This is a very homely type of italian restaurant nestled at wessex estate along portsdown road.
Started off with
Insalata con Pere e Pecorino which is a mixed salad with pecorino cheese, pear and toasted pine nuts. Acceptable salad. The pear added makes the salad quite refreshing, but i would prefer more balsamic vinegar on it though..
Next come the
Quattro Formaggi which is the four cheese pizza! Cheese used : Italian Mozzarella, Parmesan Cheese, Emmenthal Cheese and Blue Cheese. Not too salty and just nice. The dough base is very crispy and soft too!
Our main courses:
Coscia D'anatra in Dolce e Forte- Traditional duck leg recipe from south of Tuscany. The duck is stewed with red wine, vinegar, raisins and dark chocolate. This dish by itself is normal in taste. However after i drank the italian red wine below( bring our own and not ordered from the restaurant), it really brings out the duck flavour and certainly enhanced the flavour and fragrance of the duck! What a surprise.
Italian red wine
Costolette di Agnello Stufate- Stewed lamb rack with wine, fresh tomatoes and black olives. Is definitely one of their specialty and must try! Lamb was stewed to perfection and the meat is juicy and succulent!
To complete the meal with desserts is a must!
La Torta di Pistocchi- Highly recommended by the waiter for chocolate lovers! Proven to be good as it really melts in mouth with a lingering effect to crave for more!
According to them it's imported direct from Florence and the cake is made only from chocolate, cocoa and a little cream! Without any sugar added, flour, MGOs etc which normally is used to make cakes ...so it's quite healthy to eat i guess! haha...
Cannoli- One of the most famous italian desserts is a must try too! It's actually a Sicilian pastry with a tube-shape pastry dough with sweet fillings inside.
Stewed lamb shank, cannoli, la torto di pistocchi
Date of Visit: Sep 04, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately $70(Dinner)Other Ratings: