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Italiannies Pasta Pizza & Vino (revisited)

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As promised, we did visit Italiannies a second time, for the free dessert, as well as their main courses.

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary bread was served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The two kinds of bread were served slightly warm. One had a faint herb taste (and rather bland) while the other was a conventional baguette. Nothing too extraordinary about the bread.

Cheese Gnocchi

Cheese Gnocchi

Cheese Gnocchi

Cheese Gnocchi

Cheese Gnocchi – Potato dumplings served in a creamy blend of five cheeses cream sauce. On first glance, the gnocchi do look like maggots. Somehow, the presentation of the dish wasn’t very appetizing and attractive. Taste wise, the potato dumplings were very bland. There was barely any taste of potatoes, rather they were more like chewy starch dumplings. The five cheese sauce was strong in flavour and pretty savoury. This was the saving grace of the dish.

Italiannies Vegetable Calzone

Italiannies Vegetable Calzone

Italiannies Vegetable Calzone

Italiannies Vegetable Calzone

Italiannies Vegetable Calzone – Italiannies’ special folded pizza with mozzarella cheese, mushrooms and mixed vegetables. Strangely, the fillings within the calzone wasn’t warm, yet the outer crust was pretty warm and a little charred. The fillings included mushrooms, olives, pickled cabbage, cucumbers and carrots. The carrots weren’t cooked thoroughly, hence they exuded the raw crunchiness. The amount of mozzarella cheese was very little such that there were times we suspected that there was no cheese in the first place. The outer crust was slightly oily as olive oil had been drizzled on it prior to serving.  The faint herb taste made the crust delectable. The accompanying tomato puree was sour and was a good dip for the calzone as the fillings alone was rather bland.

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

According to the waiter, the free dessert was the peanut butter pie. Italiannies was pretty flexible in allowing us to opt for a different dessert of our choice.  Our choice was Tiramisu – Lady finger cookies dipped in liqueur & espresso coffee with layers of creamy mascarpone icing and topped with dark chocolate powder. Italiannies’ Tiramisu has got to be one of the better Tiramisu versions around. The Tiramisu was very smooth and literally melted in our mouths. The best part was the generous addition of coffee liqueur. Every single time we forked out a piece of Tiramisu, coffee liqueur would be oozing out from the bottom layers. It was an absolute delight!

Italiannies Pasta Pizza & Vino
#01-02, TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road

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Written by foodphd

May 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Posted in Desserts, Italian

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  1. […] the Tiramisu failed to impress us. The liqueur taste was sorely missing and hence compared to Italiannies, the Tiramisu, which was rather mild in flavour, paled in comparison. There was also barely any […]


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