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7 Halal Authentic Italian Restaurants In Singapore That's Perfect For Your Italian Cravings


Atiqah Mokhtar  •  Feb 06, 2020


[Updated 2 June 2021] Hands up if you're a lover of Italian food! With a repertoire of dishes like pasta, pizza, risotto and more, it's hard to resist the urge to tuck into Italian food, no matter where you are in the world. And while it can sometimes feel hard to find authentic or traditional Italian cooking that's Muslim-friendly as many Italian restaurants often include non-halal meats or wine in their cooking, we're in luck - there are a number of halal Italian restaurants in Singapore serving up delicious food to satisfy all your cravings - even if that's Italian desserts! So whether you're looking to have a special Italian menu for the day or just need to tuck into a comforting bowl of pasta, you'll be sorted!

1.Kucina Italian Restaurant

 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.  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. If you can't drop by their kiosk, they still have delivery options on their website so you can still get their 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. Halal status:  Muslim-owned. Their halal certificate is currently under application. Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM - 10PM Address: Kinex Mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Road #B1-09/10, Singapore 437157 Contact no.: 6493 2154 Kiosko Italiano  1 West Coast Drive, #01-01 NEWest, Singapore 128020 Contact no.: 69800564 Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Squisito

 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. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Sun-Thu; 11.30AM-10PM, Fri-Sat; 11.30AM-10.30PM Average price of main dishes: SGD17 (see the full menu here) Address: Squisito, 28 Bali Lane, Singapore 189864 Contact: +65 6816 0151 Directions: Alight at Bugis MRT and walk for 4 minutes to reach the restaurant Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Positano Risto

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 a yummy Italian food delivery or takeaway! Halal status: Muslim-owned Average price of main dishes: SGD20 (see the full menu here) Opening hours: Open daily, 11.30AM-9.3oPM Address: 66 Bussorah Street, Singapore Contact no.: 6292 1866 Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Tipo Pasta Bar

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 😋 Tipo is currently having a 20% off promotion on their takeaway and delivery (with minimum spend) so you should definitely make use of this offer to get yourself some yummy Italian dishes 😁 Halal status: Muslim-owned Average price of main dishes: SGD15.90. See the full menu here Opening hours: Mon - Sat, 12PM-10PM Address: 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753 Contact no.: +65 8768 0785 Website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Gus Pizzeria

Gus Pizzeria serves pizza, Calzone and pasta for all Italian food lovers! Their menu includes the Margherita pizza topped with fresh basil and the Spicy Salami pizza, also called Diavola and you can top if off with mushrooms 😋. Other options to choose from include 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 are currently having their pizza promotions on their Instagram story so be sure to keep a lookout often. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tues-Thurs, 12PM-9PM, Fri 12PM-9:30PM, Sat-Sun, 3:30PM-9PM Address: 1 Goldhill Plaza, Singapore 308899 Facebook | Instagram

6. 800° Woodfired Kitchen SG

800° Woodfired Kitchen SG is known for their specialty - woodfired Neapolitan-style pizza! Their pizzas come in various flavours like Chicken Pesto with Rotiserrie chicken, ricotta, mozarella 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, beaf 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! Islandwide delivery and pickup is available (with 10% off!) so check out their website and place your orders for a real treat 😋 Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon - Sat, 12PM-10PM Address: 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753 Contact no.: +65 8768 0785 Website | Facebook | Instagram

7. Cucina

 Rounding out our list is Cucina Restaurant, located in Aperia Mall in Kallang (not to be confused with Kucina!). While previously known as Cucina Italian Restaurant, the eatery has expanded its menu to also include local and western dishes, while also widening its business to include catering and event services. But don't worry, they still have a large staple menu of Italian dishes available at their restaurant so you can still get your fix of pasta and pizza here. And on the flipside, if you're catering to a group of eaters who may have different tastes, this restaurant could be the one for you to keep everyone happy!  One of Cucina's main plaus sides is how relatively affordable it is - its signature Italian dishes like the Pizza Quattro Stagioni  as well as their popular aglio oglio pasta are all below SGD12. Halal status: Halal-certified Average price of main dishes: SGD20-30 Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM - 6PM Address: Aperia Mall, 12 Kallang Avenue #02-10, Singapore 339511 Contact no.: 6702 2629 Website | Facebook | Instagram And there you have it! If you're craving for 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. Buon appetito!