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Friday, April 10, 2015

[Food Review] Bella Pasta

Bella Pasta, along with Bella Pizza next door were established by an Italian by the name of Antonio Manetto 7 years ago after managing Da Paolo Chain and having perfecting the pizza recipe back in Italy! Food is served with simplcity yet, well balanced and authentic without much modifications.

Love the tastefully decorated interior which embraces warm materials like wooden tables, chairs, bar counter and stools alongside with cobblestone flooring. Makes me feel like i'm dining right on the streets of Rome!

Happy Hour promotions for food as well as drinks are also available for those who need to chill and unwind after work. 

Like most Italian restaurants, warm bread is served on every table.

Kale Salad with red radish and fresh apple ($16). A very refreshing way to kick start the meal. Kale is seldom used in salads, in fact, Kale is rather uncommon in Singapore (it is, however a hit now in the USA) and I am very surprised to find it here at Bella Pasta. Being one of the most healthiest veggies around, this very delicious dish went so well with the crunchy apple slices that came with it.

Calamari Fritti ($20) These are so fresh and succulent. Coated with light batter and together with the flavourful arrabbiata sauce and zesty lime, this is tantalizing enough to increase your hunger and addictive enough to make you want even more. 

Carppaccio Di Carne ($22) Paper thin slices of fresh beef served with arugula salad, shaved parmesan cheese and cherry tomatoes. True to its Italian origins, carpaccio is a remarkably simple dish. The beef is fresh and so tender it melts in the mouth instantly.

Caprese ($21) Buffalo mozzarella served with fresh tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. I'm a huge lover of cheese, especially mozzarella, it's not only satisfying, it brings me a huge source of comfort with it's velvety, silky gorgeousness. Another traditional Italian appetizer which is so simple, yet delicious with good quality ingredients.

Our meal is perfected with the company of great wine. Bella Pasta has a great wine list and their manager, who has an absolute knowledge about wines, is specially head hunted from Gordon Ramsey at the Savoury Grill in London which is a 3 Michelin Star restaurant. 

Porcini Mushrooms Aglio Olio. Each bite is packed with flavour. The amount of garlic was just right, the mushrooms that were added on were juicy and gave it extra texture, the pasta, done Al Dente. And this dish wasn't drenched in olive oil unlike some of the others. 

Rigatoni Alla Siciliana ($23). Short tube pasta with egg plant, basil, parmesan, mozzarella in a rich tomato sauce. This was my FAVOURITE dish of the night! The creamy tomato sauce was extremely robust and aromatic. I savoured every minute of it. So impressive that I can still clearly remember how it tastes like now that i'm typing this.

If you're in the mood for pizza, do not hesitate to order some from their sister company, Bella Pizza which is just next door. Bella pizzas are pretty fantastic as well, I'm quite sure you will not be disappointed.

Torta Al Cioccolato ($8) also known as Chocolate cake. This piece of chocolate cake looks as mouth watering as it is! A great masterpiece by the chef. Soft textures richly moisturized with chocolate fudge, this is heart-stopping for all chocolate lovers.

Tiramisu ($10) Bella Pasta serves one of the better Tiramisus in Singapore. The creamy, lightness and moisture of this cake with the right proportion of liquer in it makes it a delightful enjoyment and the perfect way to end our dinner.

Whether it's a client lunch, family dinner or drinks with friends, Bella Pasta has got everything you need to make it memorable. Thank you for the hospitable and warm service, we truly enjoyed ourselves and will surely be back here again!

#01-09, 30 Robertson Quay, 

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