Customs House along the Marina Bay waterfront is one of the popular dining destinations in Singapore.
Five restaurants are housed in the converted heritage building beside The Fullerton Bay Hotel – Kinki, a funky Japanese restaurant; Sabai Fine Thai on the bay, a fine dining Thai restaurant; Nueva Cuba, a Cuban-themed restaurant and bar; Oyster Bar, a seafood bar serving oysters and champagne; and Procacci, 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.
The menu has a bit of everything, from appetisers like Calamari Fritti ($22) to Wagyu Beef Carpaccio ($25); to main courses like Mushroom Risotto ($35), Home Made Ravioli stuffed with Wagyu Beef ($35) and Black Angus Tenderloin ($49); and desserts like Italian Cheese Cake ($15) and Profiteroles ($15).
While the appetisers were tempting, I chose to skip it and go with two main courses. The Taglierini Al Granchio ($30) arrived first – it was decent, but definitely not the best crabmeat linguine that I’ve tasted.
After taking a glance at the menu, I immediately knew that I was going for the Black Angus Tenderloin ($49).
Served with mashed potato, the Black Angus Tenderloin which came with black truffle sauce was excellent. The dish managed to achieve the right balance: the steak was cooked to medium-rare perfection, the mashed potato had the right consistency, and the black truffle sauce complemented the meat nicely.
For desserts, I had a hard time trying to decide between the Panna Cotta ($15), Tiramisu ($15) and Molten Chocolate Lava Cake ($18). I went for the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake and I am happy to say it was satisfying. The cake was oozing with chocolate, and it came with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream.
While I liked Procacci Italian Restaurant at Customs House, the above-average prices meant that I probably wouldn’t suggest going there any-time soon unless my friends really want to give it a try. But if you have always wanted to eat there, the Italian restaurant is a nice place to go for a special occasion.
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Procacci Italian Restaurant
70 Collyer Quay
#01-04 Customs House
Tel: +65 6532 9939
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
For more recommendations, please read my list of Italian Restaurants in Singapore