[Updated 23 December 2021]
Looks like our dream to head to Italy might have to take a backseat because Italy has banned tourists from Singapore till 31st January next year. Not to worry, because these 7 halal Italian restaurants in Singapore
serve delicious, mouthwatering Italian dishes that might, JUST might be better than the real deal!
P.S. Stay on till the end for a new place to get the cheesiest pastas ever! Hint: It may involve a cheese wheel!
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Halal Italian Restaurants In Singapore
1.Kucina Italian RestaurantCredit: @kucina_sg for Instagram
Starting off our list is Kucina Italian Restaurant, one of the earliest halal eateries focused solely on artisanal Italian food that opened in Singapore (in fact, Kucina claims they are the first!). Located in KINEX Mall in Katong (formerly known as OneKM Shopping Mall), this spacious restaurant gets regularly packed on weekends as people come to get their fill of Kucina's food. The owner and chef of Kucina, Chef Gero, is actually an Italian-Muslim revert with extensive experience in the industry, so you know the food is the real deal.
Credit: @kucina_sg for Instagram
If you live in the West and would like to buy takeaway during this period, you can now easily get their yummy dishes at Kiosko Italiano
- a halal Italian takeaway kiosk by Kucina located at NEWest mall! They're having the Cheese Wheel Pasta ($9.50), Kuccizino ($10) or also known as an Italian pocket sandwich and of course, their signature 9-inch pizzas. The La Barca "The Boat" (V) ($15.90) is the Chef's recommendation so you know you'll definitely have to try this one.
You can also customise your pasta at Kiosko Italiano! Choose from their fancy pasta options: Chitarra, Caserecci, Tagliatelle, or their Weekly Special if you simply can't choose! They also provide four choices of sauces: Aglio Olio, Pomodoro, Arrabbiata and Rosa (Cream & Tomato). Top it all off with their variety of toppings such as smoked salmon, truffle pate, Italian chicken sausage and more!
If you can't drop by their kiosk, they still have delivery options on their website so you can still get your very own customised pasta and other yummy options. Popular dishes include the Pizzotto pizza (SGD21.90), topped with turkey bacon, mushrooms, a sunny-side-up egg, tomato and mozzarella. Try some of the more unique offerings on the menu, including the gnocchi served with fresh salmon and leeks in a tomato cream sauce. Get the dessert platter to have a taste of all the main desserts, with treats such a cannoli, tiramisu, panna cotta and more.
2. SquisitoCredit: @winelevigrub for Instagram
The recent Italian-focused eatery to join the ranks in Singapore, Squisito is here to give you a taste of the best Italian flavours! The eatery opened late last year and is located along the popular Bali Lane (where Krave used to be before it closed down).
Squisito's menu is pretty extensive (check out their Stay Home menu for this period of delivery and takeaway!), with a whole array of pasta, pizzas and mains to choose from. Reading the menu alone will feel like an Italian experience as the eatery uses the Italian names for all their dishes, like Gnocchi Ripieni and Gamberi E Crema (don't worry, they have English descriptions for all the dishes and if you're not sure how to pronounce the dish, just point to it on the menu when ordering! ?).
Dishes that have been raved about include the pesto pasta and pizza as well as their gnocchi. Don't forget to leave some room for tiramisu and panna cotta! Read more about Squisito's yummy Italian food
They have recently added a special menu which has exquisite items you cannot miss! Raviolacci with Seabass, Truffle Cheesy Steak Pizza, Tomahawk Steak ... It feels like you've entered an exclusive club where everything sounds so luxurious! This special menu is only going for a limited time, so if you're looking to end 2021 with a bang, go all out and book a reservation at their website soon! ?
3. Positano RistoCredit: @smallcityisland for Instagram
What's a list of Italian restaurants in Singapore without the inclusion of Positano Risto? This eatery located on Bussorah Street in Kampung Glam has become a staple on the scene and has had much success, so much so that it expanded to open an outlet in KL too!
There are a few dishes that have become clear favourites at Positano Risto
. If you're looking to splurge on an extra special meal, their signature Boston Lobster Fettuccine (SGD59.90) will be sure to please! It's made for two, so it's perfect to share with a friend or family member.
Their pizzas are known to be really yummy too with the Signature Calzone being one of the favourites. Or if you prefer to have it traditional, you can split the classic Margherita pizza with your friends to really kick-start your journey into Italy. The Roma-style thin crust pizza is nicely-browned and topped with slices of fresh tomato, melted mozzarella, fresh basil and Italy’s most-loved Grana Padano cheese. With all these scrumptious options available, you can look forward to yummy Italian food delivery or takeaway!
4. Tipo Pasta BarCredit: @kaiei79 for Instagram
Helmed by The Black Hole Group (the same friendly people behind other popular eateries like Working Title, The Mad Sailors and Afterwit), Tipo Pasta Bar takes pasta-making seriously. All pasta served are made fresh in-house using high-quality ingredients (fun fact: the name 'Tipo' comes from Italian tipo 00 or doppio zero
flour that's finer than regular flour, providing a silken texture) and often infused with flavours, such as garlic parsley fettucine and squid ink fusilli! The pasta types and flavours are changed up regularly, so look out for new pasta to try every time you visit!
For delivery or takeaway, choose from their variety of house specials like Creamy Chicken Mushroom, Prawn Aglio and Crazy Carbonara or you can even build your own pasta! Don't forget to add the Tiramisu to your order for a rich treat afterwards.
Credit: @theblackholegroup for Instagram
Tipo has now added 2 more outlets, Tipo Pizzeria e Trattoria
which sells fresh handmade pizzas and pasta at Stamford Arts Centre, and Tipo Strada
, which sells panini at Novena, atop their already delicious menu that we love!
If their new locations are too far, no worries! Tipo Pizzeria e Trattoria is providing island-wide deliveries at $8 only! Just make sure to order a minimum of $35 (we're not sure if that's enough!). If you feel like going for a drive, you can also pick up your fresh pizzas from the stall itself! It gets better: they have a limited 1-for-1 pizza offer too! Get a free Madam Margie (Margherita pizza) with every pizza you order! Don't forget to select the promotion upon check-out! You can't go wrong with a classic pizza, especially now that it's FREE! Now, wherever you go, a comforting plate of Tipo's Italian goodness is just around the corner! ?
5. Gus PizzeriaCredit: @guspizzeria.sg for InstagramCredit: @guspizzeria.sg for InstagramGus Pizzeria
serves pizza, Calzone and pasta for all Italian food lovers! They used to be located at Goldhill Plaza in Novena, before moving to East Village at Changi! So Easties, if you're looking for some good ol' Neopolitan-style pizza right around your block, you know where to go! ? Their menu includes the Margherita pizza topped with fresh basil and the Spicy Salami pizza, also called Diavola and you can top it off with mushrooms ?. Other options to choose from including the Roasted Turkey pizza with turkey ham marinated with honey and Quattro Formaggi which consists of 4 cheese mozzarella, gorgonzola, grana and brie. You can even add on your onions, gorgonzola, mushrooms, black olives, salami and tuna! They've also got classic pasta dishes such as Prawn Aglio Olio and Bolognese because pasta is just that irresistible!
6. 800° Woodfired Kitchen SGCredit: @800degreessg for Instagram800° Woodfired Kitchen SG
is known for its speciality - woodfired Neapolitan-style pizza! Their pizzas come in various flavours like Chicken Pesto with Rotisserie chicken, ricotta, mozzarella and cherry tomato on a Verde base. Or if you prefer your pizza with meatballs, their Spicy Meatball pizza comes with a fiery kick using jalapeno, beef meatball and ricotta on a Margherita base. You can even create your own woodfired pizza - just choose a base from Margherita, Bianca or Verde and select your proteins, vegetables, cheese and even your after-bake toppings!
800° Woodfired Kitchen SG is giving you the gift of joy this festive season with their special Christmas bundle
! At $98, you'll get their limited 14-inch Turkey Cranberry Pizza, 10-inch Tarfuto Pizza (a vegetarian-friendly pizza perfect for those who love strong flavours), a whole Rotisserie Chicken, 2 packets of sauces, butter corn, mashed potato and 4 cups of butterscotch cream drink (hmm, now that Harry Potter's 20th anniversary is coming up, how timely!). They also have other bundles you could choose from! It's definitely going to be a wonderful time for you and your loved ones!
7. Bonus: SaporitaCredit: Saporita on FacebookSaporita
is a new hawker stall located near Esplanade, which has special Italian cheese wheel dishes for you to indulge in! It's as authentic as it gets! From cheesy, warm pizzas, to mouthwatering steaks, going once is simply not enough! You definitely have to try their speciality: Create Your Own Pasta/Pizza! Create your own dish and choose from 5 different sauces and 14 exquisite toppings for your very own scrumptious meal. Saporita is also home to 3 different types of cheese wheels, because there's no such thing as too much cheese! ? Choose the Parmesan Cheese Wheel if you're longing for your pizzas or pastas to be oozing with endless cheese! They also recently launched the new Grana Padano Cheese Wheel on 17th December! Boasting a rich and slightly nutty flavour, this hard cheese is the perfect addition to your special pasta dish. Alternatively, you could order the Truffle Cheese Wheel Pasta! With creamy textures and bold flavours, this earthy, aromatic pasta dish will have you in love.
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And there you have it! If you're craving pizza, pasta and the flavours of Italian cuisine, you're all sorted. With these 7 awesome restaurants in Singapore, you'll be in for a yummy meal for sure, and you might even feel that you're in Italy itself! Buon appetito!