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a³ Bistro and Bar

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a³ Bistro and Bar

a³ Bistro and Bar

A new Italian casual eatery along Bukit Timah, a³ Bistro and Bar is headed by the ex-group executive chef of the Da Paolo Group. serves a good range of appetizers, pasta and pizza, all at very reasonable prices. We ordered the Gorgonzola Pizza ($17) and Gratinata ($18).

Gorgonzola Pizza

Gorgonzola Pizza

Gorgonzola Pizza – 12-inch pizza with mozzarella cheese, gorgonzola, caramelized onion and crispy bacon. The crust of the pizza was a good intermediate between the crispy wafer-thin crust and the thicker bread-like crust pizza. The layer of mozzarella cheese was pretty thick and generous, contributing to the saltiness of the pizza. The gorgonzola, an Italian blue cheese, was slightly bitter, with a more pungent flavour. The gorgonzola and caramelized onions were not well spread throughout the entire pizza, hence there were certain areas which were slightly more bitter, and other areas sweeter. The pizza, on the whole, was a very satisfying and hearty treat! We would definitely return for other flavours.

Gratinata

Gratinata

Gratinata – oven baked short pasta with bacon, Italian sausage, egg plant, scarmoza cheese, tomato and touch of cream. The short pasta came in a pink sauce – a mixture of tomato and cream. The sauce was thick and viscous and packed with flavours. The egg plant had an oily taste to it, and we suspected that it had been pan-fried with olive oil prior to its addition into the pasta. The Italian sausage had a slight tinge of spiciness, but generally, its taste had been overpowered by the accompanying pink sauce. The lumps of scarmoza cheese atop the pasta was very thick and simply enveloped our entire mouth.

For reasonably priced Italian food at a family-friendly location, do give Bistro and Bar a try.

Bistro and Bar
881 Bukit Timah Road

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Written by foodphd

September 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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