Thursday, 3 February 2011

Pisa Cafe

I went to "Alam Sutera" to hunt for new housings and had a quick lunch at this 'Pisa Cafe'. The restaurant is well known and when they first open in "Menteng" area, the place was a big hit. and impossible to get in without a reservation. 

The branch in 'Menteng' has live bands and serves relatively delicious food, but some how over the years the buzz around the restaurant name went down. And this time when I ate there, I understood why. The food has degraded in taste and the variety wasn't focused on Italian food. They had Indonesian and Chinese food all mixed into the menu.

Menu : Chicken Caesar Salad
Price : Rp 38,000++
Score : 2.0 / 10

>> Pathetic! If this was served to Gordon Ramsay, he'll spit it out immediately. The chicken was definitely frozen and not grilled fresh. Maybe cooked almost a week ago? It was so dry and tasteless. The bread was stale, the dressing was tasteless and for Rp 38,000 the portion was too small.
Menu : Aglio Olio 
Price : Rp 29,000++
Score : 3.0 / 10

>> I love Aglio Olio and this simply might be the worst Aglio Olio dish I had ever paid for. The pasta itself was alright not over or under cooked. But the sauce was just not seasoned! I can't taste anything except when I bite into the chili. I seriously think the owner need to have a chat with the chef.

Menu : Del Re'
Price : Rp 36,500++
Score : 4.0 / 10

>> A few scramble pieces of tuna and 4 onions place with melted cheese on top of a pizza dough. That is all ! Very disappointing. Pisa Cafe was supposed to be well known of their pizza and yet this was pathetically served. I bet Pizza Hut serves way much better pizza than this!
Menu : Sop Buntut (Oxtail Soup)
Price : Rp 68,000++
Score : 6.0 / 10

>> Surprise surprise! Instead of Italian food, this 'Italian' restaurant actually make better Indonesian food. After a few squeezes of lime, chili and soy sauce stir into, the score increased from a 5 to a 6.

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