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Carb kings and queens, this one is just for you

We don’t know about you, but pasta is one of our favourite comfort foods. There’s just something that feels so good about a warm and hearty bowl of carby goodness that we absolutely can’t get enough of.

Over the years, pasta has only become increasingly popular for its convenience and also because there are just so many ways to prepare the dish that you can’t possibly get bored of it. 

If you are craving an indulgent plate of pasta, we have your back. From fresh and light seafood-based pasta, to hearty and filling tomato- and meat-based meals, here are the best pasta bars in Singapore to get your fix at.

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1. Tipo Pasta Bar

You can’t call yourself a pasta lover if you haven’t heard of Tipo Pasta Bar yet. Run by The Black Hole Group, Tipo is a spot that offers up freshly made artisanal pasta and a variety of customisable options.

No two days are the same and you can find different pasta shapes of different colours at all times. Guests can also choose their favourite sauce, protein and add-ons to really customise their dishes. 

The best part is that you pretty much can’t go wrong, no matter what combination you pick. 

Tatler Tip:

Get the pink sauce. It’s a blend of Tipo’s alfredo and tomato sauces and provides a tangy and rich flavour to any protein or pasta shape you may choose.

Tipo Pasta Bar, 28 Aliwal Street, #01-07, Singapore 199918, 8768 0785

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2. Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore

We need to preface this by saying that this spot has a dedicated pasta menu, which obviously means that it knows what’s up. Known for its authentic and simple Italian food, Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore is a culinary jewel when it comes to pasta. 

Its Boat Quay outlet in particular is well-known for serving up some of the best pasta on the island. Guests can choose from over 16 different types of fresh and handmade pasta, as well as 21 delicious sauces such as marinara, capriccioso and napoletana.

Tatler Tip:

If you are unsure about your pairing, ask for its pasta pairing guide (yes, you heard that right). This will help you better decide what flavours pair better with which sauces. 

Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore, 30 Boat Quay, Singapore 049819, 6532 6283

3. Lino Pizza & Pasta Bar

Crafted by the Les Amis Group, Lino Pizza & Pasta Bar is a great spot if you enjoy fusion or more unique flavour combinations when it comes to your pasta.

The restaurant offers up gems such as its Penne Japanese Curry Bolognese, which is creamy, spicy and topped with grated parmesan. It also has dishes such as its Linguine Vongole, which is served up in a white wine sauce and topped with garlic chips and its secret ingredient, Lao Gan Ma chilli crisp. 

Lino Pizza & Pasta Bar, 1 Scotts Road, #03-23/24 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208, 8940 3873

4. Pasta Bar

We absolutely cannot have a list of pasta bars without including the Pasta Bar, a pasta lover’s dream, and this writer’s personal favourite spot. 

Pasta Bar offers up a selection of handmade pasta dishes that are freshly made and cooked to absolute perfection. No matter if you’re craving a heavier cream-based pasta or a light olive oil-based one, Pasta Bar has it all. 

Some of its specials include the crab pappardelle, which is doused with saffron cream and features juicy chunks of crab meat sprinkled over thick pasta.

Another favourite of regulars is the indulgent lobster ravioli, which is cooked to tender perfection in mentaiko butter and served with tobiko and watercress.

Tatler Tip:

When making your reservation, ask for a seat at the bar so you can watch your pasta being made right in front of you.

Pasta Bar, 55 Keong Saik Road, #01-05, Singapore 089158)

5. Bella Pasta

Simple but utterly flavourful, Bella Pasta offers up fresh and handmade pasta paired with rich and addictive sauces. 

If you are looking for something more classic, you can try its tagliatelle bolognese which comes with flat ribbon pasta served up with a tender and tangy beef ragu. 

If want to be adventurous (and are not lactose intolerant), you have to try its pansotti burrata, which features homemade egg pasta stuffed to the brim with fresh burrata and served with fresh tomatoes and basil.

Bella Pasta, 30 Robertson Quay, #01-09, Singapore 238251, 6836 5692

6. Bar Cicheti

A favourite amongst pasta lovers, Bar Cicheti is well-known for its traditional and authentic approach to Italian fare and its love for good wine and pasta. 

One of the many things we absolutely love about Bar Cicheti is that when it comes to its pasta menu, you can choose between tasting or full portions. This means that you can try a whole variety of their dishes rather than just committing to one (the best option in my opinion)

Some of their menu highlights include its spaghettini nero, which features tender Argentinian red prawns and passata doused in a slightly spicy bisque made with white wine. 

Another must-try is its blue swimmer crab tagliolini, which has chunks of crab tossed in a bisque made with fresh lemon juice, confit garlic, parsley and butter. 

Bar Cicheti, 10 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089264, 6789 9801

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