Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 22:00
Sat: 16:00 - 22:00
Closed On Sundays, Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: Sun & PH
Part of the Garibaldi group, this casual riverside restaurant delivers an impressive spread of pastas, pizzas and desserts. Choose the latter from the tantalising array at the counter. All pastries and cakes are baked on-site and you can also pick up something from the delicatessen selection.
The restaurant features attractive 1-for-1 deals for pizzas and pastas from 3pm - 9pm on Mondays - Thursdays!
Their portions are suffiient for sharing and they are all so delicious!
My favourite is the Pollo e Capsicum pizza (Grilled Chicken with roasted capsicum), healthy and hearty! The differentation here is that you can mix and match your 1 for 1 options. So you can take either 1 pizza & 1 pasta or 2 pizzas or 2 pastas!
The best time to visit the outlet is from 6pm - 8pm where it is not as busy as lunch crowd (interesting!) so I have no problem finding tables and seats. Their soft drinks are also 1-for-1, best place to hang out with friends or colleagues after work!
I went to Ricciotti for lunch.
Positives - deserts were tasty
* The coffee was dreadful. It tasted like burnt watered down instant coffee. It's very disappointing to pay $6 for coffee in an Italian restaurant (the home of expresso!) and get something that I think tasted worse than the Ah Huat I can make at home with my kettle
* Pasta was OK but blant. Nothing special, you can get far better for that price in Singapore
* Bolongese sauce looks visually attractive but it tastes very dry, like the meat has been frozen
* MAKE SURE YOU READ THE FINE PRINT ON THE PROMOTIONS, The restaurant runs a promotion where you can get $10 off a second pasta order (in the fine print: with a food spend of $20 per person). I would have thought when I ordered $48 worth between 2 people ($42 food and $6 coffee) I would qualify for this promotion, but apparently not. Be careful because the promotion banner won't tell you this.
* One of the waitresses was of no help whatsoever in resolving our complaint about the misleading promotion. Other waiter was OK. However, we still lost the argument and left disappointed.
I wouldn't have come back anyway because the food wasn't great (especially for the price) but my bad experience with the waitress solidified my decision,
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Ricciotti is a modern Italian Restaurant that brought the concept of 'cucina nostrana' (warmth of eating Italian) dining experience in metropolitan setting. Like many Italian Restaurants, they specialises in pizza, pasta and grill.
Frankly one of the reason that we visited this outlet in China Square Central are due to the most inviting offer of One for One on their selected pasta and pizza selection. This promotion is valid on Mon – Thu: 3pm – 21.30 and all day Saturday. This attractive promotion is actually on top of their already reasonably priced menu.
We ordered Caprese Salad ($14.50) for starter. This salad took a simple form of combination of Mozarella cheese slices with tomatoes and fresh basil, topped with olive oil and cracked black pepper. For this dish to work, it required that all the ingredients to be fresh, and Ricciotti deliver on this. It is a simple yet refreshing salad. Those who do not like strong flavour cheese, you should give this a try, as it has a similar texture to a tofu.
When our group of food gobbles arrived, we decided to share the dishes. For Pizza, Al Crudo ($25.50), Salame ($22.50), Salmone ($27.90) and Pizzotto ($23.50). Based on the offer, we only have to paid the two highest value pizza, which is the Salmone and Alcrudo.
All of the pizzas come with a consistent thin crust, with thick and generous fillings and toppings. Al Crudo simple combination Parma ham and Rucola is just simply delicious, it seems that nothing can goes wrong with Parma ham. Pizzotto can be consider a pizza version of breakfast, where you can find the familiar taste of egg and bacon. While Salame is traditional favourite, of spicy salami and cheese. The only pizza that not to my taste is the Salmone. It seems that my taste buds can't get along with capers. So this is the least favourite pizza for me.
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The service is friendly and patience. On Saturday lunch time, there were only about 5 tables occupied. We do not have to wait long for our food and it came on regular interval. A good gap between the pizza and pasta.
The setting of the restaurant is quite modern, with open concept. There is no door / window separating the indoor and outdoor dining in one unit of the restaurant, while the other unit has a clear glass window separating the kitchen and desserts counter from outdoor dining. The walls are decorated with menu of the day, shelf of products that their use and desserts counter in another end. No table cloths are used, instead they use printed brown paper with Ricciotti logo.
Overall, we find the food in Ricciotti is very enjoyable. The quality of the food are good and consistent. Best of all is the one for one promotion, it is just value for money. We hope they will continue this promotion for many months to come. Cheers!!