What used to be a Mediterranean restaurant by Alain Ducasse has since transformed into a modern osteria. But it remains backed by the master chef, who has appointed Chef de Cuisine Francesco Soletti (the Italian native has worked in various top restaurants, including the three Michelin-starred Le Louis XV) to helm the fresh concept. Despite that, the food remains surprisingly affordable; lunch sets are available in options of two ($36) and three courses ($42), and stand-out dishes feature beef carpaccio ($32), made using 28-day dry-aged John Stone; Eliche di Gragnano ($45); and limoncello-soaked baba ($18).
Italian restaurants are in no short supply in Singapore. Craving wood-fired pizzas and handmade pasta? We’ve covered good ground on that here. But there’s also more to the Italian dining scene than you might give Singapore credit for, including a Sicilian-centric restaurant, a buzzy gastro bar, contemporary Michelin-starred restaurants and even a neighbourhood joint that’s turning out lesser-known street snacks from the boot-shaped land.