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Telephone
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Introduction
Hidden away in Katong, La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar is a stunning restaurant set within the spacious grounds of the Goodman Arts Centre. Elegant, understated, and reminiscent of Milanese chic. The restaurant serves classic Tuscan fare with a modern twist, with an emphasis on fresh flavours and stylish presentation. The family friendly restaurant also boasts a Kids’ Playroom which is open during brunch hours on weekends, and a welcoming outdoor wooden deck, making it a popular choice for children’s parties. continue reading
Good For
Brunch
Kids-Friendly
Opening Hours
Today
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Mon
Closed
Tue - Sun
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Payment Method
Visa Master Cash
Other Info
Kids-Friendly
Alcoholic Drinks Available
Takes Reservations Details
Restaurant Website
http://www.labarca-sg.com
Signature Dishes
Lo Spiedino di Mazzancolle alla Griglia con Zucchine Arrostite
Review (3)
For the complete review, follow this link:http://www.chubbybotakkoala.com/2017/04/la-barca-ristorante.htmlLa Barca is a quaint Italian Restaurant located in Goodman Art Centre Campus. This is the second gem that we discovered in the secluded area. The name La Barca came from an Italian word that means a boat, just like the shape of the restaurant. La Barca serves classic Tuscan fare with a modern twist, focusing on the fresh ingredients and stylish presentation.  Their entrée of Parma Ham and Burrata is a must try (Il Prosciutto Di Parma, Burrata Di Andria, Pomodori E Basilico - $40). The price might look stiff at first, but the portion does not disappoint. It is huge and enough for 4 pax. Thinly shaved saltish and delicate Parma ham combine soft, creamy and bouncy organic burrata cheese sure fire up our appetite and looking forward to the next dish. Pizza lovers will be satisfied as well. Though their offering is not extensive, they are generally very good. The dough of the pizza is crisp on the exterior while slightly chewy in the interior. The toppings are generous. We tried Fungi Freschi Misti pizza ($22) and seafood pizza (Pizza Con Pesce Fresco Senza Mozzarella - $24). The toppings filled the pizza to the max, where the pizza still have its crisp texture and does not go soggy. The seafood toppings included ocean fresh fish, squid, cuttlefish, prawns, octopus, mussels, clams definitely showcase the goodness from the sea. I Tortelli Di Pecorino Con Fonduta Di Parmigiano E Tartufo Di Stagione ($42) is Chef Michele's award-winning pasta. Rich and creamy cheese tortelli, topped with pecorino cheese plus a seasonal truffle. Yum Yum. We just hope the portion can be adjusted. If you have this dish as part of your 5-course meal, I say the portion is just nice. But for small family / communal dining, it will be good to increase the portion by about 25% so everyone can get a decent bite. Since La Barca is a Tuscan restaurant, the traditional Fiorentina steak is a must try. Australian Angus Beef, marbling score 3 ($18 per 100 gram). Minimum order for the steak is about 800 gram, so it is definitely made for sharing. The service staff will show us the steak after it comes off the grill. It is then brought to the kitchen to be cut. Both time we tried the steak, it was cooked just slightly before it reaches medium rare. It is meaty, juicy and succulent. The wedges and cannelli beans is a good companion for the meal. You can order other side dishes like mash potatoes, sauteed Italian spinach, shoe-string fries, etc. In case the steak is underdone for you, you can ask the service staff for the hot-stone and you can grill it a bit more on the table. For the sweet ending, our picks are Tiramisu Tradizionale La Barca ($14) and Strudel Di Mele Banane Alla Cannella Con Salsa Di Vaniglia ($14). The tiramisu is without alcohol and cream. Using eggs as the base ingredients, It is smooth, creamy and packs a solid coffee punch. The presentation looks a bit like someone spilled a spoonful of milo on the desserts, however, it is a must try dessert. The strudel has an attractive texture of crispy exterior and moist interior. The fillings of organic apple and banana are wrapped in pastry sheets, then deep fried. The use of vanilla cream instead of ice cream actually a good choice here, so the strudel maintain its crispy texture. The berries provide a good balance to this sweet dish. The restaurant is spacious. The seats are well spread out and enough distance between tables to retain the privacy between diners. The main dining area will be indoor, but you can also seat outside for drinks and chill out. There is indoor and outdoor playing area for family coming with children. So it is a good place for families to meet up. Service is efficient, friendly and professional. Overall, the food at La Barca is definitely something to look forward to. It is a place where you can get great Tuscan food, suitable for formal dining or family dining out. Price is on the high side, however, you will be getting what you paid for. Ciao!! Cheers!! continue reading
(The above review is the personal opinion of an user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
Level4 2013-02-17
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My colleagues and I happened to pass by this restaurant and was immediately attracted by the cosy environment in this restaurant. Surprisely other than its nice environment, the service here is equally good. I have ordered their spaghetti and it was served to me in less than fifteen minuttes. The portion was quite alright and it smells really good! The noodles are chewy and the tomato paste cooked in it is delicious too! continue reading
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Level3 2011-11-15
20 views
Came here with my friendsOur main course was lamb medallions with spinach, gorgonzola & lavender sauce.this was a slight letdown,This was more like a lamb stew than lamb medallions.We also had some side order Fried chicken with garlic-Boneless chicken thigh pieces & sliced garlic with a delicate sauceGrilled fresh tuna with avocado sauce-Tuna cubes skewered &topped with a creamy avocado sauce. This was amazing. The tuna was still pink in the center & the avocado sauce complemented it perfectly.The service here is great. We ordered a tiramisu but the owner came & told us that he would prefer not serving us the tiramisu as he felt it was dry & not up to scratchOverall i rate 7/10 continue reading
(The above review is the personal opinion of an user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)