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Alba 1836 is a modern contemporary Italian Wine Bar & Restaurant conveniently nestled at Duxton Hill serving authentic Italian cuisine at its finest. Alba also offers a vast number of wines from all over Italy.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 22:30

Closed: Sun

+65 62222048
$149 based on 10 submissions
Business Dining (6 votes), After Work (4 votes), Ala Carte (4 votes)
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Fine Dining Italian

Duxton continues to evolve into a food hub and one of the latest is Alba 1836, offering fine dining quality Italian fare at this chi chi neighbourhood.

At a recent visit, I had the set lunch ($35) which started with a tasty Mediterranean seafood soup, followed by squid ink risotto and tiramisu for dessert. I found this to be really good value for money.

Service was impeccable, what one would expect in a fine dining setting.

From the a la carte menu I tried the Foie Gras ($30), a huge piece of fatty goose liver pan fried with cranberry sauce that is meant to be shared.

I also tried the Cheese Platter ($26), three kinds of goat, cow and mixed pieces with bread to go with.

Overall, was rather impressed by the quality. Good for a value for money business lunch.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Grilled Sardinian Pecorino Cheese with Chestnut Honey & Fresh Figs5 votes
  • Roasted Lamb Loin in a Sardinian Pecorino Cheese Crust2 votes
  • Coffee with Pralines1 vote
  • Dessert: Sicilian Cannoli stuffed with ricotta cheese and candied orange1 vote
  • Dessert: Sicilian Cannoli stuffed with ricotta cheese and candied orange, served1 vote
  • Grilled Sardinian Pecorino Cheese with Chestnut Honey & Fresh Figs1 vote
  • Home made Fresh Tagliolini with Maine Lobster & Sicilian Tomatoes1 vote
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• 27 Apr 2015 • 11 reviews • 0 follower

lovely Italian, hide away in Duxton Hill

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I was very lucky, my bf treated me to a chic and charming Italian place in Duxton Hill last weekend.
 
 First of - I like the way they decorated the place, modern, spacious, private room for special occasion and porch with long dining table. The service was excellent. Variety of Wine choices. Most importantly - the food was very yummy.
 
 We had Octopus salad with fennel leaves, celery and Taggiasche olives DOP as our first starter. The octopus was cooked and seasoned to perfection. The dish itself was delicately decorated. The second starter was even better, Grilled Sardinian pecorino cheese served with chestnut honey and fresh figs. It was so soooooooo good. The cheese was warm and crispy, the figs were sweet .... ummmm, heavenly. For main, I had the Roasted lamb loin in a Sardinian Pecorino cheese crust, served with stewed artichokes "Cacciatora" style, with shallots and lamb sauce which was served in very interesting looking dish. The lamb was soft with a bit crunshy from cheese crust.
 
 We shouldn't but we did - we had 2 desserts. Well, we ordered the Cannoli. Tiramisu was a complimentary from very friendly restaurant manager.
 
 Definitely a place that we will visit again. OMG - just writing about it make me hungry ^ ^
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• 27 Apr 2015 • 41 reviews • 8 followers

Impeccable service and food await at this classy Italian restauran

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This new-ish (open about a year at the time of writing) restaurant is discreetly positioned at the end of Duxton Hill. It occupies a very tasteful, modernised Shophouse, which manages to retain the character of the original building while providing a contemporary dining environment .
 
 One of the things we particularly enjoyed about the space is the spaciousness of the main dining room – it’s not a large room by any means, but each table has been given generous around space around it, which greatly adds to the dining experience. There is also an attractive looking private dining room, which would make a fine space for a special occasion.
 
 Perusing the wine menu reveals a good selection of wine from around Italy. There is also the option of sampling from a variety of wine before committing to a full bottle. Perhaps a little predictably, we chose a bottle of Gavi, which was excellent, and not extortionate for Singapore dining (still $120 – I speak in relative terms)
 
 At this point I should add that the service is excellent, with a knowledgeable and attentive staff. Special mention to the Sommelier / Maitre’ d (I wish I’d caught his name) who was particularly attentive, providing a potted history of the provenance of the restaurant name, and later giving us a complimentary desert when we could not decide between sharing one of the many temptations on offer
 
 Thankfully the food is up to the task of competing with the excellence of the location and service. We started with the Pecorino Cheese with Chestnut Honey & Fresh Figs, and the Octopus salad with fennel leaves, celery and Taggiasche olives. A delight to have figs outside of Europe (do they grow in Asia) and the sweetness of the fruit a delightful counter point to the Pecorina. The Octopus salad was one of the best I’ve had in Singapore, no doubt down to the freshness and quality of the ingredients, as much as the preparation.
 
 As for the mains, I had sampled the delight of the Oven roasted crispy suckling pig served with a millefeuille of potato and goat's cheese, broad beans frittata and suckling pig jus, while my dining companion had the Roasted lamb loin in a Sardinian Pecorino cheese crust, served with stewed artichokes "Cacciatora" style, with shallots and lamb sauce. Of these two, we preferred the Lamb, although both dishes were excellent. My one dissenting note would be that the potato layers in the ‘millefeuille’ were a little under done to my taste.
 
 We finished up with a desert of Tiramasu and Cannoli stuffed with ricotta cheese and candied orange.
 
 So all in all, a great place to dine, and for the quality of the food, service and ambience, not at all badly priced. Heartily recommended.
 
 
 
 
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• 10 Nov 2014 • 339 reviews • 3 followers

Fine Contemporary Italian Cuisine at Alba 1836

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This new restaurant opened a couple of months ago at Duxton. 
 
  Located at the top of Duxton Hill, it occupies the lower floor of a standalone conservation shophouse. Featuring a semi-open concept kitchen, where you can see the chefs in action though opened lourved windows, which have been retained from the old shophouse airwell.   The restaurant has two dining areas:  - Dining area once you enter the restaurant – Bright space with light though a covered air well. Good for quick lunches in a bright setting. - Dining area to the left, after entering the restaurant – More intimate space with a nicely appointed interior. A good place for business lunches/ dinner, and to bring someone important/ special for a meal.   There is a row of wine dispensers, where a variety of wines are chilled and dispensed according to customers’ wants. You can get tasting, half or full glasses of wine. As the wines are sealed by the wine machine without oxygen, they are as fresh as the day the wine are uncorked.   It also has a private room for 10 – 12 pax, which can be closed for private evenings.
 
  The chef hails from Sardinia and has been cooking since 8 years old!   Here are the highlights of my meal: - Scallops Carpaccio with Black Truffle $30: Good presentation of the food. Must-order! - Grilled Sardinian Pecorino Cheese with Chestnut Honey & Fresh Figs $22: I found the dish a little salty. But the dish was unique and something I had not tried before. Good to order and share. - Home made Fresh Tagliolini with Maine Lobster & Sicilian Tomatoes $35: Nothing beats freshly made noodles and chef had the opportunity to watch his grandmother prepare pasta since he was 8 years old. The noodles were al dente and tossed with the cut Maine lobster and tomato sauce, it was delicious. They get their lobster air-flown from Maine, so they are fresh. Must-order. - Roasted Lamb Loin in a Sardinian Pecorino Cheese Crust $42: Two pieces of lamb loin with crust made with Percorino cheese. It came with two types of sauces: Stewed artichokes, olives and capers sauce/ Shallots and lamb sauce. Eaten on its own or dipped with sauces were good. The meat was medium well, and not dry at all. If you like lamb, you can order this dish. - Dessert: Sicilian Cannoli stuffed with ricotta cheese and candied orange, served with chocolate shavings with pistachio ice cream $18: Unlike other Italian restaurants which usually serve a big Cannoli, this was a smaller, but finger sized portion. You get two of these with a scoop of pistachio ice cream and chocolate shavings mixed with sugar. Done Sicilian style, the crust of the cannoli was crispy and the ricotta cheese stuffing was good. It went well with the chocolate shavings and pistachio ice cream.   The food was good and it was a good meal.   I look forward to coming back again. 
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