Cheese, pasta, pizzas, cold cuts – pop by these dining establishments if you can't get enough of these Italian staples.
Hidden gems, swanky restaurants, neighbourhood joints – you’ll find Italian food on just about any corner in Singapore. But when you’re craving pasta and/or pizza, we know you won’t settle for subpar creations. Get ready to hit up these Italian dining spots in Singapore for a meal your taste buds won’t let you forget.
Islandwide delivery (flat rate of $10) and takeaway available. Order online, via WhatsApp or email.
There isn’t a pasta snob who doesn’t frequent Bar Cicheti. Chef Yew Aun Lim, together with his team, churns out a fair mix of traditional and underrated pasta that’ll make you forget your diet in a heartbeat. The compact menu, honest plating and minimal ingredients (to let the pasta shine) are testaments to just how darn good the pasta is. Don’t leave without trying the Cacio e Pepe, Paccheri and Orecchiette All’ Amatriciana, and keep your eyes peeled for new additions. Pair your pasta with one of sommelier-partner Ronald Kamiyama’s elite wine options and you’ve reached flavour nirvana.
Bar Cicheti, 10 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089264
Available for takeaway and islandwide delivery. Call/WhatsApp 6292 1866 or +65 9711 5833 to order.
Positano Risto is redefining the experience of casual halal Italian dining and it’s got countless positive praises and reviews to prove it. Located in the prime spot of Bussorah Street, the restaurant offers your usual Italian grub – handmade thin crust pizzas alongside mains such as truffle mushroom risotto, ricotta and spinach ravioli, beef ragu fettuccine, premium Angus ribeye and lobster Thermidor, just to name a few.
Positano Risto, 66 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199479
24-hour delivery and takeaway available. Order online or call +65 9424 8258 for orders past 10.30pm.
Rubato has been receiving accolades for good reason. This produce-driven resto is great for groups who love variety. Pad your stomach with highly addictive small plates like Michelin-quality burrata, Hokkaido sea scallops wrapped in parma ham, or chilled angel hair pasta with scallops sashimi and white truffle oil-infused Japanese seaweed (a dish that’s rightfully named ‘A Gift From The Angels’). Don’t forget the velvety-smooth squid ink seafood risotto, your choice of extra-thin or fluffy hand-stretched pizzas, and a bevy of pasta dishes (get the Seafood in a Bag for a medley of fresh seafood). And we’ve not even covered the meats yet! Everyone at the table will be talking about the massive crispy suckling pig – a must-have for big celebrations.
Rubato, 12 Greenwood Avenue, Singapore 289204
A selection of a la carte favourites is available for takeaway, or delivery via GrabFood, Foodpanda and Deliveroo.
This riverside restaurant is well known for its woodfired pizza – we’re still not over the tartufata, diavola and prosciutto pizzas. And that pizza crust? Superbly divine. If you’re a carnivore at heart, feast on the bistecca ribeye or beef short rib that’s slow-cooked for 18 hours. Expect fork-tender goodness in every bite.
Publico, Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
Takeaway and islandwide delivery available via Deliveroo, GrabFood and Foodpanda.
Located in Bukit Timah, this hidden gem is home to great pasta and pizzas. It’s worth mentioning that the set lunch runs every day! You can either opt for the two- or three-course meal with mains including chargrilled US ribeye and spinach ricotta ravioli. Highlights include the veal and pork lasagne, garganelli and scallop risotto. Side note: The Caesar salad here is a little different but we’re not complaining. Apart from the usual suspects like kale, parmesan and smoked salmon, it actually has generous shavings of… eggs. Yes, the grated eggs look like parmesan but they add a whole new dimension to this simple dish.
Lino, 7 Binjai Park, Singapore 589821
Art by Beppe De Vito
Michelin-starred chef Beppe De Vito gives Art a new lease of life by taking over Aura’s space at the National Gallery. Explore the rich food of Italy through the degustation and a la carte menu. The star dishes in our humble opinion are the tuna belly carpaccio, seabass and duck.
Art by Beppe De Vito, #05-03, National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Volare by La Barca
Available for delivery. Call +65 6346 5813 or WhatsApp +65 9710 8208 to order.
What was once La Barca is now called Volare. This Italian restaurant resides in the quaint neighbourhood of Katong and it is still led by Chef Giuseppe Di Gaetano so expect the same old fare. The weekday lunches let you tuck into a three-course meal from only $25.90! Bring your little ones as well ‘cos there’s a delish kids menu.
Volare by La Barca, #01-22, 11 East Coast Road, Singapore 428722
Islandwide delivery available via Oddle.
If truffles make you weak, then you must try the La Nonna Signature Pizza (tomato, mozzarella, parmesan, asparagus, egg and black truffle). It’s a sheer truffle treat. The quality of the crust at La Nonna also deserves special mention: It’s light and crispy all around.
La Nonna, 26/26B Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277685
Islandwide delivery and pick-up available. Minimum $50 purchase for delivery.
For tasty, authentic pasta with a fantastic view, Bella Pasta in Robertson Quay tops our list. You’ll get to slurp up amazing homemade pasta and risotto (the risotto fungi porcini tartufo is particularly delicious!) while taking in a view of the Singapore River. Besides pasta, the restaurant also serves up a wide array of meats and seafood such as bistecca tomahawk. If you’re in the area for lunch, the weekday lunches let you dig into a three-course Italian meal from $25.
Bella Pasta, #01-09, 30 Robertson Quay, Riverside View, Singapore 238251
Cacio e Pepe
Delivery available via FoodPanda, GrabFood and Deliveroo.
Hidden in the west, this under-the-radar eatery has a loyal following. Drop by the cosy spot for hot-selling items like stuffed pasta with lobster and crab meat, portobello baked with crab meat and prawns and finished with gorgonzola sauce, and the decadent little lava cake.
Cacio e Pepe, 3 Chu Lin Road, Singapore 669890
Available for pickup and delivery. Order via Oddle.
With a Michelin star in hand, this Italian restaurant and rooftop bar features an open kitchen and progressive Italian nosh. Expect dishes like cioppino (Atlantic ocean cod fish, clams essence and lobster bisque) and beef short ribs alongside appetisers like beef tartare and foie gras semifreddo. After dinner, retire to the rooftop bar and take in the cool breeze with a cocktail in hand.
Braci, #05-01/#06-01, 52 Boat Quay, Singapore 049841
Available for islandwide delivery and takeaway (daily from 12pm-9.30pm). Place orders 45 minutes ahead for pick-up.
Tuck into an all-Italian spread at this swanky restaurant in Regent Singapore. Pad your stomach with all the pasta, cold cuts, meats and gelato you can eat, and don’t forget to check out highlights like the rotisserie, the espresso bar and the walk-in wine cellar.
Basilico, 2/F Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar
Free islandwide delivery available. Enjoy 20% off the takeaway menu.
Indulge in your favourite Italian signatures when you dine at this venerable establishment on Purvis Street. Its creations are made with the freshest ingredients and you can really taste the difference – just order classics like the spaghetti mare with fresh seasonal seafood and tomato and you’ll see what we mean!
Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar, #01-02, 36 Purvis Street, Singapore 188613
Available for delivery (only dinner) and self-collection.
This long-standing Italian restaurant located in East Coast is famous for its Saporita (cheese, bacon and egg) and Con Carne (cheese, ham, salami, sausage, and minced beef) pizzas. Pasta choices like the vongole and cicale (crayfish in garlic and tomato sauce) are also must-tries. Not an East-sider? Trust us, the journey is worth it.
Al Forno, 400 East Coast Road, Singapore 428996
Available for delivery (free for orders above $80) and self-collection. Enjoy 20% off all food and 30% off wines until the end of phase one. Call +65 6220 1793 for orders.
Chef Gabriele dishes out modern-classic Tuscan cuisine, with highlights like the traditional carnaroli risotto, and oven-roasted whole seabass with fennel salad. Need to wash it all down with something? There’s an extensive wine collection to choose from.
Burlamacco Ristorante, 30 Stanley Street, Singapore 068739
No Menu Restaurant
Islandwide delivery available and self-collection. Call +65 6224 0091 for orders.
You can’t go wrong with the pasta here at Osvaldo Forlino’s No Menu Restaurant, but for a real treat, be sure to order the burrata and the tiramisu. They’re worth all the calories.
No Menu Restaurant, 23 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069621
Islandwide delivery (flat rate of $10) and takeaway available. Order online, or via WhatsApp or email.
Named after the traditional small plates served in Venice’s wine bars, Cicheti presents Italian classics in a chic modern setting. Kick off with a selection of authentic cicheti before digging into your choice of mains and wood-oven baked Neapolitan pizza (you have to get the Quattro Formagg with greek honey). Complete your meal on a sweet note with a slice of the popular crack pie.
Cicheti, 52 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198901
Pietro Ristorante Italiano
Enjoy one-for-one deals daily. Self-collection and islandwide delivery available (free for orders above $60).
It’s understandable to have some reservations about the authenticity of an Italian trattoria run by a Singaporean Chinese chef, but the proof is in the pie. Or rather, his brick oven-baked pizza. Chef Peter Neo, who might be familiar to you from his TV appearances, has curated a menu of Italian classics that run the gamut of Italian fare from porcini to pasta. We also wholeheartedly recommend the chef’s signature vongole, as well the pancetta arrosto. This is, without a doubt, the best place to get authentic Italian nosh (at affordable prices) in Seletar.
Pietro Ristorante Italiano, 12 Jalan Kelulut, Singapore 809030
Islandwide delivery and takeaway available. Free delivery for orders above $45 (within CBD) and $130 (outside CBD). WhatsApp +65 9169 8847 to order.
Tucked away in Craig Road, this longstanding Italian establishment (since 1993) has been serving up authentic Italian nosh at prices that won’t break the bank. The decor is rustic, homely, and brings to mind hidden away neighbourhood trattorias. Specialities include the fresh squid ink pasta as well as its porcini mushroom risotto.
Pasta Brava, 11 Craig Road, Singapore 089671
Available for takeaway and islandwide delivery via Oddle.
Inspired by timeless traditions and bolstered by new techniques, this smart-casual Italian restaurant by restaurateur-chef, Beppe De Vito, aims to bring together social dining and authentic Italian cuisine. The menu shows a focus on sharing portions to encourage interaction between diners, making Amó an ideal dining destination to entertain guests. Must-tries here include pizza Bianca, butter roasted spring chicken with potatoes, grilled octopus with friggitelli peppers, and grilled Angus beef tagliata.
Amó, 33 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059672
Available for takeaway and islandwide delivery via Oddle. Call +65 6735 6656 or WhatsApp +65 8940 3879 for takeaway orders.
This homely Italian resto, under the Les Amis Group, reopened in September 2013 with a rustic makeover. Its broad menu features crowd-pleasing favourites like chitarra carbonara and braised lamb shank.
La Strada, #01-13, 1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Etna Italian Restaurant
Available for takeaway and islandwide delivery. WhatsApp +65 8189 2348 (East Coast) or +65 8189 2316 (Duxton) to enquire.
Founded in 2006, Etna is one cosy, sequestered ristorante that embraces its acronym-huddled philosophy: Every Table Needs Attention. Naturally, service is spick and span, and Italian dishes like carpaccio di manzo and linguine al granchio are served promptly.
Etna Italian Restaurant, locations include Duxton Road and Upper East Coast Road
Takeaway and free islandwide delivery available, with a complimentary bottle of wine for orders above $150.
Located in the hip ‘hood of Haji Lane is Pizza Fabbrica. One of the newer places on the list, this pizza joint’s most-talked-about item would be the Funghi Scarmorza – it features porcini mushrooms, fior di latte, scarmorza, and truffle oil (just because).
Pizza Fabbrica, 8 Haji Lane, Singapore 189201
Available for takeaway and islandwide delivery via Deliveroo.
Spaghetti and pizza are what come to mind when you think of Italian cuisine, but let’s not forget their mastery of the grill. Come in a group and sink your teeth into the Australian tomahawk wagyu or the prime porterhouse served Florentine style. Of course, you can always opt for other standout dishes like the classic diavola pizza.
La Braceria Pizza & Grill, 5 Greendale Avenue, Singapore 289501
Available for takeaway and islandwide delivery.
Popular with the Italian crowd, Ristorante Pietrasanta is one of Singapore’s less well-known culinary secrets. The menu features authentic Italian classics like seafood pasta, lasagna and hand-made ravioli sausage with Chianti bolognese sauce. Best part? The pastas and pizzas go for less than $30.
Ristorante Pietrasanta, #01-08, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138632