22 Apr 2012 • 28 reviews • 0 follower
Located in the cold, stark, still mostly empty Scotts Square, La Luna Rossa is a Jap-Italian fusion joint and is super atas. It feels great to be there, honestly, with the floor-to-ceiling windows with heavy drapes which overlook Orchard Road.
The prices are premium too; though not exactly astronomical la; But its slightly pricier than alot of other Italian joints like Oso, or Otto, where the food is heartier and more filling. La Luna Rossa's flavours are very clean, light and clear; the quality of the ingredients and the cooking techniques shine through. On the whole I had a great meal, but I felt it wasn't extremely worth it. my table had the tuna and avocado tartare, the prosciutto w tropical fruits, and 3 pastas: squid ink pasta with ginger and crabmeat, a red wine bolognese with black truffle, and a fusili with shrimp and asparagus
I loved the tuna and avocado tartare the most out of everything I ordered - the pastas were all very well-executed, with zen-like Japanese/asian touches. The squid ink crab pasta deserves a special mention; the thin chewy black noodles were coated in a sauce exactly like the crab stock infused with wine and ginger that lies at the bottom of the platter mixed with steam egg when you order steamed sri lankan crab! An innovative and delicious pasta; very light and gentle on the palate too.
probably that was the main reason why i felt it wasn't very worth it - the sense of satiation wasn't great as the dishes were all very light - perfect for ladies actually