Sunday, June 10, 2007

Buono!

27 Lichfield Road
Tel: 6733-5646
www.buonopizzabar.com

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If you like Italian food for these reasons for the main reason of the family-comfort feel, Buono is perfect.

The first thing that you will probably notice is the leopard print slip covers that are on a random number of chairs among the eclectic selection of furniture. They are really cheesy, but (and I hate to admit this) I really like them. To me, it gives the whole place some character and a very unpretentious feel about it.

The second thing I liked about it is the personality, Chef Salvatore Buono. He has got a warm smile and is personable. And he makes good food!

The menu is rather large. On our first visit, to the amusement of Chef who took our orders, we ordered a hodgepodge of dishes from all sections of the menu: calamari, seafood soup, sausage platter, buono pizza, curry seafood pasta and lamb rack with gorgonzola sauce.If you want to go all out and have an antipasti, a first course, second, side and dessert or either just a serving of pasta or pizza, the menu is large and flexible to accommodate your preferences.

Take note that the kitchen includes a fire wood oven, produces lovely fresh bread and thin crusted pizzas, hence this place already has the right foundation to be a good pizzabar.

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The menu has accents of Salvatore’s imagination. The signature buono pizza, topped with both mozzarella and cream, along with sausages and rocket is deluxe comfort food, but a little too heavy for me to stomach on my own, so have this but share this. Intriguing ‘fusion’ dishes such as the curry seafood pasta, spaghetti along with a generous portion of prawns and scallops is tossed in a mild creamy curry sauce, is again comforting and perhaps a potential differential dish for the restaurant.

Along side the more imaginative and distinctive menu items, Buono also present good versions of familiar and classic dishes. The fried calamari, simple but well fried to produce a good crisp with no odours of stale oil is good, and their seafood soup that they should hold up with pride is simple divine.

The food is good enough reason to go back, and another good reason is that the prices for a good meal here will not break the bank. What I like most about this place is that it has got a nature of a good friend. This place is not stocked with designer furniture or starched white table cloths for that matter, but its down-to-earth nature and the personality has got my attention, and I think this is one of those places that I’m going to make mine.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Qn:
How did u chance upon this place?
I live near the serangoon gdns area (braddell) and frequent it but i wld never ever have looked at Lichfield Rd for an eatery...
Do tell :P

~tery~

12:24 AM  
Anonymous The Cooking Ninja said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I've been out of Singapore for so long that I'm out of touch what are the new restaurants in town to check out whenever I'm home which is once a year sadly. I'm yearning for some good Italian and Japanese food.

2:49 AM  
Blogger joone! said...

tery: My brother read a review about it.. someone discovered it first :)

the cooking ninja: thanks for stopping by!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Amrita said...

Heya! Nice blog.

May I link you to my food blog? hehe. Thanks

9:17 PM  
Anonymous cindy said...

I bet it was my blog teehee..

9:06 PM  

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