For my friend’s birthday we decided to go to Latteria Mozzarella Bar in Duxton Hill.  We were a little skeptical at first going to a “Mozzarella Bar”, because honestly the last thing we needed was to ruin our “diets” by eating lots of fattening cheese, but either way we decided to splurge and give it a try.

Cuisine:  Italian food with many different types of mozzarella cheese.

Atmosphere:  Latteria offers both indoor and outdoor seating. We sat outdoors which was really nice. Almost all the tables outside were full.  Only a few people were sitting indoors. Note: This picture was taken at the end of the night. When I first go there at 8pm almost all the tables outside were full, mostly with groups of woman.

Food: Latteria serves a variety of Italian food including antipasti, pasta, risotto and main courses. What makes Latteria stand out from the rest is their variety of “mozzarella” cheese, hence the name “mozzarella bar”. The first page of the menu actually describes the different types of mozzarella cheese and then the second page lists 14 different “cheese” appetizers.

Here is the food that the three of us ordered:

Cherry Tomato, Garlic & Oregano Bruschetta ($12) – The bruschetta was really fresh and a decent size to share. A good choice as an appetizer.

Burratina Roast Pumpkin & Truffle ($20) – The burrantina with roast pumpkin was excellent! I would definitely order this again.

Grilled Whole Seabass ($35) – My friend who ordered the seabass couldn’t stop raving about how good it was. The seabass comes with the bone in, but our waiter helped her “de-bone” it.

Grilled Beef Sirloin ($35) – Two of us ordered the sirloin. I would recommend ordering the sirloin medium rare. Although it is a thin piece of meat, the “medium” sirloin was not as juicy or tender as the “medium rare” one that we ordered. It wasn’t the best steak I have ever eaten, but it was very good for the price.

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake ($15) – Both the desserts we ordered were just “ok”.  The molten cake was a little over baked. The food definitely out-shined the desserts.

Lemon Panacotta & Balsamic Strawberries ($15)

Service: The service was good. Our waiter was very attentive. He made some really good recommendations on the food we should order. Our wine glasses were always full. The food came out quick. Honestly, I have no complaints about the service.

Cost: We spent $95 per person. We had two appetizers, three main courses and two desserts. We also had a bottle of wine to share between three of us.  Without the wine it would have been approx $65 per person.

SuperMommy’s Opinion
: I actually spent a lot of time searching the internet for a restaurant that I hadn’t been to before that had good reviews.  I was a little hesitant at first about dining at Latteria. The reviewers don’t really say much about the atmosphere or the food. Also, Latteria’s website is very “basic” and doesn’t look that appealing. Either way I decided it was worth checking out and we were pleasantly surprised!  It was a nice restaurant – very nice outdoor atmosphere. The food  and the service were good. Yes, I would dine at Latteria again and I would recommend it to my friends!

Useful Info:

  • Location: Latteria is located at 40 Duxton Hill. It is directly across from Lucha Loca. There is a small coupon parking  lot right in front, but parking is very limited.
  • Reservations: Latteria does accept reservations (unlike Sabios and Lucho Loca which are also in Duxton Hill). Latteria’s phone number is: +65-6866-1988
  • Hours: Lunch: 12 noon-2:30 (closed for lunch on Saturdays), Dinner: 6:00-11:00 daily