It cannot possibly be sufficiently said as to how much I love steak. And the same can be said when anticipating a meal at Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse an authentic Italian steakhouse serving up great florentine steaks.
After being in the Singapore restaurant scene for 5 years, Bistecca recently moved and relaunched at a new location to better suit their diners, giving a surprising yet fitting warm and posh ambience as you walk into the shophouse-esque restaurant.
For appetisers, we began with Focaccia with White Bean Puree and a few starters to begin our meal. While the Foccacia wasn’t anything to rave about for me, it was nice nevertheless. However, the following Rucola and Capesante, the former being a arugula based salad topped with poached pear, prosciutto, stracciatella and finished off with lemon vinagrette, was hands down one of the best salads I’ve had. Every component worked well together as well as individually.
The Capesante was a simple dish consisting of pan seared scallops with saffron puree and shimeji mushrooms on the side. The scallops were cooked to perfection and so well-prepared that this will be one of the few times I would actually recommend getting this usually pricey nature.
Next we were treated to their Risotto–a dish I would usually describe as glorified porridge, but this was the real deal: a game changer for me. Paired with truffle and cheese, as well as mouth watering mushrooms, I could say that the Risotto was the highlight of this dining experience.
Now, we’re on to the big kahuna, the steaks served were a classic rib-eye and tenderloin, both cooked beautifully to medium rare topped with the taste of the char from the grill, subtle enough to accentuate flavours but timed perfectly to not overpower the taste of the meat itself.
Both steaks practically melted as I chewed and savoured every bite. The only critique I would make was that the exterior part of the beef was a little dry and you could feel the variation between two points of the cut.
The sides we were given were also great but nothing to rave about, the steak fries were nice and more mushrooms are always a good thing, but I wasn’t too big a fan of the spinach as it reminded me too much of an Asian-styled spinach which I’m not a fan of.
Lastly it came to dessert a tiramisu, and bread pudding with apple crumble and rum & raisin ice-cream. The desserts were a little forgettable in my opinion, nothing eye opening, but were still enjoyable to eat. But then again dessert isn’t what they’re famous for in the first place–it’s just a nice way to cap off a great meal.
Service was excellent, generally fast and efficient, especially impressive as there was only one server serving 4 tables. It was also great to see managing staff also help out when service staff was busy, crumbing down tables and ensuring drink refills were very timely. Additionally, service didn’t stop even after we had finished our meal.
Overall, Bistecca tuscan Steakhouse is a great place to have lunch or dinner or to celebrate an event, go on a date or even just to have a great meal. The ambience suits almost any occasion albeit its a little pricey, but I strongly believe its one of the better dining places in Singapore with fantastic service and even better food.
Also, if you have the chance, do try their famous 1.2kg charcoal-grilled Bistecca Alla Florentina Wagyu T-Bone steak!
26 Mohamed Sultan Road
Nearest MRT: Fort Canning
Lunch: 12.00pm to 2.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.30pm Daily