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Dolce Vita

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Dolce Vita is a restaurant serving Italian cuisine located in Mandarin Oriental.

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 06:30 - 22:30

$103 based on 22 submissions
Dinner (10 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (9 votes), Quiet (7 votes)
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Austrian-influenced Italian fare that wows

Only here till 2 Nov, the Obauer Brothers from Austria (celebrated chefs of a 2 Michelin star restaurant and hotel in Werfen, Austria) are serving up set menus of their Alpine-influenced traditional-meets-modern cuisine at Dolce Vita. We sampled a 5-course lunch set and our top picks were the elegant lasagne of Arctic char between sheets of pasta, topped with basil leaves and Rosemary and dressed with a sauce flavored with Grüner Veltliner wine. The very simple celery, saffron soup is creamy, yet light and hiding within is a sliced of steamed pike fish. Each dish on the menu even has a sprinkling of Alpine spices, sauces or wine which the chefs have brought with them to Singapore. Try these for yourself, lunch sets at $88-$128 per person and dinner is $128-$188.

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Lake char lasagna and saffron pike soup
31 Oct 2014 • 225 reviews • 5 followers

Austrian-influenced Italian fare that wows

Only here till 2 Nov, the Obauer Brothers from Austria (celebrated chefs of a 2 Michelin star restaurant and hotel in Werfen, Austria) are serving up set menus of their Alpine-influenced traditional-meets-modern cuisine at Dolce Vita. We sampled a 5-course lunch set and our top picks were the elegant lasagne of Arctic char between sheets of pasta, topped with basil leaves and Rosemary and dressed with a sauce flavored with Grüner Veltliner wine. The very simple celery, saffron soup is creamy, yet light and hiding within is a sliced of steamed pike fish. Each dish on the menu even has a sprinkling of Alpine spices, sauces or wine which the chefs have brought with them to Singapore. Try these for yourself, lunch sets at $88-$128 per person and dinner is $128-$188.
09 Sep 2014 • 51 reviews • 0 follower

Glorious array of pure Italian dishes

It is not easy to find restaurants offering brunches with pure spread of authentic European dishes. I can only name a few like Basilico, Osia, Garbiardi and you guess it, Dolce Vita!   All dishes are served to the table instead of the "pick all you want" style, all of them are free flow but there are so many dishes that I only have the stomach for one round for all. I absolutely love the appetizers here, from crab timbale, burrata mozzarella cheese stuffed in cherry tomato, port wine marinated foie gras terrine (the trio of appetizers in my photo) are refreshing, simulating and multi-dimensional in taste.  The piping hot soups of mushroom, and those of cauliflower served in shot glasses respectively are sublime, being overflowing with flavours and having the right consistency (creamy but not overly so).  The ham and oysters are good also, though I prefer Osia's condiments for the oysters.   The mains are not really my type since I find that the core of the pasta to be uncooked (but take note that this style of cooking pasta is actually the preferred type for Europeans, considered as perfect in texture).  The fishes are good and fresh though not as great in taste as the appetizers. The star of the mains is the risotto with black truffle which is a aromatic comfort food. My main problem is that the main courses are free flow also, which proves to be too much for a small eater like me. Another thing: after eating the salad loaded with lots of seafood, which is great actually until they served the pasta tossed with exactly the same type of seafood, causing me to feel great dilemma. It was a waste not to finish up such a dish filled to brim with the treasures of the sea, but faced with a similar dish where my full stomach was stretched beyond threshold, it was impossible to take more than three bites off it. It will be better if there is an option to choose one main course only at a lower price for the brunch.   The desserts are extremely sinful; silky smooth in texture and rich in taste, high points for them.  I love the gold flakes on the tiramisu and chocolate, adding the luxurious touch to the already decadent treats.  The panna cotta is unbelievably good with its custard being the smoothest and most refreshing one I ever had. Ricotta Cheese berries tart is very light, yet creamy at the same time, an absolute must try.   The ambience is very modern with a bit of the resort feel due to its location besides the swimming pool surrounded by lots of flora.  The view outside of the restaurant is breath taking, where one can see MBS and the flyer.  The service is very attentive, professional and friendly, absolutely faultless.   Will like to go back again to try the set meals or if there is an option not to go for free flow of main courses or for special occasions.

For photos, visit my blog at http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/dolce-vita-glorious-array-of-pure.html
29 Dec 2011 • 9 reviews • 8 followers

Italian Dining with a View.

Step right into Mandarin Oriental and it's tip top service from bottom to top. Located at the poolside with a view of Marina Bay Sands, Art Science Museum, Singapore Flyer and the famous skyline, the service of the staff was superb - attentive to details and knowledge of ingredients was at their fingertips.

Wine selection inclusive of champagne was extensive. Fresh ingredients used for the food. Order appetiser of crab thimbale and grilled asaparagus with mozarella..and it simply blows your mind away. yummy...

Main course was Iberrico Ham and 3-pasta as recommended by the waiter. Both dishes are indeed worth recommendation. Pleasing, fulfilling and yummy!

15 Apr 2011 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

Comfort Italian Food

This is a place where my husband and I will go whenever we seek comfort Italian food. The pasta dishes are great! My favourite is the penne with osso bucco ragout. I ordered it again and again... Never fails to disappoint. The mains such as the beef tenderloin with foie gras is very well executed as well. One more item not to be missed is their freshly baked bread with olives.. one of the best around!

Another thing that I like about this place is that it's rather quiet, so it allows us to have a good conversation. On top of that, it has an amazing view of the renovated pool, which is extremely chill if you were to sit outdoors, especially so for Saturday champagne brunch. Brunch is a little pricey, but I would say it's worth the while.
28 Mar 2011 • 7 reviews • 1 follower

gnocchi di patat and welsh lamb are fantastics

They are professional. Asked for medium rare Costolette di agnel (Welsh lamb) but they were honest to tell me they overcooked and we had to wait together. They served us some lime sorbet before the entrée. For those who do not want the usual stuff, go for the gnocchi. Simply yummy. Nice champagne and red wine too. Excellent service.

Take your Amex card along to enjoy 20% discount.