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il Lido

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This sharp and stylish restaurant serves contemporary Italian cuisine at an enviable location at Sentosa Golf Club overlooking the sea. Plenty of al fresco seating is available, or chill out in the cool modern interiors. A highlight of the award-winning menu is the wagyu beef cheek with sweet paprika, whipped polenta and black trombette mushrooms.

Tue - Sun: 12:00 - 14:30

Tue - Sun: 18:30 - 22:30

Closed: Mon

+65 68661977
$123 based on 105 submissions
View/Scenery (36 votes), Dinner (35 votes), Quiet (35 votes)
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Splendid Italian Fine Dining Cuisine with Romantic Ambience!

For full review & photos, please visit: 
http://summerlovestoeat.blogspot.sg/2014/11/restaurant-week-dinner-at-illido.html


The restaurant has both indoor and alfresco seats. The outdoor ambience was quite casual for a fine dining, so try not to wear too formal in order to enjoy the relaxing ambience with sea view & lush greenery view as the weather in Singapore is quite warm.

Overall the service was very good and prompt. Food quality definitely met our expectations! Recommended for a romantic date or special occasions!

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17 Nov 2014 • 88 reviews • 0 follower

Splendid Italian Fine Dining Cuisine with Romantic Ambience!

For full review & photos, please visit: 
http://summerlovestoeat.blogspot.sg/2014/11/restaurant-week-dinner-at-illido.html


The restaurant has both indoor and alfresco seats. The outdoor ambience was quite casual for a fine dining, so try not to wear too formal in order to enjoy the relaxing ambience with sea view & lush greenery view as the weather in Singapore is quite warm.

Overall the service was very good and prompt. Food quality definitely met our expectations! Recommended for a romantic date or special occasions!

16 Sep 2014 • 579 reviews • 21 followers

Gorgeous view, fantastic food and excellent service

For the full review, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/09/il-lido.html

I'd casually mentioned, while making a reservation, that we were celebrating a colleague's birthday, and the staff actually gifted us a surprise birthday cake for the birthday boy.   

Great service aside, the food was fantastic; masterful and exquisite. Best of all, the portions were pleasingly hearty. So even with the upmarket prices, I thought the meal was thoroughly worthwhile. 

Shortly after we were seated, we were served not one, but TWO, amuse bouche!

1) First off was a cup of Porcini Mushroom Soup laced with roasted barley for a little crunch

2) Next up was the Truffle Arancini, a miniature riceball crowned with a truffle shaving, intensely fragrant and wonderfully textured. 

3) A tip for the wallet-light: get the extremely value-for-money 3-Course Set Lunch ($38), complete with an amuse bouche and coffee or tea.

4) The daily soup option was a Cream of Asparagus, smooth and thick, fragranced by a splash of truffle oil.
 
5) The daily choice appetizer was a melt-in-your-mouth Beef Carpaccio, simply flavoured with shavings of parmigiano and wisps of microgreens and arugula, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

5) An ala carte menu item, the Green Asparagus & Truffle Casserole ($28) was a bright green soft-boiled egg slurry weaved with garlic croutons and diced asparagus. 

6) For the mains, the pasta-of-the-day was a soft and chewy Homemade Penne with Pumpkin Squash and truffle sand, homey and sweet and mellow.

7) The daily fish was a perfectly Grilled Halibut with grilled root veggies, a light-as-air pomme puree and brown jus. 

8) Off the ala carte menu, the Mushroom Risotto ($35) stirred with stracchino cheese, and topped with shimeiji mushrooms and micro-cress, was sumptuous. A word of caution to small eaters though, this was massively portioned! 

9) The daily dessert option was a Vanilla Panna Cotta, a wobbly cone of delicate cream, balanced by the tart-ish strawberries. 

10) Some of us swopped out the daily dessert for a sweet on the ala carte menu. It was really nice that we were allowed to do that. The Banana Brulee ($18) was sweetened with salted caramel and sided by a rich coconut gelato. 

11) The Hazelnut Coulant ($18) was rich but nuanced, and juxtaposed with a spiced chocolate gelato. 

12) The complimentary birthday cake, a Tiramisu Moderno (usual price $18) was an excellent rendition of the classic Italian confectionery. This was at once heady, creamy and moist. 

13) Another ala carte menu item was the Italian Cheese Platter ($28), a fine selection of the blue, fontina and parmigiano varietals. Dates, fig compote and some rustic garlic-rubbed toast were on hand to help mop up every last bit of the funky cheese
13 Jul 2014 • 11 reviews • 0 follower

Beautiful ambience

My second restaurant week choice was il lido italian dining and lounge bar. Since it was the same menu for both lunch and dinner, we obviously went for lunch :) It is awarded with a dining star too, and hence priced at $40++.

It is essentially a 6 course set menu if you include the amuse bouche and coffee! The Amuse bouche that the chef has prepared is a fried risotto ball with mozzarella cheese. It was served on a plate with some hot stones (??) and we were told to pick it up with our hands. I didn't quite understand why we have to use our bare hands to pick it up, but probably so that we can pop it into our mouth and eat it hot. The risotto ball was creamy & rich, setting my belly happy for the meal ahead ^^

Foie gras was served next & I super love the way it's plated! Look at that yellow against the generous serving of foie gras, with the vegetables & even a flower! Extra points for this dish from the way it looks. But don't get me wrong, it doesn't just look good but taste good too! It is not one of the best that I've had, but I'm happy with it for the price I'm paying.

The crab cappellacci was served with a rich broth, with the pasta skin enclosing the crab meat (there were also crabmeat in the broth! ). It is essentially known like a wanton to us Singaporeans and I found the skin to be too thick for my liking! However, the broth was fragrant and brought out the taste of the cappellacci very well along with the sweetness of the crab meat.

There were 2 options for the mains but my boyfriend and I both chose the black cod. The cod fish came on a plate of sea urchin sabayon and fried fish skin on the side! The crispyness of the fish skin, coupled with the tender fish meat dipped in the sea urchin sauce was simply divine! What a yummy combi!! I wished the dish didn't end that soon..

Dessert was roasted strawberries with vanilla yogurt semifreddo. Once again, so beautifully plated. I like how the white sugar pieces look so random lying on each other, you call this artistic maybe? Haha. The semifreddo was a refreshing dessert as the vanilla yogurt taste was light to the tastebuds.

Overall, really felt that my money was all worth it for this meal & I'm happy to have come to il lido for restaurant week!!

Full review at FelEats
15 Feb 2014 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

Nice location, view and food

Hidden within a country club in sentosa, the location is serene, romantic and scenic. Ambience is great and very conducive for conversing with softly with your loved one. Food was great and the waiters are really friendly.
15 Oct 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

You will forget that you are in Singapore ...

This is the kind of place that you can sit down and chilaxed, as the view is breathtaking. The greenery from the golf club, waters by the beach and the good food on the table just calms you down and for a moment there, you will forget that you are in Singapore. The staff is also very friendly and we ended up chit chatting about the history of the place. Dining is not only about food, it's about the experience and this place offers all.