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Dolcetto by Basilico

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A gourmet pasticceria offering premium Italian coffee, freshly baked Italian breads, cakes, artisanal pastries and paninis for a bite on the go. Shop from an extensive selection of Italian-imported confectioneries, pan forte, chocolates, cookies and olive oils.

Daily: 08:00 - 21:00

+65 67208000
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Authentic Italian Pastries

For full review and pics, visit: www.dairycream.blogspot.com

If you happen to spot a white color mousse cake studded with dried fruits called "Cassata Siciliana" at any local patisserie, don't think much, just get it. It is such a traditional and peripheral cake that few pastry chefs in Singapore would ever think of making one. The rarity drove me to get a slice at Dolcetto by Basilico, despite being already full to the brims. 

This Italian pastry shop used to be my to-go place for takeaway pastries when it was still under the name of "Something to Go". The interior and menu have been revamped, but the signatures like Strawberry Torte, Praline Torte and Espresso Tiramisu still stay......

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15 Jan 2015 • 257 reviews • 8 followers

Authentic Italian Pastries

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For full review and pics, visit: www.dairycream.blogspot.com

If you happen to spot a white color mousse cake studded with dried fruits called "Cassata Siciliana" at any local patisserie, don't think much, just get it. It is such a traditional and peripheral cake that few pastry chefs in Singapore would ever think of making one. The rarity drove me to get a slice at Dolcetto by Basilico, despite being already full to the brims. 

This Italian pastry shop used to be my to-go place for takeaway pastries when it was still under the name of "Something to Go". The interior and menu have been revamped, but the signatures like Strawberry Torte, Praline Torte and Espresso Tiramisu still stay......
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09 Sep 2014 • 51 reviews • 1 follower

Italian Desserts and Breads Galore

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I had always enjoyed the authentic Italian desserts in Basilico, so the opening of Dolcetto was good news to me since I can still get my hands on their desserts when patronizing Summer Palace in The Regent instead.
  The breads are of hits and misses, some like the chocolate roll (the chocolate chips inside are delicious) are really good while others are just so so only.  For the desserts, most are pretty good while the star is the Torte Nocciola.  What I like about it is that the overall, well rounded taste is very unique, unlike that of the usual cakes, and the raspberries, hazelnut sponge and the big dollop of cream on top complement each other excellently.  For the macarons, the shells are very well made though I find them to be a bit too sweet.  Vanilla and strawberry balsamic macarons are the ones that stand out for me, lavender one smells too much like perfume.   One more thing: a must buy when visiting this place is the Amedei Chocolate—one of the best chocolates in the world and it is not easy to find a store carrying them. I only know that Dolcetto, Chocolate and Gelato Shoppe sell these. In fact, I only like chocolate desserts made with chocolates of Amedei, Valhorna calibre. The Amedei milk chocolate I had gotten is incredibly smooth, warm in taste with strong hints of honey. Though no honey is added. Amazing, right? That is the beauty of premium cocoa.   Service is good and professional.   Look forward to go back for the Torte Nocciola and grab a bar of Amedei!

For pictures, visit my blog at http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/dolcetto-by-basilico-italian-desserts.html
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13 Aug 2014 • 579 reviews • 20 followers

Excellent takeaway desserts

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For the full review, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/07/dolcetto-by-basilico.html

The sweets here are absolutely glorious, and taste as exquisite as they are gorgeous. They may be a lil' bit pricey, but they're at 20% off if you arrive after 8pm!

The offbeat deconstructed Espresso Tiramisu ($8) was a wonderful marriage of the heady and creamy. Instead of the liqueur-drenched sponge being at the bottom, it was atypically sandwiched between the mascarpone, and the ladyfingers fencing, instead of layering, the sumptuous creation.

If I had to choose, though, my vote would go to the Espresso and Chocolate Coffee Cake ($8), smooth coffee mousse encased in a nut-studded chocolate shell and crowned with orange-tinged buttercream piping. I loved the contrast of the crunchy exterior and the fluffy smooth creaminess of the mousse. An absolute must-order.
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06 Sep 2013 • 1999 reviews • 255 followers

A Place To Relax

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Dolcetto by Basilico, located at The Regent Hotel, is a chill hang out place offering light bites of salads, with a strong focus on its in-house desserts such as its tarts and macarons. Top it all with authentic Italian coffee and the small niche setting makes it an ideal hangout to catch up with friends or be a little hideaway from town.
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The management of Dolcetto by Basilico responded to this review:
12 Oct 2013
Dear Hoongy! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon in September with us at Tea Lounge. I will be sure to share your positive comments with the staff as there is no greater motivator than recognition for a “job well done”.
Hoongy!, thank you again for visiting us and we look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest regards, Julie Hanssen
Food & Beverage Guest Relations Manager
23 Feb 2013 • 259 reviews • 7 followers

chocolate attack!

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The Dark Chocolate Amedei was a combination of dense rich chocolate sponge and chocolate fudge covered in ganache. Not only was the cake topped with chocolate flakes, a second surprise laid at the bottom where the base of the cake was studded with chocolate nibs. Between the sponge and fudge was a crunchy layer which somehow lacked the freshness and crispiness we were expecting. That was the only downfall of the cake. Other than that, the cake was rich and chocolately, a well-balanced bitter-sweetness, exuding premium quality expected of Amedei chocolate.

The 2nd Amedei Chocolate cake was more colourful in terms of flavour – with the introduction of caramel. But this was also the main reason why we did not like this cake as much as the first. The caramel layer was blended with cream into a custard-like form which did not complement the dark chocolate amedei well, leading to a slightly queer sweetness in the cake. We did however like the pine nuts; they were fresh and crunchy. On the whole, this cake wasn’t as chocolately rich as the 1st one.

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