From time to time, my hubby and I try to make time for a date night. Since we are a parent of two young kids and living in Singapore which is known for having a high cost of living, my hubby made a little research on affordable romantic restaurants. He sent me a lists of those and I complied it my trusty Evernote. My obssesive-compulsive trait decided to go through the lists in a chronological order. The first one up is Pasta Brava.
It was wasn’t hard to find Pasta Brava. It is found in the Craig Road, a walking distance from Tanjong Pagar MRT. Pasta Brava is owned by a former hotelier, Rolando Luceri, who started operations of the quaint Italian restaurant in 1993.
Entering the two-storey restaurant, you feel like you are suddenly in Italy which the whole place charmingly resembles a charming old restaurant inn, with dark woods, dim lights, big paintings on the wall and a lot of maroon motif all over. I love the nice touch of having white paper table linens for those dining to write on whatever they want with colored chalks.
We were offered a bread basket while checking on the menu.
Hubby got the classics Fettuccine Alla Carbonara ($23.00) which contains bacon, onions, egg yolk, white wine and creamy sauce. It didn’t disappoint with its taste and perfect aldente texture of the fettuccine. Though the portions are too small for its price.
My husband got a beer to pair it with his pasta.
Since I was on my vegetarian phase which comes and going in waves, I got the Sformato Di Melanzane Alla Parmigiana ($17.00). This is actually an appetite but it was filling enough for me. This is made of oven-glazed eggplant. My favorite vegetable! It is coated by tomato sauce, parmesan and mozzarella. I am surprisingly delighted with my choice.
We end out night with a sweet note by having the most delicious Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream. It was absolute perfection with its warm yummy fudge oozing out of it moist chocolate cocoon and eated together with the cold vanilla-licious ice cream.
It was a great night for us. Do you any other suggestions for affordable date night places we should try? Do comment below.
11 Craig Rd, Singapore 089671
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Website: Pasta Brava
Facebook: Pasta Brava