We love Bottura’s approach to Italian – colourful, friendly, fun – as it should be. This fresh new face in City Hall and Singapore’s crowded Italian restaurant scene is going to be a hit, and with a prime location sandwiched like so many layers of lasagna between towers one and two of the Suntec City Mall along Temasek Boulevard, we’re pleased to be be able to prophesy a large audience for their funky brand of sunkissed cuisine. There’s a very modern vibe here, but this is one Italian restaurant backed by generations of experience.
Take a look at Bottura’s food and drinks!
Suntec City Mall, along Temasek Boulevard, is easily accessed from City Hall, Promenade, Esplanade, and Bugis stations, meaning there’s no excuse not to check out Singapore’s latest Italian restaurant phenomenon, Bottura. This restaurant, in the north wing of the mall between the two towers, is named for the family that run it, a family that has been creating authentic Italian cuisine for generations. At this stylish ristorante, there’s a wealth of idiosyncratic dishes created according to recipes that for a long time were the well-kept secrets of the Bottura family. The best option if you’re new to Bottura is to go for la degustazione pasta selection, six plates of the kitchen’s best with a glass of fine wine. But, when it comes to a la carte, let’s have a look at some of the highlights, the chef’s recommendations.
Our picks from Bottura’s comprehensive antipasti selection have to be the arancini ragu, perfectly cooked so that when you crack them open a mouthwatering aroma escapes. An appetiser for sure. Large groups are recommended the cold cuts and cheese platter, with a focus on delicacies from the Emilia Romagna region, served with tigelle bread and, unusually, marmalade. The polenta lasagna is a fantastic and low-gluten dish from the pasta menu, served with ragu and traditional bechamel, while the nidi di rondine or swallow’s nest is as visually appealing as it is delicious – fresh pasta rolled into a spiral and the centre filled with bechamel and ham. Main courses like the Milanese cotoletta, crisp topside beef with fried potatoes or the simple meatballs with tomato and peas are about as fantastically rustic as Italian gets in Singapore, and pair well with a traditional Italian salad: Caprese, Tonno, Norcina. Another rarity served here, sure to draw a crowd to City Hall’s Suntec City Mall, is Italian piadina, an Italian flatbread typical to Romagna, treated like the middle-ground between a pizza and a calzone and filled with ridiculously moreish ingredients like rockmelon, Parma ham and mozzarella or Parma ham, homemade stracchino cheese and rocket. Finish with a four-course dessert degustation and we know you’ll have Bottura down in your little black book.
Great place. Service was amazing. Too bad it is closed now.
It was a nice restaurant but it has closed down
Good food and ambience. Enjoyed the pizza and pasta. Can't wait to return for dinner again! Will definitely recommend to others to try out this restaurant.
Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner tonight! Great start to dinner with a platter of Parma ham, mortadella, Parmesan & 2 other cheeses - all extremely tasty! Following which, we had the lasagna, mushroom risotto & roast beef with rocket salad. Risotto was a tad salty but extremely flavorful, we loved it! Very good food, will definitely be back!
The food at Bottura is rather authentic. :) We particularly enjoyed the pasta degustation menu... we strongly advise against eating it yourself. it is definitely share-able. The big pizza is also good for sharing. We didnt have much space for dessert, so that will have to wait till a second visit. Service was spotty and slow, and a dish did not arrive, despite us asking about it. The staff insisted that the dish was served, which was confusing. The place also STRICTLY shuts at 10pm, with the staff constantly reminding you of the fact every couple of minutes.
The staff were knowledgeable and explained the current promotions and food well. The soup of the day, which was a creamy tomato with a nice sized portion of creamy mozzarella, was so good. I would return just for that soup! We had the 4 cheese with Parma ham tortellini, which had depth of flavour, soft to the bite and just right sauce. Even after 15 minutes the tortellini was still moist. A very good dish. I would recommend these 2 dishes. We also had a pizza, which was acceptable, but could be better. We had reservations for 8:30, so the restaurant was quiet at that time. But the tables are well spaced apart for a pleasant dining experience, if you don't mind being in the middle of a shopping mall.
it's a nice casual restaurant. it was 4 of us and we ordered 3 starter, 1 pizza and 1 risotto and 3 classes of the Barolo. Food came very quickly. I'm generally happy with the dishes apart from the crust of the pizza is a bit soft rather than crunchy. The Barolo wine tastes somehow very sweet, feels like either some syrup has been added or it seriously has a strong cherry aftertaste. It is a bit odd for Barolo to me. The bill came at 167 SGD because of the Barolo. In general, I think the restaurant is well priced with good food and good service.
This is my fourth time dining at Bottura and I'm sure I'll be back again. Enjoyed the authentic Italian dishes - arancini, carbonara and spinach ravioli with ham and mushroom. The carbonara was creamy enough and al dente, while the ravioli was served with generous portions. Value for money!
Bottura restaurant has a nice ambience but food standard is not of good standard . Soup was quite salty and pizza is quite ordinary not the fire wood made pizza . Pasta is quite good and tasty . The main course menu consists of mainly beef ( 80%) and we do not have much choice because we don't eat beef . There should be more variety for main course . Looks like we wont go back after the first trip .
Amazing food!! I was really impressed by the quality of everything we ordered. The cold cuts were of really high quality, then I had the Tortellini Panna, these were fantastic, really hand made and perfectly balanced in flavour, much better than what you find in fine dining restaurants in Singapore. The pizza was thin crust, light and with high quality toppings. Really fantastic food!! And the Italian manager did great job