Service with a Heart at Lucca's Trattoria, Robertson Walk
The cosy setting
Lucca’s Trattoria is the place to go to if you are looking for simple, no frills, down-to-earth Tuscan food. Established in November 2015, this 4-month old restaurant offers traditional home-cooked cuisine from Lucca, a city in Tuscany. The menu consists of predominantly pastas, pizzas and risottos and some main courses which have been adjusted to suit the local palate. We noticed the absence of game meats, rabbit and salted cod which are usually common in Tuscan cuisine. The décor is tasteful with brick walls, red checked table-cloths, wooden furniture and a modest open kitchen. Ambience is cosy making one feel at home the minute you step into the restaurant. The wait staff were warm and courteous too.
Baked portobello mushrooms
For a start, go for the baked portobello mushrooms ($13) drizzled with extra olive oil, then topped with shaved parmesan and side sprinkles of prosciutto crumbs and sun-kissed tomatoes. The different flavours blend together harmoniously, satisfying even the most jaded of palates.
The quintessential favourites such as the pastas, pizzas and risottos are very popular with dinner. We had the marinara pasta ($25) which was generously topped with fresh seafood and steeped in a tangy tomato based sauce. It was appetising but the sauce was not robust enough.
The fungi risotto ($21) prepared with four types of mushrooms and parmesan was tasty but I found the sauce a little too watery. A creamier sauce would have delivered more satisfaction.
Spinach and ricotta ravioli
The spinach and ricotta ravioli ($23) is skilfully prepared in a creamy mortadella and mushroom sauce. The ravioli is flavourful and will appeal to diners desiring richer flavours.
Meat aficionados will be delighted by the Bistecca (grilled rib-eye steak 200g - $34), which is prepared in marsala gravy and served with truffle fries The beef is perfectly grilled and accented with the marsala gravy which provides remarkable depth of flavour.
A good meal is not complete without desserts. Conclude your dining experience with the classic tiramisu ($10) and the interesting selection of home-made gelato ($7/$8.5).
The cosy interior
Lucca’s Trattoria is a good place to chill out and indulge in a meal with your loved ones. On weekdays, the restaurant offers set lunch priced at an unbeatable price of $15 nett. The food may not be truly authentic as some of the dishes have been adjusted to suit the local palate. There were also some hits and misses, however, the service made up for it.
Baby André Aaron and me
It is located at 11 Unity Street, #01-12 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995. For reservations, please call 6235 4049. For more information, please visit here.