Fluffy Mascarpone, smidge of Pistachio Praline and coffee soaked sponge finished with a generous shaving of the characteristic Iranian Pistachio.
Unanimous favourite of the squad. Good for sharing.
Baked pork belly stuffed with fennel, served with a side of spicy mustard. Great flavours though the flesh was screaming for more salt.
Margarita, Fennel Sausage, Bacon & Zucchini and Pepperonis baked on @italianosteriasg's signature housemade one-inch Schiacciata crust.
We spared no crumb.
24bucks/Medium Slab (12 slices)
Traditional Roman Schiacciata ($18)
This is no average toast🍞! Totally love at first bite! 😍Crispy crust with a fluffy soft centre filled with gooey creamy truffle mushroom bits. Looks like a very simple sandwich but tastes absolutely divine! Packed the last piece home for breakfast and still tasted amazing after just warming it up in the oven😋!
Burrata & Parma Ham ($19)
Not yet a fan of Burrata but getting converted over time. This Burrata, Parma Ham, Rucola and Cherry Tomatoes from @italianosteriasg was an excellent starter! The saltiness from the parma, slight bitterness from the rucola, fresh sweetness from the cherry tomatoes and buttery texture of the burrata. In summary? Well balanced flavour burst😋!
Run by the same team behind Etna, iO serves up heartier but no less authentic Italian food in a laidback, rustic setting within HillV2. This place is perfect for longtime couples looking to enjoy the food and each others' company. Decked out in wood and copper to resemble a traditional Italian tavern, the food, too, is comforting. Get the Porchetta ($16) to share — the crackling on the pork belly is spot-on, and we love the aromatic wild fennel stuffing. For mains, you won't go wrong with their pastas or risotto — the Homemade Raviolacci with Beef and Marsala Sauce ($16) and Slow-Braised Lamb Ragout Garganelli ($19) are favourites. Wines start from a reasonable $10/glass. You must end off with the Pistachio Tiramisu in a Jar ($10), a truly delightful spin on the dessert classic.
Avg Price: $45 per couple (without drinks)
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Julius Lim
I guess this will suffice. Seared tuna on the daily specials at #ioitalianosteria last sunday. Perfectly seared tuna served on a bed of tangy shaved cucumbers. 😋 Happy Lunar New Year everyone! #burpple #searedtuna #italianfood
Who said size doesn't matter?
The Big Size Burrata (S$38++) is one of the chef's specials at iO Italian Osteria. The sheer size of the burrata doesn't compromise on the pudgy texture and the flavour is robust. There were loads of stringy Parma ham and rocket leaves that the dish is more than enough for four!
Shows that this year I'll be blessed w more good food. 😋
The texture is almost udon like but slightly springier than udon. Then imagine it in a seafood base sauce 🤤
#burpple #italianfood #pasta #italianosteria
I ordered the baked lasagne for $18 (bef gst), cooked in "Grandma's style", which made me imagine the hands behind this dish belonged to a nice wrinkly grandma doing what grandmas do best — splurge on the ingredients and salt.
there was sooooo much meat (beef i assume) in this dish I lost the lasagne pasta because the ratio of beef to pasta was about 4:1. Not complaining because I was sooo stuffed. My only qualms about this were that it was too salty. The other dishes I ordered (Proschetta & Spicy Oven Baked Chicken) were also a tad too salty for me, so i'd reckoned italians love heavy flavour.
the melted cheese seated ontop was so so good though; the only component that was unexpectedly not as salty as I had expected. it was light, fluffy and a little sweet, while remaining slightly heated up in its oozy state in this little old granny's pot.
one of the best lasagnes i've ever eaten.
dish rating: 4/5
- minus 0.5 for saltiness & another 0.5 for the jelatness before i cld finish the dish
service, ambience, decor were all rly pleasant. damn ang mor vibes because a lot of the service staff were italians and you dont see that often in singapore.
prices were a bit steep tho. 2 mains 1 starter no drinks = $65 sgd after gst & service charge
And they taste so good with the crusty pizza base and generous amount of toppings 😋. 🔅
Reservations for dinner especially is highly recommended! 🔅
😋iO Italian Osteria
🍴4 Hillview Rise #02-01 HillV2 Singapore 667979
⏲Opening Hours: Daily 10AM-10PM
Wish my own kittie could produce these cheesy beauties.. 🍕😍 / the pizzas look rather thick but they were actually really crusty and airy! Would liked to have for more flavour variations though 😋
Those who like your pizza with fluffy chewy layers – similar to sourdough 🍞, this is meant for you. #italian #pizza🍕🍕🍕#doneright #ootd✔️ #burpple
One of their specials. The tuna is cooked to the right texture, mixed with olives, baby tomatoes, capers and butter sauce. Highly recommend! 👍🏻
The cream stuffings are almost cloud-like yet not overly sweet or jelat. Chocolate lovers should go for their uber fluffy dark chocolate bread - really really soft and airy!
Already waiting for the next time to bite into this superb doughnuts!
Although it's located in Hillview, Italian Osteria was packed despite it being a weekday night. Funnily, the one thing that stood out was how aromatic the olive oil was, and true to Italian cooking, everything waa drenched in this tasty tasty stuff. Also, even non-bread eating people like myself swooned over their loafs, baked in-house - so good we bought some back home!