OTTO Locanda

This place is a more casual spinoff of Otto Ristorante, serving hearty traditional Italian recipes coupled with high quality ingredients and precise execution. Its head chef Fabiano Davide is former personal chef to the Ambassador of Italy in Tokyo.

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The restaurant is located at the first floor. Just turns right after coming from exit B of Tanjong Pagar MRT. So grand looking little place.

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We are showed to a table by the side with a view of the bar counter.

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Various photo frames decorate the walls.

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The restaurant week menu

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Served iced water.

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And some fluffy bread to start with after our orders are taken. Very soft bread.

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Roasted Octopus with Potatoes and Leeks Puree and Crispy Zucchini
Served with a dash of freshly grounded black pepper.
The tentacle is very long that my partner remarks where can find such a big octopus in Singapore. The zucchini is very thin and crispy, way better than potato chips and healthier. The purée is very soft and delicious.

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Trio Pasta: Ravioli Stuffed with Buffalo Ricotta Cheese, Traditional Beef Lasagna, Home Squid Ink Spaghetti Chitarra Pasta with Crab Meat in Mediterranean Style

The squid ink spaghetti is very thin, almost like angel hair and full of crab meat, which I like the best out of the 3 pasta dishes. Never had so such soft and smooth to the mouth lasagna. The ravioli does not stick together, maybe the skin too soft.

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Sliced Beef Sirloin Grilled with Wild Rocket Salad, Melted Fontina Cheese and Artichoke Sauce
At first plan to order well done as we have an experience of the meat turns too raw inside during last year restaurant week in another place, but advised otherwise. End up with middle well. Turns out to be a bad choice as the meat is rather tough to be savour.

The table behind orders Grilled Lobster with Fresh Marinated Vegetables with Citrus Salad which looks rather big amount. Half wishing we have ordered that earlier.

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Meringue cake Meringata
A slice of meringue cake served with chocolate sauce.
Very interesting dessert. At first look, it looks like a scoop of ice-cream on chocolate sauce. But not. Tastes like frozen whipped cream which melts in your mouth.

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Traditional Tiramisu with Espressco Coffee Sauce
Very delicious without being overwhelmed by coffee or cheese.

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Ends the meal with coffee.

Overall servings are rather big. Impressed by the service, ambience and food with its reasonable price. The chef even comes out to check with us about the food. For a while thought it could because I have told the staff about the tough beef.

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P.S. remember to visit the washroom while dining there. Got L’occitane handwash for you to wash your hands with. So nice.

OTTO Locanda
Website : http://www.ottolocanda.com.sg
Address : #01-03 Maxwell Chambers, 32 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069115
Tel : 6224 0978
Operating hours : 11.30am – 2pm (Mon – Fri), 6pm – 10pm (Mon – Sat)
FB : http://www.facebook.com/OttoLocanda

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