Where: 11 Unity Street #01-07 Robertson Walk Singapore 237995
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
If you catch yourself downtown at lunchtime, lost amidst Singapore’s endless offerings of international cuisines (Japanese, Taiwanese, Indian), fret not. When in doubt, Italian food never fails you.
And for good Italian food, there is Mamma Lucia.
Located right in the middle of Robertson Walk’s “foodie” haven, the restaurant offers quality, no-frills Italian dining for the reasonable price of S$30 to 40 per person. You could choose to dine in the restaurant’s cool air-conditioned interiors, or alfresco in the breezy outdoors (and pretend you are in Rome).
All meals are prefaced with a nice serving of home-baked bread, accompanied by three different dips. We recommend you ask for their sweet sautéed onion.
We ordered the Carpaccio Al Funghi, which is raw beef with crushed mushroom, sprinkled with lemon and topped off with rucola or rocket leaves. Daunting as raw beef may sound, the entire dish is a refreshing mix of bitter herby goodness with the taste of parmesan cheese and lemon tang.
For the mains, we liked their Pappardelle (wide flat ribbon pasta) with mushrooms in cream sauce, mainly for its gorgeous, thick and silky cream sauce. The pasta itself should have been al dente (but it was a little overcooked). But the heavenly sauce makes the sin forgivable, so on the whole, the dish still satisfies.
For pizzas, the Salame Piccante is a good choice. The crust is wonderfully thin and flaky, and comes with generous amounts of rich tomato puree, cheese and salami slices.
Finally, you must end your meal with Mamma Lucia’s delicious Tiramisu. The confection leaves a pleasant, lingering coffee aftertaste in your mouth, inviting you to have that second helping.