Friday, 17 April 2015

Limoncello Pizza & Grill Mothers Day Singapore JK1104

I was invited to a tasting of the Mothers Day menu at Limoncello Pizza & Grill Italian Restaurant at Robertson Quay.

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Limoncello is located right across the scenic Singapore River from Riverview Hotel.

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Limoncello has a popular spacious al fresco dining area with a view of the river. It is cool and breezy here at night.

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Inside Limoncello, the decor is simple contemporary European chic. A large wall of cascading water is the highlight.

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Manager Mohan took care of us for the evening.

Before going into the food, may I commend Mohan for his professionalism. Mohan with his knowledge, attentiveness and resourcefulness, provides a level of service that is uncommon in Singapore.

And now, Limoncello's Mothers Day menu.


Source: Wikipedia public domain photo

As Limoncello serves Southern Italian cuisine, Head Chef Mauro Crescendo who hails from Italy's southern Almalfi coast, recreates for us a taste of his rustic hometown.

Welcome Drink

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Limoncello Spritz welcome drink.

Tastes like lime juice spiked with Limoncello liqueur. Refreshing with a zesty kick.

The meal starts with two antipasti (dishes before the main course).

Antipasti

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Portobello Al Tartufo.

Large oven baked mushroom topped with sautéed spinach and bathed in creamy truffle sauce.

Eaten with a savoury mozzarella cheese crisp.

I love the spongy texture and subtle earthy flavour of the portobello mushroom. The layers of savouriness from the mushroom, truffle cream sauce and cheese crisp make this a memorable dish.

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Saute Vongole.

Fresh meaty clams simply sauteed with butter and white wine. Zested up with a bit of garlic and spicy chili.

Simple and nice.

I like both the antipasti (which in Italian means "before the pasta").

Choice of Main Course

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Fettuccine Con Frattaglie di Wagyu.

House made fettuccine cooked al dente bathed in a savoury sweet sauce paired with stir fried chopped porcini mushrooms and slices of tender wagyu beef.

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Branzino Al Sale or baked fresh sea bass fish encased in rock salt. Head Chef Mauro Crescendo showing off the Branzino Al Sale before cutting.

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The white flesh was tenderly soft, moist and infused with a gentle salty flavour that blends well with the fish's sweetness.

The tiny sampling left me hungry for more ......... ;-p

Choice of Dessert

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Limoncello cake.

Spongy, moist, buttery with slight zesty tang from lemon and orange. Spiked with Limoncello liqueur.

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Tiramisu.

Lady fingers dipped in espresso and Amaretto liqueur with mascarpone cheese dusted with cocoa powder.

Choice of Wine

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The Mothers Day menu comes with a bottle of red or white wine. From Italy, of course.

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Tiffany and mum enjoying Limoncello's Mothers Day menu

For the Mothers Day menu, patrons have the choice of Fettuccine Con Frattaglie di Wagyu main course at SGD148++ for two or Branzino Al Sale main course at SGD168++ for two.

Antipasti and dessert are the same for both menus.

After tasting the Mothers Day menu, we were presented a sampling of other Limoncello dishes.

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House made, oven baked salty bread stick wrapped with savoury prosciutto (dry cured) ham.

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Fritto Di Calamari.

Mohan let us try these fried squid rings made with squids imported from Italy. The Mediterranean squid has a softer texture like marshmallow compared to the local more rubbery variety.

Worth trying when these imported squids are in season.

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Linguine Al Nero Di Seppia.

House made squid ink linguine pasta with seafood.

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I was delighted by the pizzas at Limoncello. I can't remember seeing such quality pizza in Singapore (mostly because I don't eat much pizza here).

I've not been to Italy but I recognise the "leopard spot" black char that I saw at the famous New York City pizzerias.

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Sibilla Pizza.

Mozzarella and mascarpone cheese topped with homemade sausage, mushrooms and truffle cream.

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Simple Margherita with fresh tomato, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil.

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Chef Alex makes and bakes the pizzas from scratch with Limoncello's own wood fired stone oven.

If I want to eat pizza in Singapore, Limoncello would be one of my top choices.

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Please note that this is an invited tasting.


Restaurant name: Limoncello Pizza & Grill

Address: 95 Robertson Quay, Rivergate #01-19/20, 238256 Singapore
Maphttp://bit.ly/LimoncelloSG
GPS:  1.290918, 103.836907
Hours: Mon - Tues 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Weds - Fri 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Sat 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Sun 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 66345117

Non Halal


Date visited: 26 Mar 2015


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