Craving for Italian food? Singapore has loads of Italian restaurants for you to choose from but which ones are considered the best in the island? We have listed out 7 recommended Italian restaurants liked by most Singaporeans.
1. Otto Ristorante
Located at 32 Maxwell Road, Maxwell Chambers Building, Otto serves one of the best authentic Italian food you can ever find in Singapore. Their must-try dishes include the Atlantic Cod, Linguine Boston Lobster, Crispy Suckling Pig, and Spaghetti with Sea Urchin & Grey Mullet Bottarga.
Apart from their great foods, they also serve great wines too. From sparkling wine to white and red wine, these high quality wines are what make your dining experience complete. With their superb service, it is guaranteed that you will have an enjoyable journey at Otto.
Please note that Otto is closed on Sundays. They are only open during Mondays to Fridays, from 12pm to 2.30pm for lunch and Mondays to Saturdays, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner or cocktails.
Address: #01-02 Red Dot Traffic Building | 32 Maxwell Road, #01-02/03 Maxwell Chambers, Singapore 069115, Singapore
Tel: +65 6227 6819
2. Dolce Vita
This authentic Italian restaurant is located next to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s swimming pool. Diners can enjoy the finest traditional Italian cuisines while enjoying the amazing poolside views through their floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The amazing and relaxing ambience makes it perfect for family gatherings or any bonding time with your loved ones.
All cuisines served are prepared with fresh ingredients. The restaurant’s signature starter Treccia Campana di Bufala should not be missed. The saltiness of the anchovies and the sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes complement well with the buffalo mozzarella. Follow with their mouth-watering mains, such as their 25-layer lasagna and pastas. Each dish will definitely make you go “Wow!”.
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue Mandarin oriental | 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, Singapore
Tel: +65 6885 3500
3. The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar
The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar is located at the top of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. This is the place where a beacon once guided mariners into the safety of the Singapore port in the 20th-century. With the amazing and mesmerizing views of Singapore’s skylines and the Marina Bay waterfront from the rooftop, Chef Carlo Marengoni serves the best authentic Italian cuisines, particularly following the taste buds of Italy’s southern coastal regions. It’s definitely perfect for a romantic meal with your loved ones.
The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar serves lunch only from Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holiday, 12pm to 2.30pm. If you’re not interested in their ala carte menu, there’s also a 2-course and 5-course set lunch offers at S$39++ and S$49++ per person. They serve dinners every night from 6.30pm-10.30pm. Please do make reservations to secure a table for dinner.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square Fullerton Hotel | The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore 049178, Singapore
Tel: +65 6877 8911
4. Tolido’s Espresso Nook
Although Tolido’s Espresso Nook is not exactly a 100% Italian restaurant, this casual, cosy cafe serves one of the best fusion pastas. In addition to their most popular coffee and all-day breakfast/sandwiches, their top signature dish is this trendy Laksa Prawn Pasta ($16). It is a fusion between Italian flavours with our local favourites — laksa. The laksa sauce is thick and creamy with a rich coconut aroma. However, it is not as spicy as the local ones, so it is suitable for anyone who doesn’t eat spicy foods. The prawns are fresh and juicy. This perfect dish will not only warm your stomach but your heart too.
If you want a more classic flavour, why not indulge yourself in Tolido’s Rustic Beef Bolognese ($15)? The pasta is coated with tomato-based sauce and filled with meaty goodness.
Address: 462 Crawford Lane | Blk 462, #01-63, Singapore 190462, Singapore
Tel: +65 6648 0178
Founded by Singaporean pizza lovers, DePizza is a fusion-themed pizza restaurant started in February 2018. From starters to mains, pastas and pizzas, their menu will definitely wow you. There’s too many options for you to choose, all inspired and fused with classic Singaporean flavours. Their unique flavour selections such as Nasi Lemak, Salmon Sashimi and Chilli Crab etc are a must.
With the freshest ingredients, all pizzas are handmade. The restaurant is slightly smaller but it’s so cosy that it’s the perfect place for you to hang out with your friends. With the complement of craft beers, fine wines and artisan teas, it will make your dining experience an unforgettable one.
Address: 35A Boat Quay | Boat Quay, Singapore 049824, Singapore
Tel: +65 6588 1359
6. Waterfall Ristorante Italiano
With a majestic tropical garden view, Waterfall Ristorante Italiano serves authentic Southern Italian cuisine, cooked from the freshest seafood and seasonal produce. Ingredients are specially selected to bring a whole new level of dining experience to you. All dishes are prepared using the traditional methods and heirloom recipes. An extensive collection of wines are available for diners to complete a taste journey across Italy.
Want to try out their wide selection of antipasti, soups, pastas, pizzas, cheeses and desserts at a reasonable price? In addition to their a la carte menu, Waterfall Ristorante Italiano serves buffet lunch every weekend for a price of S$ 55++ per adult on Saturday and S$ 68++ on Sunday.
The Private Dining Room is available (up to 12 persons) for a more intimate dining experience if you wish to have some privacy.
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road Shangri-La Hotel | Garden Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 258350, Singapore
Tel: +65 6213 4398
7. Positano Risto
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Ranked as #1 Italian Restaurant on TripAdvisor Singapore, Positano Risto is Singapore’s only Halal-certified Italian restaurant. Situated in the Arab Street area, the restaurant is 100% Muslim-owned, and it is guaranteed that they serve great Italian food.
Their bestseller — Positano Super Supreme Calzone ($28.95) has a tomato based sauce with turkey ham complementing it. Topped with burrata cheese and parmesan, the thin and crispy crusted-pizza is filled with mushroom and pastrami. All pizzas are handmade daily to ensure freshness. It took the team more than 186 tries to get the perfect dough.
One thing worth mentioning is that they do not add MSG to any of their dishes. All the flavours come from the perfect combination of ingredients and their unique recipes itself. If you like pastas that have more heavy Italian flavours, Pesto Chicken Linguini and their Seafood Aglio Olio are highly recommended by their staffs.
If you decide to drop by and try it, make sure not to miss out their newest promotion! Dine in with your mum and dad on Sundays to enjoy 50% off their mains. Please do note that they are closed on Monday.
Address: 66 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199479, Singapore
Tel: +65 6292 1866