While our bodies might be stuck somewhere in dullsville, at ISMAYA’s latest offspring, Osteria Gia, one can feel a lot like they’re wending their way in Italy. Shall you be in SCBD for work or leisure these days, do grace the occasion to take pleasure in the comfort of traditional Italian food.
From pasta to pizza, every dish is a treat to the buds. A jovial feast can only begin with an appetising prelude of Prosciutto with Buffalo Mozzarella with basil dressing and tomatoes, or a fancy plate of Angus Carpaccio, thinly sliced raw beef with truffle mushroom and parmigiano cheese. As for your interlude, do refresh yourself with a tipple or two: Aperol Spritz for the boozy one, or the Melon Cucumberita if you’re bypassing the booze for now.
Among their best-loved dishes are classics like Spaghetti Aglio Olio (with prawn and white wine) and Quattro Formaggi Pizza (pizza with four types of cheeses; mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmigiano and pecorino). You’d also may want to uplift your feast with a good bottle of wine; as they say, ‘while in Rome, do as the Romans do.’
Warm and friendly, taking the edge off from a busy day seems effortless when the mood surrounds you. As the sun radiates through Osteria Gia’s terrace windows, it’s like sitting out in a friendly italian neighbourhood – and it’s hard to care for what business you may have later on. It surely brings you straight to la dolce vita without even having to vacate the city we live in.