Casa Rustico – Unpretentious new Italian restaurant at Mohamed Sultan Road

Casa Rustico

Casa Rustico is Italian for “Rustic House”. We were half-expecting an ornate Italian country-side decor, perhaps with checked table cloths, when we visited this new Italian restaurant at Mohamed Sultan Road recently. It turned out to be much less rustic than we anticipated. Rather than rustic, it was a simply furnished Italian restaurant.

Casa Rustico
Casa Rustico
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Dolce Vita – Sweet Life by the Pool

Dolce Vita Singapore - Donut of calamari

Dolce Vita (Italian for “sweet life” or “good life”) offers modern Italian cuisine by the pool at Mandarin Oriental Singapore. The popular Italian restaurant was the venue for the 2018 November’s edition of 4 Hands Kitchen where Chef Giorgio Maggioni of Dolce Vita hosted one Michelin-starred Chef Felice Lo Basso from Felix Lo Basso Restaurant in Milan. The collaborative menu presented by the two top chefs was a delightful way to savour the flavours of authentic Italian cuisine.

Dolce Vita, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Dolce Vita offers modern Italian cuisine by the pool at Mandarin Oriental

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Solo Ristorante – new Italian Restaurant by Chef Gabriel Fratini

Chef Gabriel Fratini Solo Ristorante

Solo Ristorante offers authentic Italian cuisine and must be counted among the best Italian restaurants in Singapore. DOMVS by Gabriel Fratini @ Sheraton was renowned for exceptional creative dishes inspired by traditional Italian kitchens. Chef Gabriel Fratini has brought his creative culinary skills and warm hospitality to his new intimate Italian restaurant in Amoy Street.

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LINO Restaurant Binjai Park Singapore – new Italian restaurant in Bukit Timah


LINO Restaurant at Binjai Park is a new Italian restaurant that opened last week. Basically, the former Pepperoni Pizzeria had been given a make-over and has now become a more up-market Italian restaurant. Both Pepperoni and LINO are brands in the Les Amis Group portfolio. It seems that LINO Restaurant Binjai is the first of this new tier of Italian restaurants in Singapore that is between the casual Pepperoni and the more serious La Strada.  We were at LINO Restaurant for lunch recently.

LINO Restaurant Binjai Park Singapore
LINO Restaurant Binjai Park Singapore

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Weekday Lunch at Pete’s Place – Italian restaurant at Grand Hyatt


Pete’s Place Grand Hyatt Hotel must be one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Singapore. Whether it is the buffet, the credit card promotion or the consistently good food, it seems that this restaurant is able to attract the crowds after all these years. It lies at the basement of the hotel that is along Scott’s Road, just off the main Orchard Road thoroughfare. One gets to Pete’s Place by going down this small staircase. It is not the most obvious of restaurants. Some visitors may frequent Grand Hyatt several times without even noticing this Italian restaurant.

Pete's Place Grand Hyatt Singapore

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