Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Tue: 18:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu: 18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat: 18:00 - 02:00
Sat: 11:00 - 14:00
Closed: Sun & PH
Originally from Florence in Italy, Procacci at Customs House is an delicatessen and restaurant that is famous for its gastronomic specialties made from truffles.
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It's reliable and good, but not exceptional or great. So even if they don't quite garner awards for the best Italian fare around, they do serve up pretty decent stuff. Traditional stuff, that is. Because they focus on the traditional and eschew the modern. While dinners aren't particularly easy on the wallet, they offer a very reasonably-priced weekday set lunch at $35++ for 2 courses and $45++ for 3 courses. The downside of the very-value-for-money set lunch offer is that service tends towards the choppy and harried during busy weekday lunches.
1) Zuppa di Funghi: mushroom soup - creamy and aromatic. love the drizzle of truffle oil in this!
2) Insalata di Cesare: baby romaine lettuce laden generously with shreds of parboiled salmon and bacon bits, and dressed in a traditional aioli - substantive and refreshing
3) Penne Carbonara : right balance of egg yolk, cream, and parmesan
4) Aqua Pazza: lightly battered and fried hake fish doused in a tomato seafood broth with capers, olives and herbs. A lemon wedge lent acidity
5) Agnello alla Griglia con Arrosto Patate; grilled lamb served alongside a minty yoghurt raita and roasted baby potatoes: lamb was fresh and tender, with a beautiful charring and smokiness
We reserved the al fresco table for a birthday dinner on a beautiful Saturday evening to enjoy the National Day Parade practice fireworks. From the very first moment we stood outside the restaurant, we were ignored by the waiter who said "I'll be back in a minute" and never came back. Since we reserved, we figured we can just helped ourselves to the seat and the menu (this would be fine in a self-service restaurant but not a fine dining). The view from the table was good, but the waiter was scarce and borderline rude and they nearly ruined the dining experience. The food took 30 minutes to be served, and it was just your average barilla pasta and sauce kind of taste.
Made an online reservation for a birthday celebration on second day of Chinese new year. Reservation was confirmed a month in advance. Just a couple of days before the dinner reservation, the restaurant called to say they are closed and offered a table on the first day of CNY. Couldn't explain why they are closed on second day and yet opened on first day. Just said they made a mistake. Unprofessional and unreliable. Book at your own risk if you are planning a celebration.
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Overall: 8.8/10 Procacci of Firenze fame has been raved about since its establishment in Singapore in late 2010, and rightly so. Lovers of Italian fine dining will delight in the impressive selection in the wine list and the traditional yet creative Tuscan cuisine. Its prime location in Customs House offers beautiful views of Marina Bay and the financial district - come just before sunset and grab an alfresco seat for the full experience. Combined with their irreproachable service - all the staff I spoke to were genuinely friendly and helpful - I definitely see myself returning to Procacci soon. Perhaps the only disappointment was that there were no vegan desserts.