Burlamacco Ristorante

by - September 26, 2017

Burlamacco Ristorante is no stranger to the Italian restaurant scene in Singapore. It has been around since November 2012 and has been a favorite amongst many for delicious Italian food. If you're curious about the interesting name and the happy clown in the symbol (no, it is not IT), Burlamacco is actually the clown-like figure which presides over the carnival in the Tuscan town of Viareggio, and is the town's mascot. Burlamacco Ristorante is conceptualized and managed by Gabriele Piegaia, a veteran in the business. He started his career working in 1 star michelin star restaurants in Italy, and came to Singapore in 2001 to join Senso.
Food: 5/5
Price: $$$/$$$
(unless you have an Amex Platinum Dining card)
Service: 3/5
Ambience: Classy and prefect for celebrations.
Tip: Get up to 50% with Amex Platinum Dining Credit Card. Set lunch menus at $35++ per person is also available for the CBD folks.
P.S. The plating of the food in this post may look different from the usual because they have nicely portioned each dish into 2 for us.
If you do your research before coming here, you would know that there is a common consensus that there are several must try dishes. I ordered the most popular 3 main dishes, so let me just jump straight in to my favourite of them all.
48Hr Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs with Marsala Wine Sauce - $46
This beef short ribs is simply divine. The meat is so, so tender, it melts in your mouth. The marsala wine sauce is slightly thick, sweet and savoury and a perfect combination with not only the beef but also the mash potatoes.
‘Cacciucco’ Traditional Tuscan Seafood Stew with Garlic Bruschetta - $42
Another crowd favorite, this stew may not be the most filling when eaten alone, but it sure is a festival of flavours. The stew is super comforting (and warm of course) and the tomato based soup is rich with all sorts of seafood flavours. There is also a generous portion of a wide range of seafood (fish, mussels, prawns, LOBSTER).
Home-made Pappardelle with Pork Leg Ragout Marinated 7 Days in Red Wine - $30
What really attracted me to this (over the popular squid ink risotto) is the fact that their pappardelle is home-made. I was really excited to try and see how different home made pasta can be from store bought ones, and I'm glad I gave it a go. The pappardelle isn't too thick or thin and it retains a slight chewiness. Plus it was silky smooth. The pork leg ragout is so, so good and they are really generous with the portion.
I have also tried the Linguine with Boston Lobster Tail in Spicy "Arrabbiata" Sauce ($32) on another visit, and boy was it delicious. But I didn't find it as special as their home-made pappardelle.
You're served with delicious and warm bread at the start and they're my favourite kind- crisp on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside.
As for appetizers, I've tried the Golden Crispy ‘Calamari’ Rings with Arrabbiata Sauce & Fresh Parsley ($26) and Truffle Fries ($14) on my second visit. I have to say the calamari rings are really expensive, but they're delicious with a light crispy batter and delicious arrabiata sauce. There's nothing fancy about their truffle fries though, so you can give it a skip.
All in all, Burlamacco Ristorante will go down in my list as one of my favourite Italian restaurants, seeing as how I went there twice this month (with 1 of them being a celebration for Hen's night). I highly recommend getting the Amex Platinum Dining Credit Card as well to maximize your value for. I actually paid only $70 in total for the above 3 dishes! 
(Note: This is not an ad, this is just me being aunty and sharing the news on discounts) 
Burlamacco Ristorante
Address: 77 Amoy St, Singapore 069896

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