Taking the place of Denari, Little Eataly Cafe is a good place to enjoy a wide range of Italian dishes. In addition to the dishes on their menu, the restaurant also offers various specials for those that like a little bit of variety.
The term 'white pizza' for their Salmone Alfumicato e Rucola Pizza is used to denote that it does not have sauce as the base. Despite this, the pizza did not taste bland as it got much of its flavour from the slices of smoked salmon. Sharpness was provided by onions and capers, and a scattering of rocket leaves gave it a fresh appearance. The texture of the dough was the thin type typical of traditional Italian pizzas, as opposed to the thicker one usually seen at local pizza outlets.
Salmone Alfumicato e Rucola Pizza (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Their Fettuccine Calabrese notably used fresh pasta to provide a different texture from pasta dishes made using dried pasta. Enough Italian sausage was used to give the dish a meaty texture and the tomato sugo tied everything together. Also included were olives to impart a salty taste. A notable aspect of the dish was the meatball topping which had the succulence we desired.
Fettuccine Calabrese (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Among the pastries that were available during our visit, the Nutella Meringue had a delightful light texture with a good amount of crunch. Nutella swirled throughout the meringue gave it the taste fitting of its namesake.
Nutella Meringue (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
As its name suggests, the Choc Chip and Pear Gelato had the unusual inclusion of chunks of pear. The pear was not too sweet and its slight fresh flavour was a good foil to the chocolate gelato. The chocolate chips enhanced the chocolatey flavour while providing a bit of crunch.
Choc Chip and Pear Gelato (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Customers who visit the restaurant before 3pm have the choice of choosing from a selection of dishes that are listed on their all-day breakfast menu. Parking is not a problem as Northpark Shopping Centre's car park offers plenty of parking space.