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By Brenda Poh July 5, 2021 • 5 min read

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Missing Italy’s stunning architecture and its amazing food? You’re not alone. 

While we’re currently unable to book a trip to the land of pastas, pizzas, and delectable cheeses, Singapore’s Italian restaurants do not fall short when it comes to delivering mouthwatering, authentic Italian cuisine.

We’ve curated a list of top-notch Italian restaurants that will probably bring back all the fond memories from your last trip to Italy. Here’s where you can taste some of the best Italian food in Singapore.

Bella Pasta

Bella Pasta's grilled seafood platter
Grilled seafood platter | © Bella Pasta

A visit to Bella Pasta promises unobstructed views of the Singapore River, on top of authentic Italian fare. Bella Pasta opened its doors in 2010 and presents a more extensive menu than its sister restaurant (famous pizzeria Bella Pizza). Diners will be able to dig into an array of pasta dishes, hearty mains, and charcoal-grilled meat and seafood platters.

We’ve read plenty of rave reviews about Bella Pasta, with many praising its impeccable service paired with lovely ambience. If you’ve never been here before, you can’t miss its burrata pugliese (250g of burrata cheese with parma ham and tomato slices, $38), linguine gambero (king prawns and scallops linguine cooked in a seafood-tomato sauce, $35), and linguine frutti di mare (aglio olio-styled linguine with calamari, clams, and shrimp, $28).

Address: 30 Robertson Quay, Riverside View, #01-09, Singapore 238251

Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday–Friday from 11:30am–2:30pm, and 6pm–10pm

Saturday & Sunday from 11:30am–10pm

Contact: 6836 5692

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28 Wilkie

one of 28 Wilkie's signature dishes
© 28Wilkie

28 Wilkie is an Italian fine-dining restaurant that prides themselves in being a sustainable, minimal-waste restaurant. Occupying a historic conservation shophouse, the restaurant features seasonal produce from the head chef’s hometown of Piemonte in Northwestern Italy. Noteworthy items include the Iberico pork rack with chanterelle mushrooms and fennel pollen ($58), Juku wagyu beef served with artichoke and mustard ($88), and tajarin (tagliolini) pasta with black truffle and parmigiano cheese in a braised jus ($58).

Not to mention, the restaurant has been featured as a Michelin Plate restaurant in the Michelin Guide Singapore for its outstanding cooking. It also boasts its very own caviar bar, which offers five different types of caviar alongside Dom Perignon champagnes.

Address: 28 Wilkie Road, #01-01, Singapore 228051

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 5:30pm–10:30pm

Contact: 9776 2828

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Latteria Mozzarella Bar

Latteria Mozzarella Bar's gnocchi with porcini mushrooms and truffle cream
Gnocchi with porcini mushrooms and truffle cream | © Latteria Mozzarella Bar

Cheese-lovers, this one’s for you. At Latteria, you’ll be able to indulge in the largest range of mozzarella you can find in Singapore. This dining spot imports its burrata and mozzarella directly from Italy twice a week, ensuring customers get only the freshest cheeses on their plate.

They also have a Sunday brunch menu available, starting from $58++ per person. This weekly meal requires at least two pax to dine, as the menu features a sharing-style concept with multiple dishes served as starters, mains, and dessert. The best part? The menu for its Sunday brunch changes every week, which means guests will be treated to a different gastronomic experience each time.

Address: 40 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089618

Opening Hours: Sundays to Fridays from 12pm–2:30pm (Lunch)

Daily from 6pm–10:30pm (Dinner)

Contact: 6866 1988

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Basilico

one of Basilico's dishes
© Regent Singapore

Basilico at Regent Singapore is definitely a crowd favourite when it comes to authentic Italian fare. Indulge in its weekday three-course lunch ($68++) featuring an extensive antipasti selection, or its four-course Basilissimo dinner menu ($88++) that includes a mini sweet selection and a cheese platter on top of an appetiser and main course. 

This restaurant also has a dreamy weekend brunch menu that’s sure to delight your palate. Starting from $83 per person, it showcases signature dishes such as an oven-baked truffle focaccia, and a porcini mushroom and black-truffle risotto that’s served straight from a giant parmesan wheel.

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out its epic walk-in wine cellar that also doubles up as a cheese station.

Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Regent Singapore, Level 2, Singapore 249715

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 12pm–2:30pm (Weekday Lunch), and 6pm–9:30pm (Dinner)

Saturday & Sunday from 12pm–3pm (Weekend Brunch), and 6pm–9:30pm (Dinner)

Contact: 6725 3232

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Bar Cicheti

pasta from Bar Cicheti
© Bar Cicheti

When all you’re craving is some good pasta and wine, Bar Cicheti is the place to be. With a menu that features only 11 pasta dishes alongside a small selection of antipasti, cheese, and desserts, pasta is clearly the main draw here. All of its pastas are freshly made in-house, which come in different colours throughout the year — a nod to Italy’s four seasons.

If you find yourself unable to choose just one dish for your main, the folks at Bar Cicheti have you covered. All pastas come in two sizes (tasting and full portion), so you can get smaller sizes but larger varieties to share during your visit. A must-try is the pici cacio e pepe ($18 or $28), a timeless classic made with Sarawak black pepper, marjoram, and parmigiano.

Address: 10 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089264

Opening Hours: Daily from 12–2:30pm (Lunch), and 6pm–10:30pm (Dinner)

Contact: 6789 9801

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ETNA Italian Restaurant

ETNA's lemon-baked red snapper with grilled zucchini
Lemon-baked red snapper with grilled zucchini | © Etna Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Short for Every Table Needs Attention, ETNA takes pride in making sure all customers feel welcomed and well-tended to — from the moment they enter the restaurant’s doors until they leave. The restaurant also pays homage to Mount Etna, Italy’s most iconic active volcano. Inspired by Sicily’s abundant and thriving agricultural scene (thanks to Mount Etna’s fertile volcanic soil), ETNA uses only the freshest and finest ingredients imported directly from the region.

ETNA also happens to be one of the 20 restaurants in Singapore that has been awarded the prestigious Ospitalita Italiana Gold Seal Award. Issued by the Italian government, the award recognises Italian restaurants around the world for their excellent service in serving high-quality, authentic Italian food. For a true Sicilian experience, order its pesce dall’Italia, which showcases the freshest fish caught in Tuscany Bay’s waters each week.

ETNA Italian Restaurant (Duxton Road outlet)

Address: 49/50 Duxton Road, Singapore 089513

Opening Hours: Daily from 12pm–2:30pm, and 6pm–10:30pm

Contact: 6220 5513

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