I recently met one of my foodie friends and they told me that there is this fairly new Italian restaurant owned by an Italian and it was pretty good. I am a huge fan of Italian food so I immediately went there and visit.
It was simple yet minimalistic, just like a homey Italian restaurant. The second floor has more room (and better lighting) than the first floor, so I opt to dine there.
I really got a very nice first impression from this restaurant – even their complimentary bread was DELICIOUS! There was about 3-4 different varieties of freshly baked bread in that basket, I absolutely LOVE the cube & dense ones – it’s so thick, moist, fragrant and flavorful!
Petto di pollo ala Diavola – IDR85,000++
To put it simply, it’s grilled organic chicken breast with vegetables at the sides. I love the simple and clean presentation. The chicken already have all the bones removed so it’s easier to eat. They gave you such a large piece too, I thought it would smell a bit but it turned out to be nice and fresh!
If anyone is on a diet, this menu is most suitable for them! It’s tasty yet not too oily. It’s well marinated and seeps to the thickest part of the chicken too!
Gnocchi al quattro Formaggi – IDR70,000++
Definitely one of the best Gnocchi I’ve had so far! They have a very nice chewy texture, a very nice mixture you get from potatoes and not from adding to much flour.
The toasted walnuts on top really brings out the fragrant and flavor. They also put the right amount of cream – not too much and not too scarce, just right!
Tagliatelle con Pollo fungi e crema – IDR75,000++
These are spinach fettuccine with grilled chicken and creamy mushrooms. They have quite a generous amount of cubed grilled chicken, and it’s all lean meat without sacrificing the taste nor texture.
I’d love it better if it’s more creamy with more sauce, but it’s still just as good. What I like about the food here is that they could make it nice and tasty but not too oily. I see that the bits of chicken in the dishes I order were always lean and cooked with not as much oil as your usual restaurant.
Salciccia e Funghi – IDR70,000++
Thin pizza weren’t exactly to my taste, but this one was quite nice because the crust wasn’t as thin and they put quite a generous amount of cheese topping on top!
The owner was so nice as he suddenly gave us complimentary desserts on the house! I don’t know if they really sell these in assorted sampling portions, but it was all delicious! The creme brulee was nice and creamy but not too milky!
This one is like layers of different chocolate paste. I love that it’s soft and creamy yet not too heavy. It’s milky but not too sweet!
Overall I am satisfied with the food and service (friendly, knowledgeable staff with short waiting time)! The price was mid-high considering the location, but I thought the quality compensates it well. The portion was quite generous too! Definitely a go-to must try Italian restaurant if you’re in the area!