Atmastel South Beach is a new Italian restaurant that is also part of the second wave of restaurants that are opening up at South Beach, a recent office, retail, hotel and residential project that straddles Beach Road and Nicoll Highway. This second phase of the development is called South Beach Avenue. It enjoys a direct connection through an underground link to Raffles City. For more about South Beach in general, see our post on the new restaurants of South Beach Singapore.
The full name of the restaurant is Atmastel – Cucina Italiana. According to their website, it is “... a modern casual restaurant dedicated to crafting pure, authentic Italian flavours with the finest and freshest ingredients. The culinary team is helmed by Andrea Tarini, an Italian chef with a 3-Michelin-star background. “
The space at Atmastel South Beach is bright and airy with a big open concept kitchen. We were there for lunch on a weekday and it was a quiet day, just us and three other parties.
Atmastel South Beach menu
The Atmastel South Beach menu is presented in a straightforward Italian restaurant style with sections on pasta, pizza, salads and mains. At lunch time there was an option of topping up an extra $5 to secure a soup or salad and an iced tea, which was what we did.
The salad was quite small and unremarkable. The soup of the day was broccoli soup, which does not sound very exciting, but the taste was quite good. Either way, we got vegetables into our system.
We tried a total of four main courses that day. The two best items were the Spaghetti Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Prawns ($18.90) and the Barramundi with peperonata ($24.90). The spaghetti had a nice chewy texture. Although the dish looked so simple its taste was very good.
The pan-fried barramundi with capsicum stew was also a wonderful tasting dish. Three chunks of fish sitting on pieces of grilled capsicum bathed with a delicious sauce.
The meatballs in pizzaiola sauce ($21.90) received the least favoured dish award that day. The whole dish had an overpowering taste. The pork and beef balls had a very strong meat flavour. Likewise the tomato sauce. We would avoid this on our next visit.
The final dish was chicken skewers ($17.90). Done Japanese yakitori style, this is a happy hour friendly dish that would please anyone, although it did not have the distinctiveness of the first two items.
Overall, we thought that Atmastel South Beach was an interesting blend of Italian restaurant with some modern touches. All the dishes were small which is good for those with small appetites so that there is no wastage or over-eating. Other than the meat balls which was a clear odd one out that day, the other dishes were very tasty and deserving of a return visit.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Atmastel South Beach Avenue
26 Beach Road, #B1-22
Tel: +65 6581 0085
Monday – Thursday:
11:30 – 22:00
Friday – Saturday:
11:30 – 23:00
Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed
Nearby Stations : Esplanade, City Hall