Italian food is one of the most popular cuisines in Singapore. Given that there are so many Italian restaurants in town, sometimes it is really difficult to choose one for dinner.
Here’s my list of the best Italian Restaurants in Singapore.
I will go straight to the point: The buffet lunch at Basilico restaurant is one of the best, if not the best, in the $40-50 category.
I like Basilico Italian restaurant. Though the buffet spread is slightly limited, the restaurant more than makes up for it with the quality of the food. The antipasto counter, in particular, has fantastic choices.
On Saturday, Basilico has a full Italian buffet (without local spread) for $46++/pax, $56 (free flow juices & soft drinks) and $98++ (free flow prosecco & wine). And on Sunday, they have a Champagne Brunch at $139++ for free flow of champagne and wine. During dinner, it is a semi buffet where you can enjoy the same antipasti & desserts buffet with the choice of 1 main course at $69++. And one more thing, reservations are absolutely necessary.
1 Cuscaden Road
Level 2 The Regent Singapore
Tel: +65 6725 3232
// Weekday Italian Buffet Lunch $38++
Saturday Italian Buffet Lunch $40++
Sunday Italian Buffet Brunch 55++ (Non-Alochol)
Daily Dinner $62++ (Semi buffet: starter & desserts buffet counter + choice of 1 main)
When people ask me to recommend an Italian restaurant that serves good food at reasonable prices, my answer will always be: Bella Pizza at Robertson Quay.
It is my to-go place when I am craving for a hearty Italian dinner of pastas and pizzas.
30 Robertson Quay
#01-14 Riverside View
Tel: +65 6734 0139
Da Paolo Bistro Bar at Rochester Bar is a cross between their restaurant and pizza bar. The restaurant has two open kitchens, with the pizza bar being positioned near the entrance of the restaurant and the main kitchen on the further end.
It has a very extensive pizza menu, and is a nice place to go with a group of friends for dinner.
3 Rochester Park
Tel: +65 6774 5537
Whereas Da Paolo at Rochester Park has a huge al fresco dining area surrounded by greeneries, Da Paolo La Terrazza is slightly smaller with options of eating indoors for a more formal dinner, or dining at the tranquil al fresco area where you sit along the tree-lined street.
If you are having dinner at Chip Bee Gardens, check out Da Paolo La Terrazza.
44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-56
Chip Bee Gardens Singapore
Tel: +65 6476 1332
Housed within the stunning Fort Canning Hotel, Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizza Bar serves contemporary Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with a charcoal grill and wood-fired oven for baking gourmet pizzas. The Italian restaurant is under the Garibaldi Group of restaurants, who is also behind Gunther’s, Ricciotti Italian restaurant and Brotzeit.
11 Canning Walk Fort Canning Park
Fort Canning Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6338 5498
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Il Cielo is located on the 24th floor of Hilton Singapore, right beside the pool. It is a small, cosy and intimate restaurant where you can get exceptional food and service.
581 Orchard Road
Level 24 Hilton Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6730 3395
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 7pm – 10.30pm
Il Lido Italian Dining at Sentosa Golf Club is a restaurant that has consistently been voted as one of the best restaurants in Singapore, and it is frequently praised for the quality of Italian food.
Compared to its sister restaurant, Forlino at One Fullerton, il lido Italian restaurant is slightly more casual – think of it as a semi fine dining restaurant that comes with everything you would expect from a top-notch restaurant.
27 Bukit Manis Road
#02-00 Sentosa Golf Club
Tel: 6866 1977
Daily: 11.30 – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 11pm
La Cantina in venezia is located on the 8th level of Changi Village Hotel and it has a very classy yet soothing ambiance. The Italian restaurant is ideal for a quiet lunch, or a romantic dinner with your date.
It is one of my favourite Italian restaurants, and I would go so far as to say that they have the best Linguine Al Granchio (crabmeat linguine) in town.
1 Netheravon Road
#08/09-02 Changi Village Hotel
Tel: +65 6546 9190
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 11pm
If you are having lunch at Holland Village, you must go to La Nonna. They have an ongoing 50% off pasta/pizza lunch promotion on weekdays, which is absolutely a steal.
26 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore
Tel: +65 6468 1982
Mon–Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Pizzeria Mozza by Mario Batali is probably the most affordable option amongst the Marina Bay Sands celebrity chefs’ restaurants. The pizzas on Pizzeria Mozza’s menu are priced between $18 to $38. I’d think this is extremely good value given that most of the pizza restaurants in Singapore charge around the same price for a pizza.
Is Pizzeria Mozza the best pizza restaurant in Singapore? I don’t know… It is really hard to say since there are so many pizzerias in Singapore. But I think it is definitely among the best.
2 Bayfront Ave #B1-42/46
The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Tel: +65 6688 8522
Fri to Sun: 12pm – 2pm
Mon to Sun: 5pm – 11pm
Helmed by Chef Michele Pavanello and housed at the corner of the Red Dot Traffic Building sits OTTO Ristorante. This classy, unpretentious establishment serves amazing Italian fare with a new-age influence. It’s a great place to have a business lunch, bond with the family over a good meal or even for a romantic night out.
f you’re looking to try an Italian restaurant that’s authentic and classic with a modern twist, Otto Ristorante is a great place to head to (if you haven’t already). I assure you it most likely won’t be your only visit.
28 Maxwell Road, #01-02
Red Dot Traffic Building
Tel : +65 6227 8350
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm
Mon to Sat: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Pasta Brava Italian Restaurant at Craig Road has been around for a long time. I’ve been told that they are worth a visit by many friends, but it took me until now to go there. I guess it’s better late than never, and I am really happy to tell you that it has joined the ranks as one of my favourite Italian restaurants in Singapore.
11 Craig Road Singapore
Tel: +65 6227 7550
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm
6.30pm – 10.30pm
I’ve always walked past Prego Italian Restaurant when I am at Raffles City, but for some reason I never visited it. I finally had the chance to eat there, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was one of the better ones that I’d tried in recent months.
80 Bras Basah Road
1F Fairmont Hotel
Tel: +65 6431 6156
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Procacci at Customs House is a full-fledged Italian restaurant modelled after the style and taste of Florence.The food at Procacci Italian restaurant is generally good, and while prices are fairly high, it is a lovely place for a romantic date.
70 Collyer Quay
#01-04 Customs House
Tel: +65 6532 9939
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Ricciotti Italian Restaurant under the Garibaldi group of restaurants which include Gunther’s and Garibaldi at Purvis Street. It has a series of 1-for-1 dining promotions for lunch and dinner.
On every Monday, the beef lasagna (usual price $17) goes for $12, Tuesday is 1-for-1 Pizza, and today they have the 1-for-1 pasta. All one for one dining promotions refer to items of same or lower value, which in my books, is a very good deal.
20 Upper Circular Road
#B1-49 The Riverwalk
Tel: +65 6533 9060