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iO Italian Osteria

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IO Italian Osteria aim to bring the smells, flavours and atmosphere of traditional Italian tavern back to life in modern-day. We want to spread the truthful Italian concept of conviviality, in order to rediscover a rich and important gourmet and the pleasure of spending time together.

From the open kitchen, the culinary team prepares IO’s menu from scratch with only the finest fresh high quality ingredients.

IO Italian Osteria is not only a tavern open from breakfast to dinner; it is also a great place to find distinctive Italian delicacy items, food and beverages.

+65 62263351
$31 based on 8 submissions
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Wonderful Italian Street Food

Newly opened at Hill View 2, iO Italian Osteria offers a wide variety of Italian street food from different parts of Italy at street food prices, an amazing feat given that there are three Italian full time chefs that offer food from different parts  of Italy.

At a recent visit, I started with the Schiacciata Romania, freshly baked bread with truffle cream in between.  One could just nibble on this all day.

From the pasta menu I tried the Linguine Pizzaoli, pasta with beef in a rich tomato sauce.

A must try here is the Roman Pork Belly. I liked the presentation of the dish and underneath the crispy skin was a firm piece of meat.

For something hearty, there is the Genoa Pork Ribs, rich in tomato base with meat falling off the bone.

Dessert was a rich milk based Napoli Cake and The Bastera Napolitana, puffs with hazzlenut  butter, to end the meal.

The best part is that the place opens in the afternoon, which means that one can hang around and have that lazy coffee afternoon. Definitely one of the best finds in 2014.

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Schiacciata Romania
16 Dec 2014 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

Wonderful Italian Street Food

Newly opened at Hill View 2, iO Italian Osteria offers a wide variety of Italian street food from different parts of Italy at street food prices, an amazing feat given that there are three Italian full time chefs that offer food from different parts  of Italy.

At a recent visit, I started with the Schiacciata Romania, freshly baked bread with truffle cream in between.  One could just nibble on this all day.

From the pasta menu I tried the Linguine Pizzaoli, pasta with beef in a rich tomato sauce.

A must try here is the Roman Pork Belly. I liked the presentation of the dish and underneath the crispy skin was a firm piece of meat.

For something hearty, there is the Genoa Pork Ribs, rich in tomato base with meat falling off the bone.

Dessert was a rich milk based Napoli Cake and The Bastera Napolitana, puffs with hazzlenut  butter, to end the meal.

The best part is that the place opens in the afternoon, which means that one can hang around and have that lazy coffee afternoon. Definitely one of the best finds in 2014.
Spicy Roasted Farm Chicken "Alla Diavola" - $22
14 Nov 2014 • 67 reviews • 0 follower

iO Italian Osteria

Charmed by its rustic interior and its pleasant bread counter laid up at its entrance, iO Italian Osteria has a friendly large team which aims to bring traditional italian traven back into the modern days. Its Italian concept dining environment and its open kitchen has somehow brought more knowledge to someone like me who know nuts about Italian cuisine.

Oven roasted chicken was served on a heavy weighted wooden board supported by zucchini, potato and carrots, adorned with a stalk of theme leaves. The meat as well as vegetables were all succulent and tasty!

For full details, visit http://www.umakemehungry.com/2014/11/io-italian-osteria.html
27 Oct 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Nice Setting, Average Dining

My virgin write-up on HGW! Woohoo!

Was super excited by the opening of HillV2 just round the corner from where I live. We have been so deprived of dining options around the area for the longest time. Lots of F&B options at HillV2, some which seem to be new concepts and brands. Will be checking out the rest soon since not all are opened.

Starting with the Italian restaurant. Firstly, from the outside, the shop looks really attractive with its bread and pizza counter. This was what first lured us (group of 4) in. The restaurant design was ok but chairs weren't the most comfortable to sit in. Minimalist industrial look?

We started with a bread basket, which came served in a paper bag...which wasn't very pleasant. The bread was a bit disappointing, but by the time we passed the paper bag around the 4 of us, lets just say it wasn't looking in great shape.

For appetizers, we had the roast pork...which looked like more like a pork loin (pork belly?) rolled in herbs. Crunchy crackling and nice but the meat felt heavy and salty with the seasoning and stuffing. Pasta was ok but nothing really stood out. The pizza was pretty good and comes in individual slices, and was something that we would look forward to again.

Overall, average but pricey given portion size and quality. Still would probably still give it a try later on perhaps when they are more settled in.
16 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

It is exactly what it is supposed to be, the osteria

My wife and I went there for lunch yesterday. Osterie serve simple food and wine and this place served exactly that - simple Italian food. We had porchetta, fennel soup and bollito misto - all three dishes were absolutely delicious. We will be back!
Bruschetta with cheese and ham and cold cut platter
11 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 8 followers

Great service, fantastic ambience

Dropped by today for dinner just now. Service was fast and excellent, the waiter was prompt and the food came relatively quickly. The breads are authentic and great for takeaways. Cold cut platter and bruschetta was yummy. Other than that, we ordered a pasta, a chicken main and the cold cut platter as well. Would definitely come back to try more dishes next time.