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Earlier this year, L’Angolo Ristorante Italiano, which means ‘corner’ in Italian, officially occupies a cosy corner at Maxwell Chambers, Tanjong Pagar. Restaurant Manager Michele Carbotti started his first restaurant job at the tender age of 13. He subsequently landed the position of Assistant Manager and Sommelier for 2 Michelin-Starred Locanda Locatelli in London and Ronda Locatelli in Dubai. He then took his hospitality career to the Philippines, and most recently to St. Regis, Singapore before setting up L’Angolo with chef-partner Giuliano Dacasto. The place puts us at ease with its stone-tiled flooring and wood furniture that exudes a rustic and homely feel.
The Sweet Capsicum with Swimming Crab and Mint Zucchini turns out to be a delightfully appetizing starter for us. Fresh crab meat marinated in yogurt and lemon juice, wrapped around roasted red and yellow capsicums seems like a pretty complex dish but is tastefully simple. Served on top of two thinly sliced zucchini and drizzled with mint and sweet-sour beetroot reduction.
We have never tasted anything like L’Angolo’s Warm Parmigiano Flan with Truffle and Green Asparagus before. It was indeed very refreshing and novel. I know this is going to sound contradicting, but the savoury, melt-in-the-mouth parmesan cheese is light and delicate, yet rich at the same time. We just couldn’t get enough of it! The lightly blanched asparagus helped to balance out the flavors while the shaved truffles lent a slight earthy taste.
We were eager to try the Parma Ham Ravioli with Buffalo Mozzarella Cream and Sweet Peas which kind of look like Chinese wontons. Fresh pasta is made in the kitchen everyday and I personally find that the ravioli is of the right thickness. It was a pity that the sweet peas and mozzarella cream did little to balance the saltiness of the parma ham. The above photo depicts a tasting portion and two ravioli was all I could handle!
The Homemade Fettucine with Duck Ragout and Goat Cheese looks like just another ordinary pasta dish but the moment I took a mouthful, the braised duck ragout clearly stood out in terms of being aromatic and flavorful! The pasta was even more palatable dressed in delicious sauce.
Our friend commented that the Slow-cooked Grain-Fed Beef Cheek in Amarone Red Wine is incredibly tender and the rich beefy flavor was not particularly overwhelming, in a good way.
One of the best ways to judge an Italian restaurant is through its Tiramisu. Although soft and moist, the cake is not squelchy and holds together well on the fork. The coffee and rum soaked layers of cake blend seamlessly with the cold, creamy marscapone cheese. All in all, we were deeply impressed by L’Angolo’s tiramisu.
Our meal was very pleasant from the start, right till the very end. The exciting flavors on the menu would definitely make us go back for more! Also, the impeccable service is worthy of mention. This is what I call an authentic Italian restaurant that is full of charm.
Thank you Delished and L’Angolo Ristorante Italiano for the invitation.
L’Angolo Ristorante Italiano
32 Maxwell Road
#01-03 Maxwell Chambers
Tel: 6224 0978
Mon to Fri
11.30am – 2.30pm (Lunch)
6.30pm – 10pm (Dinner)
6.30pm – 10pm (Dinner)
Closed on Saturday afternoon and Sunday