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“Quiet (a bit out of the way) location, reasonable food, but a little pricey” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta
5B Portsdown Rd., #01-03, Singapore 139311, Singapore
6479 9521
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Ranked #551 of 7,410 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: European, Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Owned and operated by the Massimini brothers, Giuseppe and Chef Loris, Pietrasanta is an getaway to relax, chill out and enjoy palate-tempting Tuscan-inspired dishes that have drawn followers coming back for more.
Singapore
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“Quiet (a bit out of the way) location, reasonable food, but a little pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

If only Tripadvisor would allow 3 1/2 stars! Ate in September. Quiet, slightly difficult to get to restaurant located in the west side of Singapore, near the education/scientific area known as Biopolis. The restaurant is located in a verdant, leafy area redolent of the old colonial heydays of British rule, and you almost forget that you are in one of the most densely populated cities in SE Asia. Arrived on Friday evening and all indoor seats were long gone. Parking was difficult on Friday, having to park on the residential verges. We were greeted on arrival and shown to corner (outside) table. It wasn't particularly hot that night, but you might be troubled by the sound of passing traffic. We tried: antipasta (OK), cheese, black pig belly (nice, but rich), duck legs stewed in red wine and raisins (herby), osso bucco (hmm- OK, but was hoping for more subtle rich flavours), lamb shank (well, what can you say about lamb shank?). Dessert was shared tiramisu (nice!) and lime sorbet (exceedingly sour). Wines were expensive, even by Singapore standards, and the overall meal was slightly expensive for the food we received. Service was friendly and efficient, even though they did forget our second order of bread.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Simple Italian, nice setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for fine cuisine, go elsewhere
If you are looking for a pleasant time, enjoy!
The setting is nice if you are in the courtyard (no outside noise) . The food is simple but good except for deserts. Share a mozzarella di buffala, then have some pasta or a pizza...

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hit & miss”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The setting (ask for a table on the veranda or better still the courtyard at the back) was promising but the delivery was inconsistent and the staff...strange: equipped with walkie talkie earphones to relay orders to the kitchen and kitted out in maroon colour blazers they remind me of check in personnel of a budget airline, and they behaved just so - impersonal and diffident. The anitpasti were ok to good. Try the burratta if it's on and the focaccia bread. Run of the mill mains with defrosted boar sugo reminded of a ready meal. Pizza was ok and the house wine expensive for the quality...might return for antipasti and then leave. Ah! The coffee - a disgrace for an Italian restaurant! Vergogna!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Another Super Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

HAd lunch yesterday at Pietrasanta...this place never disappoints...great smooth service...they always accomodate my request for fresh anchovies which are not on the menu. Squid cooked perfectly as was the sea bream and osso bucco. FInished with their chocolate tart..excellent. premuim red house wine by the glass..all good

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Good Lunch Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Good lunch menu with a variety of voices to suit all tastes. Good selection of wine. Prices a little high for lunch but we had a pleasant time all te same. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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