Credit to L – the restaurant for our Spiffy Lunch this month was so new that there weren’t any blog reviews up yet!
L, Z and I shared 3 pastas.
Pappardelle with lamb ($22)
Pappardelle with spanner crab ($25)
This was recommended in their write-up in the papers. I saw it as “snapper” crab and wondered what the heck that was until S set me straight. It was a light pasta; the tomato base was not too thick/sour.
Black pasta with chopped prawns, mussels, cuttlefish and chilli ($24)
L actually ordered it for himself, but when the server mentioned that this was the best amongst the pastas, I unashamedly dictated that we were sharing; poor L. We totally agreed with the recommendation and this was our favourite! It was flavourful, briny, with the taste of the sea and a slight hint of red chilli spiciness.
N bucked the pasta trend and ordered a lamb sandwich ($16). It was nicely presented; he finished it all but did comment that his jaw was aching from the chewy bread and meat.
Vanilla panna cotta
Overall, a non-snobbish and cool Italian place with great pastas (though the portions are quite small). Another gem along Tras Street.