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Pontini

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Head Chef Daniele Sarno’s specialty lies in his ability to create authentic and traditional dishes but with a modern twist.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Fri: 18:30 - 22:30

Sat: 18:30 - 22:30

+65 62331133
$69 based on 48 submissions
Dinner (21 votes), Quiet (21 votes), Fine Dining (15 votes)
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Delightful New Italian Buffet!

For full review & photos, please visit:
http://summerlovestoeat.blogspot.sg/2014/11/italian-buffet-at-pontini-392-havelock.html

This brand new Italian buffet by Chef Daniele, features a plethora of antipasti, breads, soup, main courses and desserts from various regions in Italy.

Service here was really good! I'm so glad to see Chef Daniele in person as he will go to each table to ask how was the food! I find this was really nice of him, trying to gather feedback from the guests in person to see how he can improve.   The food and dessert quality was quite good, except the pizza and Tiramisu needs improvement. This is a Value For Money Italian Buffet that you have to try!


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26 Nov 2014 • 88 reviews • 0 follower

Delightful New Italian Buffet!

For full review & photos, please visit:
http://summerlovestoeat.blogspot.sg/2014/11/italian-buffet-at-pontini-392-havelock.html

This brand new Italian buffet by Chef Daniele, features a plethora of antipasti, breads, soup, main courses and desserts from various regions in Italy.

Service here was really good! I'm so glad to see Chef Daniele in person as he will go to each table to ask how was the food! I find this was really nice of him, trying to gather feedback from the guests in person to see how he can improve.   The food and dessert quality was quite good, except the pizza and Tiramisu needs improvement. This is a Value For Money Italian Buffet that you have to try!


05 Nov 2014 • 179 reviews • 1 follower

Pontini Italian Buffet

For full review and pictures, do visit therantinpanda.com   The Food While the buffet spread is not the widest we have ever seen, it is definitely enough for the average person. The buffet stations consist of various antipasti, breads and soup, where we spotted grilled Portobello Mushroom, Tuscany style Marinated Octopus, assorted Italian cold cuts such as salmon and ham as well as a range of cheeses. We were spoiled for choice as we debated which of the numerous cheeses and homemade breads to pile on our plates, and devoured the generous chunks of Scottish Smoked Salmon flavoured delicately with aged balsamic vinegar and accompanied by a welcome punch of refreshing green apple.
22 Oct 2014 • 227 reviews • 8 followers

All-new Italian Buffet

Full review and pics: http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2014/10/pontini-grand-copthorne-waterfront-all.html
The all-new Italian buffet launched by Pontini is similar to a 4-course Italian meal but in a more lavish manner; Starters (free-flow antipasti, home-made bread, soup at the savoury counter), Primi (unlimited orders of Pizzas and Pasta), Secondi and Desserts. Before you get too excited over the anti-pasta spread or desserts, pen down your main courses so that they would be ready by the the time you finished your appetizers.

New sauces and jams always piqued my curiosity to find out their taste and it was the plethora of accompaniments that caught my attention at the savoury table. Instead of pairing them with the Italian Cold Cuts, I walloped them with home-made breads, drizzled some sweet Figs Mustard on the Radicchio, Pear, Gorgonzola cheese salad and Aged balsamic vinegar, and dunked the grilled Portobello mushroom with sweet chilli and arugula salad into Olive Tapenade.

As tempting as it is to continue grazing on savories, reserve room for  the astoundingly delicious pastas, prepared under the watchful eye of Pontini's head chef, Daniele Sarno. Toothsome penne luxuriates in the creamy pool of "Roman Cabonara" and ham, while in another wee dish, the Tagiolini was coated evenly in "Genovese" style basil pesto sauce, which emitted a strange herby flavour. The so-called Italian Meepok "Tagliatelle" was not bad too, tossed in a jumble of wild mushroom, pancetta, pine nuts and parmesan cheese.

 For me, pasta is really the best thing going here and the flavours are very authentically Italian. For a very good price of $48, there is plenty to enjoy at this buffet and you can taste your way through to decide on your favourite.
17 Nov 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Never again!

Went with high expectations having heard so much about Pontini's authentic Italian fare. Boy were we disappointed! Service was poor and if it was just cos they were understaffed I may still be able to understand. But it was just SLOW and there was a trainee who knew nothing! It all began with no hostess to seat us. We walked in and almost reaching the bar area; the chef sees us and does not signal to any staff to attend to us. So minor issue I can live with it. We get seated and wait for our friends- ten mins pass and no ice water served no bread to start. 

Friends arrive and we try hard to get someone to take our orders. French onion soup arrives lukewarm.. I had no idea they served it like that?! Porcini creamy soup tasted bland but at least it was piping hot. Ha! Returns french soup and comes back hot. The boys pasta parccheri w pork ragout was cold. It was definitely left out there waiting to be served for at least fifteen mins. We asked to return and  comes back hot. Iced water was slow to refill and after topping up 3 glasses waiter ran out of iced water and did not return to top my the fourth glass. Like hello this is really sloppy service. Everything was slow but the bill. 

Manager had time to socialise w the other tables but no time to see that other tables needed service. The chef came out and we thought good. finally someone to feedback to. But little did we know he skipped our table n we had thought that having two no three items returned to the kitchen he wld come out n apologise for the cold food leaving his kitchen. Gordon wld never had allowed this to happen! It wld ve been on kitchen nightmares! will never go back till something changes. 

Skipped desserts cos really ally after all the  n poor service all we wanted to do was leave. Pity cos Pontini used to be good, no?
05 Mar 2013 • 56 reviews • 5 followers

Best Italian Food

Decided on ala carte style lunch ordering on my 2nd visit here:

Appetizers:
1) Slow-cooked live Blue Lobster - limited for a period of time, the lobster was real good, felt almost like melt in your mouth
2) Parma Ham & Melon - very nice combination of parma ham, rock melon and cheese to whet your appetite
3) Butternut Squash soup - tasted somewhat like pumpkin soup, and the staff surprised us by splitting 1 portion of soup into 2 bowls for our convenience

Mains:
4) Pappardelle pasta with Lamb ragout - simple but tasty dish that reminded me of beef bolognaise. Except that this is better
5) Wagyu Steak (grade 8 if i remember correctly) - melts in your mouth, whats more to say?

Overall very nice dining experience, the staff was very helpful and prompt. Even though the price is abit on the high side, worth another visit again.