From steaming bowls of pasta to authentic wood-fired pizzas, Singapore's got plenty of choice when it comes to Italian food. In fact, we're fairly confident that Singapore's Italian restaurants can compete with some of the best in Italy. For the best nosh this side of the Coliseum, check out our guide to Italian eateries in Singapore:
You don't have to get on a plane to Italy for great Italian food, you can just go to Limoncello! Serving up a delicious range of artisanal Italian fare, their food is modern, familiar and ridiculously good. Their pizzas are cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven, while the meat and fish are charcoal grilled, preserving all the natural flavours that make them so tasty. The best of the bunch? Perhaps the Meat Lovers pizza, a magnificently meaty option featuring bacon, spicy salami and cooked ham.
In Italian, Al Borgo means "the village," and that homely, down-to-earth vibe is perfectly represented in their delightfully rustic food. The fettuccine Bolognese is an old-school classic, while the risotto al funghi porcini looks (and tastes!) like it's been flown in straight from Milan. There's a wide range of antipasti dishes to get started with, plus red and white-based pizzas. Put it this way, if it's Italian, Al Borgo serves it.
Extra Virgin Pizza
Simplicity personified. Extra Virgin Pizza does gourmet Neapolitan-style pizza like no one else. They allow their dough to rest for three days, which helps to make it chewy on the inside and perfectly crisp on the outside. Using Italian Caputo 00 flour and some of the freshest ingredients sourced from all over the world, this is authentic Italian pizza like no other. The mushroom bianco featuring roasted mushrooms and onions, fontina, pecorino, rosemary, béchamel, mozzarella and truffle oil is outstanding. Room for more? We thought so! There's also a range of small plates to keep you filled up. From layered Caprese to oven-fried clams, Extra Virgin Pizza is the place to go for a feast of epic proportions.
Pasta? Check. Pizza? Check. Fish? Check. Meat? Check. Pasta Fresca covers all the bases, delivering a generously portioned Italian experience that's absolutely off the charts when it comes to flavour. The Chef's Special, ravioli di burrata e tartufo nero, might be the star of the show. Featuring homemade ravioli stuffed with burrata cheese and black truffle, drizzled with mushroom sauce and topped off with parma ham and caviar, it's indulgent, rich, simple and everything that Italian cuisine should be.
Situated right at the heart of the city, Capricci offers regional delicacies from all over Italy. The parma e rucola, Tuscany's signature dish, combines Italian sausage with fiorentina steak and Portobello mushroom. It's a triumph, but that's not all that's on offer at Capricci, not by a long shot. There's a range of special pasta dishes, risottos, soups and fish, as well as some freshly made salads to kick off proceedings. Finish your meal off with the tiramisu della casa or enjoy a rich torta al cioccolato (chocolate cake). It's a little bit naughty, but where's the fun in always doing what you're supposed to do?