lingonberries were very sour.
We were given some petit fours after our meal.
Overall: one of the better Italian restaurants in town. A very pleasant experience. Recommended!
32 Maxwell Road
#01-03 Maxwell Chambers
Tel: 6224 0978
Monday to Friday
Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner 6.30pm – 10pm
Dinner 6.30pm – 10pm
Sunday – Closed
Public car park just behind Maxwell Chamber.
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Tanjong Pagar MRT (EW15)