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25 Best Italian Restaurants In Singapore For All Budgets—$7.90 Pasta, Truffle Pizza And More

14th February 2022

Best Italian restaurants in Singapore

Buon appetito! Italian grub is ubiquitous in Singapore, with a myriad of eateries serving up beloved classics such as pasta, pizza, risotto, tiramisu and other dishes deserving of a chef’s kiss. While you might think that Italian dining comes with a steep price tag, there are also numerous affordable options priced under $15, including halal-friendly eateries. So, we’ve compiled a list of the 25 best Italian restaurants in Singapore, catering to all budgets.

Less than $15

1. Twyst Pasta

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Twyst Pasta is an easily accessible fast food pasta restaurant with six outlets islandwide. Here, you can customise your dish however you want━from the type of pasta to your choice of toppings. Choose your base from interesting options such as Gochujang ($10.50) and Laksa Olio ($10.50). For non-spicy options, go for the classic Tomato Pomodoro ($9.50) or the creamy and rich Miso Butter ($10.50). Toppings available include mussels ($2.20), sous vide eggs ($1.20), and truffle oil ($1.20). For a quick pick-me-up, consider their freshly pressed paninis, an Italian grilled sandwich made with premium sourdough. You can find them in flavours such as Spinach, Mushroom, And Egg ($5.90), Ham and Cheese ($4.90) and more.

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Twyst Pasta is a halal-certified eatery.

2. Alex Creation Cafe


Located in Bugis Cube, Alex Creation Cafe was started by a former hotel chef who previously cooked at Raffles Hotel. Here, you’re guaranteed bang for your buck with their unique pasta offerings at nett prices. Try their Chicken Java Curry Cream Pasta ($12), featuring a creamy curry sauce that complements the chicken, green capsicum, and mushrooms well. We also recommend their Seafood Black Truffle Cream Pasta ($11.50), which includes large prawns, scallops, and sotong rings in a truffle-infused cream sauce. 

Read our review of Alex Creation Cafe here.

Address: 470 North Bridge Road, #03-13, Bugis Cube, Singapore 188735
Opening hours: Mon-Tue 11.30am to 2:30pm, Wed-Fri 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Sat 12pm to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Tel: 6259 7080
Alex Creation Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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3. Pasta Loft

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Pasta Loft is a hidden gem serving Italian fare that won’t break the bank. You can find them tucked in the heartlands of Hougang, in The Midtown. Choose from a variety of pasta, pizza, and sides to share. Here, they offer fusion pasta, with a standout being Seafood Tom-Yum ($12.90) pasta, featuring a creamy and spicy sauce complemented with mussels, prawns, and squid. Other options include Salmon Pesto ($14.90), Truffle Al-Funghi ($13.90), or their Aglio Olio, which will only set you back $7.90━the lowest price on this list. Pick from two different pastas: Spaghetti or Fusilli.

Address: 1187 Upper Serangoon Road, #01-19, The Midtown, Singapore 533971
Opening hours: Mon 11:30am to 9pm, Tue 5:30pm to 9pm, Wed-Fri 11:30am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 3:30pm, 5:30pm to 9pm
Pasta Loft is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Less than $25

4. La Mensa

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Get your pasta fix at La Mensa, situated in the heart of the CBD area at Guoco Tower. You will find affordable Italian grub with mains mostly priced below $15+. A highlight is the Ragu Alla Bolognese ($15.80+), a tomato and beef sauce-based pasta with al dente egg pappardelle laced with carrots, leeks, onions, and garnished with thyme. It’s served with a dash of red wine which adds a layer of richness. Otherwise, go for the timeless classic Carbonara ($14+), a creamy dish which features tagliatelle, a flat ribbon pasta, and guanciale, AKA cured pork jowl, instead of the regular bacon. For sides, they have many great options such as Polpette ($15.80++), AKA Italian meatballs, Calamari ($12.30+) and more.

Read our review of La Mensa here.

Address: 1 Wallich Street, #B2-15, Guoco Tower, Singapore 078881
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 9pm
La Mensa is not a halal-certified eatery.

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5. Saporita


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Saporita touts itself as being the first Muslim-owned Italian eatery in Singapore. Prices are kept affordable with mains below $20 nett! A must-order is their signature Truffle Cheesewheel Pasta ($16), where fettuccine is cooked to order in a Grana Padano cheese wheel with truffle mushroom cream sauce, topped with shaved Grana Padano and black truffle pate, drizzled with truffle oil as a finishing touch. 

If you prefer pizza with a thin crust, Pizza Margherita ($14) is a great choice. If not, you can customise your own pizza with your preferred toppings. Prices start from $9 for a nine-inch pizza and $13 for a 12-inch pizza.

Read our review of Saporita here.

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Saporita is a halal-certified eatery.

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6. PocoLoco

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Cafe-hoppers might be familiar with Upper Thomson Road, which houses a slew of IG-worthy cafes and great eats. If you’re craving Italian food, head to PocoLoco for dishes that use ingredients directly imported from Italy. Start with Burrata Cheese ($19.90), which comes with Parma ham, cherry tomatoes, and rocket leaves. Then, go for the mains, which boasts a range of house-made pasta and risotto. 

A popular pick is Arrabbiata ($14.90), a spicy tomato sauce-based pasta with spaghetti and fresh prawns. Don’t skip out on their risotto, with options such as Nero ($17.90), a squid ink-based risotto, and Zafferano ($17.90), a creamy risotto with clams, prawns, and squid.

Address: 215F Upper Thomson Road, SIngapore 574349
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8866 4646
PocoLoco is not a halal-certified eatery.

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7. Squisito


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Squisito is a Muslim-friendly Italian restaurant in Bugis, whose pasta dishes have even won them the title of best halal pasta in 2022. Here, you can find a plethora of pasta options: spaghetti, linguine, agnolotti, house-made ravioli, and gnocchi. A crowd favourite is the Nero di seppia ($24++), a squid ink-based spaghetti with prawns and squid, topped with a spicy tomato beef sauce. 

For pizza, there are three different sauces to choose from: tomato, bianca, AKA white sauce, and pesto. You won’t go wrong with the signature Squisito di Carne ($24++), a tomato sauce-based pizza with chicken sausage and beef meatballs. End it off on a sweet note with a traditional Italian sweet treat, Panna Cotta ($8++), a creamy dessert served with raspberry coulis.

Address: 28 Bali Lane, Singapore 189864
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6816 0151
Squisito is halal-certified eatery.

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8. Tipo Pasta Bar


Tipo Pasta Bar has been on a roll: in just over five years, they have rapidly expanded and launched five different concept stores. Each outlet offers freshly-made pasta, pizza, and legit Italian side dishes. To begin, go for the Focaccia ($9++), a savoury flatbread seasoned with herbs and red onions, enhanced by an anchovy vinaigrette dressing and served with a side of house-made tomato spread. 

For the main course, a must-try is their bestseller Classy Carbonara ($18.90++), featuring smoked duck in a creamy sauce crafted from egg yolks and grana padano cheese, topped with sous vide egg. If you prefer to build your own pasta, you can do so at Tipo, with prices starting at $9.90 and additional charges based on your selected sauce and toppings.

Address: 28 Aliwal Street, #01-07, Singapore 199918
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 8768 0785
Tipo Pasta Bar is a halal-certified eatery.

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Less than $35

9. La Nonna

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If you frequent the Holland Village area, you’ll be familiar with La Nonna. It reads ‘the grandmother’ in Italian when translated, so you can expect to find hearty and comforting Italian fare here. One of their most popular items is the La Nonna Signature Pizza ($26++), which comes topped with fragrant black truffle, asparagus, and a runny egg. If you’re looking for something simple with a twist, consider Calzone ($25++), a folded pizza filled with tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms, and ham. Otherwise, there are also other options such as pasta, risotto, and lasagna. Visit for lunch on weekdays for their 3-Course Set Lunch ($28++) which changes monthly, with your choice of appetiser, main, dessert, and a drink of either coffee or tea.

Address: 26/26B Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277685
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am to 10pm
Tel: 6468 1982
La Nonna is not a halal-certified eatery.

10. Wild Child Pizzette

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Wild Child Pizzette’s menu veers from the norm with their Crispy Fried Margherita ($27++). As the name suggests, the pizza dough is fried instead of baked, which makes it extra crispy and enjoyable to eat. Otherwise, fans of pesto should go for Verde ($24++), featuring an earthy house-made pesto-based pizza with sausage meat, fior di latte cheese, and pickled red onions topped with parmesan cheese. Enjoy Wild Child Pizzette’s pizza the true Italian way with beer. A great option is the White Ale ($16++), a citrusy and refreshing choice with a subtle malt and wheat undertone.

Address: 50 Circular Road, Singapore 049405
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11:45am to 2:15pm, 6pm to 9:45pm, Fri-Sat 11:45am to 2:15pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sun 11:45am to 2:15pm, 6pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6970 6592
Wild Child Pizzette is not a halal-certified eatery.

11. Cibo Italiano

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Cibo Italiano prides itself on being a casual restaurant for everyday folk to enjoy Italian cuisine and wines. Opt for the Rucola and Parma Pizza ($28++), a tomato sauce-based pizza featuring savoury Parma ham balanced with rocket, Datterini tomatoes, and oregano salad, finished with parmesan cheese shavings. Classic Italian pasta such as Carbonara ($35++) and Vongole ($25++) are also available, with generous servings of Asari clams in a white wine or tomato-based sauce. 

Address: 428 River Valley Road, #01-01/2, Loft @ Nathan, Singapore 248327
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 1:45pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6385 1310
Cibo Italiano is not a halal-certified eatery.

12. The Naughty Chef


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If you’re craving Italian fare in the CBD area, be sure to check out The Naughty Chef, located at One Shenton. Don’t miss out on their extensive menu of over 50 items filled with a variety of Italian favourites such as pasta, pizza, and risotto to help you unwind after a long day at work. Their Marinara Risotto ($29++) brings together prawns, baby octopus, mussels, and clams in a comforting cream or tomato sauce-based risotto. Otherwise, the Lemon Crab Meat Aglio Olio ($18++) is a step up from your typical aglio olio, as it is tossed with fresh lemon juice for an added tangy punch. 

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The Naughty Chef is not a halal-certified eatery.

13. Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore


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For an Italian restaurant with a scenic view, check out Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore at Boat Quay, which has got a history dating back to 1988. This al fresco restaurant has an outlet that overlooks the tranquil waters of Boat Quay. Here, they serve fresh, house-made pasta such as Penne, Fettuccine, Gnocchi and more. To order, first choose your preferred pasta type, then pick the pasta sauce to go along with it. 

Choices here include Linguine, which comes in a mix of spinach and tomato flavours, and Ravioli Verdi, a mix of spinach and ricotta cheese among many other options. Select from three different sauce bases: Olive Oil, Seafood, and Tomato. A bestseller is the Ravioli Di Burrata E Tartufo Nero ($32.90++), a light and creamy porcini mushroom sauce, with ravioli stuffed with burrata cheese and black truffle, lavishly garnished with parma ham and truffle caviar as a final touch.

Website | Full list of outlets
Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore is not a halal-certified eatery.

14. Little Italy

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Opened by Italian-born Chef Carlos, Little Italy is a cosy restaurant that promises a legit Italian dining experience. Consider the Calamarata Seafood Pasta ($33++), a tomato sauce-based pasta with a generous variety of premium seafood. Paccheri Salsiccia Porcini ($30++) is a great option too, featuring Italian pork sausage and porcini mushrooms in a truffle cream sauce, transporting you straight to Italy. Round it off with some house-made Tiramisu ($12++), the iconic Italy sweet treat to end your Italian dining experience.

Website | Full list of outlets
Little Italy is not a halal-certified eatery.

15. Baci Baci

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Baci Baci, which is Italian for ‘kiss kiss’, is a hidden gem at Serangoon Gardens that is guaranteed to impress your date with their cosy and romantic ambience. For starters, try their Burrata Pugliese ($32++) with slices of Prosciutto Parma ham. Then, share a Zesty Prawn Pizza ($33++), whose name is inspired by the toppings of San Marzano tomatoes, lemon zest, julienned zucchini, and tiger prawns. Alternatively, the Gnocchi Gorgonzola E Noci ($30++) is a classic Italian dish with walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese that will keep both of you happy and satisfied.

Address: 27 Lichfield Road, Singapore 556847
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 2pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sun 12pm to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 9820 7969
Baci Baci is not a halal-certified eatery.

16. Santi’s

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Santi’s is an Italian restaurant with an al fresco dining concept that’s perfect for a TGIF dinner date. Here, you can enjoy vegetarian pizzas such as the Not So Classic Marg ($24++), with unique cheese choices such as house-made stracciatella, fior di latte, and pecorino romano cheese, all infused with basil oil. Alternatively, consider the vegan Plant Square ($26++), a vegetable galore which features semi-dried tomato, black olive, bell pepper, mushroom and more. Otherwise, they have pasta dishes too, with a popular option being the Vodka Sugo And Italian Sausage ($24++).

Address: 138 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068603
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat 12pm to 9pm
Tel: 8118 5116
Santi’s Pizza is not a halal-certified eatery.

17. La Pizzaiola

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Since their establishment in 2012, La Pizzaiola has been serving Italian fare for over a decade. Diners can savour their acclaimed wood-fired pizzas, pasta, risotto, and a thoughtfully curated selection of Italian wines. Standout offerings include their Ravioli Truffle ($23.90++), well-loved for its rich and creamy truffle-infused flavours. 

Otherwise, opt for Tagliolini al Nero di Seppia con Salsa di Granchio ($22.90++) instead, featuring crab meat squid ink pasta in white wine sauce. Complete your meal with a selection of wines, where you can choose from classic reds including Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico DOCG 2018/19 or whites such as Mantellassi Masso Bianco 2020/21.

Website | Full list of outlets
La Pizzaiola is not a halal-certified eatery.

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18. Kucina Italian Restaurant

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Kucina Italian Restaurant is a highly-rated halal-certified Italian restaurant in Paya Lebar with over 1600 reviews and an impressive rating of 4.4 on Google. Expect legit Italian grub from them as this is a restaurant helmed by Chef Gero, who has 25 years of experience in Italian cooking under his belt. 

Don’t leave without trying the La Barca Funghi E Tartufo ($30.90++), a unique cheesy and truffle-infused boat-shaped pizza loaded with smoked scamorza cheese, mozzarella, truffle pate, and mushroom. Another popular dish on the menu is the squid ink-based pasta Granchio Al Nero ($26.90++), which comes with fresh crabmeat and cherry tomato, finished with a sprinkling of citrus zest.

Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #B1-09/10, KINEX, Singapore 437157
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6493 2154
Kucina Italian Restaurant is a halal-certified eatery.

Less than $55

19. Lucali BYGB

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If you’re a fan of Brooklyn’s Lucali, one of the most well-known Italian restaurants in New York, then you’ll know that Lucali BYGB in Singapore was also founded by Mark Iacono. Mark’s fondness of pizzas and calzones led him to add Calzones ($25++ for half, $35++ for whole) and the Original Super XL 18” New York Pizza (from $42++) to the menu. If you prefer pasta, go for the Spicy Rigatoni or Cacio E Pepe pasta instead, all priced at $30++ each.

Address: 66 Kampong Bugis, Level M, Kallang Rivergreen Building, Singapore 338987
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 5pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 8284 1325
Lucali BYGB is not a halal-certified eatery.

20. Basilico

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Basilico at Conrad Singapore Orchard is the ideal dinner destination if you’re looking for a fancy dinner place to treat your family and friends, or simply to celebrate a special occasion. Although they offer a 3-Course Weekday Lunch Buffet ($68++ per person) and a 4-Course Dinner Buffet ($98++ per person), you can also enjoy their range of Italian dishes a la carte.

Don’t miss out on the Foccacina con Tartufo Nero e Robiola ($40++), which is the most popular item on the menu. The three-milk Robiola cheese on this crispy oven-baked focaccia with black summer truffle definitely lends itself to a drool-worthy cheese pull. Alternatively, go for their signature Wagyu Beef Lasagna ($40++) that’s slow-cooked for up to 12 hours and served with a Fontina cheese fondue.

Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 2, Conrad Singapore Orchard, Singapore 249715
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 3:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6725 3232
Basilico is not a halal-certified eatery.

21. Burlamacco Ristorante

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If you’re looking for more fine dining options, Burlamacco Ristorante might appeal to you. Their Linguine Con Arragosta ($36++) is one of the pricier items on their menu, but also one of their bestsellers. This dish is a moreish and addictive dish made of spicy tomato arrabbiata sauce that’s said to cling wonderfully to the Boston lobster tail and linguine pasta. If you’re up for some alcohol, Burlamacco offers beer, sparkling, red, and white wine, with prices ranging from $12++ to $18++. Be sure to make a reservation to enjoy these specially curated menus, paired with fine Italian wine.

Address: 217 East Coast Road, Singapore 428915
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 9658 5197
Burlamacco Ristorante is not a halal-certified eatery.

22. Fico

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If you’re heading to East Coast Park for cycling or rollerblading, swing by Fico, a gem by Mirko Febbrile, who formerly headed the Michelin-starred restaurant Braci. Kickstart your meal with San Marzano Focacina ($22++), which is like a mix of focaccia and pizza, known for their juicy tomatoes and fragrant herb flavour. For mains, go for the Mafaldine Ossobuco ($30++) pasta, featuring flat ribbon-shaped pasta ladened in a rich and flavourful sauce crafted from slow-cooked veal shank, vegetables, and infused with Primitivo di Puglia red wine.

Read our review of Fico here.

Address: 1300 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Park Area F, Singapore 468964
Opening hours: Tue-Wed 5:30pm to 10:30pm, Thurs-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 8121 7208
Fico is not a halal-certified eatery.

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23. Osteria Mozza


Located in Hilton Singapore Orchard, Osteria Mozza brings the well-known  one-Michelin-starred Italian restaurant of celebrity chef Nancy Silverton from Los Angeles to Asia. Indulge in their signature mozzarella dishes, wood-fired pizzas, and house-made pasta dishes. A notable highlight is the Burrata di Puglia ($68++), starring rich and savoury mozzarella and crisp, smoky cruschi peppers, best enjoyed with fett’unta bread. Otherwise, consider the peppery Orecchiette ($33++) pasta, a recommended dish that combines savoury sausage meat with earthy Swiss chard leaves.

Read our review of Osteria Mozza here.

Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6831 6271
Osteria Mozza is not a halal-certified eatery.

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24. GelatiAmo

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We can’t forget about a key facet of Italian cuisine—gelato! Helmed by Italian Chef Loris Massimini, GelatiAmo is a gelato cafe located in Fusionopolis. Here, they store their gelato in pozzetto just like it’s done in Italy! Their gelato has a legit stretchy texture which we loved. 

A single scoop will set you back at $4.20, while a double scoop is priced at $7.80. For premium flavours, you can get them at an additional cost of $0.80. Enjoy flavours such as Ferrero Rocher, Pistachio, Earl Grey, Coffee with Melted Butter and more.

Address: 1 Fusionopolis Way, Connexis #B1-11, Fusionopolis, Singapore 138632
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 9232 6645
GelatiAmo is not a halal-certified eatery.

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25. Celine’s Gelato

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The gelato at Celine’s Gelato is also stored the Italian way━in pozetto. They have recently expanded, opening their second outlet in the heartlands of Serangoon at myVillage mall. Here, you can find an array of 11 flavours such as Black Sesame, Hojicha, Tiramisu, Hokkaido Milk and more. A single scoop is priced at $6, while premium flavours will cost you an additional $0.50. Additional scoops will set you back at $3.50 for regular flavours, and $4 for premium flavours. If you prefer your gelato in a cone, it’s also available at an additional $0.50.

Read our review of Celine’s Gelato here.

Website | Full list of outlets
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Best Italian restaurants in Singapore for all budgets

Save on the flight ticket to Italy and simply head down to any of the Italian restaurants we’ve rounded up to get a taste of Italy! 

If you’re craving pasta, check out our compilation of affordable fresh pasta in Singapore. Otherwise, for more great eats, read our guide to the best restaurants in Singapore in 2023.

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