The name is Trattoria Lafiandra. Owned by Chef Cataldo and Brenda Lafiandra.Trattoria Lafiandra al Museo is a charming addition to the 19th century building, with its warm-hued interiors set aglow by chandeliers and scenes of Italy hand-painted on walls.
At Trattoria Lafiandra, which they started in 2003, Brenda, handles the front of house, while Cataldo cooks every dish in the kitchen. With an entensive selection of antipasti, homemade pasta, risotto and main courses, the 42 seater trattoria offers a usually wide section of typically Italian fare. Says Cataldo, “I believe that everything should be cooked a la minute. There is no such thing as a quick meal here at my trattoria.”
Their food speaks for itself, and as far as comforting flavours and good value are concerned, it speaks volumes.
Food was very good value. The little extras made for a very pleasant experience, but I guess this is because it's restaurant week? They were also very flexible when I requested for ala carte for my 5-year-old.
Overall the experience was pleasant. The waiter who served us was chatty and friendly, made us feel welcome. Ambience of the restaurant was nice too.
Food was overall fine, had a strong home-cooked feeling. Nice place for small gatherings for family and friends or a romantic candle-light dinner with the special one.
One plus point is that it is very conveniently located next to the circle line station Bras Basah.
Great presentation of food but taste and quality of the mains were disappointing. The seabass was too dry and the aglio was not sufficiently flavorful
Good food. Large portions but very nice.
the set menu is really worthed as we have few appetisers plus main and desserts and coffee/tea for the whole set. its really good and I will be back for sure.
i feel that this restaurant is one of the hidden gem in Singapore
Atmosphere more for dating or spending quiet time. I suggest dinner rather than lunch.
Service is generally good, water refilled/plates cleared and orders taken quickly. A little pushy about asking for wine purchase though.
Beef is good, tiramisu has melted, pasta too al dente/tasteless for me.
Portions were generous and the mains were well done, though the sides could have been better.
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AN UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT
The food was presented haphazardly. Looked as though little thought went into displaying the food in a neat let alone an appetizing manner. Taste-wise the food was as uninspiring as the presentation.
Service seemed to be more interested in other (perhaps full paying) tables. Service staff were distastefully dressed in short skirts and see through blouses and seemed unsure, unprepared and lacked any passion or interest in the service they provided. There was a huge lag time between the soup and the main course yet no one had the courtesy to advise us so. We decided to leave before the main course, disenchanted by the food and service we experienced thus far. Even then, the staff were unhelpful and unfriendly. What left an even more sour after taste was the rude words from the chef as we exited the establishment (for the last time.)
I had high expectations for Trattoria Lafiandra seeing that it has attained the DiningCity Star, it's prime location and the fact that I was paying a higher price for it than other establishments during the Restaurant Week. However, I was utterly disappointed. During Restaurant Week, I also had the opportunity to visit Garibaldi's (under a friend's reservation) and the differences were stark. From the start when they called to see if we would like to shift our reservation to the following week (at the same price) due to our really late sitting (930pm), to the food (both presentation and taste), to the professional service staff, Garibaldi was well worth the DiningCity Star and the extra premium we very happily paid for.
Trattoria Lafiandra, for its tasteless fare, clueless staff, and rude management should have no place in Restaurant Week let alone as a DiningCity Star restaurant.
Good place to eat and chat with a great service... had a wonderful experience... ^_^
We went for a weekend lunch and thankfully the restaurant wasn't packed. It was a good amount of crowd, and the service crew were prompt and attentive. Food wise, while they were served quite quickly, the temperature didn't feel like newly cooked. The highlight of the menu to us was definitely desserts. While my partner thought his tiramisu was mediocre, I thought it was quite yummy and had the right richness and texture to it.