Monday 24 October 2016

Mondo Mio, Authentic Italian Cuisine @ Robertson Quay

After being around in Singapore for more than a decade, Mondo Mio is no stranger in serving up hearty Italian cuisine along the river at Robertson Quay. To celebrate their 10 years, Mondo Mio has introduced a collection of off-the-menu specials on top of a freshly revamped menu, to showcase the flavours of Southern Italy.

In light of it's 10th anniversary, you can look forward to a selection of signatures in a celebratory 4-course set menu priced at S$45 per person. This worth value set will be available from 25th September to 15th December 2016.

Here at Mondo Mio, I was exposed to a variety of Italian dishes that I'd never imagine it exist, indeed Italian cuisine is definitely more than just pizza and pasta. For starters, here is Insalata di Baccala ed Agrumi S$16. This delicate dish consist of bay leaf steamed cod with grapefruit, mandarin, kiwi and orange olive oil. A true starter - a balance of sweet and salty kind of taste to first whet your appetite.

With a wide assortment of appetizers, here is Rosoni Di Zucchine alla Griglia Ripieni S$14. Think grilled smoky rolls of zucchini wrapped around mozzarella, caramelized onions and ham, served with mint bechamel. (*In Set Menu)

What's Italian cuisine without pasta right? Here's the limited edition Tagliatelle Fatte in Casa con Crema di Melanzane e Cicale S$26. Flat noodles are toss in eggplant sauce, tomato and basil, then crowned with sautéed crayfish. Had no idea the sauce was totally made from eggplant, interestingly it turns out pleasant. (*In Set Menu)

A new addition to the ala carte menu - Gnocchetti in Salsa di Scampi, Zafferano e Gamberoni S$28. Shell-like pasta tossed in a rich sauce flavored with scampi, Chef's special seafood stock and it is then topped with grilled prawns. I like this combination than the previous, this was rather delectable. (*In Set Menu)

Apart from pasta, there are also pizzas where the dough is made in-house. The crowd pleaser is the Pizza con Rucola Pesto S$22, where a piquant spread of homemade rocket and roasted pine nut pesto sits beneath discs of salami, ricotta, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. Love the hand-stretch dough, fluffy with a crisp exterior.

For meat loves, the Scaloppine al Marsala S$24 would be an option for you. This off-the-menu special is prepared by pounding fillets of veal, it is thin and tender, glazed with a luscious red wine sauce. (*In Set Menu)

The best thing about Italian desserts are the interesting ingredients used in them, like this Cannoli Siciliani con Pera e Ricotta $12 (3 pieces). This delicate and crunchy Italian pastry is filled with ricotta, chantilly cream and diced pear, then garnished with caramelized walnuts. Consume it as a whole with different textures. (*In Set Menu)

The highlight for desserts - such as the Pistachio Tiramisu $12. I have had numerous tiramisu but having a pistachio tiramisu is definitely a first. The mascarpone cheese are infused with pistachio paste and sponge fingers soaked perfectly in bailey's, then sprinkle with chopped Sicilian pistachios. Indeed it was an eye opener.

Dining at Mondo Mio is no doubt a relaxed affair, experiencing Italian cuisine while the candlelit al fresco tables. After which, a post-meal stroll by the nearby Riverwalk would make a great date night too. Mondo Mio is typically known for their handmade pasta as well as thin-crust Italian pizzas. If this makes your taste bud tingling with excitement, the affordable 4-course set menu priced at S$45 per person would be ideal. Overall, a decent and hearty Italian affair.

Mondo Mio
#01-02A Riverside View
30 Robertson Quay
Singapore 238251
Tel: 6736 2503
Lunch: 11am - 2pm daily
Dinner: 6pm - 1030pm daily

*This was an invited media tasting.

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