Al Borgo is the sort of place that you will frequent if you live close to Bukit Timah Road. The restaurant, or trattoria as it is known in Italy, is homely, friendly and a delight to be in. It feels like you are at a friend’s place enjoying a nice home cooked meal. The place works brilliantly for a casual dinner with friends but will also rise to the challenge of a special night out. Heart-shaped pizza was on offer on Valentine’s Day! The cooking is impeccable and the ingredients are fresh.
The walls are pale yellow, rustically decorated with random red exposed bricks, pictures of Napoli and bottles of wine – feels like Italy. It was brilliant seated next to the window at the back of the restaurant on a sunny afternoon… Looking out to the beautifully manicured garden of Alocassia Apartments. There are also plenty of alfresco seating to enjoy a lovely dinner.
The sausage cheese pasta (Orecchiette con Formaggi e Salsiccia) is what you would order if you want a wholesome meal. One where you will chow down after a satisfying workout in the gym, or a run in Botanic Garden or just because you think you deserve it. It came with interesting looking shell-shaped pasta. The pasta was soft, the cheese sauce was rich and creamy and the sausage was meaty and flavoursome. It was the perfect wholesome pasta. There is also a nice sprinkle of parsley to top it off. The portion was healthy, so be prepared to be in food-coma after it.
The Diavola (tomato, mozzarella cheese and salami) pizza came with a thin crust which was light and crispy. Fresh from the oven, the aroma from the cooked mozzarella cheese and salami made me drool….. slurp! There was good balance of saltiness from the cheese and pepperoni with the sweetness and sourness from the tomato base sauce. It is like a good packet of “Sunkissed Tomato flavoured Lay’s potato crisps”.
This place certainly didn’t disappoint. I’ll be back soon to try the rest of the menu.
This place is kids friendly with plenty of child seats.
383 Bukit Timah Road, #01-02 Alocassia Apartments
+65 6737 3546