Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 23:00
Fri: 11:30 - 23:00
Sat & Sun: 11:30 - 23:00
As a pioneer of bringing Italian cuisine to Singapore, Pasta Fresca has its own factory at the Pandan Loop head office where pastas, sauces and ingredients are made fresh daily. Besides producing for its own use, it also caters to major F & B outlets and other related businesses.
I never know that it has been here at Singapore since 20 over years ago. And it has been establishing well for its own manufacturing pasta. Having a meal at this location its proving to be a merry get-together at a cosy and nice environment.
One must never miss ordering their pasta dishes, we had the black squid one. And the italian dessert - Appetitoso.
Its not good anymore.
Sadly we went today and had a very disappointing experience. We had a beef carpaccio that was so cold it was straight off the freezer. Lying on a bed of not so fresh rocket, limp and frozen.
My partner had squid ink pasta that did not even have squid ink sauce. Neither were the squid and prawn well seasoned. Unfortunately fhe prawns were undercooked and the dish tasteless.
My penne granchio was very mediocre, and the crab meat sparse. The tomato base tasted staright off a can of tomato sauce.
Altogether we paid $70 and truly we were super unsatisfied with the meal. We had always loved this restaurant but tonight was the turning point. We likely would not be back again.
Many of us will be familiar with Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore with its flagship branch along Bukit Timah Road. Servicing quality Italian food at affordable price, Pasta Fresca has been around since 1988 which is a good 25 years. It has expanded with 5 outlets around the island as well as another 4 in China. It is quite an impressive story by itself.
In conjunction with the festive season, Pasta Fresca is having a 5 course Chirstmas Set ($39.90) that is available until31 December 2013. The value for money 5 course set meal comes with a soup, salad, pasta, main course and dessert.
Starting the 5 course christmas set is the Pumpkin Soup with cream and herbed croutons. A rich and hearty soup to whet up the appetite for the rest of the meal.
Next up for the 5 course christmas set is the Rucola and Smoked Salmon Salad. The healthy plate of garden has sauteed mushrooms, walnuts, cheery tomatoes and parmasan shaves. A delightful plate of salad with flavours and different textures.
For the pasta dish of the 5 course christmas set, the Squid Ink Linguine was well received by the diners. Cooked to perfection with a nice al dente bite, I like the use of the red pepper sauce and the hint of lemon zest to balance off the saltiness of squid ink. The only shy of the dish is the prawns. Although crunchy we suspected it was not fresh live prawns as they were lacking in the natural sweetness.
For the 5 course christmas set, there is a choice of main in the Pan Fried Breaded Sword Fish or Grilled Turkey Breast. The breaded sword fish came in a mediterranean sauce and buttered vegetables. The firm meat of the sword fish was pan fried to a delectable bite. The grilled turkey breast with balsamic reduction, rucola, cherry tomatoes and grilled vegetables was surprisingly good. I usually don't enjoy turkey because its meat is tough but the execution was so excellent that I thought I was having pork.
Ending the 5 course christmas set is the Italian's Traditional Christmas Panettone that is served with vanilla gelato and chocolate sauce. The sweet bread loaf went well with the sauces but I thought it was a bit on the dry side.
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