Ravello is a simple, cosy Italian restaurant tucked away from the main hustle and bustle of Serangoon Gardens. But don’t let outside fool you! Ravello serves superb Italian dishes and is one of the places I would want to come back again even if I have to battle the dire parking situation around that area!
Antipasti Della Casa – I’m not a cold cuts fan but I really liked this platter. The intensity of the flavors and rich texture, paired with very good olives (one had a taste of bacon and the other flavored with anchovies, very nice!), olive oil and bread, made an excellent start to the evening. All the ladies at the table ditched the diet and dived into the platter.
Caprese – Fresh Burrata (fresh Mozzarella) cheese from Andria (Apulia), sliced tomatoes, dressed with basil, EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and truffle infused oil. I loved the soft stringy texture of this fresh cheese (wayyyyy better than the thick curds from supermarkets) and it went very well with the flavored oil. A must try for cheese lovers!
Ravello’s does a very good job of their pastas!
Cartoccio Amalfitano – If you are wondering why the linguine is wrapped in a foil, that is because this dish is oven-baked in tomato seafood sauce. The dish was full of clam flavor and the al dente pasta had absorbed the delicious seafood sauce. A nice and light seafood pasta!
My absolute favorite for the night, the Pappardelle Allo Stracotto Di Capretto – Home-made flat broad pasta (Pappardelle) with goat ragout (9 hours slow braised). This dish is full of flavor, the pasta is light (even though it looks thick) and every bite with the gravy-like goat meat sauce leaves you wanting more. I am so hungry just thinking of this dish right now…. :O
Pesce Alla Griglia – Fresh grilled catch of the day served with green salad and potatoes. I thought the fish was a bit dry, so I went for the potatoes instead which was moist and tasted very nice.
This was a specially arranged dish with the house, the huge Florentina is T-bone steak served with green salad and potato puree (very shiok!). I would have preferred the meat to be slightly more well-done, although by this time we were so full we had to roll out of the restaurant with our bloated tummies.
Overall a great Italian experience, and I’m surprised there is not much talk about this place. The food here is of really good quality (and reasonable prices at this standards) compared to run-of-the-mill so-called “Italian” food around town.
Overall Rating : 8/10
Address : 14B, Kensington Park Road, Serangoon Garden Estate, S557265
Tel: 6287 7330
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Update June ’15 – Closed