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Mar122012

[Italian] La Bettola di Terroni

 


Restaurant: La Bettola di Terroni
Cuisine: Italian
Location: Downtown
Address: 106 Victoria St
Price Range: $15~25

 

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very Good 5: Excellent

Food: 2
Service: 4
Ambiance: 3
Overall: 3

Extra information:
* Limited Seating
* Limited Menu options
* Sister restaurant of Terroni

 

Why did I decide to check out La Bettola di Terroni instead of going to Terroni (Check out my review here)? I have no idea, maybe I wanted to try something new. Boy, was that a mistake. Walking in, I didn't know seats were so limited in there I would have to sit at a bar.  When you go to a restaurant with more than 2 people and you sit at a bar....that's already going downhill, how am I suppose to talk to the 3rd person thats sitting a seat away from me?

 

 

Anyways, I didn't do my research- I guess that's my fault. Walking in, I was pleasantly surprised to see such a small space decorated with so much attention to detail.

 

 

Simpler menu at La Bettola di Terroni 

 

 Table Setting
Complimentary bread & Olive oil

Ordered: Crostino Piemonte 1/5

 

* Beef tartar on crostino with duck zabaglione and black truffle shavings for $16.00
* This comes with 2 large pieces of crostino which is also served with a side salad
* I love beef tartar but this was the worst one I had ever in my life

 

* This was so sour and tangy in every way possible it was so unpleasant
* I am sure it's suppose to taste like how it does but I just did not like it at all
* Because it was so sour I felt like I was eating something that was rancid and gone bad
* I would never order this again

 

 

Ordered: C'T Mang 2/5

 

* White pizza with Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Pears, Walnuts, Smoked Prosciutto and Honey for $16.00
* This was something I wanted to try for the longest time
* Personally I don't like fruits in my food, so this was somewhat of an adventure for me
* I also forgot the fact that I really can not do blue cheese (gorgonzola) when I ordered this
* This pizza is very peculiar in terms of taste

 

* Everything does go very well together in terms of flavor but I just did not enjoy it
* There was just too much going on with the crunchy pear, salty prosciutto, stinky gorgonzola and sweet honey
* I really wanted to like this but it just didn't work out for me

 

 

Ordered: Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe 4/5

 

* With Pecorino Romano and Black Pepper served with al dente Chitarra Spaghetti for $17.00
* On the menu, they say 'very' al dente and they are right
* Pasta was the most al dente pasta I've ever tasted
* Simple sauce for the pasta was very plesant and mild
* This was my favorite dish out of the entire meal

 

Ordered: Agnolotti di Manzo con Burro e Salvia 3/5

 

* Handmade Agnolotti stuffed with braised beef in butter, sage and parmigiano for $17.00
* 8 pieces of Agnolotti (Ravioli) was very soft throughout
* Sauce was clear but very rich with the butter and parmigiano sprinkled on top
* Everything was a little too soft for my likings (don't like raviolis to begin with)

This meal was pretty disappointing because I always enjoy my food at Terroni (Check out my review here). I know that I did not enjoy my meal here because I obviously went out of my comfort zone and ordered things I normally wouldn't order. It's unfortunate because the service was so much better than what I normally get dining at Terroni. Although my food experience this time was mostly based on what I ordered- that is big part of dining experience- so I can't help it but to choose Terroni over La Bertolla Terroni.

Summary: La Bertolla Terroni is similar to Terroni but with smaller seating area and limited menu items. I would recommend this place for lunch if you were in the area but personally, I prefer to go to Terroni or Donatello(Check out my review here) if I was craving pasta.

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Reader Comments (2)

Hahaha.. I liked Ct'mang! I found the pear refreshing and the flavours were well-balanced out. But yeah, if you're not a fan of pungent cheeses, then gorgonzola won't work, lol.

March 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramysfoodadventures.com

Yea I remember reading about it on your blog and that was one of the reasons why I wanted to try it! I am glad I did but yea...can't do blue cheese :p

March 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterfoodigatorJ

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