• Jennifer Yeo

Wholesome, Traditional Italian Cuisine at Pasta Brava

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 At Pasta Brava on Christmas Eve


Pasta Brava is renowned for serving authentic, rustic cuisine since the restaurant opened in 1992. Established by Rolando Luceri, former Hotelier with over 40 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, the restaurant has garnered multiple awards and achieved prominence in the food and beverage scene.


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 The interior of the restaurant


Located in a two storey shop house along Craig Road, the restaurant exudes the cosy ambience of a Tuscan home. The menu is not extensive but food stays consistent over the past two decades. Service is warm, friendly and attentive. Although, many Italian restaurants have sprouted up over the years, Pasta Brava stays close to my heart.


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Ribollita di verdure con pesto (double-boiled vegetables soup flavoured with pesto)


To start your meal on a refreshing note, tuck into the healthy ribollita di verdure con pesto (double-boiled vegetables soup flavoured with pesto - $8). This soup is filled with wholesome goodness and delivers heartiness in every mouthful.


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Linguine regina del mare (linguine with prawns, clams, scallops, squid, crayfish, garlic and tomato sauce


Satiate your palate with the luxurious flavours of linguine regina del mare (linguine with prawns, clams, scallops, squid, crayfish, garlic and tomato sauce -$23). This pasta oozes the sweet, gentle aromas of fresh seafood and is guaranteed to entice the palate of even the most discerning connoisseur.


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 Yummy spaghetti anacapri di cartoccio (spaghetti with crayfish, garlic, herbs and tomato sauce served in parchment paper


Tease your taste-buds with the flavourful spaghetti anacapri di cartoccio (spaghetti with crayfish, garlic, herbs and tomato sauce served in parchment paper -$23). This tantalising spaghetti is a sensuous treat and leaves one craving for more.


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Pappardelle al ragu d’anatra con funghi (pappardelle with ragout of duckling and mushroom)


Another dish that incites gastronomic desire is the pappardelle al ragu d’anatra con funghi (pappardelle with ragout of duckling and mushroom). This formidable combination enraptures your senses and makes your dining experience unforgettable.


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Tiramisu al mascarpone, e caffe (traditional Italian cheese cake with mascarpone cheese, coffee and strega liqueur


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Crespelle (Italian crepes)


To end the meal, intoxicate your senses with the rich, intense flavours of tiramisu al mascarpone, e caffe (traditional Italian cheese cake with mascarpone cheese, coffee and strega liqueur - $10) or sweeten your palate with crespelle (Italian crepes). The crespelle is stuffed with ice cream and baked till the filling is warm and aromatic. This heavenly dessert leaves one completely subdued and seduced.


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At the restaurant in Nov 2013


Pasta Brava is a good option for lovers of authentic Italian fare. The restaurant operates from 12pm to 2.30pm during lunch on Monday to Saturdays and from 6.30pm to 10.30pm during dinner on Mondays to Saturdays. Pasta Brava is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. For reservations, call 622 7550.

© 2019 by Jennifer Yeo.