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“Way over rated - was disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of in ITALY

in ITALY
38 Craig Road, Singapore, Singapore
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Ranked #55 of 7,382 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Casual, Fine Dining Offering outstanding value and quality, casual Italian cuisine, in ITALY is an expression of Chef Mario Caramella’s own personality and culinary tastes. With full culinary and creative control, in ITALY is the realisation of a dream Chef Mario has quietly nurtured over an impressive 30-year career spanning Italy, Canada, UK, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, where he was most recently Chef Patron at the award-winning Forlino Restaurant. Taking the cue from Chef Mario’s warm charisma and welcoming nature, in ITALY combines an ambience of comfort and style designed by Chef Mario himself to inspire good times with great friends. A trio of communal tables placed at the heart of the restaurant, for example, beckons as an area to gather, mingle and share in the convivial spirit that defines great Italian dining.
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“Way over rated - was disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

We went there because of the high rank on trip advisor, we ordered the anchovy bruscetta (poor out of the can quality), for main courses we had the ravioli that had a too dominant orange zest souce, and a stewed beef with polenta, was very good except the polenta that was more like a corn based mashed potatoes than any polenta we ever had. The owner came and asked how was our dinner, he was too busy explaining why we shouldn't have ordered what we ordered, which was kinda funny, cause we asked for recommendations.. Didn't try the desserts. Last comment - the toilet stank terribly

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markatzo, Owner at in ITALY, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Ron

the anchovies are not from the can, the orange zest on the ravioli is actually lemon zest, which is one of the ingredients of gremolata, a mix of chopped garlic,parsley and lemon skin,a traditional gremolata is sprinkled over the ossobuco alla Milanese served with risotto allo zafferano, that's why we called the ravioli ravioli di ossobuco, because the filling is made with ossobuco , the sauce is a saffron sauce and we still place on top the gremolata, a dish to be understood,
wen I talk to you and you told me that the ravioi was disappointing I said that the ravioli are like that and they are perfect that way , and if you did not like it you should order something else next time, the polenta is made with corn flour and is also served in a traditional manner, soft ! yes like a mash potato ! also nothing wrong with that.
yes the toilet was smelly, seems lie you got there after someone left his signature smell on it !! you got that right.
to be honest your review is unfair, we work hard to make people experience a positive one and we take fair comment seriously.

best regards

Mario
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“I love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Food is always fantastic. Service is attentive and friendly. Given all this, the prices are fantastic!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Really good conchigliette...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Decided on a whim to have Italian and stumbled upon this place on the internet. Managed to get a table outside which was pleasantly nice and cool. Found the food really good with reasonable pricing. We shared the Fritto Misto which was crispy and light and conchigliette with crispy Parma ham and porcini mushrooms. It was delicious. Service was good so i'll definitely return.

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Good quality Italian food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

A great chillout place with your pals for a nice meal and to have a drink too. It's a pity that the dishes were mostly 'meaty'. I'd rate it better if it had a few more selection of seafood or dishes with more vegetables (besides the salad).

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The Real Deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Mario prepares no nonsense authentic Italian fare in this well appointed restaurant with warm service and value for money. In short a great concept! I will be sure to return for my Italian fix.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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