November, the month where my gastronomical journey begin. It has been the pattern for the last few year and this year is no difference. So we kick start the yum yum session in Peitro.
Located at Seletar Hill Estate off Yio Chu Kang road, near St. Vincent De Paul Church. As there are not much food traffic, the restaurant is quite empty during my visit on Tuesday night. We were actually greeted by Chef Peter Neo when we enter the restaurant. There are indoor and outdoor seating area, but we decided to go for indoor because of my niece. It is cosy, with special menu written on black glass, and nice Italian drawing on the wall.
We start with Burratina Salad, Ceasar Salad, Calamari Fritti. My other half and I are suckers for Burratina salads. We tried this dish first at Etna@Duxton and have been in love with it every since. A simple combo of Burrata Cheese (fresh Italian Cheese, made from Mozzarella and cream), prosciutto, greens, black olives and a dash olive oil. Burrata has a mild and refreshing type of cheese, so the pairing with salty prosciutto really gives it a nice balance. Yummyyy, it is right up there with the pairing of prosciutto with rock-melon.
The Caesar salad is also good. Fresh greens with croutons, cherry tomatoes, chicken breast, generous caesar salad dressing and thinly slices green apple really help to opens up your appetite. The calamari fritti is crispy on the outside and nice, juicy tender on the inside. It is well seasoned and you can just eat it without dipping it with the tomato sauce. It is 'perfectto'.
For Cheese lover, Pizza ai Quattro Formaggi is a must try. The combo of the four type of cheese, really so appetizing. You either love it or hate it. For those that can't stand strong pungent cheese smell, better clear the area and take a walk. Best eaten hot from the oven, don't let it cool down. We actually order this pizza, after our mains, as we find we are not be full from the mains.
For the main I ordered Cannelloni ala Fiorentina (Pasta rolls stuff with mushroom, and parmesan cheese ). Again, not for the cheese faint hearted. It is nice, creamy and cheesy texture really the highlight of the dish. A little kick of parmesan cheese at the end, really the highlight of this dish.
Service is good and efficient. Lunch time promotion 1 for 1 dish, will give you a value for your money.
Overall, it is really a nice place for a meal at any time during the day. Price can be on the upside, but that is what you will expect if you are getting good ingredients. Crowd is manageable and the best part it is near my home. Thanks Chef Peter Neo for opening in the heartland. Really looking forward to my next visit. Ciao !!!
Food / Drink: 8/10
Service : 7/10
Pietro Ristorante Italiano
12 Jalan Kelulut
Website / Facebook: Pietro
Menu : Pietro Menu
Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 23:00
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