The menu was pretty simple and straight-forward. Categorized as Earth (starters, salads and soup), Land (meat and veggies), Seas (seafood), Light (dessert) and Water (drinks). Since my two dinner companions were running late, I had the luxury of time to go through the menu and to make my choice while waiting for them. Wow! I noticed that the prices were very reasonable as nothing went beyond S$27 on the menu!
It was a good thing that the food made up for the weird service. The Buffalo Mozzarella was so delicious albeit a bit messy to eat. I had a hard time balancing the thick cut of cheese, tomatoes and more cheese on top of the thinly-sliced bread that looks like it will give way anytime. Even the boys loved it too. One order comes with four bite-sized pieces so big groups might have to get two or three to share.
After our plates were cleared to prepare for dessert, we couldn't help but laugh as we somehow swapped our orders with one another. Well, at least not a single grain of risotto or a stand of pasta went to waste.
Taste-wise, we had a good dinner at Concetto by Saveur. The Buffalo Mozzarella, Creamy Pork and Tiramisu were definitely the dishes that will get me to go back soon while the Risotto was a bit disappointing but still forgivable. It would have been a perfect experience if only the service was better. Aside from the eyebrow-raising experience of asking me to give up my table because my companions were late, we can't help but notice how fidgety and panicky our server was that he gave me a blank look when I asked him for a glass of water. He would also clear up our table unnecessarily such as touching our used plates if he can clear it already when it was pretty obvious we were still eating. Guess, Mr Server has OCD too. hahaha
Well, I do believe in giving second (and third) chances so, I'll definitely be back and I'll make a reservation this time.
Concetto by Saveur is located at The Cathay, #01-11/12 2 Handy Road, Singapore. It's located right behind Plaza Singapore (nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut). Call them at 6735-1141.