November 19, 2012

Trattoria Italian Kitchen ~ Quality or Quantity For You?

It was a raining afternoon, the perfect weather for a hot, piping bowl of Chinese fettuccine in soup ban mian. Craving has to be satisfied, so, together with some colleagues, I made my way over to the foodcourt at 313@Somerset. We were almost there when my colleague was attracted to the set lunch offer by Trattoria, a casual Italian bistro, and suggested that we try it out. Since this colleague is sort of the baby boy boy, being the youngest in the company, my other two colleagues and I decided to give in to him and have lunch here instead. Haiz... my ban mian would have to wait. It will be an Italian meal.

The set lunch starts from S$9.80++ for a main course and includes a soft drink or coffee/tea. There is a good selection of main course ranging from pastas, pizzas, and sandwiches. You may also choose to upgrade your meal, by having add-ons like soup, side salad, dessert or gelato at an additional cost cost of $2.50 to S$3.50++.

Pumpkin Soup

We decided to have the add-on order of soup of the day, which is pumpkin soup. It happened to be Halloween that day! Haha! Pumpkin soup on Halloween, I wonder if the kitchen has specially planned this.

Though strongly flavored with the sweetness of pumpkin, I find the soup too thick for my liking. It doesn't helped that the consistency is not smooth too. My other colleague shared the same sentiments, but boy boy loves it and even finished most of my remaining bowl for me. It's the way he likes it, he said.

Panino Salami

Boy boy finds the toasted sandwich of salami and melted cheese a tad too dry. He feels that tomato should have been included to make it juicer. The portion is good though, as this growing boy boy who has a huge appetite finds it filling enough.

Grilled Salmon Spaghetti

The grilled salmon is competently done, not too dry and retaining a bit of tender juiciness. What disappoints, is the spaghetti in tomato sauce. Other than being tangy, the tomato sauce tasted very flat. There is no depth to it, making me feel like it's just tomato puree straight out of a can. I had to add lots of chilli flakes to make it more palatable. Luckily, the spaghetti is cooked al-dente. My colleague who ordered this same main as me also didn't like it.

Spaghetti Al Funghi

The spaghetti with sauteed mushrooms seems to use the same tomato sauce as the above judging from its appearance. My colleague who ordered this finished up everything. In her exact words,  the food is ordinary and okay. Perhaps she's an easy eater.

Would you go for quality or quantity? The food quality may not be good here, but the quantity is. Portions are generous which makes it tummy filling, though not mentally fulfilling. I was still craving for ban mian after that. :p

Here's a shot of me, wearing orange for a change lol. There may be food which doesn't impressed, but there will always be wonderful food out there waiting for me to find it, to taste it. The PinkyPiggu will continue to explore different eating places and share her dining experiences with you. Stay tune yo! :D

Trattoria Italian Kitchen 
Address: 313@Somerset, Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
Contact: +65 68344833
Opening Hour: Sun-Thu 8.45am-11pm / Fri-Sat 8.45am-12pm

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