To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Mondo Mio at Roberson Quay has introduced several off-the-menu items and a newly revamped menu! Diners can get to sample this selection through a four-course set menu priced at $45 per person from now till 15 December 2016.
We started with the Insalata di Baccala ed Agrumi ($16), which is a salad made of bay leaf steamed cod with grapefruit, mandarin, kiwi and orange olive oil. I like how the fish retained its juices and yet is filled with the desired flavours of the leaf. However, the acidity of the citrus fruits can be quite overpowering.
Next, we had the Rosoni Di Zucchine alla Griglia Ripieni ($14), a favourite of mine. Honestly, this dish of mozzarella and ham wrapped around with grilled zucchini served with mint béchamel did not look like much, but it was delicious! There was a slightly nutty and smoky aroma to the dish.
Pizza & Pasta
Nothing says Italian more than excellent pizza! Pizza con Ruola Pesto ($22), Chef’s homemade pizza dough topped with wild rocket pesto, mozzarella, salami, ricotta and cherry tomatoes. While the base was arugula instead of basil, it was surprisingly not as bitter as I had expected. The chef did manage to balance the flavours very well in this dish.
The highlight of the dinner is the Tagliatelle Fatte in Casa con Crema di Melanzane e Cicale ($26). Homemade tagliatelle with eggplant sauce with sautéed crayfish. I do not like eggplant, but this was exquisite.
Gnocchetti in Salsa di Scampi, Zafferano e Gamberoni ($28). Homemade gnocchetti in scampi salsa with saffron and huge ass prawns! The addition of seafood stock gave the pasta a strong umami flavour.
Scaloppine al Marsala ($24). Pounded veal fillets with Marsala red wine sauce and roasted vegetables. The meal is very tender as the veal is no more than five months old.
The dessert item that has impressed many is the Pistachio Tiramisu ($12). Mascarpone cheese infused with pistachio paste, sponge fingers soaked in Baileys and Sicilian pistachios.
30 Robertson Quay
Tel: 6736 2503
Opens daily from 1130-1430 & 1730-2200hrs
Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay Station (Northeast Line)