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The Grissini Al Parma was a delightful start with freshly baked breadsticks wrapped in paper-thin prosciutto which were effortlessly flavorful with creamy and salty notes.
A classic summer Italian dish, the Vitello Tonnato $24 featured chilled slices of veal dressed very generously with a thick tuna sauce and capers. While the presentation was elegant and the meat tender, the aftertaste was a tad too intense for me and might take a little getting used to.
Moving to the Mains:
For a healthy choice, the Filetto Di Pesce Alla Napolentana with its drizzle of olive oil and pesto pleased with juicy pops of fresh cherry tomatoes complimenting the sweet flesh of cod fillets.
Desserts were kept traditional with the ever classic Tiramisu $12.50 served. Unlike the Tiramisu that we are used to in Singapore, this version was kept true to the original recipe with a more intense espresso flavor that was not cloyingly sweet yet still excellent. Locals will find this variation refreshing.
Overall, I had an extremely pleasant experience dining at Caruso. I thoroughly appreciated the fact that the dishes still had the virtue of authenticity tied to it and I do hope that in time to come, as the kitchen begins to cater more to our local palate, it does not lose its rawness and continue to offer Singaporeans a real taste of what Italian cuisine is all about.
Caruso Ristorante Pizza Bar, though still very young, brims with potential.