This Tuscan-style Italian restaurant is run by 2 brothers who have a fiery passion for Italian cuisine. The restaurant is located at a tranquil spot amidst lush greenery, with both indoor and outdoor seating. You can get decently good pasta for a little more than $20. There are also pizzas, which can be shared among 2 or 3 people, in the $20 price range. The Mains menu includes signatures dishes such as Grilled Angus Tenderloin ($35.90) and Baked Cod Fish in White Wine ($39.90). There is also an alcohol list with red and white wine as well as cocktails available. Desserts such as Tiramisu ($13.90) and Homemade Jam Orange Tarte ($14.90) are also freshly baked everyday. The ambience as well as the authenticity of the dishes served makes up for the slightly more costly meal here.
Address: 5B Portsdown Road, #01-03 Singapore 139311
Nearest MRT: One-North (CC23)
Mon – Fri: 11.45 am to 2.30 pm, 5.45 pm to 10.30 pm
Sat – Sun: 11.45 am to 2.45 pm, 5.45 pm to 10.30 pm
Closed on Tue
Telephone: +65 6475 9521
This Italian restaurant has a rather extensive menu with a wide range of appetisers, ranging from $15 to $25. Some of their classic pasta dishes include Spaghetti with Fresh Clams in White Wine Sauce ($23) and Bavette with Half Boston Lobster in Bisque Sauce ($36). The prices of the mains range from $28 to $50, which is rather decent given a number of ingredients used and the selection of red meats and fresh seafood available. The mains dishes include Lamb Chops with Balsamic Red Wine and Rosemary ($34) and Grilled Prime Beef Striploin Steak ($42). This is definitely a great place to bring your loved ones for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
Address: 11 Craig Rd, Singapore 089671
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Mon – Sat: 12 pm to 2.30 pm, 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Closed on Sun
Telephone: +65 6227 7550
3.Limoncello Pizza and Grill
Head down to Limoncello if you’re in the mood to eat some quality pizza and pasta! They offer a 3-course set lunch for only $35 and have a range of pasta dishes that includes fresh seafood, seared beef and many more options. One of it’s the crowds’ favourite, Linguine in Black Ink Sauce and Mix Seafood costs a decent $26. The pizzas, on the other hand, range from $20 to $30. For mains, there is also a decent selection of red meat: like ribeye, wagyu, and tenderloin. For those who prefer white meat, there are also options like snapper, seabass, and a selection of fresh seafood like mussels, clams, prawns and squid available. For desserts, you may choose from a scoop of gelato for $5 (flavours include Lemon, Pistachio, Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla) or their hearty sweet cakes such as Lemon Cake, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta.
Address: 95 Robertson Quay, #01-18/19/20 River Gate Condominium, Singapore 238256
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
Wed – Sun: 12 pm to 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Mon – Tue: 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Telephone: +65 6634 5117
4.Cacio e Pepe
The set lunches at Cacio e Pepe are available from Tuesday to Friday and cost only $13.80 per pax. The set lunch there includes the soup and pasta of the day, and coffee or tea. For the mains, you can choose from pork, beef, lamb, chicken thigh or even a selection of meats on their meat platter. The pizzas there are also authentically handmade with delicious biscuit-like crusts. They also have a wide selection of pasta such as Stuffed Pasta with Crab and Lobster Meat tossed with Calamari or you can also opt for the traditional Aglio Olio, served with olive oil, chilli and garlic. End your meal with some their most classic desserts like Crème Brulee, Tiramisu, White Chocolate Panna Cotta, and Lava Cake.
Address: 3 Chu Lin Rd, Singapore 669890
Nearest MRT: Hillview
Tue – Sun: 11.30 pm to 2.30 pm, 6 pm to 10.30 pm
Closed on Mon
Telephone: +65 6760 3534
The 3-course set lunch at Bella Pasta goes for only $25++ per pax, and includes the soup of the day, a choice of mains and dessert of the day. They have an interesting and appetising range of starters and salads that range from $14 to $22. They also offer a decent selection of pasta and risottos that are in the mid-$20 range. Risottos include Arborio Rice with Porcini Mushrooms and Black Truffle Cream and Arborio Rice simmered in Rich Seafood Tomato Sauce. The mains are equally enticing and mouth-watering, with dishes like Charcoal Grill Lamb Cutlets in Red Wine Sauce ($33), Charcoal Grill Pork Belly with Barolo Wine Sauce ($30), Herb Encrusted Grill Salmon ($29), just to name a few. To complete your meal, do try their desserts: Tiramisu ($10), Panna Cotta ($10), Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream ($10), Sobert ($6) or Gelato ($6).
Address: 30 Robertson Quay #01-09, Singapore 238251
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
Mon – Fri: 12 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 1 pm
Sat – Sun: 11.30 am to 11.30 pm
Closed on Tue
Telephone: +65 6836 5692
Basilico is one of the finest restaurants to go to if you feel like eating some premium and authentic Italian fare. Located within Regent Hotel, it is open from morning till night and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. For lunch, you may opt for the lunch buffet ($55) or the set lunch which is a 3-course menu that includes the starter of the day, choice of mains, and dessert of the day ($55). The buffet option has an excellent spread, from appetisers to mains, pasta, grills, and dessert for those with a sweet tooth. They also serve brunch on weekends, and although the menu may vary from day to day, their popular dishes are prepared daily and can be guaranteed to be of the freshest quality.
Address: Regent Singapore A Four Seasons Hotel, Level 2, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
Nearest MRT: Orchard
Mon – Sat: 6.30 am to 10.30 am, 12 pm to 2.30 pm, 6.30 pm to 10 pm
Sun: 7 am to 10.30 am, 12 pm to 3 pm, 6.30 pm to 10 pm
Telephone: +65 6725 3232
Garibaldi has a spectacular range of Italian dishes and set meals. The 6-course dinner menu ($188++), 3-course lunch menu ($39++), and brunch starting from $88 are good for those who want a taste of Italian cuisine. The ala carte menu includes dishes like Poached Egg with Smoked Salmon, Tiger Prawns with Cocktail Sauce, White Asparagus Soup and Toasted Hazelnut, slow-cooked Lamb Shank, Grilled Tuna with Marinated Artichoke, Spaghetti with Cod Fish Ragout, Spaghetti with Boston lobsters and a selection of mini sweet delicacies for dessert. They also have a caviar menu that matches caviar brilliantly with ingredients like Norwegian salmon, angel hair pasta and fresh oyster. Eating at Garibaldi is definitely casual fine dining at its best.
Address: 36 Purvis St, Singapore 188613
Nearest MRT: Bugis
Mon – Sun: 12 pm to 2.30 pm, 6.30 pm to 12.30 pm
Telephone: +65 6837 1468