We’ve never had a bad experience at this ubiquitous Italian offering. It’s the kind of place where weeks later, the aftertaste of their perfectly baked rosemary bread, caramelised basil and melted cheese still linger on your palate. It’s on the expensive side for local standards so this is not our regular go to by any means. But when we pop by, usually for some special occasion, we try to savour the experience.
Their website (link here) alludes to a ‘California’ style Italian bistro where the focus is on fresh ingredients. The latter pitch was pretty evident in most of their dishes and I did like the aesthetic set-up, a transformative ambience that takes you out of town and lets you belive that a for a moment, travel is possible again and we’re enjoying a summer vacation somewhere a little further away than our neighbourhood restaurant.
Stuffed with satisfaction
It wouln’t be completely honest of me if I didn’t make a mention of something rather unpleasant that was sighted at the end of the evening. The ceiling of the restaurant was bare, with it’s piping and concrete being visible to all. My husband caught sight of a fast moving yes, rodent, when he glanced up and informed the restaurant owner/ chef/ manager. He thanked us for letting him know and we do hope that something is done about it. I understand that issues like this can be difficult to control when you’re part of a bigger mall and it’s not just your own premise, in fact I’ve once sighted the same in Feast Village, Starhill. But it definitely left a little undermark on the success of the evening, overall.
Beyond that, we couldn’t fault the food, service or ambience…