Popular with locals and expats alike, this trusty Italian restaurant in the funky old Tanjong Pagar neighborhood never disappoints. Service is sharp and informed, and the atmosphere is elegant but not stuffy. There’s a glass-enclosed cheese room with a varied selection of European cheese and cold cuts. Start with a soft burrata cheese from Puglia filled with tomato sabayon, then move onto options like black truffle risotto with mascarpone cheese, gorgonzola-stuffed gnocchi in a creamy parsley sauce, or roasted pork belly with black figs and balsamic and honey sauce. If you have room left, the tiramisu and panna cotta are divine, and the gelati and sorbet are creamy and delicious.
- Heidi Sarna