This has been a restaurant I’ve been aiming to try since a long time ago, and since they were involved in restaurant week I decided to try it for dinner.
Their bread was not served warm and didn’t really interest me, but I love the olive oil! It’s different from the typical Borges olive oil I have at home.
Chianti D.o.c.g. 2010 Querceto – Toscana
So far, no Italian red wines have impressed me. The only Italian wine which I like is probably Moscato D’Asti.
Trio of appetisers – Scallop, Burratina with Parma Ham and Wagyu Carpaccio
Hokkaido scallop and avocado tartare with clear tomato jelly
This was good and appetizing.
Ripe Italian tomato, Burratina cheese and Pio Tosini Parma ham
Among the trio, this was my favourite! The burratina was so soft and fluffy, and their olive oil was exceptionally fragrant as mentioned so it probably worked well here.
Wagyu beef carpaccio with mushroom and parmesan cheese salad
This one wasn’t that impressive, especially compared to the one I had at Clifford the day before.
Spaghetti with sea urchin and grey mullet bottarga – $32.00++
We ordered extra as I was aiming this dish. They kindly split the portion into 2 for us, so this is half of it. This is no doubt the best pasta I ever had! I don’t think this type of pasta is available everywhere so I don’t know what to compare this to, but you just got to try it. I would return to OTTO just for this (as well as the good service and comfortable ambiance).
Parma ham wrapped cod fillet with warm asparagus salad
I have to admit that this is not the best cod ever, as it was kind of dry and lacking in the oily cod taste which I love. However, the whole combination worked quite well, as the parma ham could impart more flavour into the otherwise bland cod.
Crispy “suckling pig” lacquered with acacia honey and balsamic vinegar
This is supposedly one of their signature dishes. The pork was indeed very crispy and tasted good, but I felt it didn’t stand out as much as the pasta did.
Warm chocolate cake with Haitian vanilla ice cream
I love desserts like this and this one falls into the good category.
The meal was satisfying and I was stuffed to the brim after this.
Once again, I had chamomile tea. I loved the cookie served here! It was somewhat like Famous Amos’ style – crispy and crumbly, but better.
Overall: This should be the best Italian fine dining restaurant in Singapore. I would return to try more on their menu.
28 Maxwell Road,
#01-02 Red Dot Traffic Building
Tel: 6227 6819
Monday to Friday 12pm to 2.30pm
Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 6.30pm to 10.30pm