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(Closed) Bonta Italian Restaurant & Bar

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In 2007, Bontá Italian Restaurant and Bar was opened amidst the bustling wine and dine belt of the famed Mohammed Sultan Road. Specialising in Northern Italian cuisine with an assortment of dishes from Italy, its modern representation of authentic Italian dishes has won over both locals and expatriates alike.

Sun - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Sun: 18:30 - 23:00

Closed for lunch every Saturday
+65 63338875
$72 based on 78 submissions
Dinner (43 votes), Quiet (37 votes), Romance/First Dates (32 votes)
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Delicious and authentic Italian cuisine

For fine dining Italian restaurants in Singapore, Bonta is one of the better ones as they serve up quality dishes with flair and creativity. Tried the oven-baked australian scallops with black olive hollandaise sauce which was great, well balanced and the hollandaise definitely complemented the scallops! The selection of cold cut meats was good and the rocket salad was delicious too. The goose liver raviolli was excellent, the sauce was creamy goodness and the foie gras serving was generous. The seabass fillet with saffron emulsion and baby spinach was very good but the ossobuco fell short of expectation sadly...generally a good restaurant well worth a visit if you are craving some good Italian food!!

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  • Complimentary Bread3 votes
  • Goose Liver3 votes
  • bread in a cup3 votes
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08 Feb 2013 • 9 reviews • 0 follower

Delicious and authentic Italian cuisine

For fine dining Italian restaurants in Singapore, Bonta is one of the better ones as they serve up quality dishes with flair and creativity. Tried the oven-baked australian scallops with black olive hollandaise sauce which was great, well balanced and the hollandaise definitely complemented the scallops! The selection of cold cut meats was good and the rocket salad was delicious too. The goose liver raviolli was excellent, the sauce was creamy goodness and the foie gras serving was generous. The seabass fillet with saffron emulsion and baby spinach was very good but the ossobuco fell short of expectation sadly...generally a good restaurant well worth a visit if you are craving some good Italian food!!
19 Nov 2012 • 167 reviews • 13 followers

Great restaurant week menu

Full Review Here Established in 2007, Bonta Italian Restaurant and Bar specializes in northern Italian cuisine, giving a stellar modern representation of the cuisine from Turin. Helming the kitchen is chef owner Luca Pezzera, a Bergamo native.  Bonta was quintessentially one of the top choices for restaurant week,  boiling down to the fact that they offered a rather substantial 4 course menu comprising of an appetizer, pasta, main and a dessert which I felt overall was incredible value, considering the quality of ingredients used. Most establishments tend to offer substandard experiences during restaurant week, considering customers only pay a fraction compared to the usually clientele.  Bonta really went all out by offering a balanced and fulfilling meal with the use of quality ingredients, while only charging a mere sum of $50++, which I personally felt was really a steal, something which newer restaurants could take heart from.
04 Jun 2012 • 10 reviews • 1 follower

Okay, but not the place to take your wife on your first anniversary

This place came highly recommended by hungrygowhere and a friend of mine so I decided to take my wife here for our first anniversary. Sadly, this is not the place for a romantic date.

First, we weren't big fans of the modern-chic decor.. the indoor area where we sat could best be described as a vampire's lair from True Blood, indistinguishable from any other regular bar in Clark Quay. It was not very romantic at all. The other areas didn't seem any more romantic as well. To also detract from the environment, seated at the table across from us was a loud group of yuppies who couldn't shut up the whole time they were there.

The Food:

Bread in a cup with walnuts and cheese - the free starter was great. The bread was crisp and fresh, while the inner walnuts and cheese bits, dipped into the olive oil, tied it all together perfectly.

Goose liver ravioli - this was the best part of the meal. When you bit into it you get a bunch of different flavors from the sauce, then the pasta, then the fat and oil from the goose liver bursts in your mouth. It's pretty great but it's a very small portion.

Veal Milanese Styled - Here's where we were really let down. The Milanese styled veal was breaded, which gave it a food-court-like taste and really overpowered the taste of the veal. It tasted okay, but it was more like a cheap $7 chicken-fried steak from a cafeteria back home in Texas, not a $44 high-end main course at a fancy Italian restaurant.

The service by the staff was great, as we would expect from a restaurant of this class (or any restaurant, for that matter).

Overall, while the food and service was good, we weren't blown away and were completely underwhelmed by the unromantic dining atmosphere.

27 Oct 2011 • 31 reviews • 0 follower

Pricey, but good, elegant Italian

There is the time and the place for homestyle, "red-sauce", spaghetti-and-meatballs Italian food (in huge portions) to comfort the soul, and then there is the time and the place for well-executed, refined Italian to challenge the palate. Bonta is the latter, and it does a pretty d*** good job of it. Fabulous bread. A little pricey, so you'll feel the pinch every time you come here, but not so much that you can't come back every once in a while.

17 Oct 2011 • 12 reviews • 42 followers

Restaurant Week 2011

Was here for Restaurant Week. My photos at http://yufood.tumblr.com

Started with the famous walnut foccacia bread with feta cheese and sundried tomatoes. This was really a treat, with a crisp crust and warm, soft and fluffy center. We started the meal with Crab meat Tartare with Avocado and Herbs Oil, which I thought was good, but nothing very special.

On the other hand, I was blown away by the entree - Homemade Angel Hair tossed with Tiger Prawns and Salmon in Basil Tomato Sauce. The pasta was slightly overcooked and not exactly al dente, but the tomato base was just divine. The prawns were juicy and succulent. I really couldn't ask for more - though I really wanted a bigger portion haha.

I had the Grilled Korubata Pork Loin served with Tuscan style Potato in Barolo Sauce for my main course, and it was terribly disappointing. The potatoes were fine, but the pork loin was so unusually tough and dry, I had to return it because I just couldn't stomach it. So I ended up having the Pan-roasted Atlantic Seabass Fillet served with Sautéed spinach and Slow-cooked Roma Tomato instead, which was alright.

Dessert was Pannacotta with Wild Berry Salsa which was pretty delicious. I typically don't like pannacotta because they always seem to serve it with caramel sauce but the wild berry sauce complemented the sweetness well, giving the dessert a slight tinge of sour.

Service was a little inattentive, but if you want a quiet night out that's nothing much to complain about.