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Trattoria Bonissima

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Trattoria Bonissima offers the perfect Italian dining experience for you and your family. It features a menu of mouth-watering starters, pasta, pizzas and classic grilled meats.

Mon: 17:30 - 23:00

Wed - Fri: 17:30 - 23:00

Sat - Sun: 12:00 - 14:30

Sat: 18:00 - 23:00

Sun: 18:00 - 22:30

Closed: Tue

$42 based on 22 submissions
Children/Family (4 votes), Dinner (4 votes), After Work (3 votes)
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Good Italian Restaurant in the East!

Located in one of the shophouses along Tanjong Katong Road, I often drive past this restaurant, to and from East Coast Road.

If you are driving, it is located opposite the old Tanjong Katong Technical School (now Canadian International School). Parking is available at the open air URA-coupon car park on the opposite side of the road.

Last weekend, I decided to bring my family here to try the food at this Italian restaurant.

Here are the highlights of my meal - 
- Platter of toasted bread: The bread were toasted and served warm, together with butter, olive oil and balsamic vinegar and chili flakes. The chilli flakes were very spicy. Keep away from the kids!
- Calamari Fritti: This was nicely done. The managere recommended this and it came with two types of mayonnaise for dipping. Must-order!
- Calamari Alla Griglia (grilled): This caught my eye when I was looking at the menu. Done Italian style, where the squid is grilled, then cut into slices. It was mildly salty and you can ask for more salt to go with it.  - Tagliolini with crab meat, cherry tomatoes, rockets in white wine sauce: This was my favorite dish for the meal. Crab meat tossed Alio Olio style with al dente Tagliolini noodles. Must-order! - Linguine with mixed seafood in tomato sauce in foil: Squid rings, prawns, scallops and mussel cooked in a tomato sauce with chopped garlic. When the manager opened the sealed aluminium bag, you get steam  tarising from the bag. I must say the chef was generous with the ingredients. 
- Tagliolini with prawns and crab meat in light tomato sauce: My second favorite dish for the meal. The crab meat sauce is similar to the ealier Tagliolini pasta. The prawns were decent size and fresh. I will order this dish again.  - Salsiccia Pizza: Tomato base, Mozarella and homemade pork sausage: Recommended by the manager, I loved it. The crust is thin and had a good bite. Pork sausage was also nice. Given the size of the serving, this can be easily shared by 3 pax.  My children are picky eaters. At the end of the meal, both had third helpings of the pizza and pasta. This means we will be back soon enough!

 This will definitely be on my list for Italian places to dine when I next have my craving for Italian food. Try it!  

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Platter of toasted bread
13 Oct 2014 • 172 reviews • 2 followers

Good Italian Restaurant in the East!

Located in one of the shophouses along Tanjong Katong Road, I often drive past this restaurant, to and from East Coast Road.

If you are driving, it is located opposite the old Tanjong Katong Technical School (now Canadian International School). Parking is available at the open air URA-coupon car park on the opposite side of the road.

Last weekend, I decided to bring my family here to try the food at this Italian restaurant.

Here are the highlights of my meal - 
- Platter of toasted bread: The bread were toasted and served warm, together with butter, olive oil and balsamic vinegar and chili flakes. The chilli flakes were very spicy. Keep away from the kids!
- Calamari Fritti: This was nicely done. The managere recommended this and it came with two types of mayonnaise for dipping. Must-order!
- Calamari Alla Griglia (grilled): This caught my eye when I was looking at the menu. Done Italian style, where the squid is grilled, then cut into slices. It was mildly salty and you can ask for more salt to go with it.  - Tagliolini with crab meat, cherry tomatoes, rockets in white wine sauce: This was my favorite dish for the meal. Crab meat tossed Alio Olio style with al dente Tagliolini noodles. Must-order! - Linguine with mixed seafood in tomato sauce in foil: Squid rings, prawns, scallops and mussel cooked in a tomato sauce with chopped garlic. When the manager opened the sealed aluminium bag, you get steam  tarising from the bag. I must say the chef was generous with the ingredients. 
- Tagliolini with prawns and crab meat in light tomato sauce: My second favorite dish for the meal. The crab meat sauce is similar to the ealier Tagliolini pasta. The prawns were decent size and fresh. I will order this dish again.  - Salsiccia Pizza: Tomato base, Mozarella and homemade pork sausage: Recommended by the manager, I loved it. The crust is thin and had a good bite. Pork sausage was also nice. Given the size of the serving, this can be easily shared by 3 pax.  My children are picky eaters. At the end of the meal, both had third helpings of the pizza and pasta. This means we will be back soon enough!

 This will definitely be on my list for Italian places to dine when I next have my craving for Italian food. Try it!  
10 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Unbelievable food quality found in Katong

I have been to this restaurant a number of times. I have also been to Italiian restaurants all over the world, including Italy.



09 Oct 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Below par food that calls itself Italian

Ok, so I read the reviews and had reasonably high hopes. Boy, was I disappointed!

If you've never been to Italy nor eaten in any Italian-run restaurants you might be fooled into thinking this is ok, otherwise do not bother. The first warning sign for me was that the menu included a Pizza with frankfurter toppings! However, even the menu items that seemed authentic on paper weren't so in reality.

First up was bruschetta; under-seasoned, under-ripe tomatoes on poor quality baguette/ciabatta, to be honest I'm not sure what the bread was, but that in itself should tell you enough.

Then we had calamari, which I can only assume came out of a packet and was hastily deep-fried and plated, without any seasoning. I imagine you'd get better flavour at Fish&Co.

Finally, my entree arrived; I'd ordered the special of mixed Pork, fennel and arugula. It was a greasy mess, with the most effort going into the strategically placed tomoatoes (also under-ripe) and no thought into balance of flavours or textures.

Yes, the service is ok (although my feeling was it was more show than genuine), and I can see how this might go some way to compensate for the food, but people there are so many good Italian restaurants in Singapore and this one is way off the mark. Don't waste your appetite here!
18 Mar 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Impeccable Service from the Heart and Wonderful Food

Was there for dinner on 17 Mar with a girlfriend for their restaurant week dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the 4-course menu instead of the usual 3. Dinner started with a superb (and hearty) beef carpaccio over a bed of rocket salad with a delicious sauce scented with truffle oil, followed by either a seafood linguine or a homemade sausage aglio olio pasta, followed by a meat course of either ribeye or lamp chops, then chocolate puff for dessert. Everything was huge, which made it hard for us 2 girls to finish everything; but they were so delicious that we mopped up almost everything despite our bursting guts. Of all the dishes, only the dessert was a bit of a let-down as it tasted like any other chocolate puff pastry, but all the other dishes more than made up for the dessert. The decor of the place was a bit cheesy with simple tables and chairs and walls decorated with various images of Italy, and the restaurant has a really cheap-looking and unappetising signboard (the kind of signboards that will never invite a walk-in in my opinion). But seriously, who needs a pretty restaurant when you get such good value good food and such service! The head waiter was super attentive, really knowledgeable about the menu, and came around after each course to make sure that we were happy with the food, without ever being intrusive. The waiters were so attentive that our glasses were never ever empty, and we also didn't need to ask for serving plates. They literally read our minds that we intended to share the pastas and served the dishes to the centre of the table with side plates without any asking. Most impressive of all was that they noticed my friend's discomfort with her bad back and automatically came forward to offer her a seat cushion and an additional chair for her bag. I've not experienced such service in a while despite going to other more expensive joints. Best of all, it's in the East! Definitely gonna return to this place!
02 Mar 2014 • 19 reviews • 3 followers

Amazing quality Italian food

My wife and I were looking around for a place to eat along Tg. Katong Road. I came across this Trattoria about a year ago but have not step into it so I suggested trying. We were too early as the restaurant only opens at 6 pm and we were there 10 minutes to 6. The manager came out and invited us to go in and take a seat first.   We were a bit skeptical about this place as being the first in the restaurant with no other customers, we felt a bit lonely and wondered if we have picked a good place to eat. However, we were soon wow over by the friendly service of the staff, the manager and from the first dish that was served to us in less than 10 minutes after our order!   The Manager Ganesh recommended a few off menu dishes and we chose to have Black Mussel from Spain cooked in White wine sauce and Risotto. We actually hated Risotto as we never had any good ones but Ganesh was very confident that his Chef Andrea's Risotto would be a great choice.    The first bite of the mussel tells us this is an out of this world restaurant! The mussel is so succulent with a very well balanced white wine sauce. You do not get that chewy bit that normally comes with green mussels.    The Risotto was served next and it is again out of this world! This risotto is so flavourful and it is topped with soft tasty foie gras.    Not wanting to waste any food, we told Ganesh we wanted a light dish but with some meat. He went off and came back 5 minutes later with a dish which has lightly seared thin sirloin sitting on top of rocket salad in Balsamic vinegar dressing. This is another wonderful dish that you do not normally get from any restaurant!   Overall, we had a great evening with great food and great service! Sure to be back with more people to try out more dishes!