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Concetto by Saveur

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Concetto by Saveur brings new offering of Italian dishes to everyone with its well-crafted and skillfully prepared cooking techniques approach in preparing dishes that is better than high end restaurants to produce good food to all, at prices that will not break the pocket.

Daily: 12:00 - 21:30

+65 67351141
$25 based on 29 submissions
After Work (8 votes), Cheap Eat/Budget (6 votes), Dinner (6 votes)
FattyL

Decent food for the price

For photos and the full review, head over here.

They do dish up decent food for the price, especially in terms of presentation. The usual trade-off for the philosophy of good food at low prices is either quantity or quality. Concetto does well by its portions; however the quality is a little lacking for me.

I tried the Grilled Octopus Caesar Salad, Buffalo Mozzarella, Beef Oyster Blade, and Red Snapper. The Red Snapper was amazing;  everything else were subpar. I'm not expecting the world for their prices, but I do expect to have what I read on the menu. Concetto uses big words in their menu to mimic fine dining, but fail to deliver in the quality of their food.

Good food does not need fancy ingredients. And with their Red Snapper I had a wonderful dish that used simple, fresh ingredients, combined with good cooking techniques. Stop playing with fancy names and instead use their culinary expertise to deliver delicious fine dining worthy food. I think that would make them really shine.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Prawn Aglio3 votes
  • tiramisu3 votes
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24 Nov 2014 • 24 reviews • 0 follower

Decent food for the price

For photos and the full review, head over here.

They do dish up decent food for the price, especially in terms of presentation. The usual trade-off for the philosophy of good food at low prices is either quantity or quality. Concetto does well by its portions; however the quality is a little lacking for me.

I tried the Grilled Octopus Caesar Salad, Buffalo Mozzarella, Beef Oyster Blade, and Red Snapper. The Red Snapper was amazing;  everything else were subpar. I'm not expecting the world for their prices, but I do expect to have what I read on the menu. Concetto uses big words in their menu to mimic fine dining, but fail to deliver in the quality of their food.

Good food does not need fancy ingredients. And with their Red Snapper I had a wonderful dish that used simple, fresh ingredients, combined with good cooking techniques. Stop playing with fancy names and instead use their culinary expertise to deliver delicious fine dining worthy food. I think that would make them really shine.
05 Nov 2014 • 711 reviews • 83 followers

Good food by Singaporeans

Another good cafe by Saveur. Happy the local boys are doing well. Food: Favourites-concetto pasta, mossarella, crab risotto, lamb shank,
01 Nov 2014 • 711 reviews • 83 followers

Everything is good except the stools and concrete chairs.

We enjoyed the service, food and company but if you need more comfortable seats instead of stools and concrete benches !

Food:  There were six of us so we must have tried all the dishes.  Particularly memorable was the concetto pasta, buffalo mossarella, seafood soup, polio alio, lamb ossobucco.  The concetto pasta was a small serving but the prawn sauce was superb.  Seafood soup was well prepared with a heavy prawn or lobster flavour.  I don't usually like chicken, but the polio alio-stuffed with mushrooms was superb. Lamb was servied with a cheesy mash potato - also very tasty.

We ended with all the desserts:  particularly memorable was the deconstructed Tiramisu, which you have to mix together yourself, the grapefruit Dome, and the Pistachio Panna Cotta.

Value:  As less than $50 per head with 2 bottles corkage,  it was a good deal.

Service:  Never failing, waiters always alert for empty plates - we ate a lot !

Ambience:  Cool, comfortable but chairs need an upgrade !
31 Oct 2014 • 147 reviews • 6 followers

Wallet-friendly priced food

My friends wanted somewhere affordable and at a restaurant that’s not too shabby. As such, I thought of Concetto.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4), we ordered:-

1) Seafood soup, $8.90 – A rich shellfish broth with a selection of luscious seafood. The presentation did not look too impressive, but this was not too bad. The groom-to-be was worried the soup would tasty fishy, but this was no where near that. Instead, it was rich and flavourful.

2) Concetto pasta, $6.90 – Chilled capellini tossed in lobster oil & seaweed; served with crab & shrimp tartare, finished with lobster foam & ikura. It did not exactly impress but this was okie for its price tag.

3) Pork ravioli, $11.90 – Sphere-shaped pasta filled with minced pork belly & smoked scarmozza cheese; served with pernod fennel cream sauce, aged parma ham & onion confit. The filling within was marinated very well. Very tasty. However, the dough was a little thick. And at the corners where the dough was pressed together, it was a little uncooked.

Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here: PART2

8) Tiramisu, $10.90 – A la-minute composed; homemade sponge, mascarpone cream, tanariva chocolate mousse. Looked impressive on the plate, but I did not really like Concette’s deconstructed rendition of tiramisu. That taste of coffee was missing.

Generally, Concetto makes a good place for an almost-there-fine-dining experience. The dishes offered at Concetto are what one would most likely see in fine-dining restaurants. But offered at wallet-friendly prices at Concetto. Which also explained why reservation is a must.

My friends reached at 6.15pm on a weekend evening without knowing that I had made reservation for 7pm. And he was told the next available slot for walk-in was at 9pm! So yes, thankfully I made a reservation on their website (which beeds to be done at least 3 hours in advance). And it was great that we were promptly allocated a table even though we were almost 30 minutes early.

However, it’ll be good to request for a table on the upper tier. The restaurant has two levels, and we smelled after our dinner as we say at the lower tier which wS just beside the open-concept kitchen.

But it’s a personal preference that I rather dine elsewhere as I do not mind paying slightly more for better executed food. While Concetto gives a good deal where one need not dig too deep into their wallets / purses, some of the dishes seem to be misses because Concetto is restricted by the budget in order to keep their dishes affordable.

So it’s really a personal choice. Good deal or value for money. Good deal is where one scores something at a very good price (that’s known in advance) while value for money is where one can gets more than what one expect. While, at least that’s how I define the two terms. =)

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Tiramisu @ Concetto 

Good presentation of tiramisu
26 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Affordable Fine Dining

For full review, please visit: http://misterhuangg.tumblr.com/post/100979520778/concetto-by-saveur-the-cathay

Dropped by Concetto after school as it ended early for all of us. I have been dying to dine at this place, even for once, after they appeared on an episode of FoodPorn by ClickNetwork (Click here for their page). It is episode 3: Affordable Italian Fine Dining.

The restaurant is spilt-level with the entrance on the upper level. Since I went in the afternoon, the place is bright as the restaurant has an open-window concept as you in see in the picture above. But well, a bad thing about this is that people who walk pass, are able to stare at you and what you’re eating. Since it is a fine dining restaurant, you do not have to worry above strangers getting a glimpse of your horrendous eating behaviour!

The servers (or waiters/waitresses) are well-mannered and on-the-ball. They are alert to the diners in which “calling” for their service is easy.

We ordered Duck Tortellini, Funghi Risotto, Tiramisu and Grapefruit Dome.
[Full Review: http://misterhuangg.tumblr.com/post/100979520778/concetto-by-saveur-the-cathay]

I will give this place a 9 out of 10! The only reason I did not give a perfect score was because the tables were too closely packed together. I do not like to be cramped when dining.. The food’s good and well-priced as well. It is also easily accessible (just right outside The Cathay, along the way to Plaza Singapura extension).

[Full Review: http://misterhuangg.tumblr.com/post/100979520778/concetto-by-saveur-the-cathay]