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Piegari - Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Recoleta

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Overall Rating

  • Ambience 90%
  • Service 90%
  • Food (Execution) 100%
  • Creativity 80%
  • Value 80%

Details for Location Reviewed
Piegari - Buenos Aires

Locale: Buenos Aires, Recoleta Address: Posadas 1042

Telephone: +54 11 4326-9430
Restaurant Type: Upscale Casual
Cuisine: Italian
Service Type: Table Service
Price: $$$$
Menu items offered: Breads and Pastries, Carpaccios - Tartares, Charcuterie, Coffee, Crêpes, Desserts, Espresso, Grilled Steaks, Ice Cream, Pasta, Rice - Risotto, Salads, Seafood, Tiramisu
Hours: Sun-Thu: 12pm to 12am Fri-Sat: 12pm to 1am

Restaurant Details
Piegari - Buenos Aires

Locale: Buenos Aires, Recoleta Address: Posadas 1042

Telephone: +54 11 4326-9430

Restaurant Type: Upscale Casual
Cuisine: Italian Service Type: Table Service Price: $$$$ Menu items offered: Breads and Pastries, Carpaccios - Tartares, Charcuterie, Coffee, Crêpes, Desserts, Espresso, Grilled Steaks, Ice Cream, Pasta, Rice - Risotto, Salads, Seafood, Tiramisu

Hours: Sun-Thu: 12pm to 12am Fri-Sat: 12pm to 1am

Summary

Yes, somewhat expensive by BA standards. But worth it. Piegari is the finest Italian food restaurant in Buenos Aires. End of sentence. End of paragraph. End of conversation.

Resumen del crítica

Yes, somewhat expensive by BA standards. But worth it. Piegari is the finest Italian food restaurant in Buenos Aires. End of sentence. End of paragraph. End of conversation.

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Restaurant Review for Piegari - Buenos Aires

 

Review by: Ollie O
Rating: 4.4 stars
Review Date: 08/07/2015

A restaurant is more than a kitchen and the food that comes out of the kitchen. It’s about the experience. The décor. How the table is set. The quality of the table linens. The professional way in which the staff performs their duties. And I am telling you that Piegari, although expensive, is in a class by itself in Buenos Aires.

And here is why. Classy décor. Elegant. Just the right mix of new and old. Black and white. Like a tuxedo. Waiters immaculately dressed in black slacks, starched white shirts and pin striped vests. Professional and efficient.

They do something I have not seen at any other restaurant in Buenos Aires. Everything that comes from the kitchen is plated by the waiter seconds before it is delivered to the table. The waiter is meticulously placing each bit of food onto the plate. Carefully wiping any little stray bit of sauce that is on the edge of the plate. Very impressive.

I had the black squid ink fettuccine with shrimp in a cream sauce. In most restaurants, that’s what you get. Some pasta with a creamy cheese sauce and a somewhat bland and tasteless number of shrimp thrown on top. At Piegari you get a cream sauce that is richly infused with both the flavor and aroma of the shellfish, covering the ideal number of perfectly cooked, moist and tasty shrimp. Elegant, silky, homemade pasta perfectly soaking up that luscious sauce. This wasn’t a pasta dish. It was a pasta symphony. Sublime and complex for such a basic Italian dish.

I captured a photo of the risotto as the waiter was plating it close to my table. As you can see it is perfectly creamy as a risotto should be. It is clear that both the kitchen staff and waiters understand Italian food in a way that even the patrons can’t fully grasp.

Finally … the tiramisu. Perhaps the best rendition I’ve tasted in BA. Instead of the somewhat bitter cocoa that so frequently tops the dessert, this one was covered in freshly shaved bittersweet chocolate. The saturation of the sponge cake with the coffee was spot on. Not overdone but enough to clearly make the coffee taste evident in the dish. A perfectly contrived and executed version of tiramisu.

Make no mistake. Piegari is the most expensive Italian food restaurant in the city. But for the affluent residents living in nearby Recoleta and Retiro and the host of travelers staying in the nearby luxury hotels that are the targeted patrons of this restaurant the US$42 (ARS$600) paid for a main course, beverage, dessert and coffee is but mere pocket change.

And even for those that only venture out two or three time per year for that special occasion, this meal at that price should still be considered a value taking into account the quality of the ambiance and food. So I will repeat it. Piegari is the finest Italian food restaurant in Buenos Aires. End of sentence. End of paragraph. End of conversation.

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