Me and my colleague kinda stumbled upon this place while searching for a late dinner, and in some way we were glad we found Osteria Serafina. It’s a non-pretentious Italian diner that serves really good and authentic Homemade Pasta (done perfectly al dente) as well as smooth and delightful Tiramisu. The complimentary bread basket was as authentic as it gets, being as cold, tough and plain as the ones I had in Italy ;)
Osteria Serafina. 38 Between Park and Madison Avenue 58th Street, New York.
Trapizza’s thin and crisp Wood-Fired Pizzas (the seafood one is chockful of fresh ingredients like prawns, mussels, squids and salmon) are quite delightful treats to munch on, but do try their simple but delicious Pastas as well if you’re in the mood for something more filling.
Trapizza. Siloso Beach, Sentosa. Singapore.
I never thought much about the desserts at Ricciotti (though if you have to, the Soffiato and Morbida are not too bad) but a recent visit and a good prawn (aglio olio-type) pasta was enough to get me interested for a return soon. The pizzas look pretty awesome too. Stay tuned.
Ricciotti. The Riverwalk, Singapore.
Senso Ristorante is definitely up there as one of the Italian restaurants with the best ambience. Have it in a classy “courtyard” in the middle quarters or relax indoors with all the pleasures of air-conditioning and plush chairs. The food here is commendable, like the Taglierini (homemade Taglierini pasta with Boston lobster and fresh basil; $32++) we had. Desserts were lovely too - the delicate Crème Brûlée ($16++) was served in a duo of coffee and vanilla, while the Chocolate (think hot chocolate lava cake; $18++) had the quality bitterness to it.
Senso Ristorante. Club Street, Singapore.