Monday, May 25, 2015

Caruso Italian Restaurant Singapore at 791 Bukit Timah Road #01-01, S(269764) - The Italian Executive Chef Mimmo Piccoli from Puglia, Italy

Executive Italian Chef Mimmo Piccoli
Executive Italian Chef Mimmo Piccoli, 25, hails from Puglia & brings with him 10 years' of culinary experience in Italian cuisine when he came onboard to helm the kitchen at Caruso Italian Restaurant Singapore located at 791 Bukit Timah Road, #01-01.
Chef Mimmo Piccoli went to F&B School in Italy. He came to Singapore in 2013 on the invite of Caruso Founder Leonardo Palmisano. He works as the Executive Chef at Caruso Italian Restaurant Singapore & specialise in the Pasta & Main course served here. Chef Mimmo Piccoli is inspired by his uncle who is a famous chef in Italy and aspires to make a name for himself here at Caruso Italian Restaurant Singapore.
The Cuisine 
The Cuisine served here at Caruso Italian Restaurant Singapore is typically Southern Italian. Chef Mimo Piccoli uses EVOO as one of the key ingredients in his cooking here at Caruso. 
A lot of the dressings, sauces, marinates used here at Caruso are made from scratch here at the kitchen at Caruso. 
Besides the culinary skills he picked up from culinary schools, Chef Mimmo Piccoli's culinary skills are also influenced by his Mum.
Chef Mimo Piccoli handles the Pasta & Main Courses at Caruso Italian Restaurant Singapore. Some of his more noteworthy Pasta dishes include: 
  • Spaghetti Caruso (Spaghetti with garlic oil, fresh prawns, zucchini, cherry tomatoes)
  • Spaghetti Marinara (Seafood spaghetti with prawns, squids, mussels, clams in white wine & tomato sauce).
  • Paccheri Amalfitani (Paccheri pasta with tomato sauce, eggplant, mozzarella e basil.)

  • Panzerotti tartufati (Panzerotti pasta with porcini mushroom & truffle cream sauce)
  • Ravioli Napolitana (in tomato sauce & basil pesto) 
  • Fettuccine alla Bolognese Wagyu (Egg Tagliatelle pasta with Wagyu Bolognese sauce)
  • Linguine alle Vongole e Bottarga (Linguine wit clams in white wine sauce with Italian parsley, garlic, chilli & red mullet roe)
  • Risotto ai Porcini con Fegato Grasso (Italian rice with porcini mushrooms & foie gras)
  • Lasagna Caruso Wagyu (Baked Lasagna with Wagyu ragout, cooked ham, mushroom & mozzarella)

Some of his noteworthy Main Seafood dishes include : 
  • Branzino alla Griglia (Grilled Whole seabass with Rosemary potatoes & lemon oil)
  • Baccala arrosto con sughetto di vongole (Roasted co fish with clams & spinach)

  • Trancia di Tonno alla Mediteranea (Tuna with onion capers olives frome gaeta & cherry tomatoes with white wine & extra virgin olive oil)
  • Gamberoni alla Griglia (Tiger prawns with rocket salad & lemon oil).
Some of his noteworthy Main Meat dishes include:  
  • Le Grigliata di Carne alla Caruso (Mixed grilled meat)
  • Beef Rib-eye Caruso 
  • Galletto alla Diavola (Grilled marinated spring chicken with EVOO)

  • Saltimbocca alla Romana (Medallions of pork fillet with Parma Ham & sage in white wine sauce)
  • Tagliata di Manzo con Parmigiano e rucola (sliced grilled beef ribeye with Parmigiano & rocket salad)

I had the good opportunity to savour the Squid Ink Pasta with fresh large prawn created by Chef Mimmo Piccoli.  The pasta is cooked lightly al dente and still retains the chewy texture, with the pasta evenly coated with the squid ink. 

Caruso Italian Restaurant Singapore is located at :
791, Bukit Timah Road,
#01-01, Singapore (269764)
Tel : 64697508
Fax : 64697509
Email :
Opening Hours : 
Mondays to Sundays  12.00 am to 2.30 pm
                                     6.00 pm to 11.00 pm 

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