For a taste of authentic Italian dishes, here are the very best restaurants to visit

When it comes to Italian food in Singapore, we’re all spoilt for choice with the number of restaurants that offer authentic pasta, pizza and other Italian specialties. But before you head off for that fine food fiesta, which ones are really worth you money and most importantly, the calories? Fret not for we’ve picked five of the best restaurants worth trying. Buon apetito!


Dolce Vita

True to the traditional Italian style of cooking, Dolce Vita only uses the freshest produce in preparing its daily creations. Ensuring this belief is followed is Chef de Cuisine, Omar Bernardi, who brings with him years of experience in the kitchen to prepare signature creations such as the Foie Gras Terrine, Tuscan Seafood and Shellfish Angus Beef Tenderloin with his own contemporary touch.

More than just a must-do for authentic Italian cuisine, the restaurant also draws in crowds just for its amazing views of the Singapore skyline. You can enjoy this picture-perfect vista while savouring authentic Italian offerings cooked with the freshest ingredients. (For more information about the restaurant, please click here.


Il Cielo 

Considered as one of the destinations for fine Italian cuisine in Singapore, Il Cielo doesn’t disappoint with its concise menu of antipasti, pastas, mains and desserts.

The choices are not as extensive as you might expect, but the kitchen, led by Chef Riccardo Catarsi, makes sure that they do each dish to perfection. Using only the best produce on the market, his team creates palate pleasers that include the Lobster Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella and Orange Dressing, Homemade Angel Hair Pasta with Lobster and Fresh Tomatoes and the Herb-crusted Colorado Rack of Lamb.  (For more information about the restaurant, please click here.)

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OTTO Ristorante

Even with a new home at Maxwell Chambers, fans of this Italian restaurant still head over to its new location in Tanjong Pagar just to savour its sumptuous offerings. 

Well, Chef Michele Pavanello and his team make sure that it’s worth the trip by offering a menu of favourites including Spaghetti with Sea Urchin and Grey Mullet Bottarga, Linguine Boston Lobster and the Crispy “Suckling Pig”. You can savour these specialties within its modern and sleek interior, complemented by the warm and friendly team who, in true Italian style, treat you like you’re part of their happy family. (For more information about the restaurant, please click here.)

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Osteria Mozza

If it’s Chef Mario Batali, you can be sure that the food will be nothing short of amazing. Well, that’s exactly how it is at his Italian restaurant located at Marina Bay Sands.

Other than the fact that it’s from one of the greatest Italian chefs in the world, the restaurant also stands out because of its fresh mozzarella bar offering Burrata with Sturia Caviar, Bufala Mozzarella, Burricotta cheese and many others. From the kitchen, you can also take pleasure in Italian creations of Tagliatelle with Oxtail Ragu and Porcini-rubbed Wagyu Ribeye Bistecca – all prepared with a typical Batali twist. (For more information about the restaurant, please click here.)

Photo credit: Osteria Mozza's Facebook page

Senso Ristorante & Bar

Since its opening in 2000, Senso has never failed to satiate cravings for simple, hearty and authentic Italian food. With these hits, the kitchen ensures that you have more than enough choices by creating a menu that consists of a wide array of signature dishes from different Italian regions.

As the menu is based on seasonal produce, there’s always something new to try, but for the classics, go for the recommended dishes like the Parma Ham 18 months, 8-hour Braised Beef Cheek or the Homemade Taglierini Pasta with Boston Lobster.  (For more information about the restaurant, please click here.)

Photo credit: Senso's Facebook page


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