The Da Paolo Group has just opened a Ristorante at Holland Village, the third concept there after its Gastronomia and Pizza Bar. Therefore it is not too far-fetched to say that Chip Bee Gardens has almost become a Da Daolo stretch.
Slightly different from the original Ristorante at Club Street, this branch is a perfect blend with Holland Village’s charm with an outdoor al fresco area and rustic ambience. This is what I call “Boutique Italian Dining” which serves authentic homemade pasta and risotto dishes honed by Chef Gleb Snegin.
Many of you have a love-hate relationship with squid ink pasta, but Da Paolo’s Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia ($26.00) would change your impression very positively. Their version is made by squeezing out fresh ink from squid in their very own kitchen, boosting a strong sea-tang flavour. While this spaghetti may leave black stains on your lips, I loved the addictive cheesy touch.
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Da Paolo Ristorante (Holland Village)
44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-56 Chip Bee Gardens, Tel: +65 6476 1332
Opening Hours: Mon–Sun: 11.30am–2.30pm, 6.30pm–10.30pm
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Can You Name The Pastas
My first experience with Da Paolo was a takeaway tiramisu in a plastic container from Gastronomia. That blew me away. So did the crisp cheesy pizzas. You may have wondered where did Da Paolo come from?
The Da Paolo group had its beginnings since 1989, opened at Tanjong Pagar during a time when there were only few established Italian restaurants in Singapore. More than 2 decades later, 5 gourmet delis, 3 restaurants, 2 themed bars and 1 dessert shop later, this home grown brand is known for its high quality and authentic upmarket Italian fare.
I had the chance to speak to Francesca, daughter of Paolo and Judie Scarpa who first started the humble Trattoria Da Paolo. We met at Gastronomia where she was comfortably introducing the assortment of pizzas and pretty little desserts, in an elegant blue dress with European poise.
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Francesca (extreme left) with her staff
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