6 of the Best Restaurants in Singapore for Risotto that’s Nonna-Approved

Need some rizz? Bring your date to these Italian restaurants…
By: Aina Shamshuri
February 13, 2023

If you love rice, you have rizz, that’s just a fact. But if you’ve never had risotto, then you’re absolutely missing out. A classic northern Italian dish, it’s made by simmering high-starch, short grain rice such as Italian Arborio, Carnaroli, or Vialone rice in broth or stock until it reaches a creamy consistency. There are very few ingredients in a traditional risotto, but requires a high amount of technique (and love!). Every bite will fill your tastebuds with intense flavour with just the right amount of bite, and is an extremely comforting dish that’s a staple in every good Italian restaurant. If you’re looking for a spin on every Asian’s favourite thing in the world, rice, look no further than the best places for risotto in Singapore.

Best Restaurants in Singapore for Risotto

1. Pasta Brava

The first Italian restaurants to ever be established in Singapore, Italian food lovers will definitely recognise Pasta Brava. They’ve been consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in Singapore since 1997, and is home to some of the best risotto dishes you can find in the island. Some of their signature dishes include Bisque Di Astice Piccante Specialita Dello Chef, which is the chef’s lobster bisque, Calamari E Verdurae Fritti, and of course, their famous risotto al funghi porcini mantecato al parmigiano. As expected, they’re definitely one of the best restaurants for risotto in Singapore.

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Address:33 Erskine Rd Singapore 069333
Opening hours:8.30am – 10.30pm daily
Contact details: 65 6227 7550

2. Ristorante Da Valentino

A family-managed restaurant, this restaurant will transport you straight to Lombardy, as the ambience and vibe of this establishment feels just like a country Italian home. Run by Chef Valentino and his family, they import seasonal ingredients in small quantities directly from Italy, and serve it on the day it arrives, ensuring maximum freshness and flavour. They have a large assortment of wine and dessert, and they also boast a menu to die for. We recommend their risotto con gambero rosso del mediterraneo for the impeccable seafood flavour.

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Address:200 Turf Club Road, #01-19Singapore 287994
Opening hours:Mon- Tue 6pm-10.30pm 
Thur – Sun: 12pm -2.30pm /6pm- 10.30pm
Closed on Wednesdays 
Contact details: +65 6462 0555


Located on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, SKAI is a contemporary grill restaurant and wine bar, with stunning skyline views of Singapore. This upscale dining establishment not only has incredible views, but service and a menu to match. They’ve got different menus for different times of the day, like Saturday brunch, Saturday high tea, or Sunday lunch, but you can also book a table for a four course meal, or simply choose from their ala-carte menu. Definitely worth the price, we suggest to give the saffron risotto a try.

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Address:2 Stamford Road, Level 70, Singapore 178882
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Contact details: +65 6431 6156

4. Morsels

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Surrounded by the lush greenery of Dempsey Hill, Morsels is a small 40-seater restaurant that serves fusion cuisine with an extensive selection of drinks. Helmed by celebrity award-winning chef Petrina Loh, this cosy barnyard-style restaurant prioritises the very best ingredients, infuses the art of traditional chinese medicine, and even practises zero-waste by having a compost garden right outside the restaurant. Though Morsels has one of the most unique menus in Singapore, they’re definitely one of th best restaurants in Singapore for risotto, and we’d love for you to try their house-poached octopus risotto. 

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Address:25 Dempsey Road, #01-04, s249670
Opening hours:Tue –  Thur: 6pm – 10.30pm
Fri – Sat: 6pm – 11pm
Contact details: +6562663822

5. EagleWings Loft

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Their signature dish, lobster risotto, has us drooling. It’s a creamy risotto with the freshest and most succulent lobster and scallop chunks, prawn and tobiko, and is cooked in flavourful lobster broth, what’s not to love? With their casual yet elegant atmosphere, EagleWings is the perfect restaurant to bring your family or to have a date night with your loved one. It’s located inside KAP Residences Mall, so parking will be a breeze. Easily one of the best restaurants in Singapore for risotto, their lobster risotto is definitely worth the hype.

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Address:9 King Albert Park, #01-33/34/56/57 KAP Residences Mall, Singapore 598332
Opening hours:Mon – Thur: 10am – 10pm
Fri: 10am – 10.30pm
Weekends: 8.30am – 10pm
Contact details: +6562663822

6. Acqua E Farina

People from all over Singapore flock to Acqua E Farrina for a bite of their risotto. With a choice between risotto ai funghi and risotto allo zafferano e salsiccia, save yourself the stress and just order both. It takes approximately 25 minutes to prepare, but trust us, it’s so worth the wait. The restaurant fuses both northern and southern Italian cuisine, so you get the best of both worlds. Run by Chef Antonio Manetto from sunny south of Italy, and Chef Roberto Galbiati who hails from Northern Italy, the restaurant’s menu is a proud compromise on the best of Italian cuisine, making it one of the best restaurants in Singapore for risotto.

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Address:400 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Rail Mall Singapore 678050
Opening hours:Click here for all opening hours
Contact details: 65 6462 0926

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