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PepeNero

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PepeNero, offers a dining experience that excites the senses: an elegant and vibrant atmosphere, gracious service and delectable menu in the business district of Singapore. The chef combines authentic italian cooking with a contemporary take and is inspired by the rhythm of the seasons.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 23:00

Closed: Sun

$71 based on 48 submissions
Dinner (14 votes), Quiet (14 votes), Lunch (13 votes)
mediumrareandothers

Good in what they do!

For more reviews and photos, click here! (http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2014/10/pepenero-chinatown-telok-ayer.html)

The Telok Ayer area on a weekday could get really quiet, and Stanley Street is one of it. This quaint place with Italian decor is equally quiet as well. When we entered the restaurant, there was only one table of two. As we ate, there were only 3 tables who came in. The servers knew their stuff and were quite prompt, a few times asking if my bread basket is to be re-filled, which was quite uncommon. The bread is generous, and came with bruschetta-kind of olives dipping, which I loved it, departing from the usual butter.   Burrata con crudo di Parma ($29), which is Burrata cheese (the white blob in the photo) and salty, thinly-sliced Parma ham, both of them make quite a great pair, but only with an extra dash of olive oil on the Burrata cheese, in my opinion, Else, it could get a bit too bland if eaten alone.   Tagliata di Manzo con Patate e Funghi ($45)Angus Beef Tagliata with roasted potatoes and wild mushrooms (250 grams), had a close to perfect doneness. The fats melt in the mouth, and the meat red where it should be. Although, it is under seasoned, and probably could do with a bit of olive oil and sea salt, the chef's technicalities shine in this dish. The wild mushrooms and roasted potatoes went well with the meat, providing an extra crunch to the meat.   The Tagliata's limelight could be easily stolen by the Astice alla Sarda ($45)Boston Lobster in Sardinian Style with Lemon sauce, cherry tomatoes, onion and fresh fruit (600 grams). It is one of the sweetest lobsters we have ever tried... ... Click here to read the entire review, complete with photos! (http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2014/10/pepenero-chinatown-telok-ayer.html)

The HGW community like this place for...

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Burrata con crudo di Parma ($29)
05 Nov 2014 • 29 reviews • 0 follower

Good in what they do!

For more reviews and photos, click here! (http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2014/10/pepenero-chinatown-telok-ayer.html)

The Telok Ayer area on a weekday could get really quiet, and Stanley Street is one of it. This quaint place with Italian decor is equally quiet as well. When we entered the
18 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Overpriced food that is not good

I visited PepeNero for dinner with my wife and tried the duck with orange sauce appetiser, saffron risoto with foie gras, boston lobster linguine and tiramisu cake.

Duck appetiser was so-so with only 6 slices of duck for almost $30 which is definitely not worth the money. There are better duck
28 Sep 2014 • 148 reviews • 6 followers

Good execution but popular dishes run out

See the full review with pictures here: http://pickledpeas.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/dinner-at-pepenero-2/   So the original chef at Pepenero (Renato), of the lobster linguine with san marzano tomato sauce fame actually went back to Italy, and a new chef took over here. Which also means a menu
Angus beef tiagliata
03 Aug 2014 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Very cozy and fantastic food

The location is in a quiet street near Cecil street and it could be why many people are not aware of this quaint place. It was surprisingly quite busy when we were there on Saturday with only 2 free tables available and we sat outdoors which is great as it doesn't feels like we are in CBD.

The
salmon sauce pasta
06 Jul 2014 • 97 reviews • 8 followers

2nd time there

My sister requested us to go there for her birthday yesterday, and so we were there again after a month. Hmmm...it was still a very quiet restrauant with just 2 tables of guests, which i still wonder why... Anyway, we went ahead and order some of the items wr had last time and added some new
The management of PepeNero responded to this review:
27 Aug 2014
Dear Guest,
We thank you for dining at Pepenero and appreciate your feedback. In our restaurant, our chef changes the menu every 3 months, following the fresh ingredients of the season and it could be that duing your 2nd visit, we were undergoing the menu transition. Please accept our apologies regarding the out-dated menu as our website was hacked and we had trouble logging in to change the details. We look forward to serving you again with our new menu which will be around till October. Regards, Management of Pepenero