- Catering, Restaurant
- European, Italian, Western
Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 00:00
- Cantonment / Tanjong Pagar / Chinatown
- Outram Park
This well-regarded Italian fine dining restaurant has specialities such as mixed cold cuts, a lamb rack backed for eight hours and a hot dark chocolate tart corstata served with milk ice cream.
- Dinner32 votes
- Fine Dining21 votes
- Lunch17 votes
- Romance/First Dates17 votes
- Private Dining16 votes
- Business Dining16 votes
- Wine Lists14 votes
- Quiet11 votes
- Vibrant/Noisy8 votes
- After Work8 votes
- Large Groups/Gathering7 votes
- Girls Night Out7 votes
- Alfresco/Outdoor Dining6 votes
- Chillout5 votes
- People Watching4 votes
- Supper4 votes
- Corporate Events4 votes
- Hidden Find3 votes
- Boys Night Out3 votes
- View/Scenery1 votes
- Healthy Eating1 votes
- Ala Carte1 votes
Top Must Try Dishes
- Black truffle risotto with mascarpone2 votes
- air flown cheese2 votes
- 70% hot chocolate crostata2 votes
- Antipasti platter2 votes
- Chocolate costata1 votes
- Risotto1 votes
- cheeses1 votes
- prok belly1 votes
- Pasta Brava1 votes
- Oven baked cod fish1 votes
- fresh burrata1 votes
- tiramisu1 votes
- Burrata appetizer.1 votes
- Cold Cuts Parma Ham1 votes
- veal cheeks1 votes
- chocolate crostata and d'arancio cake1 votes
- Minestrone soup1 votes
- warm choc tart crostata1 votes
- cold cut platter and Cheese platter1 votes
- Nothing.....it's all a waste of your money1 votes
- Hot1 votes
- chocolate tart with milk ice cream1 votes
- Nothing memorable1 votes
- warm chocolate & coffee mousse1 votes
- pan fried eggs “tegamino” with black truffle1 votes
- burrata appetizer1 votes
- pan fried eggs with truffles and fondued cheese1 votes
- Risotto with black truffle and taleggio cheese1 votes
- dark1 votes
- green apple and moscatto sherbet1 votes
- Fettucine with lobster and san marzano tomato1 votes
- foie gras1 votes
- Lamb rack1 votes
- Stachi with wild boar1 votes
- monkfish linguine1 votes
- panna cotta1 votes
- chocolate tart1 votes
recommends this place.
I've long heard rave reviews about OSO Ristorante. Way before the revitalisation of the Bukit Pasoh/Keong Saik area, OSO was the reason foodies flocked to that area. They were one of the earlier purveyors of refined Italian haute cuisine. But having dined at the restaurant recently, I cannot quite understand diners gushing about this place. FYI, the food wasn't awful. In fact, it was quite good. It was just not great. For all of the hype, I'd expected perfection. There were just about as many misses as there were hits.
Service though, was almost faultless. They were impeccably professional, yet warm and spontaneous at the same time.
From the very affordable weekday set lunch at $32, we had:
1) Classic Mixed Vegetables Soup with Basil-Beetroot Pesto: very pretty pink broth choc-full of diced vegetables. The beetroot lent a sharpness to the delicate sweetness of the vegetables while basil provided a peppery lift.
2) Recomposed Endive with Smoked Salmon and mixed vegetables dressed Scapece style could have passed off as a meal on its own. That said, this was decent. A layer of fried oats gave the crust some crunch while the inside was juicy and flavoursome.
3) Roasted Whole Portobello Mushroom was scrumptious. The well-baked mushroom caps were lipsmackingly juicy while the beef bolognese was hearty and full-bodied.
From the ala carte menu, we had:
1) Pan-Fried Eggs Tagemino ($22) with black truffle paste and mixed cheese fondue. A highly rated starter, this was a little bit of a let down. I couldn't taste the cheese in this, and the egg was disappointingly uneven. The outer edges were overcooked and rubbery, whereas the center portion was left undercooked, with bits of the clear membrane still intact
2) Cioppino ($12), an Italian-American fish stew, was more like a thick prawn/lobster bisque than a watery bouillabaisse, which is what the classic cioppino should have been like. This was too heavy and rich.
3) Veal Ravioli ($24) in a velvety cheese and mushroom cream sauce was teetering on the brink of cloying. This needed copious lashings of pepper to get through. The veal mince filling, while hearty, was also a little dry.
4) Black Truffle Tartufo Risotto ($26) with mascarpone was AWESOME. The al dente grains had a decisive bite to them, and each was coated evenly with starry dots of heavenly black truffle paste. Mascarpone lent a mild creamy sweetness to the starch of the canaroli rice. If I were to come back to OSO, this would be the reason why
5) 70% Hot Dark Chocolate Tart Crostata ($14) with vanilla ice-cream was, in spite of the rave reviews, another too-heavy dish. I would have preferred the chocolate tart to be a little bittersweet to balance out the rich buttery tart and sweet vanilla ice-cream
does not recommend this place.
average italian near chinatown. this is a singapore restaurant week post; and yes I know that it’s been a while since restaurant week was over, but better late than never isn’t it? I’ve been spoilt by some remarkably good italian meals in london (zucca and trullo, just to name two), and so fortunately or unfortunately I have pretty good memories on which to base modern italian cuisine. we didn’t have a bad meal here by any means, but I doubt I’ll be coming back.
I’ve been trying to write this post forever, but there is just something about average mediocrity that hardly lends itself to eloquent – or at least protracted – prose,
I also recommend this place for:
After Work, Ala Carte, Business Dining