The Da Paolo Group has just opened a Ristorante at Holland Village, the third concept there after its Gastronomia and Pizza Bar. Therefore it is not too far-fetched to say that Chip Bee Gardens has almost become a Da Daolo stretch.
Slightly different from the original Ristorante at Club Street, this branch is a perfect blend with Holland Village’s charm with an outdoor al fresco area and rustic ambience. This is what I call “Boutique Italian Dining” which serves authentic homemade pasta and risotto dishes honed by Chef Gleb Snegin.
Many of you have a love-hate relationship with squid ink pasta, but Da Paolo’s Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia ($26.00) would change your impression very positively. Their version is made by squeezing out fresh ink from squid in their very own kitchen, boosting a strong sea-tang flavour. While this spaghetti may leave black stains on your lips, I loved the addictive cheesy touch.
Da Paolo Ristorante (Holland Village)
44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-56 Chip Bee Gardens, Tel: +65 6476 1332
Opening Hours: Mon–Sun: 11.30am–2.30pm, 6.30pm–10.30pm