Finally made my way back to Pastaria Abate (a year since my last visit) to get my pasta cravings sorted out, and I’m glad the food is still as good as my first visit! Famed for their authentic and affordable homemade pastas (with traditional Italian recipes passed down from the family), Pastaria Abate has opened their second outlet in Katong. “Congrats!” That means you can now enjoy comfort Italian food in the East without travelling all the way to the CBD (their first outlet is located in Craig Road)! Other than their pastas, they have also expanded their menu to include pizzas! Now, go tag all your friends who love a good pasta! 🍝

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Even though the pastas are reasonably-priced, Pastaria Abate do not compromise on the quality and quantity. It was hard to pick a favourite because they were all really good! You can also mix and match and create (DIY) your own pasta but I think I’ll stick to the recommended ones on their menu – save me from my fickle-mindedness! And of course, it’s always a good idea to go with a larger group of friends – you can order more variety!

Portobello Fries // 8.80
I can understand why this is a popular starter at the restaurant. Portobello was fried to perfection – crispy, well-battered, well-seasoned and not too oily. Highly addictive! Honestly, it was already good on its own even without the condiment.

Fettucine with Italian Meatballs 
I MISS THIS SO MUCH and thank god, it was still so good! Tomato sauce was flavoursome but not too overwhelming (not jelat). Fettucine pasta wasn’t overly cooked and the texture was 👍🏻 Best to have this hot before it gets real clumpy! Oh yes, the meatballs are LOVED!

Pasta Capesante
My mum isn’t a huge fan of pasta but she likes this a lot. Again, pasta was well-cooked and it was flavoursome. Pan-seared scallops were fresh and tasty. Legit don’t mind eating this next week again!

Pollo Toscano // $18.80
This farm style chicken which is slow braised in white wine & rosemary, cherry tomatoes, olives & potatoes was so comforting. Chicken was tender and full of flavour. Sauce was so good, I don’t mind having a bowl of rice! haha!


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Nearest Mrt Station: Paya Lebar/Dakota
Location: 41 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428761
What To Order: Portobello Fries, Pasta and Pollo Toscano
Restaurant Rating: 3/5
Food Ratings: 8/10

Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)

Wei Kai

Wei Kai

Yong Wei Kai
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