Trattoria located at the new 313 mall in Orchard Road, is one place I would return to for it’s lunch set menu which costs just S$9.80 for a main meal plus a coffee or tea. You also get complimentary tomato bruschetta. It’s most worthwhile to order the pizza with a coffee because the portion size is generous and the coffee is the real stuff – espresso and not just brewed coffee. You can tell by the crema, the golden brown layer on the top. The tea used is of a high quality – Akbar brand.
The spinach ravioli I ordered was yummy and creamy the way I love pasta, but the portion size left me wanting more. The pasta tasted handmade (chewy and dense texture) and maybe that’s why the portion given was smaller, for the set menu. It was in contrast to the wood fired pizza which was more than generous and which you could even share.
We also ordered the raspberry gelato (S$3.50) which was heavenly and you could taste the lovely slightly sourish berry flavour. I consoled myself that this was healthier than ice-cream as it has more ice in it than cream and real berries are used. Berries with all those antioxidants.
The decor here is lovely too with the pale yellow Vespas and the Italian black and white movies on the TV screens overhead. The music played was soft and relaxing and the wait staff polite and attentive.
The whole meal came up to less then S$40 with taxes.
It looks fabulous. But where on earth could a new mall have been squeezed into Orchard Road?
The new 313 mall replaces what used to be John Littles next to Somerset MRT. It’s now connected underground to the train station too. Great improvement but very crowded.