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La Barca

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La Barca is located within Goodman Arts Centre on 90 Goodman Road Block C on the East Coast. Goodman Arts Centre provides ample parking space at its guest parking during weekdays, and at the main entrance parking at night and on weekends.

Tue - Sun: 12:00 - 14:30

Tue - Sun: 18:30 - 21:30

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 14:30

Closed: Mon

$70 based on 61 submissions
Dinner (12 votes), Quiet (12 votes), Romance/First Dates (10 votes)
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Good pasta

Was there to celebrate a friend's birthday. This place was rather secluded and had to walk quite a bit from the visitor's car park.

Ordered pizza, pasta and a couple of meat dishes. The bulk of our bill came from the 1kg Florentina steak (Rangers Valley). Also had two bottles of wine. A bottle of wine of the month is currently priced at $55 per bottle.

The angel hair pasta and cuttlefish risotto was enjoyable.

The handmade pasta that stood out was the pecorini tortelli with parmesan and truffle. Really very good with its rich, creamy and strong flavours.

Our group also tried the pork shank and seabass fillet. These paled a little, in comparison to the pasta.

The Florentina steak will take about half hour to cook, and it was beautifully medium rare when it was brought out, though some of its sides were abit well done. Staff offered a hotplate to cook the meat if one prefers it to be abit cooked to medium to medium well but it tasted best at medium rare. The meat was adequately seasoned.

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prosciutto pizza
16 Nov 2014 • 237 reviews • 10 followers

Good pasta

Was there to celebrate a friend's birthday. This place was rather secluded and had to walk quite a bit from the visitor's car park.

Ordered pizza, pasta and a couple of meat dishes. The bulk of our bill came from the 1kg Florentina steak (Rangers Valley). Also had two bottles of wine. A bottle of wine of the month is currently priced at $55 per bottle.

The angel hair pasta and cuttlefish risotto was enjoyable.

The handmade pasta that stood out was the pecorini tortelli with parmesan and truffle. Really very good with its rich, creamy and strong flavours.

Our group also tried the pork shank and seabass fillet. These paled a little, in comparison to the pasta.

The Florentina steak will take about half hour to cook, and it was beautifully medium rare when it was brought out, though some of its sides were abit well done. Staff offered a hotplate to cook the meat if one prefers it to be abit cooked to medium to medium well but it tasted best at medium rare. The meat was adequately seasoned.

For more pictures, you may wish to visit this link.
10 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Saturday night dinner

My wife and I and 2 children had dinner last Saturday. The food was excellent but portions of soup and pasta could have been larger. The grain fed steak was superb.
The children had pizza which was also excellent. The wine was good but a little pricey. 
We could not complain about the service and ambiance was also good.
02 Sep 2014 • 13 reviews • 0 follower

Only if you're feeling RICH

The restaurant is located in a nice secluded location and the food was nice but again, they scrimped on portion size which left me still hungry after my main course. It is also very expensive which is a pity because it has a nice ambience. I can't recommend this restaurant if you're looking for value. 
kids' playroom
01 Nov 2013 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

Italian fun for all

For parents who wish to indulge in a relaxing, elegant Italian brunch, La Barca is the place to head to. Situated in the lush grounds of the Goodman Arts Centre, La Barca has set up a spacious kids' playroom for their weekend Sunday brunch (Sat and Sun, 10am to 3pm). While parents feast on dishes like the affettati e formaggi (a selection of cold cuts and pecorino cheese, $18) and the l’omelette al parmigiano (parmesan omelette with beef sausages, spinach and roasted potatoes, $18), children can go all out in the safety of the playroom. There are toys, puzzles, crayons, colouring sheets, as well as books and magazines for different age groups. There’s also a mini slide to keep active kids entertained. Older children can also play in the gardens in front of the al fresco dining section. For more kid-friendly restaurant reviews, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/dining-guide/what-to-eat/5-restaurants-with-kids-activities-and-good-food-*aid-cf2f3101/ 
09 Apr 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Delicious, traditional Tuscan Italian

Recently discovered La Barca after a recommendation from a friend so went for a quick weeknight dinner.  We had the plate of cold cuts with cheeses to share between two.  The meats were good and the cheese excellent, especially the buffalo mozzarella.  We were impressed with the quality but more so with the portion which was plenty for two.  For main we had the whole roasted sea bass which was excellently filleted after being presented to us whole at the table.  This was cooked to perfection and the flavours were complimented very well by sun dried tomatoes, capers and olives.  We were too full by this point to move onto dessert but will be back again!

Ambience was good and the staff were helpful, knowledgeable and well trained.