While looking for the next best thing Batam had to offer me on one of my nightly journeys through it's manic streets, I was fortunate enough to find (hidden behind grapevines no less), Piccola Stella Trattoria.
With a boisterous and friendly "Ciao" from Mino (the owner, chef, host, waiter) my Italian culinary experience in Batam began.
I frequent PST weekly now. The food and staff have not once disappointed me. Staying open an extra 20 min for me one morning (they are open until 2am daily) to pick up a post clubbing take away.
Everything from pizzas to pastas and desserts. To eat in or take away (with delivery to your door anywhere in Batam). And the wine.... I come from South Africa where good wine comes cheap and I miss that here in Batam. Well, not anymore. I usually go there for a Italian Pinot Grigio (only Rp 120 000) and receive complementary garlic bread, a small pizza and a pasta. In other words a complete meal for two with wine. And just to top it off, he then gives you 10% off as well.
This really is not one to miss. I have even arranged my birthday party there next month.
Great inexpensive authentic food! Great authentic hospitality! Great authentic experience!
Italian food like my granny used to make it (had been Italian of course :))!!!
Thanks Mino and crew - a big two thumbs up!
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