In the back of a colonial building on Scotts Road is Buona Terra, a luxurious restaurant hideout that plates up the flavours of North Italy with modern touches. Helmed by chef Denis Lucchi, the sultry, regal space has a private room for six, and 150 vintage labels of wine.
Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 22:30
$163 based on 7 submissions
Anniversary (4 votes), Birthdays (4 votes), Ala Carte (3 votes)
Buona Terra is all about being current with the season and ingredients, and its recent launch of its Constellation of the Stars menu shows just that.
At a recent visit, I started with the ocean trout carpaccio, light bites served at room temperature, dabbled in olive oil and flowers.
This was followed by a the seasonal white asparagus with generous portions of black truffle. The white truffle was wrapped in parma ham, which added a very strong salt finish and overpowered the dish.
For the pasta we tried the linguine in bamboo clam. The taste of the dish was defined by the seawater after-taste of the chopped pieces of bamboo clam.
For our meat dish we had the Secreto Iberico. Do not ask me how this is Italian, but those tasty slightly salted pieces of fatty pork had me yearning for more. I liked that potato rosti below which balanced out the strong tasting pieces of pork.
Finally for dessert, I had the mango parfait.
Buona Terra has an in-house sommelier Gabriele who would be happy to pair your dishes with wine. Chef Denis is also one of the more flexible Italian chefs around who would be happy to tailor the meal to your preference. I literally saw a Chinese diner who was lost at the menu and asked for mushroom soup and Chef quickly replied, "I have some mushrooms and I know how to make soup". Talk about top notch service.
Went to Buona Terra with my wife and a friend. It was a rainy evening but the ambience was very cozy and welcoming once we stepped in. We ordered their Winter Set Menu. Waiting staff were excellent. They provided detailed explanations for each of the dishes on the menu. We weren't sure whoch wine
Food is superb over at Buona Terra, great selection of wine available. very fortunate to meet and chat with Chef Denis while enjoying our meal there recently, Tried their winter menu and the well acclaimed wagyu beef carpacchio and carbonara pasta. The location is great but it's located together
Its a small narrow room, plain, but not austere. You may be one of the few in the room, but you'll be glad. The food is excellent, and the wine list, while very Italian, is very good. Wagyu carpicco - melts in your mouth, aspargus dumpling sounds like a miss, tastes like a dream. Menu change
What can I say? Everything there is so perfect and you won't forget the good memory there. Good location, it's near to Orchard and Newton area, which is easy to get to. Therestaurant is newly renovated , ^^ I like their paintings. The food are all strongly recommended, expecially the Jortelli Di