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Alba 1836


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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 - Sat: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 22:30

Closed: Sun

+65 62222048
$135 based on 8 submissions
Business Dining (4 votes), After Work (3 votes), Ala Carte (3 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...

  • Coffee with Pralines1 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
  • Roasted Lamb Loin in a Sardinian Pecorino Cheese Crust1 vote
  • Scallops Carpaccio with Black Truffle1 vote
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Fine Contemporary Italian Cuisine at Alba 1836

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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04 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower


“One of the best for quality,Value and service.”
We were so impressed with the food, presentation, service and atmosphere on our first dining. Especially Michele, (General Manager) who was serving us, was exceptionally courteous, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. He made us feel extra special and we came away with a very great feeling.

Considered a treat, excellent, highly recommend.
04 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

“Great dinner”

We spent a wonderful evening with friends at this restaurant. The food was amazing from the truffle menu. About the Service and atmosphere also get really high marks! We loved the place so much we came back the next night.   I truly recommend this place if you want high quality cuisine