Average: 3 (1 vote)

While Emilio Bertoli may have taken over the reins of the kitchen from the Kentaro Torii, you can still expect to find elegant Northern Italian fare at this cool-but-small art gallery restaurant. Menu highlights include the salmon and scallop carpaccio; pasta with live lobster; seared duck breast; and sea bass.

We all like a quickie lunch at a decent restaurant that boasts decent food, friendly service, nice atmosphere and most importantly, an affordable price. And small restaurant Tavolo at Boon Tat Street offers exactly just that. Its brilliant location means that office workers in the CBD and Tanjong Pagar vicinity can just pop in and out without any hassle and, thankfully, service is fast, too. Our set lunch comprising carrot soup, penne with slices of veal in cream sauce, sesame panna cotta and tea was a steal, and was almost good for two. While the carrot soup was nothing to shout about, the penne was fresh and savory—with the veal meat a perfect accompaniment to the smooth penne structure and the delectable cream sauce. That said, our starter of calamari, served with a generous portion of rocket salad, was a little disappointing and unevenly battered. The size of the calamari was rather miniscule too. The servers were friendly, and ready to accommodate our whims and fancies. If the cozy setting and inexpensive menu do not draw us back, the unpretentious service will.

Venue Details
Address: Tavolo, #P3-07 Millenia Walk, PARCO Marina Bay, 9 Raffles Blvd., Singapore, 069613 Singapore
Phone: 6423-1123
Area: Marina Bay
Cuisine: Northern Italian
Price Range: $$
Open since: December, 2006
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm, 6-10:30pm; Sat 6-11pm
Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Cross St., Takeaway available
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