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Address: Level 24, Hilton Hotel Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, 238883
01 Jun 2015

Italian by the pool

Il Cielo is a casual Italian restaurant with an option of both the options of interior of poolside dining.

At a recent visit, I started with the Burrata ($38),a large portion of chilled cheese in a bed of salad designed for sharing.

I then had the Velutata di Zucca ($20), pumpkin soup topped with black truffles. Thick and flavourful.

For my pasta dish I had the Capellini ($39), which was steeped in tomato sauce with crab meat.

For my main course I had the Cacciucco ($40), a Tuscan seafood stew. I liked the presentation here, in which there was a broth thick of fish and shellfish flavours but the seafood was served separately to prevent it from being over-soaked in the soup, with many of the items, such as salmon, cod, seabass, prawn and scallop grilled to perfection.

Dessert was the Tiramisu ($17), lightly done and served with ice cream, to end the heavy meal. Chilled out the rest of the evening with a coffee.

Overall, well executed food in a casual environment.
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$234 for 2 pax
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New Chef and Improved menu

I had been to il Cleo recently and realised they have a change of chef. The new chef executes the mains (esp. meat) better than the previous one and the old favourites (appetisers and pastas) are still as good.

I had also like my tiro scallops and this time round (my 3rd time eating it), it did not disappoint. The scallops are big and sweet. The new ravioli with abalone and clams is v v good. On the main, the grilled seabass has been my old favourite but the new spanish pork chop dish is definitely the best pork chop in town.

I have always liked the setting at the restaurant which is semi-alfresco. To top it up, the wine list is decent but not too pricey. I can get a decent drink of Italian white and red w/o burning a hole in my pocket.

The only disappointment is the dessert. I had better tiramisu under the former chef. They need to work on the dessert bit.


Uh not really worth the price

For pictures, please visit thanks!

Having read about il Cielo having this Caviar Degustation menu, my family decided to try it!


Italian firm Agroittica Lombarda is a pioneer of sustainable caviar farming and its Calvisius brand of premium caviar will be available in Singapore for the first time.


View of the restaurant:


Outside the restaurant is this bar-like area where you can have drinks, enjoy the night breeze and have a good view of Orchard Road (though I think the view isnt really v nice haha cos its all uh buildings which arent really that pretty) The restaurant's pretty open concept so unless you're seated in the inner side of the restaurant, else you'll be only having like 1/4 air-con and 3/4 night breeze, so if the night is hot, good luck to you! Luckily for us it was rather windy tonight but my parents were sweating a little still.

Warmmm fluffy bread! Love me some warm hot yummy bread (: There were 3 types, a bread stick with sesame seeds (reallyyy crispy and addictive!), a white bun that was really fluffy and a bun that I presume was made of rye flour because of the colour (slightly darker brown? Not sure though) 4.5/5

I believe the right's truffle butter (went v well with the bread!) and then olive oil + balsamic vinegar, and yes they served it like that, with a drop of balsamic vinegar haha


Plate and porcelain spoon given to eat the caviar with, because you cant use metal to eat else you'll "spoil" the caviar!




Calvisius Caviar Degustation with Accompaniment for 2 - $298


I'll talk about each part below!


Front row: Potato with sour cream (this was soooo soft and nice), Oscietra Royal Caviar, Siberian Caviar, White Sturgeon, Oscietra Classic Caviar (unopened)




Background: vodka scrambled eggs

Middle: fine raw Ombrina fish

Front left: White Sturgeon Caviar (caviar not pictured)- this was more salty than the Classic one and the aroma wasnt as intense

Front right: Classic Caviar Oscietra  - this was slightly salty only, with a really strong intense aroma. My Mom and I really loved this!


Angel Hair Pasta with shaved truffle and fresh caviar


The chef came to our table with a truffle shaver like thing and asked if we would like to have fresh caviar shaved on our pasta, so naturally we said okay because we've never tasted caviar in this form! The taste isnt as intense as the small little round morsels but the taste of caviar was very much there in that thin sheet of caviar!


The angel hair pasta was dry (in a good way) but the truffle aroma wasnt v strong! Thought this went well with the Siberian caviar because the Siberian caviar was quite salty hence went perfectly well with this angel hair pasta!




Background - Risotto Oyster: this was v yummy on its own!! Really good quality creamy cheese, perfectlyyy al dente arborio rice (assuming they're using this) and a piece of super fresh oyster! This went really well with the Siberian also cos the saltiness cuts through the creaminess and brings the dish to a whole new level!


2nd row (L-R): Hard boiled egg yolks, egg whites, fresh blinis with sour cream - went well with any of the caviars I felt


Front - Crystal Bay prawns done crudo style (ie just drizzle olive oil, lemon, salt, garnishing): felt the prawns generally went well with any of the caviars





Vodka Scrambled eggs - This was ssooooooo good! Scrambled eggs were the BEST I've ever eaten! So perfectly fluffy and flavourful!!! 5/5




Royal Caviar Oscietra


This was the 2nd most salty after the Siberian!






Bosco Pizza - $46

Porcini, Italian Sausage, Truffle


Look at how THIN it is!! Mom commented it was like eating paper prata haha. Yes its really thin, and it doesnt really feel like you're eating pizza 'cos well, we've all associated it with at least a semblance of something sturdy and substantial below, unlike this which was really paper-prata-thin kind of thin! Like a slice of paper! It was REALLY crispy though!! Even after quite some time it was still crispy and biting into it (esp the ends of the the pizza) makes audible crisp sounds! The truffle was v aromatic when you bring the pizza near your mouth but the taste got covered when you put it in your mouth by all the stronger flavours eg cheese/mushroom so yea, cant really taste the truffle!


The pizza's made from specialty flour from Vesuvlana and baked in a open fire brick oven! I'd recommend the pizza for anyone wanting a meal that seems like but is actually quite filling! 4.3/5




Italian Tuscany Tomato Soup with crab meat


The soup was quite sour cos of the tomatoes but really refreshing! Quite a lot of crab bits as well! 4.3/5







Egg, spinach, ricotta cheese


The taste of the cheese was really strong, cuts through the egg and spinach such that you cant taste the spinach at all! Really good way to make people eat their veg haha. The runnyy eggyolk made me really happy hehe (: A rather average dish only I feel. 3.5/5




Pre-dessert: lemon cream


This is like the filling of a lemon tart but slightly creamier and a little bit more fluid. Mom really disliked it because she thought it was like eating medicine haha but I thought it was okay, just that the texture was a little weird, in between a custard/paste texture? 3/5




Dessert Platter: Lemon Sorbet, Tiramisu


Lemon sorbet was okay only, not really a tangy lemon taste but a little sweet sigh


Tiramisu: Really bad rendition, no alcohol taste at all and the coffee was too bitter!




Dessert Platter: Strawberry Panna Cotta, Lemon Tart


The panna cotta wasnt too bad, quite smooth and nice


Lemon tart: seriously, this is not even a TART. It was just the lemon tart FILLING that was way TOO sweet, was really disappointed at this.


Dessert Platter costs $16 and consists of the things I've listed which is everything in the menu except the chocolate fondant which is not in the dessert platter. I wouldnt recommend ordering dessert from il Cielo because really, their desserts are SERIOUSLY BAD.


The total price of the meal was $500+ for 3 cos my Dad had a glass of champagne and a glass of red, but all of us felt that the food was average only and wasnt worth the money. I prefer Capri's pizzas to here really, a real pizza base (at least to me) with the same earthy wonderful aromas and taste (Even better I feel) and the same crispy ends!


Numero Uno to il Cielo !

Since the departure of The Harbour Grill....I've not visited Hilton for quite sometime....Until I got the call from Il Cielo !

This new establishment nestled on the 24th floor, is the nicest place to hang out at The Hilton....not for the loud headed...but for those who appreciate the finer things in elegance for a nice peaceful meal...

As I'm writing this...the caviar promotion has just ended...a pity as I think it should be a permanent fixture..

I had the following :

1) Lobster in Different Styles with Calvisius Caviar Selection

2) A selection of different caviar selections : Calvisius Oscietra Royal® Caviar , Calvisius Oscietra Classic® Caviar , Calvisius® White Sturgeon Caviar and The Original® Siberian Caviar

3) Il CIELO PIZZA NAPOLETANA CON ARAGOSTA E CAVIALE, Napoletana with Maine Lobster and Caviar.

All in all, I must say this caviar fiesta is top notch and il Cielo has hit the bulls eye ! Not to mention they have a superb ever popular Italian dishes that will leave many returning...So if u are in the mood for a new pool side dining experience...this is the place you should check out soon...













Surprisingly good Italian find

We visited il Cielo for the view as it is located on Hilton Hotel's roof top poolside and were seriously surprised to discover excellent Italian fare. You should not miss the moist and creamy burrata cheese served with cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil - the burrata cheese is made-to-order on site and served at room temperature. Equally good were the Roman-style extra-thin-and-crispy pizzas - where the crust will crumble upon contact with your tongue. And the pastas? The raviola pasta is one of a kind! It breaks open to reveal a gruel of runny egg yoke, ricotta cheese and spinach! Even the mains were out of this world - the hormone and antibiotic-free grilled rib eye was fork-tender and umami-packed. Kudos to the Hilton team!