I heard a lot of good stuff about Signor Sassi, the newly opened restaurant, and last week I had a chance to go out with the family and we all had lunch there. It’s an italian restaurant, a franchise, brought over by Americana. This is not your typical Americana restaurant, actually when it comes to the food’s quality and taste, it’s as authentic as a n3al naydiya to elneyada 😛 know what I mean?
The place is nicely located on the gulf road, between The Kuwait towers and Chillis (it shares the same parking as Chillis), and the place from the inside is very nicely set. My friend, who I trust when it comes to interior designs, thinks it would’ve looked gorgeous if we were still in the 80’s. However, I think the interiors look fine.
The staff are mainly from the Philippines, overlooked by an Italian staff. I spotted 2 managers and 1 chef, all Italians. the first 2 overlooked the seating of the customers and attending to them every now and then, and the chef overlooked the dishes. I saw him send back some dishes that weren’t up to his standards (yeah I loved that). The rest of the kitchen staff looked Indian and Egyptians.
As you can see on the first picture above, they serve this dish once you get seated. Olives, parmesan cubes, tomatos with herbs & olive oil, and some vinegar in oliveoil, along with some bread.
^Rissotto, Highly recommended (tachbid). It’s creamy, cheesy, and has lots of mushrooms in it.
^I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s a pizza with no tomato sauce. Just some cheese and a drizzle of olive olive and some herbs.
^Scallops. You can skip that.
*drum rolls please* The best italian food I have ever tasted in Kuwait. No one comes close to this restaurant (Ricardo excluded, coz it’s been a long time since i’ve been there and I forgot how I liked that place). The food is amazing. We tried 2 fish dishes, a fillet steak, a
chicken dish Veal Picatta, an escalope milanese, and a risotto. All were superb!
^Rossini Fillet. I had this for the main dish, and it was great. Very tender and the sauce was complimenting the steak so nicely.
^Comes with every main course (Grills)
^Grilled Salmon. Mom loved it.
^Fish dish (Sole)
I had the creme Crème brûlée. Well. It wasn’t up to my expectations. I mean seeing how well their main dishes were, I thought I’d be getting a very good creme brulee. It wasn’t that good at all. The sugar wasn’t entirely burned, which left loose (7ethrab) of bits and pieces of sugar between my teeth, and the sugar that got some burning, were burnt, as in they were sour. And the creme itself wasn’t cold, as it’s supposed to be.
My family loved the tiramisu, I didn’t. It had hazelnut syrup in it which I thought was odd, My brother and mother loved it. But considering it’s a tiramisu, I didn’t expect it to have hints of hazelnut syrup.. Have they changed the recipe? Anyway, the profiteroles were decent according to my other brother.
The service wasn’t all that. Most of the staff seemed to be overwhelmed or overworked. One of the waiters had a cheat paper on his tray as he was serving the dishes, reading their italian names to us off of his little paper. I thought that was funny. I didn’t think the service was bad, but just not as trained or prepared as they should be.
I heard that the italian staff is supposed to head back soon, I really hope they keep it up and don’t lose that special touch with their main dishes.
All in all I think this restaurant is amazing. And I have been there twice already.
It’s located on the gulf road, between Chillis and Kuwait Towers. It was KD 82 for the 5 of us.