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Zafferano

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Zafferano is a chic authentic Italian restaurant, bar and lounge. Located 240 metres above the ground on the top floor of the Ocean Financial Centre along Singapore CBD’s bustling Collyer Quay, Zafferano offers an uninterrupted panoramic view of the island and the Marina Bay waterfront. Zafferano is Italian for ‘Saffron’.

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 15:00

Mon - Wed: 17:30 - 23:30

Thu - Sat: 17:30 - 00:00

Mon - Fri: 17:00 - late
Sat: 17:00 - late

Closed: Sun

$98 based on 54 submissions
Business Dining (11 votes), After Work (10 votes), Anniversary (9 votes)
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dining at Level 43

My friend chose italian food for her birthday, and most italian restaurants closes quite early but Zafferano was one of the few that opens till late on a Friday, so that was how this venue was decided.

This place sounded romantic and cosy, but actually it was pretty noisy and vibrant. All eyes were on the bar area, right in the middle of the restaurant, where the lighting centerpiece is located.

Happy hour was till 8pm, and a glass of prosecco goes for $8++.

Tap water is available and the warm loaf of bread served pre-dinner, was really nice.

Ordered squid ink risotto, braised iberico pork cheeks, beef tenderloin with foie gras and boston lobster pilaf rice.

The portion for pork cheeks and beef tenderloin was rather small. Liked the pork cheeks. Tender meat and homely taste. Baby carrots were well-cooked. The beef was done medium rare, and the pan-fried goose liver was nicely quivery.

All of us liked the Boston lobster and the gratinated creme fresche sauce. Yums. The pilaf rice with raisin and pine nuts helped to fill us up. Otherwise, we'd still be hungry.

Service was generally good, but sometimes they're just too busy attending to other diners. Short-handed?

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15 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Totally disconnected

I found the restaurant design is quite strange, specially when rent is such a premium, why they allocated such a lot of space for the 2 kitchens and relatively so little for dining?
I guess due to the 2 kitchens in glass boxes in the middle of the restaurant, the cooking smell is a real
12 Sep 2014 • 1879 reviews • 258 followers

Homely Authentic Italian Food with A View

  Zaffareno offers a great view with authentic Italian food.

At a recent visit, I started with the Insalata Zafferano ($18) -Romaine hearts, fennel, Roma tomatoes, shallot, beetroot, capsicum, brioche croutons and shallot cheese dressing. A light and refreshing way to start the meal.

From the pasta
09 Sep 2014 • 51 reviews • 0 follower

Italian food with Unique, subtle Twists

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While there are quite a number of restaurants that boast of panoramic view at extremely high floor, but take note that not all have a beautiful scenery outside, especially if there are ugly buildings in sight. As for Zafferano, the location is excellent because the restaurant
15 Aug 2014 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Service leaves much to be desired

Food here was generally good, but the let-down came from the service. 

Burrata was fresh, the truffle linguine was pungent creamy rich and al dente, and the sommelier made pretty good wine recommendations. 

The bisque could have done with more acidity than being its current cream-laden self that
31 Jul 2014 • 18 reviews • 0 follower

Awesome food, service and view!

We had a very enjoyable set lunch, the staff are attentive, the food arrived in good time and tasted great and the view is great. As we lunched after 1.30pm we got a 15% discount, this is a very good deal.