Burlamacco Ristorante – Unpretentious Italian Fare
Located in Amoy Street, Burlamacco Ristorante is a fine example of a stylish eatery – elegant yet friendly and unpretentious. Named after a carnival mask from the characteristic town of Viareggio in Tuscany, it aims to provide a relaxed, fun, positive atmosphere while retaining the traditions.
Barely opened for less than 2 months, the two owners, Chef Gabriele Piegaia and General Manager Paolo Colzani, are not strangers to Singapore F&B scene. Chef Gabriele has worked in Senso Ristorante and Hotel Michael @ Resorts World Sentosa. As for Paolo, he spent many years working in Les Amis and Iggy’s, and was also recently awarded Manager of the Year 2012 at the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore.
Battuta di tonno e avocado
Chopped red tuna and ripe avocado ($22)
Dinner started with Chopped red tuna and ripe avocado as appetizer. This is only tasting portion, and Chef has added a Deep Fried Parma ham with Cheese as a surprise to the dish. The tuna tartare is tossed with some unique soy sauce, which is delicious.
Trippa alla Florentina
Beef tripe stew in fresh tomato sauce topped with parmesan cheese and parsley ($18)
Beef tripe is the stomach lining of cow and it is rare to find this ingredients in local restaurant. It tastes somewhat like soybean but unfortunately, it is too heavily covered with tomato sauce and parmesan that I can hardly taste the beef tribe.
Linguine with lobster in Spicy Arrabiata Sauce ($28)
However, I am quite impressed wtih their pasta as the restaurant makes its own pasta. Try the Linguine with Lobster in Spicy Arrabiata Sauce. The pasta is QQ and chewy, you can really taste the difference between handmade and ready made pasta. The pasta is cooked till al-dente and well mixed with the rich tomato based puree and topped with a lobster.
Cacciucco alla Burlamacco
Traditional Tuscan fish and seafood soup with garlic bruschetta ($36)
Cacciucco is a fish stew from Tuscany, consisting of a variety of fish and shellfish cooked in wine and tomatoes. The seabass, cod, crayfish, octopus, mussels, crab, cuttlefish etc are fleshy and succulent. The stew is simple but very flavourful. I am hoping that they have more soup in the stew.
Filetto alla griglia
Grilled Beef Tenderloin ($34)
My favourite is the beef tenderloin which is sous-vide for 48 hours. The rosy pink meat is very juicy with lots of fat marbling which melts in the mouth. Sinful, yet irresistible.
Crostata di cioccolato con gelato alla menta
Chocolate tart with mint ice cream ($14)
The chocolate tart with mint ice cream has a good firm crust filled with rich, dark chocolate. We had two chocolate tarts that night and the other one had a slightly burnt edge which made it a bit bitter.
Semi alfreddo al croccantino
Frozen caramelized almond semifreddo with salted caramel sauce ($12)
I like alfreddo more, it’s the lushest and creamiest of frozen desserts and tastes more like ice cream in a chocolate cup!
Wine lovers will be pleased to know that the restaurant has over 120 Italian wines (from $12/glass, $68/bottle). If you are working nearby, head there for a three-course lunch sets for just $34 from Monday to Friday. The set lunch menu changes every 2 weeks.
Address: 77 Amoy Street 069896
Tel: +65 6220 1763
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm;
Sat 6pm-10.30pm. Closed on Sundays.
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