Singapore is home to many Italian restaurants, offering the likes of handmade pasta and wood-fired pizzas using only top-quality ingredients. Whether you prefer a casual or fine dining experience, here is our 2022 list of Top 10 Italian Restaurants in Singapore worth checking out.
1) Al Borgo
Here’s a charmingly rustic, family-friendly restaurant that specialises in authentic Italian cuisine. Led by Chef Russo Tiziano, Al Borgo uses only the freshest imported ingredients possible no matter whether you are craving pizza or pasta. For instance, if you prefer the latter, some of the signature dishes include Cappellini Anduja e Gamberi (angel hair pasta with fresh tiger prawns in Calabria’s Italian red chilli sauce & cherry tomatoes) and Spaghetti al Cartoccio — a seafood-heavy pasta filled with prawns and others like shrimps and claims in light Bisque sauce wrapped in a paper).
2) Publico Ristorante
Sit back and enjoy a great Italian meal in the comfort of an elegantly-furnished Publico Ristorante, complete with a nice riverfront view. Expect the handcrafted goodness of rich pasta and of course, its smokey wood-fired pizza such as Prosciutto (thinly sliced prosciutto, arugula, mozzarella & shaved parmesan) and the four-cheese Quattro Formaggi drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar.
Amò blends traditional and modern touches in its eclectic interior with the likes of exposed brick walls, industrial-style black ceiling and classic mosaic tiles. It has that nice, laidback feel — just perfect for dining with your loved one, friends or even with a large group of people. Food-wise, do try one of their signature pizzas made from the finest ingredients with natural leaven, semolina and extra virgin olive oil. Or go for their homemade pasta or wood-fired grill.
4) Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar
Da Paolo’s Dempsey Hill branch offers the best of both worlds — a traditional Italian restaurant with a contemporary twist and a cocktail bar. For the former, let’s start with its signature pasta, where they use Paolo’s family recipes, offering from the classic Spaghetti Carbonara to the hearty Spicy Lobster Linguine. Then, there’s their Naples-style wood-fired pizza — all hand-stretched and baked to wonderfully soft and crusty perfection. Not to forget, an extensive list of cocktail and wine selections to choose from.
5) Etna Italian Restaurant (Duxton)
Combining traditional Italian and Silician fares, Etna invites you to a wholesome world of rich and authentic cuisines. Start your meal with one of their antipasti such as Parmigiana di Melanzane (baked eggplant parmigiana with fresh basil & mozzarella) and Antipasto Etna (Italian cold cuts with marinated vegetables & baked Ricotta cheese). Moving on is their fine selection of pasta as well as pizza, meat and fresh seafood galore. Also, do check out their Etna Chef’s Weekend Specials.
6) Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare
Step into the award-winning Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare and enjoy good food within the rustic interior of a pre-historic shophouse. The menu is specially curated to offer the best of Italian and Sicilian cuisines. Try their Executive Set Lunch or sample their five-course Silciian-style cooking fare. Don’t forget to pair your meal with one of their fine Sicilian wines, offering a choice of white, rosé or red varieties in either glass, carafe or bottle.
7) Burlamacco Ristorante
Burlamacco Ristorante, which operates in the prime areas of Stanley Street and East Coast, specialises in an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary Tuscan cuisine. For instance, try their mouthwatering 3-course Set Lunch menu or order their a la carte meals such as Capellini (angel hair pasta with crab meat cooked in a lobster bisque) and Battuta (hand-chopped bluefin tuna tartar served with sliced avocado).
8) Bella Pasta @ Robertson Quay
Pasta lovers can look forward to Bella Pasta’s extensive menu here that is freshly handmade using only premium quality ingredients. Be it spaghetti or other forms of pasta like linguine, farfalle and ravioli, they got them all covered here. Among the choices include Spaghetti Vongole (spaghetti with clams in a white wine sauce) and Farfalle Salmone Pesto (farfalle with fresh salmon pieces in a basil pesto sauce), just to name a few.
9) Solo Ristorante
Solo Ristorante welcomes its guests to two contrasting spaces of a main dining room and a private room — perfect for every dining occasion regardless of an intimate dinner-for-two or simply a casual get-together. When comes to their menu, their curated list includes everything from spuntini (bites – e.g. Marinated Olives & Tartare Di Manzo) to antipasti (Carpaccio Di Wagyu, Burratina & Fichi) and mains (pasta and secondi — meat & fish dishes).
10) Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore (Bukit Timah)
Freshness is the key here and that’s what you get when you dine at Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore. In other words, they only use the freshest ingredients possible for their handmade pasta with no added preservatives or additives whatsoever. They offer a wide selection of pasta, covering the likes of spaghetti to fettuccine, tagliatelle and spinach & tomato fusilli. Pair them with one of their robust sauce selections ranging from olive oil to seafood, tomato and cream base. Also, look out for their delicious pizza as well as meat and seafood main dishes.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.
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