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Otto Locanda

Otto Locanda

An Italian wave has swept the shores of Singapore as one after another of these Italian restaurants start popping out. Being the offspring of the famous Otto Ristorante located at The Red Dot Traffic Building, Otto Locanda enters the Italian cuisine scene with high expectations.

Bread

Bread

Warm bread with a crunchy outer crust and an inner fluffy centre kicked start our dinner at Otto Locanda.

Baked layers of Melanzane alla Parmigiana tomato, parmesan cheese and mozzarella

Baked layers of Melanzane alla Parmigiana tomato, parmesan cheese and mozzarella

Baked layers of Melanzane alla Parmigiana tomato, parmesan cheese and mozzarella ($20) –  The parmigiana wasn’t all too impressive. There wasn’t sufficient melted cheese to bind the entire dish together. It seemed like we were eating sliced eggplants with tomato sauce. It wasn’t cheesy enough, nor bursting with flavours.

Potato Gnocchi al Gorgonzola with Baby Spinach Leaves

Potato Gnocchi al Gorgonzola with Baby Spinach Leaves

Potato Gnocchi al Gorgonzola with Baby Spinach Leaves ($24) – The gnocchi was too soft for our liking; it wasn’t cooked al dente, and was simply just mushy and lacked the chewiness we were hoping for. The accompanying sauce was toward the bland side and wasn’t rich and flavourful enough. But surprisingly, hidden amongst the gnocchi were small cubes of Gorgonzola, which were bursting with the characteristic strong flavours of blue cheese. The baby spinach leaves, having been deep fried, were more fragrant and crispy. On the whole, the gnocchi lacked taste and didn’t have the right texture.

The servings at Otto Locanda are pretty small, so do be prepared to order more if you are a big eater. Our dining experience at Otto Locanda was far from good, with disappointing dishes. There wasn’t much depth in terms of flavour and texture in the dishes and for the prices we paid, we would be better off dining elsewhere.

Otto Locanda
#01-03, Maxwell Chambers
32 Maxwell Road

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Written by foodphd

April 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

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