Daily: 12:00 - 21:30
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.
Full menu with prices: http://chewingyum.com/2015/12/18/concetto/
I've been here a couple of times now, and the appeal of the place definitely lies in the value it offers. Concetto offers pretty good meals that will be hard to find elsewhere at a similar price point. Overall the quality is not bad, but the quantity does leave wanting if you are hungry. But apart from that, its hard to fault the place. I'd definitely return.
Last night dinner 12 Nov was a disaster! Been here a couple of times & this time not sure if they have a new chef but the food sucks big time!
Mushroom soup way too salty!
2 of my friends ordered frutti di mare linguine supposedly a seafood pasta! Can you imagine no vongole never mind, one plate with 1 pathetic piece of mussel & 2 prawns & the other plate only 1 piece of mussel ! When we called the Waitress over to explain. Guess what she replied??!! ...'Oh the vongole (guess only 1 piece?!) has been blended in with the crab meat & you are supposed to get only 1 mussel & 1 prawn. Your friend's extra prawn has been given wrongly that's why you don't have' ... In my whole service life, this was the most stupidly outrageous reply I ever get ! I requested to speak to the Manager & guess what?!! She is the Manager!! Nevermind, my PRAWN AGLIO LINGUINE was soaked with oil & shredded chillis that tasted oily & yucky! Didn't bother to have a 2nd bite.
I requested to speak to the Chef since the Manager can't even salvage the service so we waited. 10mins later she came & say the Chef too busy (my guess he/she must be the only person cooking that's why!) and will take off the pastas off the bill. Honestly this incident don't leave us any happier as we were looking forward to have the same good experience we always had at Concetto...but my guess you guys are getting too complacent to bother if your guests return.
As I looked around at the minimally finished ceiling and cement floor, I thought to myself, can this be a Italian restaurant? I reminded myself that it is the food that we are here for, not the blooming decor !
Food: Their famous angel hair pasta with dried Jap prawns - still very good, Caesar's salad, Mushroom soup, seafood spaghetti. Almost all dishes are good, hard to fault anyone. As for the decor, just stay focused on the food.
Value: We had the dinner set which is excellent value, menu changes regularly.
See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/09/23/superb-set-lunch-concetto-on-23sep2015/
my RI friends decided to visit national museum & have lunch, so 3 of us met for lunch at concetto @ the cathay on 23.9.2015.^^
another 2 friends joined lunch afterwards, so 5pax.
prices have gone up from S$20.90 to S$22.90, inflation i guess, but for me it’s still a good deal.
i missed the YMCA (that being nearest to concetto & national museum & cheaper parking rates) carpark entrance, so parked at park mall & walked over to the cathay. concetto looks out onto the road, and is bright & airy.
we all ordered the concetto pasta – an interesting chilled capellini dish.
it was not quite the famous chilled capellinin at da luca or gordon grill or of course gunther.
still it was pretty flavourful & unique. & ala carte price is just S$4.90! :-)
think they should just revert to the previous version, full-stop!
i pushed away most of the mayonnaise. this drier version was heavier, less refine but still tasty. i had the kurobuta pork cheeks.
it had this impressive squid-ink calligraphy, haha! ^^
the kurobuta was super, melt-in-the-mouth.
& the gnocchi & sauce were very good. this the best dish for me.
we ordered different main courses to share & try.
salmon was done beautifully.
plating & presentation were top class!
with cous cous & pickled shallots, and the tasty & crab bisque pretty foam.
the chicken was good too & nice presentation too.
taste was pretty good, just chicken nothing special out of the ordinary though.
for me, kurobuta was no 1, salmon next & last chicken.
my good friend on the other hand liked the salmon best.
i only tried the pistachio panna cotta here nefore.
this time we ordered the tiramisu. again it was so pretty!
it was kind of deconstructed.
as a dessert, i think it was rather good, and i would order it next time.
as a tiramisu, i think my own tiramisu is much better, both in flavours especially coffee & liquor, & also texture.
the pistachio panna cotta was as good as last time.for a change, i will try the tiramisu next time though.
for me the only complaint was the poor service. the young guy was unhelpful, tidak apa & very poor in his service attitude. towards the end though his attitude improved from poor to ok. think he just needed some service training. the lady server was ok.
the 3-course set lunch was S$22.90, to me great value-for-money! there is a supplement of S$3 for the salmon.