Pasta, risotto, pizza and all sorts of Italian food, in general, is hard to say no to. Known to be hearty and indulgent with distinct, classic flavours, Italian cuisine is one that boasts a unique set of flavours which your taste buds will identify upon the first mouthful.
Granted that Italian restaurants, cafés and eateries in Singapore are dime a dozen, some may find difficulty in searching for Muslim-friendly ones, and even more so one that is affordable on top of being Muslim-friendly.
Here we have sussed out 5 Muslim-friendly restaurants and cafés in Singapore where you can get absolutely delizioso Italian fare at prices that are economical for the masses. Buon appetito!
Photo Credit: Positano Risto
Inspired by the founders’ travels to Positano in Italy, Positano Risto is a casual restaurant that sits in Kampong Glam which aims is to bring a slice of Italy and its heartwarming cuisine to locals here.
100% Muslim-owned, you can expect to dig into a mind-boggling array of handmade pasta dishes such as their Spaghetti and Meatballs (S$16.95) and Soft Shell Crab Linguine (S$22.95). They also have a variety of pizzas which are perfect for sharing!
66 Bussorah Street
Tel: +65 6292 1866
Sun to Thu: 11.30am – 10pm
Fri: 11.30am – 11pm
Sat: 11.30am – 12am
Nearest Station: Bugis
THE BRAVERY CAFÉ
Adorned with simple lighting and decor that exudes a homely ambience, The Bravery Café is a Muslim-owned café whose menu boasts a great selection of coffee alongside various brunch and dinner items.
The selection of pasta offerings are kept fairly simple and that is exactly what the chefs take pride in. Using simple ingredients and techniques to whip up their grub, a meal over at The Bravery Café surely will not disappoint.
66 Horne Road
Tel: +65 9388 2973
Sun to Mon, Wed to Thu: 9am – 6pm
Fri and Sat: 9am – 10pm
(Closed on Tuesday)
Nearest Station: Lavender
ROYZ ET VOUS
Best known for their speciality black coffee made and churned out from freshly roasted beans, Royz et Vous also serves an array of delectable Italian-inspired food that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
Their Signature Prawn and Crayfish Pasta (S$19.90) has constantly been the crowd-favourite, but be sure to try out the other equally tantalizing dishes there such as the Salmon Slide (S$24.90) and Almost Magical Smoked Duck (S$26.90).
137 Telok Ayer Street #01-01
Tel: +65 6293 0270
Mon to Fri: 11am – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm
Sat: 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Downtown
Looking for monster portions of pasta dishes, pizzas and steak? Badoque is one of the few stalls in Bedok’s bustling cafe scene that boasts a wide array of Italian fare with a touch of Asian and Mediterranean flavours.
With 10 different types of pasta dishes and pizzas to choose from, we reckon that there is surely something for everyone at Badoque!
298 Bedok Road
Bedok Shopping Complex
Tel: +65 6446 6928
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 11pm
(Closed on Monday)
Nearest Station: Bedok
Photo Credit: Kucina Italian Restaurant
KUCINA ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Dubbing themselves as Singapore’s first authentic Halal Italian restaurant, Kucina Italian Restaurant is a must-to-go for a huge myriad of Italian fare in the likes of pasta, risotto, pizzas and soups.
Helmed by Executive Chef Gero DiMaria Mohammed Omar—who has over 25 years worth of experience in Italian cooking—, diners can expect to enjoy hearty Italian food in an elegant setting.
11 Tanjong Katong Road
Kinex Shopping Mall #B1-09/10
Tel: +65 6493 2154
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar