When it comes to getting Italian food that’s halal, there’s always that fear of it being a bit too pricey or it just doesn’t taste quite right. Enter Squisito (‘delicious’ in Italian), a new contender in the halal Italian food scene which opened its doors in November 2019 right on the bustling Bali Lane.
So, what makes Squisito stand out from the other similarly themed restaurants? Squisito’s owner, Chef Deepak - who has had 3 years of experience working at another established halal Italian restaurant - develops the menu with the Asian palate in mind. That’s right, all you spicy food aficionados will now be able to enjoy Italian food without having to resort to just sprinkling on the chilli flakes.
Start off with their best-selling Gnocchi Ripieni ($13.50), fried gnocchi stuffed with spicy beef and served with a marinara sauce that helps temper down the heat of the chilli padi found in the beef. This dish is best eaten hot when the gnocchi is still crunchy on the outside yet soft on the inside - soft is exactly how they should be when they’ve been made fresh.