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.
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
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
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
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
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
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