It’s not the first time I patronized this restaurant, was looking for an Italian flair and my search results reminded me of it so decided upon it for a pre-Valentine dinner. There were some hits and misses, and unfortunately there are some room for improvements....My online reservation was not registered on their reservation book, not a big issue since there were plenty of tables available. The ambiance of the restaurant is quite chic, with dark overtones and some semblance of greeneries, yet brightly lit. There are sofa seats and dining tables in the restaurant, however, some of the dining tables are placed a little too close to each other, as some discerning diners would prefer a little bit more privacy than rubbing shoulders with the person sitting on the adjacent table.
The service timing needs to be better synchronized. We got our first entrée to begin with, then followed by the second entrée and the first main at the same time 5 minutes later. The second main arrived some 10 minutes after that, then almost another 15 minutes passed until our final main was handed to us. It wasn’t like the restaurant was full with patrons, so it is surely an area the kitchen crew can work on.
The food was, well… above average I guess. The Mozzarella Corrozza was hearty, with sandwich that were crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside and paired with a tasty tomato salsa… an appetizer best shared otherwise you wouldn’t be able to stomach anything else. The pumpkin soup was decent, and the Carbonara looks so too. The spinach and ricotta ravioli though was too salty, maybe due to over seasoning of the pesto sauce or somebody forgetting there is saltiness coming from the ricotta too. The spicy mango roast chicken has a sweet and spicy flavor combination that is not necessarily to my liking. Another issue for me is the plating, which was quite dull throughout… another area that can use some sprucing up.
It was not all bad, it was still a decent meal, though there are certainly things that can be improved upon to provide a better dining experience to the patrons. I would still give it a try the next time round.More