Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 23:00
Sat: 18:30 - 22:00
High ceilings, wine bottle-lined feature pillars, and wide glass windows make Amarone a buzzy, New York-style Italian restaurant where you can enjoy a chic meal any time of day - breakfast, lunch, dinner, Happy Hour, or simply dessert.
The environment of the restaurant reminds me of NYC business scene, without the crowds and loud noises. With walls covered in wooden panels, tables draped in white, and the soft glow of candlelight and floor lamps- the room provides a romantic and sophisticated feeling. The staff and chef are incredibly welcoming, my table was served by Gary who was attentive and friendly throughout the night. Then there is the food. I had the chance to sample their steak, beef cheek, mushroom risotto, and mixed salad- and each one was very good in terms of quality and quantity. The meat was very tender and hugely satisfying. Their risotto had that perfect combination of being creamy but still having a bit of bite. And lastly, the salad had a heavenly chunk of bocconcini that I could never get enough of. I would recommend their tiramisu for dessert, it is not overly sweet and has the right ingredient proportions. Coffee, cocoa, and mascarpone cheese- what could go wrong? The best thing is I could see people coming to this place for romantic, business, family occasions and even going solo. It's a fantastic place with good people and even better food. For now it still remains a little bit undiscovered and hidden away, so try it out before it starts to have a waiting list- because it will.
168 Robinson Road #01-08 / 09 / 10 Capital Tower, Singapore 068912 Tel: 6423 0464 Website: http://www.amarone.sg/index.html
This year, we decided to try out Ristorante Amarone for our Valentine's Day dinner, since I pass by this elegant Italian restaurant pretty often, and have heard good things about it.
Set in a charming, contemporary setting complete with high ceilings, subtle lightings, wide glass windows and a wine bottles lined pillar and red flooring, and sitting in plain view of the busy CBD area, this restaurant is not to be missed.
The moment we stepped in, the crew all greeted us warmly and this impeccable service remained throughout the rest of our meal, which was rather impressive. Chef Domenico and Director Wilson came over personally to ensure that everything was lovely for us - a very nice gesture that brought smiles to the patrons' faces instantly.
This is the Valentine's Day menu (SGD$98++ each), specially created for this romantic occasion this year. Since there were two choices, The Beau and I ordered one set each to try out.
A glass of welcome drink (Prosecco) was served when we sat down.
We started with bread rolls, dipped in their subtly-flavored olive oil. I liked the flavor of the sweet roll but we both thought the texture was a little hard.
They brought us a small starter of heart-shaped puff pastries, to sweeten the palate before we began our small feast.
For his appetizer, The Beau had a Zucchini and Potato Cream soup- a soup with a smooth, gentle flavor. The starchy texture of the potato was a nice contrast to the creaminess of the soup, making it an appetite whetter as we looked forward to the other courses.
Mine was the Eggplant Medallion with Quail Egg & Black Truffle - a combination of al my favorite items. The lovely swish when one bites into the juicy eggplant was present, before the teeth made further contact with the bouncy but soft mushroom. The quail egg provided a beautiful balance to the heavier flavor of the truffle, and adds a dash of brightness to the dark dish.
The Beau's first course was the Orecchiette Pasta with Artichoke and Pancetta - the latter of which was quite chewy, perhaps because its pork belly. He enjoyed the ear-shaped pasta as well; it was of a taut texture that was springy and not too hard nor soft.
For my set, the first course was the Radicchio and Fontina Cheese Crepes - basically a meltingly soft crepe filled with Italian leaf chicory and bursting deliciously with luxurious serving...
Originally posted at: thearcticstar.blogspot.com/2015/02/valentines-dinner-at-ristorante-amarone.html
Had dinner here with my family to celebrate my daughter's graduation on Sunday - I think we found a gem of a restaurant - tucked in a corner at Capital Tower!
We had the Calamari and Burrata as starters - both very good recommendations of the staff there! Really liked the way they were prepared - the Calamari was coated with a special batter that had milk in it and fried till crispy and fluffy. The Burrata was done in a special way with the celery pumped with gas to give it body!
These were followed by 2 Beef Cheeks, 1 Roast Lamb, 1 Sea Bass and 1 Lobster Pasta (you may refer to their website to see the menu for the full names) as mains. Our votes would go to the Beef Cheek (which have been braised for 36 hours until they are super tender and then doused with a special wine sauce), and the Roast Lamb - which was done just right and also very tender.
Desserts included Tiramisu (how not to order this in an Italian restaurant?) and their 'deconstructed' Lemon Meringue Tart (it's a bit hard to describe - so you have to go try to understand). No regrets! Really good quality stuff here!
All in all, we had a very enjoyable evening with excellent food, and excellent staff - special mention here for Shawn - who was always attentive and gave very good receommendations, plus some side entertainment with his humour :) Thanks Shawn! You brough our dining experience one notch up!
Will certainly receommend this restaurant for a memorable celebration!