Some of the best Italian restaurants in Singapore

Italian restaurants are adored the world over, for their Meditarranean flavours, their comfort food or for their sheer soi-disant flair. Here's our take on the best Italian restaurants in Singapore

Updated on 28 September 2020

Some of the best Italian restaurants in Singapore

Italian restaurants are adored the world over and their food never goes out of fashion, be it old school Italian pasta and pizza or high spec fish or veal, perhaps with a modern twist. Check out some of our favourite Italian restaurants in Singapore. You won't be disappointed.

Riviera Forlino

What: Sequestered away within One Fullerton with wonderful views of Marina Bay and Merlion Park, current chef Rémy Carmignani is on a mission to save internationalised Italian food from the clichés of carpaccio and tiramisu. Don’t miss the Atlantic blue crab or turbot meuniere with chanterelle mushrooms.

Where: 1 Fullerton Road, #02-06 One Fullerton, 049213

Dolce Vita

What: Upper crust Singapore adores this elegant, modern and deliciously light dining room, that reliably delivers deeply favoured, beautifully presented food along the lines of pan-seared yellow fin tuna with a citrus spicy dressing, Sicilian tapenade and pickled shallot. If you like the sun make the most of the alfresco terrace and skyline views at lunchtime.

Where: 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore Mandarin Oriental, 039797

Braci

What: Pick of the restaurants in the bustling Boat Quay quarter, Braci’s secret weapons are a Josper oven and compact schichirin grill. They mean that chargrilling here is a fine art, while dining overlooking the Singapore river is a delightful indulgence. 

Where: 52 Boat Quay, Level 5/6, 049841

Zaffarano

What: 43 stories above Collyer Quay, and ideally placed for the business district, Zafferano makes the most of its setting with first-rate service and some knock-out Italian flavours.

Where: 10 Collyer Quay, Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43, 049315

Garibaldi

What: Classic, Michelin-starred Italian in an elegant modern setting, where the kitchen savoir faire is matched by staff well versed in all the best virtues of Italian hospitality.

Where: 36 Purvis Street #01-02, 188613

The Cliff

What: Not the best Italian ristorante in town, you might say, but it's a really strong package nonetheless, with delightful sea views from a scene-stealing terrace. More nonna than gourmet, the menu delivers for many different occasions.

Where: 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, 099891

Lavo Italian Restaurant and Rooftop Bar

What: Lavo is a bit of fun and not just for its spectacular skyline views. Warm service, excellent food and drink and a creative team means it’s always a fun night out. We quite like the Sunday brunch, too.

Where: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Tower 1, Level 57