This restaurant has closed.
You’d have to shout to hear your lunch partners, but fortunately this lasts only for an hour from around 1pm every weekday. It’s clear why this warm-toned, two-section, ground-floor space at red dot design museum is popular with the business crowd – it is flushed with natural light, but the elevated floor keeps the cosy but formal dining room discreet and away from the eyes of passersby. Plus, the three-course lunch set is a mere $38++. Chef Michele Pavanello replaces 70 per cent of his menus every three to four months to keep up with Italy’s seasons, but favourites like the thin-skinned crispy ‘suckling pig’ lacquered with acacia honey and balsamic vinegar ($48) stay. He’s now deep into spring/summer, and has brought back the playful home-made tagliolini with live prawn, marinated with lemon zest and chilli.