It was my first time to Parco Marina Bay . My first impression of the mall was – ” Trendy yet Sophisticated ”. Enjoy french toast from Octa Hotel and licking good gelato from Level 1 . Level 2 is fashion paradise! Local Designers showcased their talents here but prices are steep … ^_^. Level 3 is where you can fill your tummy as well as purchase some gifts for X’mas. The restaurants at Level 3 would satisfy your craving for Japanese cuisine – Saboten , Tomi Sushi ,Nantsuttei, Keisuke Tokyo, Grilled Fish Nagato, Ma Maison and an odd one out – Tavolo- Italian cuisine



Tavolo used to be at Boon Tat street and now they moved to a new location at Level 3 of  Parco Marina Bay. The shopping mall which opens it’s door on 31 March 2010 , gave Millenia Walk a refreshing new look. The mall wasn’t crowded due perhaps due to the inaccessible location .

Set lunch menu

Tavolo offers a 3 course set lunch menu which comes with a salad/ soup of the day , pasta or piadina of choice, a dessert and comes with coffee/ tea. The chef strongly recommended the ”Piadina’‘ which is basically Grilled Italian flatbread with toppings ( something like pizza ) and their Homemade Papparadelle with braised rabbit sauce.



Ala-carte menu

The  menu is simple – with a few appetitzers, pastas selections, 5 main courses  and  desserts. Vegetarians out there can enjoy most of the dishes here!



Focaccia bread


The bread had  strong flavours of herbs and black olives bits but was a let down due to the cold and rough texture.



Chef’s special salad ($11++)

The Chef’s special salad was substantially good with generous dried cranberries, avocado , caramelised beets, feta cheese, walnuts, rocket leaves tossed in honey balsamic dressing. I enjoyed the caramelised beets which reminds me of chewing prunes.


Grilled calamari & asparagus ($13 ++)


2 pieces of grilled calamari , bursting with flavours in every bite were served. I can smell the aroma of truffles the moment the dish was served to me. I was informed that the chef added a touch of truffle oil to the calamari …. divine !  The calamari had the perfect texture that I personally preferred but it was a little on the salty side. I wouldn’t mind the saltiness as it was really juicy and the aroma of truffle oil won me over.


Close up

Italian omelette ($15++)



This Italian omelette would satisfy any vegetarian’s dream! Soft, light and fluffy omelette was filled with generous asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes and melted parmesan cheese.The omelette may look simple but it was difficult to handle or cook a perfect omelette as the eggs tend to be overcooked easily but the chef managed to whip up a fluffy omelette. I enjoyed every bit of this omelette !


Verdict: The restaurant was rather quiet and a perfect place for a peaceful meal. Service was prompt and attentive and more importantly, I enjoyed the lunch!

P.S Citibank credit card gets 10% off the bill.



P3-07 Parco Marina Bay

Website: http://www.tavolo.com.sg


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