It was late Friday morning and time to think about what we were going to order for lunch. We thought of having Italian fare and started to look at some of the lunch offers available for takeaway. What caught our attention was the 1-for-1 La Nonna takeaway promotion. The name “La Nonna” means “The Grandmother” in Italian. It connotes traditional hearty and unpretentious Italian fare. Located in Lorong Mambong at Holland Village, you can see from the storefront that it has a casual dining vibe.
It was like a scene out of a post-apocalyptic movie. The underground carpark was deserted, eerily quiet. Not a soul in sight, just a sea of grey concrete. Suddenly, light and colours could be seen on the far side wall. The lift doors had opened and out stepped a smartly attired lady, masked and gloved. In her hands was a brightly coloured paper bag – containing the $13 InterContinental Singapore Takeaway Bento sets we had ordered.
ZAC Meat Beef Lasagna was one of the items that we picked out of the frozen food section of Fairprice Finest when we were there recently. The frozen food section at supermarkets is always attractive with many kinds of food to choose from. Local cuisine to internation selections, but the question is : which frozen food to buy?
Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare is an attractive Italian restaurant along Tras Street in the busy Tanjong Pagar district of Singapore. It caught our attention with the unusual shophouse that it occupies. Annexed to a more regular shaped building, the corner unit is tiny and is setback from the road. An open-air courtyard serves as an attractive entrance. At lunch time, they have a $38++ set lunch which was what we had on our first visit to Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare.
We had a nice Italian restaurant set lunch in Singapore recently. The $28++ lunch deal at Amò Restaurant along Hong Kong Street looked enticing. The desserts at Amo are very good and the extra add on of $5 for a tiramisu was a no brainer. This was our set lunch.
The aptly named Art Restaurant in National Gallery Singapore is a contemporary Italian fine dining restaurant by Chef Beppe De Vito. Before a recent rebranding, it was known as Aura and occupied 2 levels. Now Aura Sky Lounge and Bar is on the 6th floor and Art Restaurant occupies the 5th floor. Art says its “menu is an ever-evolving exploration of Italian culinary tradition” with ingredients taking “the lead in the creative process”. Dining at Art can be like a visit to an art gallery – a journey of discovery.