>> Dec 20, 2010
On our final night in Singapore, we were meeting a friend for dinner in the hotel. We decided to have Italian again at Pete's Place. Pete's Place is one of the oldest Italian Restaurant in Singapore.
Anyway, we ordered a couple of appetizers to share. Thankfully we decided to share as the portions were rather large.
Antipasti actually means 'before a meal'. It usually represents appetizer in a fine dining Italian place. This dish (SGD29) was actually a selection of imported shaved and cured meat, Italian cheeses and home-made pickle along with some salad. The selection of meat was actually quite wide. The cheese was rather ordinary though.
Pinzimonia actually means raw vegetables in Italian. Surprisingly, I found this dish (SGD19) better than its meat counterpart. The vegetables were marinated in a nice mixture of herbs. The vegetables were crunchy and flavourful. Thumbs up to the chef for this dish.
The seafood pizza (SGD25) was topped with tomato sauce, basil and a wide variety of seafood (prawns, scallops, fish and squid) and then baked in a wood fire oven. I wouldn't say its the best pizza I've tasted, but its definitely above average.
As for the main, most of us had their seafood spaghetti (SGD42). Contrary to the seafood pasta served here in Malaysia, the pasta was certainly worth every penny.
The pasta was home made and done el dente. Homemade pasta has a slightly chewy texture when cooked to perfection, contrary to dried pasta which would be slightly hard. The pasta was topped with half a lobster (its actually a crayfish because it doesn't have those 2 pincers), large prawns, giant scallops, crab meat and some fish fillet. The seafood was grilled beforehand before being served with the pasta. The seafood wasn't overcook as well. I would consider this a steal for SGD42.
The pasta was exactly similar to the pasta above. The only difference was the style it was cooked in. I think they chucked in some red chilies as well. The price was similar to the pasta above.
If I'm not mistaken, Gamberi (SGD34) actually means prawns. The dish above came with 3 giant garlic roasted tiger prawns with some crispy potatoes and a rocket and Parmesan salad. I had a taste of one prawn. It wasn't as good as the prawns I had at Nathalie's, but nevertheless it was good.
The tiramisu (SGD10) wasn't as good as I had expected. It didn't had any alcohol. I would rate it below average.
This was actually a soft-centered chocolate cake with vanilla mascorpone and pear compote. This dessert was rather disappointing as well. The chocolate cake was a bit hard, and the so called 'soft-center' wasn't goey as it should be.
All in all, Pete's Place served decent appetizers, rather good main that is value for money, and not so good desserts. This sums up the restaurants I visited in Singapore (we actually had dim sum at Marriott the next day, but I forgot my memory card so there will be no pictures).
Edit: Oh I actually have another set of pictures on the Thai restaurant in Ion. I'll be posting them up soon.
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*Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
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