Top 10 Italian Restaurants in Singapore

Love Italian food? These are the best places in town for pizzas and pastas in Singapore.

By I-S staff | Nov 01, 2012

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Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

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The beautiful courtyard here is a real stand-out and the two-storey dining room’s interior channels the same regal air with starched table linens and understated furnishings, ideal for a special occasion. The food comprises Italian classics like buffalo mozzarella caprese and grain-fed beef carpaccio. Alkaff Mansion's pastas are all made fresh in-house, including pappardelle with seven-day marinated wild boar rag├╣ and an unexpectedly spicy spaghetti alle vongole.

Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

Oso Ristorante 

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Italian fine dining makes itself plain in the extensive menu, as well as the restaurant’s separate climate-controlled cheese and wine rooms. Try everything; the menu is changed monthly, and comprises fabulous dishes such as the freshly shaved cold cuts; rigatoni with rabbit; and rack of lamb, which is baked for eight hours.

il Lido

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Chic designer interiors, a beautiful crowd and stunning views over the golf course and the water are all good reasons to try fine dining restaurant il Lido. Arrive early to enjoy the dazzling sunset with a glass of wine from the extensive wine list.

Italian restaurant iL Lido

iL Lido

Otto Ristorante

Otto is certainly one of the chicest restaurants in the area. Mood lighting, plush seats and carpeting, and smooth piped-in jazz music make the vibe here professional. The lard wrapped “asparagi;” soft egg with taleggio light fondue; black squid ink “tagliolini;” and osso buco with risotto are just some of the items you should try. The overall dining experience here is definitely above average.

Italian restaurant Otto

OTTO Ristorante

Forlino

Forlino carries an understated touch of opulence and is blessed with expansive views of Marina Bay. The homemade spaghetti with black cod and peppermint artichokes; and prime beef tenderloin come highly recommended. 

Italian restaurant Forlino

Forlino

Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar

Executive Chef and owner Roberto Galetti’s Garibaldi continues to upkeep its reputation as an institution of fine Italian dining despite fierce competition. Expect a menu of seasonal specialties as well as sophisticated renditions of traditional standards. 

Italian restaurant Garibaldi

Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar


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Burlamacco Ristorante 

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Located on Amoy Street in a conservation shophouse, Burlamacco Ristorante is a cozy yet airy (thanks to a skylight) 50-seater with dark wooden furniture and a red-and-white color scheme. The walls are adorned with bright, carnivalesque artworks—all of which are for sale—care of gallery Ode to Art. Have a taste of their more unusual items like Cacciuco alla Burlamacco, traditional Tuscan fish and seafood soup with garlic bruschetta ($36), and beef tripe stew in fresh tomato sauce topped with Parmesan cheese ($18) whipped by executive chef and owner Gabriele Piegaia.

 

Burlamacco Singapore's Tuscan fish soup

Burlamacco Ristorante

Da Laura

Run by well known restaurateur Osvaldo Forlino’s sister, Laura, this cosy Italian joint serves items like tagliatelle bolognaise ($26) and a signature seabass burger ($42). Desserts include the Cannoncini Numero 8 ($16), delicate cream horns. There’s also a three course set lunch that goes for $38.

Da Laura

Oca Grassa 

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This casual Italian restaurant helmed by executive chef Edwin Lau (formerly of tapas spot La Cicala) serves simple Italian recipes like grilled atlantic octopus salad ($20), slow braised beef short rib garganelli ($22) and tagliata di manzo ($36), grilled Irish striploin. 

Oca Grassa Singapore striploin

Oca Grassa

inITALY Bar Ristorante

Located in a shophouse along Craig Road, this rustic, homey spot is well put together, with marbletopped tables, brown leather chairs and a cheerful canary yellow accent wall. Savour crowd-pleasing fare like crostino ($18), crisp focaccia with melted Taleggio cheese, prosciutto and black olives, and homemade beef-filled ravioli with Chianti sauce ($18).

inITALY Bar Ristorante crostino

inITALY Bar Ristorante


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