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Sopra Cucina & Bar

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Expect pasta, fresh bread and plenty of seafood at Sopra Cucina & Bar, Singapore's only Sardinian restaurant.

Mon: 17:00 - 00:00

Tue - Sun: 11:30 - 00:00

$60 based on 23 submissions
After Work (6 votes), Dinner (5 votes), Chillout (4 votes)
chefquak

Good Ambience Food So-So

ee my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/09/11/so-so-dinner-sopra-cucina-on-10sep2014/

had a 2pax dinner at sopra cucina on 10.9.2014.
sopra cucina & bar had great ambience. the inside was like a large private drawing room with chesterfield deep-buttoned leather seats. it had a charming facade & there was an open patio bar area & live music. 

the bread basket was poor (or like a pizzeria or fast-food serving) & not really consistent with the furnishings & ambience of the restaurant.

we ordered the octopus salad. it was not chef’s recommendations but apparently quite popular with customers. it was quite a large helping. the steamed octopus were ok not tough, like the ones at vicoletti at stresa, but not the standard of the grilled octopus at alle darsene at bellagio. still it was pretty good for an antipasti. 

sopra cucina served sardinia (second largest island in the mediterranean after sicily & before cyprus) cuisine. we ordered the pregola frutti di mare. the prawns were fresh. the scallops & squid were so-so. the tomato flavours were ok but felt more like an average sauce than that from nice fresh tomatoes. the pregolas looked like “barley risotto” but pasta in texture. i would rather have a spaghetti or linguine or fettucine anytime. it’s a personal preference i guess. somehow the dish did not give me the same satisfaction & enjoyment of a good pasta.

the roast suckling pig was quite flavourful & the skin was crispy. of course i would rather have the chinese roast suckling pig anytime. i supposed it’s as good as the suckling pig at capri, but for me the suckling pig with stuffing at one ninety mezze lunch was far better. with 50% palate discounts for 2pax, the bill came to S$74nett including a glass of wine, or S$47++=S$55nett just for the 3 dishes. so price was ok but the satisfaction was not there, unlike say the scrumptious dinner at arossa on 3.9.2014. i saw that there were several sadinian dishes like gnocchi, ravioli, the lamb & the fish which all looked pretty good on photos. still undecided whether i want to give it anther try later.  

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07 Nov 2014 • 2 reviews • 14 followers

crappy service

Terrible service. 30 min wait for food despite no one here. 15 min wait for an ice coffee. Waiter a little impolite. Nice ambience though. That's it.
02 Nov 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Really horrible

I came here during Restaurant Week on 2 Nov 2014. The reviews have been good but my experience today was just horrible. 

I had the lentil soup to start with. It was just a very ordinary vegetable soup with tons of lentils. The main course I chose was steak with tomato sauce and polenta. There was no choice of how you wanted the meat done. All portions were served as 'medium'. The beef was no less than ordinary and the polenta tasted like it was made from some instant polenta mix. The portion was tiny. There were only a few small pieces of very well-done beef. Then we had panna cotta for dessert and this just tasted like milk powder and sugar.

The service was bad. We had to ask for bread before they served it to us. With the other tables, they served bread very generously. We ordered drinks which took a long time to arrive, and never arrived even after one reminder. So, we gave up reminding the waiters about the drinks that didn't come. The drinks weren't even in the bill which means they never bothered to check on our order at all. 

We paid $25 each for this meal. I honestly wouldn't fork out more than $15 for this. Do cheaper prices during Restaurant Week mean that you should serve your customers cheap food? I would think that any decent restaurant would uphold their quality especially during Restaurant Week when publicity is higher, so as to retain more customers.

I'm never going back to Sopra. Food and service were very disappointing. I'm only glad that I paid 'Restaurant Week' price for this terrible experience.  
11 Sep 2014 • 224 reviews • 1 follower

Good Ambience Food So-So

ee my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/09/11/so-so-dinner-sopra-cucina-on-10sep2014/

had a 2pax dinner at sopra cucina on 10.9.2014.
sopra cucina & bar had great ambience. the inside was like a large private drawing room with chesterfield deep-buttoned leather seats. it had a charming facade & there was an open patio bar area & live music. 

the bread basket was poor (or like a pizzeria or fast-food serving) & not really consistent with the furnishings & ambience of the restaurant.

we ordered the octopus salad. it was not chef’s recommendations but apparently quite popular with customers. it was quite a large helping. the steamed octopus were ok not tough, like the ones at vicoletti at stresa, but not the standard of the grilled octopus at alle darsene at bellagio. still it was pretty good for an antipasti. 

sopra cucina served sardinia (second largest island in the mediterranean after sicily & before cyprus) cuisine. we ordered the pregola frutti di mare. the prawns were fresh. the scallops & squid were so-so. the tomato flavours were ok but felt more like an average sauce than that from nice fresh tomatoes. the pregolas looked like “barley risotto” but pasta in texture. i would rather have a spaghetti or linguine or fettucine anytime. it’s a personal preference i guess. somehow the dish did not give me the same satisfaction & enjoyment of a good pasta.

the roast suckling pig was quite flavourful & the skin was crispy. of course i would rather have the chinese roast suckling pig anytime. i supposed it’s as good as the suckling pig at capri, but for me the suckling pig with stuffing at one ninety mezze lunch was far better. with 50% palate discounts for 2pax, the bill came to S$74nett including a glass of wine, or S$47++=S$55nett just for the 3 dishes. so price was ok but the satisfaction was not there, unlike say the scrumptious dinner at arossa on 3.9.2014. i saw that there were several sadinian dishes like gnocchi, ravioli, the lamb & the fish which all looked pretty good on photos. still undecided whether i want to give it anther try later.  
18 Aug 2014 • 39 reviews • 0 follower

Ambience was poor and horrible

Service - attentive, courteous. The house manager, Emma, was accommodating and friendly. Wait staff was friendly, but little too eager
Food - acceptable, no that great. Burratina was ok. Portions were enough for each person.
Drinks - cocktails were good, choice of wine was good

Ambience - for this reason we would not go back. The band playing that night was bad, and sound was too loud. We didn't have a chance to converse at the table because of the sound. It arrived at 2045hrs which was a tad late to go anywhere else. So we stayed. If there were other options, we would have left.
The band was bad. The sound system was overwhelming. The choice of music was just not appropriate.

No we would not go back.
The management of Sopra Cucina & Bar responded to this review:
28 Aug 2014
Dear hjahim

Thank you for sharing your feed back regarding your recent dining experience, I am please that you enjoyed the food and found the service to be friendly and accommodating. With regards to the ambiance we have removed the band in question from our rotation and have reviewed the volume levels during the main dining period to be more conducive to the dining experience. Thank you once again and we do hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Kind Regards
Sopra Cucina & Bar
05 Aug 2014 • 29 reviews • 1 follower

Good service but rather Bad service which ruined my evening

The food here is good, in fact its great!  I loved the potato pasta dumplings and the suckling pig, there were both amazing. However the service is highly questionable.

We were served by 2 waiters 

1) the chinese dude
This guy was fantastic, he topped up my water all the time and was very gracious with his mannerism, he was polite and was not pushy.

2) the other guy
This guy is either fillipino or a malay dude, and boy was he rude. He spots a goatte and has dyed hair (i am hopping the management looks in to this feller). Firsly he was very rude, strutting about like he owns the place, he actually threw our pizza on the table and pranced away after plopping it abbruptly on the table. Secondly he was very rude with his speech when asking for the bill or trying to make payment, he was rude and was as if he expected us to kiss his a** for walking over to the table. thirdly, he was being a douche by trying to clear our plates before we were done (while this could be a reasonable mistake), when we told him we were not yet finished. he gave us a nasty grin and was not appolpgietic about things at all.

To the management of Sopra, you have a beautiful restaurant and great food. But you should really focus on training and staff service quality. To the chinese PRC waiter, you did a fantastic job! and infact, we would recommend you for a promotion to become a supervisor so that you can magage that lousy other watier.
The management of Sopra Cucina & Bar responded to this review:
11 Aug 2014
On behalf of the management, I would like to say thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize on your bad experience. We will definitely look into this matter. Hence we need more information/clarification to identify which service crew and also the day of your diner.
Please feel free to email/contact me though my email/mobile as we would want to take action against the staff.
Thank you once again for your feedback.
Emma Sidek