Are you an Italian living in Singapore or a Singaporean with an exemplary affinity for Italian dishes? While the distance between the two countries might prove almost impossible to experience the magic of Italian cuisine, there is a chance you might just experience this magic right here in Singapore, thanks to the many Italian restaurants that now serve dishes exotic to Italy.
In this article, we will discuss some of the Italian restaurants worth visiting in Singapore and give you reasons why every Italian or fanatic of Italian dishes should start thinking of Singapore as a home far away from home.
Marco Marco is a casual restaurant located at the Boat Quay dining enclave that serves internationally-inspired Italian cuisines. This Italian restaurant in Singapore is located along a busy stretch of bars and eateries. Marco Marco offers a good variety of Italian dishes specialising in panini, pasta and pizza. A well-stocked bar pours good cocktails together with a good range of wines.
Their motto: ’A fresh adventure in every plates awaits you, so come away with us.’
Italian dishes are given a localized flavour of the country of inspiration like a laksa flavoured linguini named The Singapore or Soba with Tuna Tartare named The Kyoto.
Bella Pasta is yet another Italian restaurant in Singapore you should really check out. Established in 2010, this restaurant has gone to win many repeat revelers, thanks to the exotic dishes that feature on its menu. Lovers of the ScamorzaAffumicata Con-Prosciutto will find this restaurant ideal and those that have not tried this delicious meal should know that it is a modification of the usual Burrata-salad which is light and meaty.
Giardino Pizza Bar & Grill
Giardino is a casual restaurant located at the Chijmes dining enclave serving Italian cuisine. The setting is largely alfresco and feels homely. The food menu offers a good range of only Italian complete with pizzas, pastas and mains complemented by authentic starters and cheeses to start or finish your experience with.
Its signature dishes are: Pizza (Burrata: tomato confit, balsamic reduction, rucola), Risotto (saftron, slow-cooked beef cheeks, gremolata butter), Pappardelle (braised beef, roasted garlic, rucola), Duck Leg (caramelized baby carrots, truffle fries) and Tiramisu (classic Italian cheesecake).
Pasta Brava passes as one among the best places to relax on Fridays in anticipation for a fun-filled weekend. While the restaurant may charge around what is charged in a majority of restaurants along the Bukit-Timah/Holland/Orchard belt, it is the quality of food served that will surely make you visit it more often. The restaurant is famed for The Spaghetti Della-Pescatrice, which is Spaghetti with some seafood in squid-ink sauce for only $24. Another food item you are likely to find on the menu is The Risotto Al-Funghi Porcini which is basically Arborio rice prepared with porcini mushrooms, parmesan cheese and white wine.
Capricci is a casual restaurant located at the TanjongPagarenclave serving Italian cuisine. The interior is rustic, warm and inviting. The food menu offers a good range of Italian with focus on homemade pizzas complemented with favourites like Burrata starters and a good range of authentic pastas.
The restaurant has an exceptionally affordable Italian buffet lunch at SGD 15 net (11.30am – 2pm).
Signature dishes are:
- Paccherisalsiccia, porcini mushrooms, in taleggio cheese fondue
- Pistachio lamb cutlets in saffron sauce
- Tenderloin beef carpaccio with arugula, cherry tomatoes and parmesan shaves
- Burrata with Parma ham
La Braceria is located in the atas and it features some of the rarest Italian cuisine, mainly from the Southern Amallfi coast. Its situation in quite a posh neighborhood should not discourage you from sampling some of your favorite Italian dishes here.
You may try out the al dente Angel Hair Pasta with Italian Chili sauce, among many other Italian cuisines.The restaurant is situated at 5 Greendale Ave, Singapore.
Experience a panoramic view that wraps around the dining room – with the entire Marina Bay area beautifully presenting itself. Forlino is also a brand synonymous for critically acclaimed fine Italian cuisine. The restaurant is conveniently located in the Fullerton dining enclave serving Italian cuisine. The beautiful interior complements the commanding view providing diners with an exquisite dining experience. The menu features renowned Italian signatures created with some of the finest ingredients available worldwide.
- Linguine Pasta ‘Aglio e Olio’ ai Ricci di Mare
- Chef Sasaki’s Signature Tiramisu
- Homemade TagliatelleallaWagyu Bolognese
- Merluzzo Slow Cooked Black Cod Fillet
- Hokkaido Scallop Tartar
For tourists, when visiting Singapore, don’t forget to visit one of these top Italian restaurants. BuonAppetito!