9 Must-Try Italian Restaurants In Singapore

We Singaporeans love our local food but sometimes a tweak in our palettes could prove to be just as satisfactory! Italian cuisine is definitely one that most diners crave every so often.

If you're looking for fresh al dente pastas, wood-fired pizzas or sinful desserts, here are some authentic Italian restaurants you should patronise!

LAVO Italian Restaurant and Rooftop Bar

For Authentic Italian Cuisine with A Perfect View 
Situated at the top floor of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, LAVO is an Italian restaurant that not only serves authentic Italian cuisine but also boasts a perfect night view of the Singapore skyline to boot. Once you’re there, you won’t want to pass up on their famous LAVO “Meatball” ($39) which is made of fresh Imperial Wagyu Beef and Italian sausage that’s spiced to perfection, and topped with whipped ricotta cheese. The 20 Layer Chocolate Cake ($28) is also a must-try for all chocolate and peanut butter cake fanatics!

Otto Ristorante

For Quality Italian Food & Fine Wine 
Conveniently located in the Central Business District, Otto Ristorante serves quality Italian cuisine, as curated by Michele Pavanello, an acclaimed Italian chef who oversees the operations in the kitchen. Pavanello is better known for creating authentic Italian dishes using quality ingredients that are native to the Veneto region where he comes from.

We’d recommend the crispy Suckling Pig ($48) dish that’s generously lacquered with acacia honey and balsamic vinegar, as well as the Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio which is available on the quarterly changing menu. These dishes are complemented by a well-selected list of fine wines from Italy.

Ristorante Da Valentino

For Intimate Dinners or Large Group Gatherings 
Whether it's a one-on-one date with your partner or a girls' night out, you'll be able to dine quietly and comfortably on their premises which boasts both indoor and outdoor dining areas. If you’re there for the latter, you might want to share their meaty pizza, the aptly named Carnivoro ($26.90). Loaded with ham, sausage, bacon, and salami, this will certainly satisfy all your carnivorous cravings! Just want a simple main? The Fettuccini al Granchio ($29.90) should do the trick. The briny and rich flavours from the black squid ink are seriously addictive.

Zafferano Italian Restaurant 

For Quality Mod-Italian Dishes 
At the heart of Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge is quality “mod-Italian” cuisine that combines bold flavours with traditional cooking methods. The restaurant's daily menu features their house-made Tagliolini Pasta ($48), house-made Ravioli ($38), and ‘Roaring Forties Lamb’ ($68), all made with the freshest ingredients.

There's also the Chef's Menu which features ingredients sourced from all over the world. This season’s menu is meticulously crafted by head chef Andrea De Paola who brings the freshest catches from the ocean to the table, with dishes like Mazara Red Prawns, homemade Pasta with Alaskan King Crab and zesty Amalfi lemon, and of course, the Kinmedai fish with its rich umami flavours.

Sinfonia Ristorante

For A Seasonal Menu with Chef Specialties 
The fabulous Sinfonia Ristorante not only provides a relaxed ambiance with its soothing interiors, but also an extensive and ever-changing menu filled with sumptuous food. They don't have a fixed menu as it constantly changes with the seasons, but no matter what time of year you visit, you’re guaranteed high-quality antipasti, soups, main courses, and desserts. Don’t forget to pair these chef specialties with their fine wines as well—just ask the staff for recommendations!

La Scala Ristorante

For Stone Oven Baked Pizzas
Taking its name from the world-renowned La Scala Opera House in Milan, La Scala Ristorante is home to authentic Italian dishes including a collection of handcrafted stone oven baked pizzas and homemade pastas, all meticulously prepared by Italian Chef, Diego Forte. The restaurant’s menu highlights are the Spaghetti Costiera ($29), the Pizza Calabrese ($30), and the Burratina and Pomodorini ($23). La Scala’s traditional Italian food, coupled with their inviting indoor alfresco dining area will surely transport you to the streets of Italy.


For Contemporary Italian Food 
Situated at the top of the iconic National Gallery, Art is a contemporary restaurant and bar that offers a progressive Italian dining experience, with a spectacular panoramic view of Marina Bay to boot. Italian-born chef Daniele Sperindio's impressive culinary pedigree includes award-winning destinations such as Alinea and Narisawa so diners will be in good hands for sure. Try their famous 8-Course Degustation Menu ($78++) and you’ll see what we mean.

Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar

For Specially Curated Italian Dishes 
With a Michelin star rating and ten years in the fine dining business strapped under their gastronomical belts, Garibaldi Restaurant & Bar has become a revered institution in Singapore's Italian culinary scene. Their stellar menu features ingredients flown directly from Italy, as seen in their signature dishes such as the Ossobuco alla Garibaldi ($58), the Costoletta alla Milanese ($78), Plin Ravioli stuffed with Lamb Ragout and Perigord Black Truffle, and the Tiramisu Di Mamma Bice ($22). Curated by owner and executive chef Roberto Galetti himself, these culinary delights never fail to impress time and time again.

Dolce Vita 

For A Modern Twist On Italian Food 
Dolce Vita puts a uniquely modern twist on Italian food whilst retaining the traditional flavours of the cuisine. Featuring the freshest produce and the finest seasonal ingredients, the restaurant prides themselves in dishes like the Sgombro ($36), Tortelli, ($36), Anatra al Forno, ($48), and Pineapple and Chamomile Panna Cotta ($16).

The Italian restaurant regales guests with not just good food but picturesque views of the city’s skyline as well. Providing the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience is Dolce Vita’s elegant décor that exudes a sophisticated and chic vibe. Unwind in the spacious main dining area and catch a glimpse of the chefs’ culinary prowess through a feature wall with vertical windows. A stone finish backdrop and black granite countertop at the bar further accentuate its luxe character as diners are able to browse an outstanding collection of fine wines that are hand-picked by their award-winning sommelier.