Dec 7, 2010
Outdoor seating: no
Food Quality: 3.5 out of 5
Service: 4 out of 5
Recommendation: Pricey mediocre "Italian Food"
There is a magazine out there called 非凡 or "unique" that periodically recommends restaurants using flowery language and enticing photographs. I must warn the reader that any recommendation received by this entity is empty and meaningless. Under their wordsmithery, I was led to eat what I thought was just a mediocre meal, at a jacked up price. They serve many pastas, pizzas, and entrees, but of a quality that does not seem to match the price tag. Entrees are around 500 NT, pizzas are about 400 for an 8 inch, and pastas are around 350 NT per plate. Each item can be upgaded to a combo for 250 NT, which includes salad, soup, dessert, and a drink. I would not come here again, because there are better places for pizza, pasta, and the like at similar or better prices.
Next up, the soup. It wasn't half bad. The flavor of the pumpkin was undeniably present. The viscosity of the soup was thick enough to get a satisfying slurp form it. They did an alright job in this department in comparison to their competitors, so that is a plus.
15 or hearty like Fat Angelo's. I would not come here for pizza.
We also got the seafood medley. This dish was not very awe inspiring. The only thing cool about it was it's big prawn. The flavor of the sauce was weak and it was almost like eating lightly tomato sauce drizzled steamed seafood. The vegetables dashed inside were also very measely and unsatisfying. These were probably meant for only one person, but the dumb waiter thought two people can share an entree.
Dozo one a lot better than this one. There was no real creativity here except that coffe/chocolate stencil. It is basically a lot of mousse covered on top of very small nuggets of cake. It is not what you woul dthink of a typical tiramisu, which is a brick-like layering of mousse and cake. Imagine the cake portion being a string of 3 walnut sized-beads covered in creamy mousse. You get a hint of the coffe liquer and chocolate notes, but the milky/vanilla-ey cream dominates the flavor and the texture of the dessert. Not bad for people who are into sugary creaminess. Which is why I enjoyed it even though it was not very typical tiramisuish. (I like licking the icing off cupcakes and leaving the rest uneaten).