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“Reasonably good lunch, good wines at affordable prices” 3 of 5 stars
Review of in ITALY

in ITALY
38 Craig Road, Singapore 089676, Singapore
+65 6423 0918
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Ranked #50 of 7,254 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $60
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Reasonably good lunch, good wines at affordable prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Was there for a team lunch from work. Nice, quaint part of the neighborhood off Tanjong Pagar. Service was rather good, more so from the chef-owner, who made some delightful recommendations including his special of the day

Manager recommended a bottle of their house pouring wine which went down easily and great with the savory food.

Affordable set lunches, great ambience, amicable chef with great food to warm the soul makes this place worth a visit for lunch.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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markatzo, Owner at in ITALY, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
if the all experience was very good to good , why you rate this restaurant average ?
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“Third time here - superb !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was my third time at In Italy in as many months, and once again it didn't disappoint! Staff were attentive and friendly and the busy lunchtime crowd made for a buzzing atmosphere. I opted for the two course "Italian Lunch" set menu (three courses really if you include the complementary bread with salsa verde), excellent value at $24++. My meal was nothing short of delicious. The dish of the day for me was the excellent Farfalle with Robbiola di Roccaverano Cheese and Balsamic Syrup. The silky sauce paired with the sweet balsamic syrup was nothing short of amazing. Had I not been in a restaurant I would have licked my plate !! The desert trio that rounded off my meal was faultless, I would have been happy with any one of the desserts in the trio. In Italy is proving to be one of my favourite restaurants in Singapore and with many more dishes for me to try, I know I'll be back.

  • Visited August 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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“"Below average service and average food"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We came with great expectations and left unsatisfied with the quality of food and service. Place is nice but bit costly for the not so great experience.....!!! :(

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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markatzo, Owner at in ITALY, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
this review does not make sense, people who do not understand authentic Italian cuisine , tent to write bad comments about us , you, are not able to write comment about us and you should keep eating in stereotype Italian restaurant and stop writing fake review just to please your friends who work in other Italian restaurants in Singapore
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“Excellent evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We celebrated my wife's birthday in the restauarant. We were a group of 16 but were looked after superbly.

The waiting staff were helpful and attentive and the food and wine delicious.

Visited July 2013
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“A real gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

On a recent visit to Singapore we visited this restaurant and what a very pleasant surprise it was.
We lived in Singapore for fourteen years up to 2005 and good Italian style food then was always hard to find and very expensive. If only Mario Caramella had been there in those times as he has done a magnificent job of combining quality food with reasonable prices.
On Mario’s recommendation we tried a variety of dishes and they were all extremely well prepared and presented and very tasty as well. The Florentine steak was excellent and I’m not a big steak lover.
We thought the restaurant had been very tastefully decorated and the staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the items on the menu. In short it was a totally enjoyable night out and we are looking forward to visiting again when we get to Singapore.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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