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01 Feb 2014 • 321 reviews • 21 followers
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Ricciotti is a modern Italian Restaurant that brought the concept of 'cucina nostrana' (warmth of eating Italian) dining experience in metropolitan setting. Like many Italian Restaurants, they specialises in pizza, pasta and grill.
Frankly one of the reason that we visited this outlet in China Square Central are due to the most inviting offer of One for One on their selected pasta and pizza selection. This promotion is valid on Mon – Thu: 3pm – 21.30 and all day Saturday. This attractive promotion is actually on top of their already reasonably priced menu.
We ordered Caprese Salad ($14.50) for starter. This salad took a simple form of combination of Mozarella cheese slices with tomatoes and fresh basil, topped with olive oil and cracked black pepper. For this dish to work, it required that all the ingredients to be fresh, and Ricciotti deliver on this. It is a simple yet refreshing salad. Those who do not like strong flavour cheese, you should give this a try, as it has a similar texture to a tofu.
When our group of food gobbles arrived, we decided to share the dishes. For Pizza, Al Crudo ($25.50), Salame ($22.50), Salmone ($27.90) and Pizzotto ($23.50). Based on the offer, we only have to paid the two highest value pizza, which is the Salmone and Alcrudo.
All of the pizzas come with a consistent thin crust, with thick and generous fillings and toppings. Al Crudo simple combination Parma ham and Rucola is just simply delicious, it seems that nothing can goes wrong with Parma ham. Pizzotto can be consider a pizza version of breakfast, where you can find the familiar taste of egg and bacon. While Salame is traditional favourite, of spicy salami and cheese. The only pizza that not to my taste is the Salmone. It seems that my taste buds can't get along with capers. So this is the least favourite pizza for me.
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The service is friendly and patience. On Saturday lunch time, there were only about 5 tables occupied. We do not have to wait long for our food and it came on regular interval. A good gap between the pizza and pasta.
The setting of the restaurant is quite modern, with open concept. There is no door / window separating the indoor and outdoor dining in one unit of the restaurant, while the other unit has a clear glass window separating the kitchen and desserts counter from outdoor dining. The walls are decorated with menu of the day, shelf of products that their use and desserts counter in another end. No table cloths are used, instead they use printed brown paper with Ricciotti logo.
Overall, we find the food in Ricciotti is very enjoyable. The quality of the food are good and consistent. Best of all is the one for one promotion, it is just value for money. We hope they will continue this promotion for many months to come. Cheers!!