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Garibaldi Revisited @ Purvis Street

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Garibaldi was one of the first Italian restaurants that I visited back then and through the years, occasionally I'd make a return and thanks to NS voucher the Hubba had, we scored a 4 course thank you lunch on the government - what a nice touch!

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We were served both bread sticks and this sundried tomato focaccia, both were pretty filling though refills were only offered for focaccia.




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Buffalo Milk Mozzarella with San Marzano Tomatoes and Basil is great if one does not fancy the milky taste that comes with most cheeses. I love cheese appetizers because they are so simple and tasty.





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Parma Ham with Burrata Cheese from Andria, Italy was obviously a clear winner for me. Burrata always gets me weak in the knees with its creamy texture. The only grouse - MORE.


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Penne Carbonara with Pork Ham, Cream, Egg Yolk and Parmesan Cheese


Typically I shy away from cream based pastas because they tend to be an overkill, and while this was heavy with all the cream it was really tasty.

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Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Pan Fried Hokkaido Scallop




This had to be the underdog of the meal - al dente noodles and perfectly seared scallops and a tinge of spiciness to wrap things up. Beautifully executed.







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Angus Beef "Tagliata" with Rocket Salad and Roasted Potatoes





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I had nothing to fault about the beef, medium well and tender. The rockets and cheese with roasted potatoes made this a hearty course. Except, it was just lackluster after the stunning few courses served prior.




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Homemade Tiramisu with Cocoa is the quintessential Italian classic dessert and this was a tad soggy.





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Traditional Panna Cotta with Strawberries definitely fared better yet the berries were more outstanding than the sweet custard.






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The filling meal ended off with a round of drinks and cookies - I wish we had a better finish though. Cookies were lacking in bite and definitely a far cry from the rest of the meal.


Pastas are clearly their forte and just for that I will return.


Garibaldi
Purvis Street

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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