Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 23:00
Local celebrity chef Peter Neo's latest venture is a take on semi-fine Italian dining, while keeping prices affordable. Get to taste a diverse range of Italian classics ranging from Zuppa di Mare, Spaghetti alle Vongole and Prosciutto & Melone, as well as freshly baked wood-fired pizzas.
Opened for about 9 months, Pietro Ristorante Italiano is a semi-fine dining Italian restaurant located off Yio Chu Kang Road. Pietro means 'Peter' in Italian and it is named after owner/chef Peter Neo, who has 31 years of culinary experience. We were honored to be invited by Hungrygowhere to try out the food here.
Read more here. It was a cold and rainy night. We had 3 bowls of soups to warm up the tummy - Lobster bisque, Seafood Soup and Mushroom Bisque. I love the palatable and honest-to-goodness lobster flavour in the rich orange Lobster bisque ($14). Seafood Soup ($12) is concocted with prawn, clams, mussels, squids in spicy tomato sauce, white wine, basil leaves. It gives a tangy taste and slightly spicy. Creamy rich Mushroom Bisque ($10) has a earthy scent and leave a comforting warmth in the throat. Pietro makes their own pasta and Chef Peter will come up with creative pastas such as this Homemade 4 Mushroom with Truffle Pasta ($30). The mushroom and truffle dominate, it tasted great and the aroma and flavour was undeniably amazing! I can finish off the pasta myself easily. There are also pastas cooked in paper! Linguine al Cartoccio ($26) features crayfish, mussels, clams, calamari in seafood sauce and chilli. They are baked in parchment paper at the final stage to allow the pasta to absorb flavours of the sauce and ingredients. One of their attraction is Pietro red wooden oven which is used to create many interesting pasta flavors. Bismark ($22) is a delectable pizza in feta cheese, honey baked ham, rocket salad, sunny side up and mozzarella cheese. I love its thin crust, now you can indulge in pizza without the immense guilty pangs after! Pietro's signature dish is Pancetta Arrosto ($26). Roasted pork belly is served with porcini, kidney beans and apple sauce. A slow-roasted pork belly gives you beautiful succulent moist tender pork with light crisp crackling. It is difficult to judge a tiramisu because everyone has different interpretations on a good tiramisu. If you prefer a strong coffee taste, you will love the Tiramisu ($12) here. I also like the Chocolate lava cake with rum ($15). The cake was oozing with chocolate, and it came with a scoop of ice cream. Pietro has a luxurious touch to its interior decor as well, with a beautiful feature wall that blends into the alfresco dining area, making you will feel that you are in Italy! The restaurant is offering a 1-for-1 Promotion for lunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm daily (exclude weekends and public holidays). Chef Peter also does Italian style roasted suckling piglet, remember to reserve 3 days in advance.
Been here twice so far. The linguine aglio olio is done just perfectly. Good amount of chili, not too much garlic. Lasagna has a bit too much tomato for my taste, but then again i always preferred oil-based to tomato sauces. Pizzas are done very well too.
Good lunchtime 1 for 1 promo that covers over 2 thirds of their menu. Only during weekdays though. Whether you're paying an average of 12-14 dollars a main course during lunch, or the full 24-28 at dinner, it's worth a visit.
Lastly, parking is very easy and it's a dead quiet area. Perfect for a relaxing meal
The first impression of the place was good. There was valet parking which helped a lot, given the very limited parking available.
The seafood soup had a good flavour. But the prawn didn't taste fresh.
Other dishes ordered were not to our liking.
1. The bread served had a unappealing oil taste and it was not warm.
2. Calamari fritti - the crust become soggy after a while. Amount of sauce (size of a bigger Chinese soup spoon) was so little compared to the portion of the calamari.
3. Spaghetti alla carbonara - no bacon taste and the amount of bacon was little. There was no much taste to the dish.
4. Pizza Carnivora - we find it too oily for a pizza. Taste-wise, it's nothing to fave about.
And we felt that the service staff was quite pushy to get us to order more.
overall, we weren't impressed given the prices, portion size and quality of the dishes.