Boasting a view of Shwedagon Pagoda and Judson Church, new restaurant and rooftop bar Fratello offers customers a mostly Italian menu, with some Mediterranean fare, and may just be Yangon’s answer to Bangkok’s famed Above Eleven bar.
Fratello is decorated with photos took by the owner, Cho Zin Wyne, when she traveled around Europe five years ago. “I love traveling and food so I wanted to bring the food I tried in Europe to here,” she said. “Every dish was my favorite!”
Fratello’s signature Sangria welcomes with its sweet and sour taste, a mixture of red wine, orange, Hennessy, lemon, cinnamon, apple and green apple for 7,500 kyats. Red Snapper Tartare (12,000 kyats)—the second hello—comes with a splash of lemon juice, freshly ground pepper, and a dash of specially selected extra virgin olive oil.
Real treats can be found in the restaurant’s mains, including the truffle gnocchi (9,000 kyats), which is made with potato gnocchi and truffle cream sauce, and the roast spring chicken (18,000 kyats) that comes with garden-fresh herbs, roasted garlic and homemade chilli sauce. Tasty!
For dessertarians, Fratello has its own take on the classic Tiramisu (8,000 kyats) with mascarpone cheese cream and ladyfingers dipped in Espresso. Also there’s panna cotta (6,000 kyats) with fine cream flan, fresh seasonal mango, lychee and raspberry coulis. Or if not, their walnut-cashew brownie is always an option.