18 June 2012

Pietro Ristorante Italiano by Chef Peter Neo

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Pietro Ristorante Italiano
Venue: 12 Jalan Kelulut, Singapore 809030
Contact: +65 6484 5528
Opening Hours: Tue to Sunday: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.00pm – 11.00pm (Closed on Mondays temporary till further notice (except public holidays and eve of public holidays, close on the day after public holiday))
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Pietro-Ristorante-Italiano-Singapore-by-Celebrity-Chef-Peter-Neo/214541085330633


- The Shop
Celebrity Chef Peter Neo has opened a new semi-fine dining Italian Restaurant off Yio Chu Kang Road on 28 May 2012. Well-known for his superb culinary skills, witty and innovative creations for fusion Italian food, Pietro also has a luxurious touch to its interior decor, with a beautiful feature wall that blends into the alfresco, making you feel that you are in Italy!
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Featuring a total seating capacity of 88 seats, with 56 pax indoor and 32 pax in alfresco dining area.
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One of the attraction is their red wooden oven which patrons can watch the chefs whipping up a cool pizza to their delight.
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Pizza straight from this wooden oven plus Chef Peter's special recipe offer patrons a unique taste that you never have imagine!
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The restaurant also offers 1-for-1 Promotion for lunch from 11.30am 2.30pm daily (exclude weekends and public holidays).


- The Food
Garlic Bread
Garlic Bread, Garlic Sauce
Garlic bread will be served complimentary with any order. Nice garlic flavour sauce that was noticeable but not overpowering.

Prosciutto & Melone @ $18
Prosciutto & Melone @ $18
The parma ham wrapped with rock melon was a beautiful combination of salty and sweetness. Fancy appetize that pleases both the eye and the palate.

Zuppa di Mare @ $12
Zuppa di Mare @ $12
A seafood feast of delicious tomato broth concocted with a variety of fresh succulent seafood such as prawns, clams, mussels, squids with white wine, basil leaves and chilli. Solid flavourful soup!

Funghi Portobello @ $20
Funghi Portobello @ $20
Large portobello mushroom basked with crab meat, ebiko and prawn was superbly succulent and the extra oomph from the rich gorgonzola sauce, mmmm...

Gnocchi alla Marinara @ $22
Gnocchi alla Marinara @ $22
This was the first time I had tasted the gnocchi (potato dumplings) sauteed with seafood in creamy marinara (Italian tomato sauce) and topped with deep fried baby octopus. The flavors melded nicely with the seafood but I thought it was a little starchy to my liking.

Pancetta Arrosto @ $26
Pancetta Arrosto @ $26
A steamed-roasted pork belly that gives you beautiful succulent moist tender pork with crisp crackling skin served with smooth apple sauce, porcini and kidney beans. Every texture, flavour and aroma worked together perfectly. Plenty of meat and bags of flavour.

Spaghetti alle Vongole @ $18
Spaghetti alle Vongole @ $18
The briny juices from the fresh clams flavor the brothy white wine sauce. I will love to bits if there was a stronger taste of white wine and a little bit more of chilli.

Costolette di Agnello @ $42
Costolette di Agnello @ $42
Grilled Australian lamb rack accompanied with broccoli pudding and gorgonzola sauce was unique. The lamb was tender and my friends think it was grilled to perfection, I felt it was a little dry thou. Note that the chef may replace the broccoli pudding (was tasty) to carrot or mushroom pudding (may be a tad rich) depend on stock availability.

Calamari Fritti @ $18
Calamari Fritti @ $18
The squid dredged in self made battered was chewy and delectable on its own. Not greasy, fried to perfection, slightly salty and definitely one of the most delicious seafood delicacies.

Pizza Pietro @ $26
Pizza Pietro @ $26
Thin crust with homemade pork sausage with cream, porcini, rocket and mozzarella cheese.

Chef Peter Neo
Pizza Pietro is named after Chef Peter and if you still don't know, Pietro means 'Peter' in Italian.

Desserts
Dessert
Both desserts was too scrumptious and luscious to be missed even I am full to the max!

Tortino di Lava con Rum @ $15
Tortino di Lava con Rum @ $15
Digging into this rich and moist molten chocolate lava cake was awesome! Cue the ooey-gooey center leaving you want more... and more. Warning, this goodness is for chocolate lover only!

Tortino alla Frutta @ $14.80
Tortino alla Frutta @ $14.80
Another new creative creation of Chef Peter. This frutti lava not only look impressive but also have the "wow" factor!

Decadent rivers of passion fruit encased in soft fragrant cake waiting for me to indulge into a creamy pool of deliciousness, mmm....

Tiramisu @ $12
Tiramisu @ $12
We finally (finally!!) wrapped up our meal with tiramisu which I thought was delectably delicious. Soft layer of cake, light mascarpone, with a right balance of espresso and cream liqueur.


- My Opinion
In my opinion, this could be one of the better Italian Restaurant I had visited so far. Maybe I don't know how to appreciate the favor in my past visit, but over here the taste are well liked to my palate.

Don't let the remoteness of this place scare you. You will definitely find a sumptuous spread of dishes that uses original homemade sauce and fresh top quality ingredients. Not forgetting the exquisite desserts and wine.

Cute baby boy of Sylvy (from NTUC Media) who joined us for the tasting.
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With Chef Peter Neo.
Chef Peter Neo
He is very passion with his creation and cook with pride. He explain how he prepared all the dishes that was served, unfortunately I couldn't remember much because I was busy shooting and eating! *sheesh*

CelestialDelish visited Italy on 8 June 2012! tsk tsk
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Thanks Charlene - Missuschewy, you know what I mean (I hope, lolz).
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Their dishes may not be authentic but definitely traditional. With new innovative yet preserve the tradition of Italian food to suite the modem people palate.

6 comments:

  1. HAHA dont worry, I know what  you mean! *wink wink* Great writeup with lovely photos!

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  2. nothing personal but as foodblogger you should inculcate some food culture in your reader. I repeat, nothing personal with the place and the cook who might be really good and I'm sure of it, but this is no way close to be eligible to be called "Italian" restaurant. There is nothing italian there. You might have said "Italian cuisine inspired restaurant" and no one would have raised a brow, but like this it is offensive for all the good really italian restaurants and chefs we have in Singapore.

    I have some doubts also on the concept of fine-dining but I did not see the entire spectrum of dishes to judge. From the article seems like a normal restaurant to me.

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  3. Hey Lorenzo,

    Thank you for reading my post! The restaurant classified themselves as Italian Cuisine because of Chef Peter Neo experience. He has worked in Italy to learn Italian cuisine and had work in a local well-known chain of Italian restaurants for more than 10years.

    We don't know how the restaurant should rate themselves as semi-fine or fine dining but we were told by the marketing consultancy that they are semi-fine dining restaurant.

    I do agree this days a lot of restaurant in Singapore doesn't bring out the concept of whatever cuisine they are serving, maybe this is the new modem decor?

    Nevertheless I appreciate your feedback and will look into it. At the same time I need to clarify that the information of the restaurant are provided by the PR or Restaurant Marketing Consultancy ;)

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  4. No worries. I would invite Mr. Neo to apply for the certification by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore as a truly Italian restaurant but i'm pretty sure they wouldn't even take that in consideration . I've just informed them though. Maybe I should open a blog too in which I comment on these self-claiming italian restaurants in Singapore (there are many), but I don't want to accidentally fall from MBS too..

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  5. Hey Lorenzo,

    That's amazing! And maybe you should start a blog too! No harm sharing facts that you know right? And I can tell you are a true Italian with pride :)

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