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Alba 1836

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Address: #01-01, 28 Duxton Hill, 089610

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Alba 1836 is a modern contemporary Italian Wine Bar & Restaurant nestled at Duxton Hill serving authentic Italian cuisine at its finest. Alba also offers a vast number of wines from all over Italy, including a selected 40 wines by glass. Car Park 20 meters Craig Place, 20 Craig Road.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 22:30

Closed: Sun

+65 68846884
+65 62222048
$130 based on 10 submissions
Business Dining (7 votes), Ala Carte (5 votes), Anniversary (5 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.
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• 06 May 2015 • 484 reviews • 4 followers

An Excellent Birthday Lunch!

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My friend celebrated his birthday and I recommended him to come here for his birthday. He was agreeable.   Carpark was convenient for him, as the restaurant is right next to the multi-storey car park which is sheltered right up to the entrance of the restaurant.   The restaurant has great value set lunches, and after looking at the menu for the set lunch and executive set lunch, both my friend and I decided to go with the set lunch.   I had the Set Lunch. It costs $32.  Starter: New potato and Parmesan soup with 40 minutes low temperature cooked egg with black truffle. The soup was nice. The soft boiled egg when broken and mixed with the soup made it more delicious. Try it!   Main course: Grilled tuna tagliata style, served with fresh cherry tomatoes, oregano and capers sauce in fine extra virgin olive oil. Great presentation! A decent piece of tuna grilled and presented with the tomatoes and flowers atop it. I liked the sour taste of the sauce. It reminds me of the gravy that you get when you steam fish with salted vegetables, done Chinese style! Its tangy and gives you the mouth-watering feeling. This dish was well done.   Dessert: Sicilian ‘Connoli’ with sweet ricotta cheese, candied orange, chocolate shavings in a marsala flavoured Cannolo served with pistachio ice cream. I had this before and had good impression of this, so I readily ordered this. You get two cannoli rolls which you break up and eat with the chocolate shavings and ice cream. Its good!     My friend ordered the Executive Set Lunch, which costs $48: Starter: Tajima Wagyu Beef Capcaccio, wild rocket, foie gras praline, fresh black truffle and cresenza cheese and Parmigiano Reggiano. This appetiser is to ‘die for’... I tried some of my friend’s appetiser, and it was ‘WOW’. The beef was fresh and the foie gras praline was like little balls on the plate. When I bit into it, it had the texture of grounded sesame, but the flavour was unmistakable. The black truffle lent a decadent touch to the dish. Absolutely divine.   Main course:  Spaghetti with slow cooked beef ragout Naples style. I also tried a small portion of this. The spaghetti was al dente and has a good bite and a different texture to the spaghetti I have eaten before. The beef had two types of beef including wagyu beef and the meat was cut into cubes (not minced) and cooked in a ragout sauce. It’s good.   Dessert: Sicilian ‘Connoli’ with sweet ricotta cheese, candied orange, chocolate shavings in a marsala flavoured Cannolo served with pistachio ice cream. Same dessert as what I had. My friend liked the dessert too.   The manager was very attentive. He had heard me greeting my friend with a Happy Birthday greeting and presented a surprise dessert with birthday greetings to my guest at the end of our meal. The dessert was two molten chocolate cup cakes with birthday wishes on the plate. A nice touch!   My friend had a great time and he said he will be bringing his friends down for a meal soon.   Highly recommended for the food and service!
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• 27 Apr 2015 • 13 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 • 23 reviews • 11 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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