Bookmark this guide when cravings hit hard for fresh pasta.
Mmm, pasta. We’ll leave our diets at the door any day for this carby goodness. Sure, we’re all for packaged ones, but there’s just something magical about pasta that’s made from scratch. Maybe it’s the silky smooth texture, the perfect al dente bite or the years of technique and craft packed into one dish. We admit – we’re no pasta experts, but we can all agree that once you’ve had it fresh you can never go back.
Best restaurants with fresh pasta in Singapore
If you’ve tried its sister restaurant, Cicheti (we think about the quattro formaggi pizza every now and then), you’ll love Bar Cicheti. The pastas take centre stage here with superbly crafted, handmade ones made a la minute. The menus rotate every now and then, so keep a lookout for new exciting entries. We keep going back for the Pici Cacio e Pepe, a stripped-down yet scrumptious classic.
Bar Cicheti, 10 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089264
Pasta Bar is a great spot for date night or if you’re just hanging around the vibrant Keong Saik vicinity. Drawing upon regional Italian cuisine roots, expect elite dishes featuring freshly hand-pulled pasta. With different otherworldly doughs, no two pasta dishes are the same – so you get a variation of mouth-feel, shape and texture. Try the pumpkin tortelli – they’re like pockets of sunshine or the eggless lagane with chickpea for a spicy kick of chilli and garlic.
Pasta Bar, 55, 01-05 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089158
Pasta Brava has a massive menu of pasta, mains and rice dishes and within that, you’ll find a separate section of fresh pasta offerings. It’s great for that one pasta snob in your group. The tortellini with Iberico pork and spinach ravioli are dishes so good they’ll quite possibly leave you in a good mood for the rest of the day.
Pasta Brava, 11 Craig Road, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 089671
Da Luca Italian Restaurant
This charming restaurant in Novena is a rare find. Maybe it’s the exposed brick walls, red checkered table cloth or wood flooring, but it’s like you’re transported to a quaint, homey eatery in Italy. Complete the experience with bites of handmade cold angel hair pasta with scallop or uni caviar truffle pasta.
Da Luca Italian Restaurant, 1 Goldhill Plaza, Singapore 308899
We mentioned its sister restaurant above but Cicheti is no stranger to darn good pasta either. Kick off with a selection of authentic cicheti (side dishes or snacks) before moving on to pasta masterpieces. The tonnarelli nero is an umami bomb of squid ink pasta, crab meat and a rich seafood sauce. Or feast on the whole wheat stracci with prawns, n’duja (spicy sausage) and red wine.
Cicheti, 52 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198901
Deli by day, and Italian cocktail bar by night, Publico Ristorante at Robertson Quay blesses us with contemporary Italian classics, refreshing cocktails and riverside views. Here’s where you can take in the chill vibes as you devour homemade pasta creations such as black truffle tagliatelle, linguine vongole and maccheroncini carbonara. Gluten-free options are also available.
Publico Ristorante, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
Freshly pulled daily, this halal pasta restaurant makes its dishes with flavoured doughs – think beet and garlic-infused fettuccine, sweet paprika caserecce and garlic and parsley pappardelle – so you can expect pops of colour and flavour bursts in your meal. Plus, the fact that you can also customise your dish by picking your fave sauces? Sounds good to us!
Tipo Pasta, 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753
This hidden gem in Bukit Timah is home to great homemade pasta and 48-hour proofed pizzas. Yes, the wood-burning oven may attract many eyeballs but the pasta is worth mentioning too. Carb up with the sinfully creamy carbonara chitarra with soft boiled egg, truffle cream and ham crumble, or the spinach ricotta ravioli with brown butter, pine nuts and sage.
Lino, 7 Binjai Park, Singapore 589821