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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe is a hidden gem tucked away in Hillview District serving authentic Italian cuisine using quality ingredients. Many times when we were having breakfast just at the stretch of shophouses, we spoke about making plans here and finally we are here.

Cacio e Pepe
From words of mouth, we knew that pasta here was something that we should not give a miss and even before entering the restaurant, the number of articles plastered on their glass door had revealed several media reports. You will be surprise that in this quiet area, the 50 pax restaurant during night time is lively. Due to our impromptu decision (as always), we did not make any reservation and was "punished" to take the non reserved seat at the Alfresco area way back into the restaurant.

Before Blue Hours at Alfresco Area
Though it was equip with powerful fan blowing towards us, the weather was still very hot and humid.

Blue Hours at Alfresco Area
While waiting for our order, toasts was efficiently served with vinegar and oil on the wooden board.

Starters
Soup of the day was cream of broccoli with a piece of fried cheese tucked by the side of it. There was moderate taste of greens here luckily and was quite appetizing indeed.

Zuppa Del Giorno - Soup of the Day - $8
Quite a number of pasta item on the menu was recommended by staff on duty and the method of preparation of Linguine al Cartoccio as explained by her had impressed us. Pasta was cooked to al dente perfection with seafood like crayfish, mussel, clams, calamari, prawns and home made marinara sauce and was then placed in a baking bag and baked.

Linguine al Cartoccio - $24
The 2nd part of the preparation (baking) actually brings out the rich flavours of the sea. I came to realise this when the baking paper was opened right in front of my eyes.

Seen the seafood ingredients?

The hitting sound of meat from the kitchen had indeed make the pork loin tender breaking the fibres in the meat.
Scaloppine di Maiaie alla Romana (Pan Fried Pork with Mozzarella) - $24
Besides being a thin slice and tender, it uniqueness comes with the combination of Mozzarella cheese, parma ham and sage accompanied with potatoes and mix salad.

Tender Pork
 We didnt get the chance to try out their pizza as they mentioned that the kitchen could not cope with the efficiency during crowded timing. Thus we ended up ordering desserts before we bid good bye.

Tiramisu - $12
Couple with Cocoa Powder and yummy pillow soft mascapone cheese. Every mouthful of the dessert is to die for!

Tiramisu
 You get a tinge of zesty citrus flavour in between the taste of cheese and cappuccino here.

Another spoonful
 With 3 distinctive texture, you get to enjoy the middle portion of the dessert without soaking up with Cappacino and got a good taste of the spongy madness. Totally Yummy!

Layers of Tiramisu
Service was professional and friendly. Our ice water was promptly topped up even though we were the only customers in the Alfresco area. Too bad that we did not get to try the pizza this time, I guess I will be back for them!

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Cacio e Pepe
Location: Bamboo Grove Park, 3 Chu Lin Road Singapore 669890