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Opening Hours
Mon - Sun
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Payment Methods
Visa Master AMEX Cash
Other Info
Alcoholic Drinks Available
Takes Reservations Details
Restaurant Website
http://www.aldente.com.sg
Signature Dishes
Mushroom Chicken Pizza Seafood Pizza Tomato Cheesy Pizza
Review (9)
Level4 2012-07-27
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For a more detailed review with pictures, please head to http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com/2012/02/al-dente-trattoria-esplanade.htmlThe floor-to-ceiling windows of the restaurant affords a very lovely view of the water and lots of foot traffic for people watching.We had:1) Capesante e Insalata di Caldo Spinaci ($22) The pan-seared scallops were executed perfectly, succulent and juicy, and laid on a bed of sauteed baby spinach, pinenuts and a drizzling of aged hazelnut vinaigrette. Special mention must be given to the pearl onions, caramelized and so incredibly sweet that, even me, an onion hater, gleefully lapped it up.Best dish of the meal, hands down2) Insalata Caprese ($18) a tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad with mesclun. The mozzarella was fresh, chewy and milky, while the tomatoes tart and juicy3) Spinaci Risotto con Gamberoni ($28), a creamy spinach risotto topped with a pan-roasted king prawn. The cream was too heavy and excessive, so much so that even the prevalence of baby spinach couldn't cut through the richness of the risotto. The prawn was good though, would have liked to have 3 of these on the dish and a lot less risotto4) Mushrooms Lover ($10 under the Al Dente's $10 Pizza Promotion), with a duo of king oyster and shitake mushrooms, portioned just right for just one person. This wasn't too bad, the wood-fired pizza had smoky hints but the base was a little hard and crusty, it reminded me a little of those frozen pizza bases that you'd find in the supermarkets continue reading
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Level3 2012-06-28
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I had Pan seared scallops ($22) as appetizer. The fresh giant scallops are pan-seared till slightly char on the surface, served on a bedding of warm baby spinach, pine nut, and drizzled with the lovely aged hazelnut vinaigrette. One could taste the natural sweetness of the scallop as the sauce itself is not over-powdering. Cream of porcini soup ($12) is very well-seasoned, and the coarsely blended mushroom gives a good texture to the creamy soup. For main course, I ordered the Arragosta ravoili ($30). It's a homemade pasta with lobster and winter root vegetables stuffed in it. The pasta is not overly thick which is good, and the butter lemon thyme sauce is just fantastic. Slightly sour and appetizing. continue reading
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Level4 2012-05-29
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During our first visit to Al Dente, we had pasta dishes, so we decided to try their risotto dishes this time round. I had the Zucca Risotto alla Fungi ($24). The risotto is cooked with sauteed porcini, portobello and served with pumpkin. The flavour is not very strong, with a hint of sweetness from the pumpkin, I reckon it's quite a lady dish. Spinaci Risotto con Gamberoni ($28) on the other hand, has a stronger flavour. The pan roasted king prawn is fresh, and the creamy spinach risotto is simply comforting. Vanilla Panna Cotta in a Pot ($12) is nothing too spectacular I must say. The silky smooth traditional italian pudding is served with wild berries compote, looks gorgeous but tastes ordinary. Semifreddo Chocolate and Kahlua Cake ($14) is a blast! The luscious dark homemade chocolate cake is so rich and 'compact', served with the rich coffee sauce, the pleasant flavour just burst in your mouth. Thumbs up and I reckon it's a must try! continue reading
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Level4 2012-04-27
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Lavender-infused white mousse cake is the worst of all. A tasteless block of frozen whipped cream covered with sweeten mousse and topped with sour strawberry slices. I could hear the next table complaining about the same dessert too.Oven-baked Wagyu Tenderloin on Pumpkin Mash with Onion Confit - Request for middle-rare, but come middle-well. Taste wise well done. Salmon on sauteed vegetables - Abit oily but the salmon is juicy. Double-boiled Consomme with Oxtail Ravioli - The soup is full-bodied, the stuffing in the ravioli is abit hard and dry. continue reading
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i love the food at al dente trattoria. i was watching a performance with my girlfriend when we decided to get some food before it starts. we settled for al dente trattoria. i simply love the smoked chicken starter. the chicken is so tender and juicy. it tasted somewhat refreshing. the entire dish is very light, you would not feel somewhat heavy after the meal. the service here is really good. the waiters were attentive and you need not need to wait long for the food to be served. continue reading
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