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EuropeanItalianWestern
Address: #01-09, Dempsey Hill, 9 Dempsey Road, 247697
11 Aug 2014
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Excellent service,amazing food and friendly place

Some of the best food we have had in a long time.A lovely venue with sublime service.The service was attentive not intrusive,the menu just right and the food was great.The wine list (and prices)was good.
Reasonable price for the high food value given.
Overall excellence services and wonderful food.
Must Tries
Risotto with porcini mushroom, Mussel soup
Average Spend
$120 for 3 pax
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Absolutely Terrible

I came here a few years ago and had awful food; I tried it again last night and it is even worse. This has got to be the worst Italian restaurant in town. Everything (except the pizzas) is pre-prepared and tasteless. The pasta was undercooked, the sauce was bland and there was not enough of it and the potatoes were almost raw. The cheesecake dessert was disgusting, and they didn't even have the sauce they advertised. And this place is expensive. All 4 in our party were hugely disappointed, and with very high prices it is ridiculous.  AVOID at all costs; this place is one big rip off!
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Terrible, overpriced and not authentic

I had one of the worst experiences in this restaurant. The food was bad, the service was not good and the chef seems to be against his customers. We were 4 pax and every single dish we ordered had some problem. The service was terrible too and the chef refuses to cook the type of pasta we ordered. My girlfriend wanted carbonara with fettuccine pasta rather than spaghetti. The waiter came back and told us that the chef "refuses" to cook carbonara with fettuccine... as if he was creating some kind of masterpiece, instead we got a seriously lousy, undercooked spaghetti floating in a runny tasteless soup .. None of as will never go back there ....
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Overrated, expensive, with lousy service to boot

I now remember why i stopped eating at La Forketta.

The pizzas are very good here, and the complimentary roving bread basket is a nice touch. But for the exorbitant prices - pizzas are $32 and above, even for a simple Margherita, pastas at least 30-40 for not particularly generous portions, meats are 40 and above such as a small roasted spring chicken for 39, veal escalope 45, - it's no wonder the restaurant is too scared to list its menu on its website. Noone would come otherwise! There are lots of other Italian restaurants with better prices, food and service.

The service here is appalling. You have to ask/nag for water at least several times. The waiter offers to clear our plates but when i ask if new plates will be given as not all our food is here yet, he decides that he will leave the stack of dirty plates which are spilling sauce already, on the table so he doesn't need to bother giving us new plates again. My pizza which was promised in '2 minutes' takes another half an hour to arrive. Given the majority of us had finished our mains already, i asked for it to go, and that took another 30', and i had to go and hunt it down myself.

I counted at least 5-7 wait staff in the restaurant, which is not exactly a big place, but they are unable to provide a basic level of service it seems.

Seriously, save your money or take it somewhere else, rather than this overrated restaurant.
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undercooked and bland pasta

We ordered carbonara. The pasta came so undercooked that it tasted like raw dough. The portion is very small for 30sgd++ price. On top of that, the sauce was bland and eggy and runny. We asked the staff to fix the undercooked pasta, which they did, but it came out disappointing still. Such a terrible experience. They charged for mineral water for 9sgd++ without asking us whether we wanted it. Just an overpriced italian place. Will not recommend anyone to come to this place. 45sgd for 1 pasta and a bottle of water. Disappointing at best. 
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Terrible experience

Service: they refused to substitute spaghetti for fettuccine for my order of carbonara. They also brought an expensive mineral water without asking if we wanted it. The food took nearly 40 min to come and also after closing the bill it took very long time before bringing back my credit card. All this despite the fact that the restaurant was nearly empty.
Food: The spaghetti was hard, really hard and the carbonara sauce so runny it wouldn't even stick to the pasta, it was like eating soup with uncooked noodles
Ambience: was reasonable ok, pretty fancy and clean.
Value: Not woth - 1 spaguetti carbonara + 1 mineral water = 45 dollars.