Italian cuisine is one of the most famous and loved food in the world. As time went by, Italian cuisine also shared its taste from influences from other countries. One of the best qualities of Italian food is its simplicity, asking for not a big number of ingredients, yet providing a great burst of taste. Italians love pasta, herbs, sauce and cheese. Although when you say Italian food, pasta and pizza would be the common example (consider pizza being a favorite Italian food delivery), there are still tons of Italian cuisines one is yet to discover.
Because of its popularity, different restaurants all over the world, as far as Asia has decided to go Italian as well. When you’re traveling to Singapore or you live in Singapore and you want to satisfy your Italian food cravings, then check this list for the best places in Singapore to taste Italian food:
1) BELLA PIZZA
What can be considered as a hidden gem because of its location at the Robertson Quay along Singapore River is now an open secret. Bella Pizza has gained popularity because of their pizza. Their thin crust is just as satisfying and they also have a good number of pizza flavors to choose from, from their Pizza Salmone to chicken and avocado pizza. One should also try their Squid Ink pasta that is literally sauced with squid ink, yes pasta covered in black.
Entering their white statuesque building would already make you feel that casual trattoria- style Italian vibe. The partners behind OTTO Ristorante led the OTTO Locanda, not to be surprising as they share years of passion for great Italian cuisine. Born in Apricena, a town in Pugila, Chef Marco Violano owes his great food taste to his mom who thought him the secrets, and as well as to his learnings with Sergio Mei. One should try Chef Marco’s mom’s specialty Melanzane alla Parmigiana, which happens to be his favorite too. Otto Locanda truly has a great selection of Italian food in Singapore.
A new comer in the list having just opened last April 22 2013, De Laura already set a good impression among hungry goers. The rustic Italian furnishings would give you a homey feeling, as if going to someone’s living room. It is owned by Laura Forlino who also opened Forlino at One Fullerton and some years after became a wine supplier and food consultant. De Laura Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar also already hosted the third wine dinner last March 5, 2014.
Address: 47 Neil Road Singapore 088827
4) GATTOPARDO ITALIAN GRILL AND PIZZABAR
Owned and operated by the Garibaldi Group of Restaurants, Gattopardo serves contemporary Italian and Mediterranean cuisine complete with the charcoal grill and wood fire oven for the authentic gourmet pizza. Aside from the scrumptious food, Gattopardo also boasts their long list of wine to choose from. They also offer their venue for special occasions.