Amano Italian restaurant is a relatively new (opened 2019) place to eat at Namly Place, a residential neighbourhood near Sixth Avenue and Bukit Timah. We tried the weekday set lunch ($18.90+).
Amano apparently means ‘by hand’ in Italian. Situated next to Puppy Colours (a dog training school), Amano Italian restaurant occupies the space of a previous Italian restaurant – the former Namly outlet of La Nonna which currently has an outlet at Holland Village. The layout of the restaurant remains largely the same with dark wood finishes, but the place had been spruced up and looks newer now.
Amano Restaurant Menu
The Amano restaurant menu contains the usual range of dishes expected of an Italian restaurant, such as pizza, pasta and meat dishes. What are more interesting are the weekday set lunch and the special dining deals. These deals include a 50% discount on the second mains on weekdays (excluding PH), “buy 2 get 1 free” for takeaway pizza and pasta. The bundled deals for meat items look enticing for those dining in groups (see picture below).
The Amano Italian restaurant set lunch is available on weekdays (excluding public holidays). The 3 course lunch costs 18.90 plus service charge (but no GST) and includes coffee or a drink. Here is a picture of the lunch menu and a sample page from the Amano wine list.
Our Set Lunch at Amano Italian Restaurant
We tried both types of soup (picture below) available as the first course. The minestone soup was not bad but the mushroom soup was the clear winner. It was rich and robust in flavours. We cleaned out the bowl wanting more.
As for the main course, both the NZ Little Clam Pasta and the NZ Grass Fed Striploin were enjoyable. It boils down to a matter of choice. The pasta would be suitable for those with a small appetite as the portion was not very big, but the taste of the clams and broth were delicate and light.
The steak with fries is better value for money as it is the more substantial dish. A decent steak lunch for $18.90+ with soup, dessert and coffee is not easy to find these days.
There was only one dessert on the menu and so we both had the Panna Cotta with Blueberries. We normally are not so keen on panna cotta as it is pale both in looks and taste. In this case the panna cotta was enhanced with a layer of what tasted like strawberry jam. It added the necessary colour and taste to the dessert. There was a choice of coffee. We selected cappuccino which was very good.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Amano Italian Restaurant
76 Namly Place
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