SUN to FRI 12:00 - 14:30
Closed for Saturday lunch
SUN to THUR 18:00 - 22:30
FRI & SAT 18:00 - 00:00
in ITALY Bar Ristorante offers outstanding value and quality, casual Italian cuisines. Singaporeans could experience the goodness of wine as well as Italian dishes that will surely capture the tastes of every food lover.
The food was very good. We ordered the parmegiana and risotto. The eggplants were so good they were melting in the mouth. The risotto was perfectly cooked with a very well prepared eel. Highly recommended. The best italian restaurant I have been in a long time. And affordable too.
I went there after seeing rave reviews about its stracciatella, but was told that its menu had changed. We ordered the closest replacement it had, the acqua pazza, but wa ssorely disappointed. The seafood was NOT fresh. Other dishes we tried were pollo alla diavola, filletto, and orecchiette. Food quality for those other dishes were just meh. The bread bowl was good, but that was about it. Service was great, but give me meh service with good food any day..
My girlfriends and I met on Saturday for dinner at 6.30pm at inITALY. However, as I only made our reservation on the day of our dinner, we were told we would need to return the table by 7.45pm. Wanting to have Italian cuisine for dinner (and me being lazy to find another place), we agreed.
Upon arrival, we were led to the high tables which I felt were the best seats in the house as it gave us a good view of what’s happening within the restaurant. Ideal for nosy people like me. Haha! The high tables were also placed such that the next high table was separated by a column which gave us privacy where our tables were not too close for discomfort.
However, it being the Restaurant Week, there was a slight confusion when we wanted to place our orders. We wanted to order from the a-la carte menu, but the staff insisted we could only order the set menu that was tailored for Restaurant Week. Thankfully, chef Mario Caramella came out at the right moment and gave us the go ahead to order from a-la carte menu.
And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4), we ordered:-
1) Bread, Complimentary – Upon seated, we were served a basket containing 2 types of bread and a plate of cheese (not pictured). And I was really impressed with the beer bread which was served warm. I tried it with the salsa verde too, but I preferred it alone. Cause it was that good. Slightly thick, slightly chewy, slightly oily and so tasty.
Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here: PART2
8) Limoncello souffle, $20 – Lemon liqueur souffle. This was good for photo-taking cause it did not deflate quickly like most souffles do. Ha. This was more egg-y than how I preferred my souffle to be.
9) Cannolo aperto, $16 – Sheep’s milk ricotta cheese mousse with Sicilian candied fruit, layered on cripsy Cannolo biscuit & pistachio ice cream.
Food was decent and inITALY provided a really cosy ambience for us ladies to eat and catch up. However, it was the service that won our hearts. During the midst of clarifying that we could order from the a-la carte menu, chef Mario Caramella mentioned he would need the table back at 7.45pm. However, he added on that we shall play by the ear. And we managed to stay till 8.45pm! Haha.
The group only came in at 8.30pm cause of the rain. And instead of chasing us (to quickly finish our desserts) or relocating us to the alfresco table, it was nice that the staff only hinted us that they needed the table back (as earlier informed over the phone) by passing us the bill after our desserts were served. Of course it helped that we were also 自动 (automatic). Haha.
I am also not sure if it was because it’s Restaurant Week, but I noticed chef Mario Caramella comes out to the front a lot to make sure everything was going smoothly. So yes, it was definitely refreshing to see the chef so ‘hands on’.
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Service was fabulous the moment I made my reservation. Staff was very accommodating. At the restaurant staff was very attentive and happy to serve additional servings of the fresh fragrant bread that was complimentary. The seafood soup had thick flavours of seafood - prawns and mussels. The octopus and prawn salad was fresh. The octopus was bouncy and the prawns were large and very fresh. The squid ink tonnarelli was al dente with generous pieces of lobster. The beef tenderloin was juicy and succulent, cooked perfectly to medium rare as requested. The cod fish was a generous portion and very flaky and fresh. The rose liquor souffle was special, with sufficiently strong rose liquor and rose petals. We initially thought that the restaurant doesn't serve tap water but it does and the staff do refill it pretty often (very attentive).