Having chosen the Amalfi’s Beef Carpaccio as my antipasto, I was sure I’d come to the right place. Not only was the carpaccio fresh and tender, it was dressed with a wonderful combination of Worchester, mayonnaise and tuna sauce. The capers added a twist to the pleasant dish. It helped that the thin tenderloin slices came in the right size and texture. The Bruschetta was my next choice and I loved the simplicity of it. It wasn’t overwhelming at all. In fact, the tomato concasse on the crispy toasted bread slices oozed with such sweet juiciness that I simply couldn’t help finishing it in a few seconds. Served with garlic and basil, the bruschetta is an understated delight.
As a fan of lasagnas, I had to try their Lasagna Al Forno. Might I say, this lasagna is in a league of its own. I can honestly say that I’ve never tasted lasagna this good. It’s definitely a classic. The baked pasta was incredibly soft yet firm enough to hold the entire dish together. The Bolognese meat sauce was tasty but not too overpowering. Topped with a fair bit of parmesan cheese and bechamel sauce, this lasagna sent me on a high. This layered package seems to blend so well together that you can’t find anything nasty about it at all. It’s best eaten warm though. You wouldn’t want to have hardened cheese. Amazing stuff.
If you’re a cheese person, you have to try their Gorgonzola pizza. Topped with mozzarella, blue cheese and gorgonzola, this is honestly a back to basics kind of pizza. It comes with a tomato base and the crust was ultimately crispy, just the way I like it. This is how all pizzas should be! They were rather generous with their cheeses too.
Amalfi’s salads are pretty impressive too. I got a taste of their Cilantro con carne salad and liked what I saw. Served with grilled egg plant, garlic and coriander, the seared beef that same with it was chewy and fresh. The sweet onion gave it a certain zing. It certainly helps that their dishes are so well presented. At least they made an effort to give an artistic edge to all their dishes.
Amalfi’s desserts didn’t fail to please either. Their Chocolate Profiteroles were out of this world. The cream was fresh and light while the chocolate ice-cream was irresistible. I found their Bavarese Cheesecake rather unique. It’s not as heavy as the ones you have else where. There’s almost a milky taste to this one. You don’t feel sick after having too much of it. Definitely a must try.
You’ll be pleased to know that Amalfi also has an al fresco area where you can choose to dine by the beautiful Singapore river along Clarke Quay. Be sure to bring along a date to complete the delectable evening. You really don’t have to travel all the way to Italy to taste real Italian food you know?
Amalfi Pizzeria, 3E River Valley Road 01-05 Clarke Quay, Open hours: 08:00 – 23:00, Tel: +65 6883 0620, firstname.lastname@example.org www.lotus-restaurants.com