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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!





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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Angus Beef "Tagliata" with Rocket Salad and Roasted Potatoes


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.


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


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


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.

Purvis Street

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