Saturday, December 16, 2023

Chicco Pasta Bar @ Telok Ayer Street - Top Quality Homemade Pasta at Affordable Price Point By Chef Drew Nocente and Chef Jose Alonso


Nestled in the former space of The Market Grill, Chicco Pasta Bar emerges as a collaboration between Chef Drew Nocente from CENZO and Chef Jose Alonso from Kulto. Born from the desire to offer top-quality homemade pasta at an affordable price point. During a recent dinner escapade with a friend, we explored the palate-pleasing wonders of this new establishment.

Cauliflower 4.5/5

Our dinner commenced with the Cauliflower ($12), a dish that showcased the skilful use of the pit to give the cauliflower a perfect char. The exterior boasted a delightful crispness, harmonising with the crunch of each bite. Adding to its appeal was a tantalising garlic chilli sauce that heightened the overall enjoyment of this simple yet flavourful dish.

Stracciatella, Peppers & Onion Focaccia 4.2/5

For the Focaccia, we opted for the Stracciatella, Peppers & Onion variation ($12). It proved an excellent choice, with the creamy stracciatella spread over the focaccia, adorned with sweet peppers, onions, and a generous shaving of cheese. A harmonious medley of textures and flavours that set the stage for the pasta delights to come.

Fusilli 4.2/5

Transitioning to the heart of Chicco Pasta Bar—the pasta—we delved into the Fusilli ($20). This dish showcased pasta with a delectable bite, intertwined with the robust flavours of Mushrooms and Nduja (pork sausage). A marriage of textures and tastes that exemplified the culinary craftsmanship at play.

Mafaldine 4.5/5

Introducing a new addition to the menu, the Mafaldine ($24) replaced the lobster spaghetti. Despite initial disappointment over the absence of visible Spanner Crab, each forkful revealed a pleasant surprise. The sweet crab meat, expertly blended with a creamy bisque sauce, provided a luxurious mouthful. The dish embodied a symphony of flavours, delivering on the promise of a robust crustacean experience.

Chicco Pasta Bar unfolds as a haven for pasta enthusiasts, where the commitment to quality and affordability converges. With its artful fusion of flavours and dedication to handcrafted excellence, this pasta bar is poised to become a staple for those seeking a taste of artisanal Italian delights.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Chicco Pasta Bar
208 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068642
Tel: +65 8468 8146
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line), Telok Ayer (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 1130am - 10pm

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit G. Turn left and walk down Telok Ayer Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Telok Ayer MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Telok Ayer Street. Turn left onto Telok Ayer Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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