TL;DR – Not just pizzas and pastas.
If you love your pastas and pizzas, or perhaps you are looking for a slice of Italy to bring your date to, here’s our list of our favourite Italian restaurants in Singapore.
1. in ITALY Bar Ristorante
Tucked in a shop house at Craig Road is this favourite amongst many Italian aficionados which offers top quality Italian cuisine at affordable prices. Helmed by owner and chef, Mario Caramella, in ITALY like the name suggests, will make you feel like you’re really in Italy.
Address: 38 Craig Road, Singapore 089676
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm; Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 12am; Sat: 6pm – 12am
2. Ristorante Da Valentino
Ristorante Da Valentino often tops the list when someone is asked to recommend good Italian fare in Singapore. Previously a cosy family-run restaurant, they have since expanded to house a larger capacity of up to 134 seats with an indoor dining hall and a large al fresco area. Their must-tries include the Lobster Linguine in Pink Sauce and Risotto with Sausage in Red Wine.
Address: The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Opening Hours: Tues – Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm; Sat – Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
3. Senso Ristorante & Bar
Known for its impeccable Italian fine-dining and top-notch service, Senso Ristorante & Bar has been serving up great Italian fare for almost 17 years. Located in a refurbished shophouse along Club Street, this place is both stylish and hip with its colonial architecture and sculptures, central courtyard, spacious dining rooms and beautiful balcony. Try the Cod Fillet or the highly-recommended 8-Hour Braised Beef Cheek ‘Al Cacciatore’.
Address: 21 Club Street #01-01, Singapore 069410
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm; Sat: 6pm – 10:30pm; Sun: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
4. Osteria Mozza
If you’re looking for a swanky Italian dining experience, then can head to Osteria Mozza. With a free-standing mozzarella bar at the heart of the restaurant, Osteria Mozza lets you enjoy authentic Italian flavours in an upscale, New York setting. Inspired by the chefs’ culinary adventures in New York, Bologna and throughout Italy, indulge in rich and heavenly pastas here such as the Linguine with Clams, Pancetta and Spicy chilies, or exquisite mains like the Tuscan Roast Pork or the Grilled Wagyu Beef Tagliata with Rucola.
Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands #B1-42/46, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Opening Hours: Sat – Sun: 12pm – 2:30pm; Mon – Sun: 5pm – 11pm
5. Caffé B
Also located at Marina Bay Sands is Caffé B, a fusion restaurant and bar that merges the flavours of East and West. Marrying the very best of Japanese and Italian cuisine, what you can expect here is an extensive menu of contemporary Italian dishes with a Japanese touch. Savour the Black Squid Ink Tonnarelli with sea urchin and eggplant in a cream sauce or Japanese Momoiro pork with Barolo and seasonal vegetables, and pair them with the fine Italian and/or Japanese wines.
Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands #B1-15, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Opening Hours: Sun – Wed: 11am – 12am; Thurs – Sun: 11am – 2am
6. Al Forno
Al Forno is said to be the first Italian restaurant in Singapore to import fresh ingredients such as whole peeled tomatoes and cheeses directly from Italy. Known for its homemade pizzas fresh from its wood-fired oven, the pizzas here are a must-try!
Address: 400 East Coast Road, Singapore 428996
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 2pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
7. Etna Italian Restaurant
Be it for a leisurely slow brunch or an extravagant dinner, Etna Italian Restaurant has a whole lot to offer. Located at both Duxton Road and Upper East Coast Road, this restaurant offers the best Italian culinary experience in cosy yet elegant settings. Serving creative Sicilian dishes with rich flavours and unique culinary techniques, the Lasagna Tradizionale Emiliana (oven-baked pasta with Bolognese ragout, béchamel sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese) and Homemade Semolina Pasta are amazing. If you’re a fan of the German pork knuckle, you should give Etna’s Italian style of pork knuckle a go too. Marinated in beer before being braised and roasted for four hours, the meat is so moist and tender it just falls off the bone.
Address: 49/50 Duxton Road, Singapore, 089513
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
Address: 110 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455298
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
8. Capricci Bar & Restaurant
Nestled in Tanjong Pagar Road is a gem serving authentic Italian food in a classic, minimalist setting. With lunch time specials including a $15 nett buffet which includes appetisers, mains and a complimentary non-alcoholic drink, Capricci is especially popular amongst the working crowd.
Address: 27 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088450
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm; Sat: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
9. Ristorante Pietrasanta
Nestled at the corner of Portsdown Road in One-North is this gem of a restaurant with classic, wooden setting with a homely and rustic ambience. Helmed by owners from the beautiful Pietrasanta, a town on the coast of northern Tuscany, Ristorante Pietrasanta seeks to bring to its diner a Tuscan experience with both the ambience and food.
Address: #01-03 5B Portsdown Road, Singapore 139311
Opening Hours: Wed – Mon: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
10. Limoncello Pizza & Grill
Exuding a stylish, contemporary design, the interior here at Limoncello is perfect for an unforgettable romantic date with an outdoor al fresco area offering scenic views of the Singapore River and a tranquil, cascading waterfall. For a taste of Amalfi, you should try their Scialatielli Amalfitana (Homemade Amalfi Coast Udon-like Pasta with Fresh Seafood) or Scialatielli Porcini e Gamberi (Homemade Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms and Prawns). Don’t forget to save space for desserts too! we highly recommend the signature Limoncello cake (Limoncello liquor infused with almonds and white chocolate).
Address: 95 Robertson Quay #01-18/19/20 River Gate Condominium, Singapore 238256
Opening Hours: Mon – Tues: 5:30pm – 10:30pm; Wed – Sun: 12pm – 2:30pm, 5:30pm –10:30pm