Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 23:00
Gallo D’ Oro, the Golden Rooster offers you a journey of the senses – a gastronomical dining experience of the taste and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine, a visual feast from art pieces adorning the walls of the quaint restaurant.
The restaurant re-launched with a fresh new look under Executive Chef and owner Silvio Morelli.
“This is not a restaurant, it’s a salon,” Chef Morelli shares.
He envisions Gallo D’ Oro as a gathering of guests, where they journey in experiencing knowledge of fine Italian cuisine, art and history.
I love italian food and I've tried most Italian restaurant in Singapore. Gallodoro is one of the best I've been to. I tried the pasta with crab and was really nice. Do go if you're looking for fine italian dinining, you won't regret. Not economical but italian food is not cheap and this is not a food court.
We started with a Pumpkin Soup (Zuppa) - it came in the form of an orange, translucent broth instead of the cream of pumpkin soup we were expecting at most Italian restaurants. It tasted sweet, and there were pumpkin bits; I had to douse mine with a lot of pepper.
For mains, I had the Pasta with Clams (Vongole) that was disappointingly bland. Usually vongoles come with a lovely white wine sauce or even if cooked in cream, there would be some taste to it. Unfortunatelyt for this, I just could not detect any flavor so I was chewing on the hard pasta and tasteless clams, adding lots of Tabasco sauce to it for flavor.
*Katherine had a Parma Ham Pasta and while this had more flavor to it, paired with rather succulent pieces of ham, she also thought that the pasta was a tad too hard. It was kind of dry as well, without much gravy to it.
We did not enjoy our lunch here at all, and would not be back for more.
For full review, please visit: http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/11/lunch-at-trattoria-gallo-doro-italian.html
I am torn between writing this and keeping this hidden gem to myself! I've heard of Chef Silvio before but hadn't had the chance to try his cooking. Now having had the chance to try his cooking, I know why his reviews are so high!
His pasta is hand made and is simply superb! I can't remember the name of the pasta I had but it was with mushrooms and black truffles in a cream sausce which is simply out of this world! The explosion of flavours in your mouth when you take a bite is amazing and can't be fully appreciated with words. You will have to try it yourself! My wife had the Spaghetti with clams. It too was amazing with a great balance of flavours and very fresh clams. For our mains, I had the Roast pork and my wife had the fish (I think). I was so busy devouring the pork I actually can't remember what my wife had!
I guess some people will ask what so great about roast pork, its just like the stuff you can get at the hawker centre. But the pork was seasoned just right, salty and tasty without being too salty. The crinkle was pefect and had a good bite while still retaining the crunchiness that I love and the meat was soooooo tender and juicy. There was no hint of 'porkiness' that can be overpowering at times. This pork was lovingly roasted and good care was taken to control the temperature and time of the roasting. Each bite was full of flavour and taste without the richness of the fat overcoming the taste. The roast potatoes that came with the dish was also perfectly done. If not for the fact that a small corner of the pork must have been a bit too near the fire and got a bit hard and overdone, the dish would have been perfect, but I'm just being picky here!
In summary, one of the best Italian restaurants in Singapore!
I have eaten dishes prepared by Chef Silvio Morelli at his previous restaurant before.
I was surprised when I came by Trattoria Gallo D'oro recently and discovered that Chef is now helming the kitchen here!
For my business lunch, I ordered an appetiser and a main course:
- Appetiser: Pan-fried French scallops and prawn - Although it was nicely plated, the dish is designed to be eaten with your hands. where you break the 'flat biscuit' in the middle of the plate and pile up the ricotta cheese and a piece of scallop and put in your mouth. Chef explained that this is done most of the time in Italy, where you get to enjoy your food using both touch and taste! The scallops and prawns were fresh. Limited quantities of seafood are available each day, so go early to avoid disappointment!
- Main Course: Crab Pasta with Boston Lobster - The crab pasta was delicious. The dish had generous serving of crabmeat in the pasta. Topped with flower crab pincers and half a Boston lobster, this was a dish that made my day, or rather my week!
I will be back here again, now that I have found chef Silvio and get my Italian fix!