Along the banks of the Singapore River is home to a number of wine and dine F&B establishments. One of the latest to have renovated its outlet - Pasta Fresca da Salvatore.
Established in 1988, Pasta Fresca currently has three different outlets in Singapore – one at Bukit Timah, the other at Siglap, and its newly-renovated branch here at Boat Quay.
Pasta Fresca offers one of the widest range of fresh pasta in Singapore, and to facilitate your decision-making, they also have a pasta order guide in their menu to show you which combinations of pasta and sauces are a “match made in heaven”, as they put it, and what combinations are best steered clear from. Pasta Fresca also gives diner a great view of the Singapore River waterfront if you're dining on the second level or chilling at their third.
Jumping into dinner proper, for starters, we had the Burrata Contadina ($20.50), which is an Italian “salad” of sorts, combining Burrata cheese with mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini, lettuce, eggplant and more. Something simple, but not overly memorable.
What we preferred, though, was the MelanzaneAlla Parmigiana ($14.80), which is an eggplant baked in layers of mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. Very cheesy, very decadent, and we’re sure this will satisfy even the most ardent of veggie haters! Pasta Fresca, this could be a game changer.
Are you a fan of cold cuts? TagliereMisto ($26.90), which is a mixed platter of imported Italian gourmet cold cuts, gourmet cheese and assorted vegetables will be your choice of starters then. However do be aware of the blue cheese – it’s heavily polarizing, and might not suit most Singaporean palates!
Moving on to the mains – we had the Crespelle Al Funghi ($20.40), an Italian-style crepe filled with sauce of sautéed mushrooms, onions, parmesan cheese, and oven-baked. We had high expectations for this dish, however it was somewhat lacking in flavour. It could probably be the Italian thing where you are encouraged to savor the flavors of the ingredients.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Polpa Di Granchio ($20.20), which is listed on the menu as a chef-recommended dish. You get their signature sauce of soft crabmeat sautéed with garlic, crushed black pepper, cherry tomatoes and white wine in tomato sauce. Pasta was al dente too!
The next dish we had wasn’t on the menu – it’s a ravioli with mushrooms and an extremely crisp piece of parma ham. Those who like their cream-based pastas will definitely enjoy this dish.
Alternatively, opt for the Alla Marina ($22.90), which is a seafood pasta that comes with prawns and mussels.
For those who aren’t big on pasta, Pasta Fresca also has many pizza options (ranging from $14.10 to $22.50), and other mains such as the Tagliata Di Manzo Con Rucola Al Rosmarino ($36.90), which we enjoyed. This was a sliced beef tenderloin in rosemary oil – and guess what, the entire dish has only 500 calories, and it’s even sanctioned by the Health Promotion Board!
Round off your meal with a Tiramisu Al Msacarpone E Caffe ($10.90) – this one is a family-friendly version made with coffee instead of alcohol – and a glass of wine.
overallreview: shauneeie3.5hands. Pasta Fresca has many different options so you’re spoilt for choice. Throughout the menu, you can get to choose from a wide selection of pastas and sauces. What’s your favourite?
30 Boat Quay
nearby mrt: raffles place
Tel: 6532 6283
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