“Excellent Italian food in Singapore!”
I frequent Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore Italian Restaurant (Boat Quay), three years in a row when visiting Singapore. Sometimes anyone away from home may want to go back to familiar dishes. This restaurant has a very convenient location. They also offer very good quality products for cooking and most importantly very friendly and helpful staff! Thank you so much to professional Chef Alessio and all service staff! The restaurant can accommodate a large number of visitors (spacious terrace, tables inside the restaurant) but if you for lunch or dinner at peak hours and want a more cozy table, closer to the river, it is better to book it in advance. Recommended dishes of pasta in different versions (choose the type of pasta, sauce, spices). Very tasty parma ham (here it is served with tender mozzarella cheese), homemade cannelloni, great dessert!
“The best pasta with four cheese I’ve ever eaten”
In addition to a very nice location, this was the place where I experienced the best pasta with four cheese in my life. I’ve been there twice and ate gnocchi and rigatoni (both with the same sauce). I thought the gnocchi is better than the rigatoni but the sauce was sensational.
“Great Pizza and Pasta”
Me and my wife had lunch at Pasta Fresca Boat Quay during a recent short trip to Singapore. We ordered one pizza and one pasta, both outstanding. Usually we don’t like too much cheese on our pizza but that mozzarella was so amazing that we were glad it was ‘too much’! The dough was full of flavor and cooked to perfection, much better than many pizzas we have eaten before, believe it or not, even better than many pizzas we ate in Italy! The pasta dish had that distinctive flavor of simple and fresh ingredients which represent what the ‘real’ Italian food is all about. Even though we were there during lunch rush hour and the restaurant was full, the service was fast and good. We didn’t experience any of the problems some reviewers reported, overall we left very satisfied and definitely recommend it.
“My start of Italian food in Singapore”
For a historical Italian trattoria since born in Singapore, Pasta Fresca has been around and somehow it has implanted a basic Italian food standard. Having been to Italy and tried many authentic Italian styled food. Pasta fresca has maintain their above average standard. Not going to review much as I tried all the chef recommendation. Thus summary, the taste is good and the thought of nothing will go wrong with pasta fresca is good. Good quality ingredient and spices thus try them. No exceptional taste but won’t go wrong.
“Best Italian Restaurant in Singapore”
Pasta Fresca has the best Italian food in Singapore. Every year for my birthday dinner, I choose to go to Pasta Fresca. Since young, my parents have brought me to Pasta Fresca and I’ve sort of grown up with it. I have seen it change over the years but the quality and consistency of the food they serve has remained the same. I truly recommend this place for anyone who wants to have good Italian Food in Singapore!
“Best Italian Restaurant in Singapore”
By far, the restaurant offers the best Italian food in Singapore. The cream based pastas are my favourite, both alfredo and carbonnara, but there are more to entice your taste. The service is top notch, and the staff are always smiling.
I used to frequent their shop in Katong, pity it closed couple of years ago. I started frequenting their outlets in Siglap and BoatQuay. Honestly, there has never been a disappointment.
“Authentic Italian fare, but actually located at 30 Boat Quay”
We work in UOB Plaza on Boat Quay so this is our local Italian for lunch. We always start by sharing a Piadina, which is an Italian flatbread with tomato, chilli and herbs. Then you can choose a variety of oil based, cream based, tomato based, etc sauces to pair with a large selection of pastas, including several different types of vegetarian and meat stuffed pastas (eg ravioli) in addition to tagliatelle, fettuccine, spaghetti, pappardelle, not to mention home made gnocchi. There is also a good range of pizzas, which are substantial and excellent too.
Everything is freshly made and delicious and always comes hot out of the kitchen straight to the table. Service is friendly and efficient and overseen by a kind Italian lady. We will keep coming back every week as long as it remains this good!
“The best fresh pasta.”
This review is for the Boat Quay restaurant – there are several restaurants of the same name in Singapore. We first came here when looking at the many restaurants in boat quay. The restaurant looked nice and they didn’t hassle us, unlike most of them. I had some of the best steak I have had for a while and on a second visit, I had the steak again and it lived up to expectations. All the food was good and the service was pleasant and efficient. The location means it is expensive but it is worth it.
I was only in Singapore for 3 days and ate here 2 nights running. I live in Brunei so was delighted to find an Italian restaurant with a real Italian menu right by my hotel. I had the Risotto al Frutti di Mare the first night, the risotto was perfect and the taste was really good, the squid was a touch underdone for risotto but cooked to the Asian standard so I was not surprised and it did not spoil the meal at all. I had a glass of house white, which was a very drinkable wine, but didn’t quite go with the tomato flavour of the meal, perhaps alternatives for the house wines could be available to the waiting staff depending on food choice?
Second night I had Bruschetta Pomodoro, which was perfect, great olive oil, beautifully fresh tomatoes on fresh bread still warm from being toasted, and just that hint of garlic and basil. Followed this up with a Pizza Rustica (mushroom and salami), the thin base was just right, seemed to be freshly made, and the tomato sauce which went onto the base was really good. The Lime juice I had the third night was a nice surprise, for those of you who travel in SE Asia you probably know they have everything extra sweet, well the lime juice here was still slightly sharp, just like you would get in Italy. All in all great food for very reasonable cost (approx $30).