Trattoria @ Jalan P Ramlee

August 24, 2009

After having carved its presence in Bali, Medan and Jakarta, this Italian restaurant franchise has set its sights on conquering our city.

The setting is pleasant and the service is friendly, but the food is disheartening.

Ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese & spinach in tomato & bacon sauce. There was barely any stuffing in the ravioli, making this a tedious chore to finish.

Green pappardelle with mushroom sauce. A generous portion, but if you're looking for pasta that's cooked al dente, then it would be wise to look elsewhere.

Linguine with fresh basil sauce and potatoes. A recipe that can usually be relied on for comfort food, but this was bland, watery and seemed indifferently prepared.

Potato gnocchi with mixed cheese sauce. Nearly satisfactory. The texture of the gnocchi was slightly off (too floury and not potatoey enough), but the sauce was well blended.

Tagliolini neri al salmone (black squid ink tagliolini with creamy salmon sauce). Tasted like an uninspired carbonara mixed with an off-putting, overly fishy puree.

Worst of all was the spaghetti vongole (with clams in white wine sauce). The pasta was overcooked to the brink of sogginess, while the clams were miniscule and not quite fresh.

Trattoria Cucina Italiana,
Menara Rohas Perkasa, Jalan P. Ramlee.
Tel: 2163-2368