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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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