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in ITALY Bar Ristorante

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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.

Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Sun: 18:00 - 22:30

$61 based on 33 submissions
After Work (9 votes), Business Dining (8 votes), Dinner (8 votes)
Kbombgoh

great service, warm ambience and fantastic food

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).

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Squid Ink Tonnarelli4 votes
  • crostino with parma ham and ribolla gialla wine3 votes
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Fresh fragrant bread (complimentary)
14 Jun 2014 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

great service, warm ambience and fantastic food

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).
fried ravioli (like pani puri)
19 Dec 2013 • 148 reviews • 6 followers

Great squid ink risotto

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Yet another restaurant on the list of top handmade pastas in Singapore: InItaly. It's difficult to get a spot here on the weekend without a reservation.    They started us off with a bowl of grissini, and also rather interestingly, deep fried ravioli with a minty pesto dip. It was really nice.   We decided to try the burrata here as well, being in some sort of burrata phase where we go around eating the burrata in every Italian restaurant we walk into. Their platter was excellent, particularly the sweet yellow pepper compote thing that went perfectly with the prosciutto. Here are the tomatoes that came with the platter.   L got the veal ravioli, which I didn't quite fancy because of the sauce. The only buttery sauce base I like for pasta is sage and brown butter.    I got the orrechiette featured in the Appetite article and it was fantastic. I liked it best. I think orrechiette look like mini abacus seeds (the starchy tapioca beads used in some chinese cooking). Literally, it means 'little ears'.   We also ordered the squid ink risotto with soft shell crab. It was extremely dramatically plated with a sheet of gold foil in the middle bubbling up from the heat of the risotto. The soft shell crab was amazing and the risotto was extremely creamy.   I would give the desserts here a miss. They are pricey and the tiramisu loses hands down to Da Laura's.    I very much liked the layout of the restaurant, with a bar like thing in the middle. They were having some truffle specials on the chalkboard outside which we didn't try in the end but they looked really good. I thought all of the pastas were pretty good and would definitely like to return here.
07 Oct 2013 • 40 reviews • 0 follower

Enjoyed some of the dishes but ambience is underwhelming

 Worth a try, though we didn't think the ambience was as cozy or romantic as we had expected. The wide tables make it a bit difficult to have a conversation with your partner without letting all your neighbours know what you are talking about. Still, we'd give it an 7-8 out of 10. We are divided over whether we would come back a second time given all the other Italian places out there.
  We started by sharing an entree of mussels and clams flown in from Europe. This came in a great broth and we had to ask for extra bread to soak it up. The clams, about the size of your fingernail, were nice and sweet though the mussels were a bit ordinary. If we return, we'll go for the burrata or full plates of parma ham that one of our neighbouring tables had.
  For the mains, we had osso bucco ravioli, which was one dimensional and disappointing, and a great orrechiette dish with crisp parma ham and fresh porcinis. Anything with bacon added tastes great of course, but this was a well conceptualized, well balanced but rustic and lusciously rich "cold weather" dish.
  The service was fine although I was annoyed when a waiter tried to get me to upsize to a more expensive wine. It was superior to the one I had selected, but I didn't feel like paying $40 more. He just wouldn't stop pushing the other one, which was a bit embarrassing in front of my date.
  Dinner for two, including a lovely Brunello Marronetto (order early to give it ample time to breathe) was around $300, on the pricey side given one of our mains was a dud.
19 Aug 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Poor Service at In Italy

I booked at table for 10 on Aug 11 specifically mentioned its to celebrate my mother's birthday. When we arrived, we were shown to a curved counter table with high bar stools. I have asked the waiter(who later confirmed with me he was the manager) why they gave a table which can seat no more than 6 person comfortably(its a birthday dinner celebration..not a happy hour light meal) and without telling us during reservation that its bar stools. My mother is almost 80 years old and there is no way she could sit comfortably. The answer was cold and clinical: the restaurant was full, without any further explanation( its the attitude!!). We had no choice but to leave...without even a word of apology from the manager. Prior to this bad experience, I have been to the restaurant twice in the past month and enjoyed the food so I thought would be a great experience to bring my mother and family there to spend a special evening. I would strongly recommend the owner/chef to look into this and do something about it, before more goodwill and customers are lost!  
18 Jul 2013 • 245 reviews • 1 follower

good italian casual fine-dining

hotos and more: http://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/in-italy-bar-ristorante-clarke-quay/

this place has been swimming through the foodosphere with its pitch of good food at affordable prices, and that’s true to some extent. it’s rather good cooking, with an array of dishes that veer between rustic and posh dining, and cooking that’s somewhere on the positive side of the average-to-great spectrum.


  I had this meal nearly a month ago (oops, but hey, hindsight is something powerful if used right), and while I was pretty stoked about the food coming out at the time – it might have been the company I had, come to think of it – the slight erosion of memory makes this out to have been an enjoyable meal, rather than anything particularly surprising or fantastic.   I won't be hyping about this place – the prices are lower than I would expect to pay for this amount of food, and the cooking itself is well-executed, but I just feel like something’s rather missing from this meal. in a nutshell, I’d recommend this place to friends, but probably wouldn’t return for a second visit.   p.s. don't get the gran bolito - it wasn't terrible but it was just soup meat.