Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sun: 18:30 - 23:00
Sun: 12:00 - 14:30
Closed for lunch every Saturday
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.
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!!
The restaurant is well set up with a smart, bright dining area, a mezzanine bar and lovely high ceilings. The service was very good--the waiters knew the menu and made nice recommendations--and the food was pretty delicious. We loved our starter of mussels in a tomato and garlic sauce ($24) which was enough for two, and mopped up the sauce with the soft-on-the-inside and crusty-on-the-outside walnut bread roll. This was the kind of excellent bread that you cant stop yourself from eating even though you know it will fill you up too much. And perhaps it did because we struggled with our pastas--a creamy foie gras ravioli ($28) and rabbit gnocchi ($26)which were fine but not wow, after the starter. Well definitely come here again, and try other items on their long and interesting menu. And judging by the good crowd that was there when we went, others will be too.
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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.
We were wooed away by it’s classy deco and romantic atmosphere and have had the most exquisite Italian dinning experience ever. Among the dishes that we ordered, we really loved our the Barolo Braised Milk-fed Veal Shank that served with the most delicous Pamesan Risotto and the beef was braised till so soft that it simply melted in our mouth. The Angel hair pasta contained fresh lobsters chunks were heavenly and the starter, Vitello Tomato served with four sliced of thinly sliced beef in light tuna sauce was just as great. The service was splendid, staff were very courteous and prompt in refilling our glasses and even the chef, walked around personally making recommendations on the wine selection and checked if the diners were satisfied with their food. Absolutely looking forward to our next visit but this time we plan to bring some friends along to hang out at it’s Al Fresco.