Floating above Marina Bay at Collyer Quay is Monti, an eclectic new outpost at the iconic Fullerton Pavilion sphere. Monti At 1-Pavilion is more than a restaurant offering modern interpretations of Italian cuisine – addictive handmade pasta, fresh and unique salads, produce-driven sharing platters, and hearty main courses – it’s a multi-concept space: a bar for savouring cocktails during aperitivo hour, an atmospheric nightspot replete with jazzy-electronic tunes. Later, DJs spin funky tunes through the night, keeping the party going under the Singapore skyline. Well connected to the Downtown Core and Raffles Place, Monti At 1-Pavilion is a must-visit destination in the beating heart of Singapore.
When it comes to the cuisine of the bel paese, Singapore isn’t short on options. Monti At 1-Pavilion is an architectural gem of the Fullerton Pavilion sitting on the edge of Marina Bay and connected to Collyer Quay and Raffles Place by the slimmest of boardwalks. A true oasis in the midst of the Downtown Core, Monti is a sought after lifestyle destination, offering more than just multi-regional modern Italian dining, but a nightspot where you can find good vibes, good music and where all are welcome.
Singapore’s Monti At 1-Pavilion is a sleek and sexy venue near Raffles Place that boasts panoramic views of Marina Bay in its entirety, enthralling diners with a diverse offering that beckons guests to indulge and imbibe until the small hours of the morning. Designed with versatility in mind, Monti is the definition of trendy, yet it maintains the laid-back elegance its Italian roots suggest. Furnished with a mix of high bar stools, dinner tables and lounge settees, the restaurant space morphs to accommodate an inimitable nightlife experience at the Collyer Quay entertainment hub, evolving from an elegant dining destination into the perfect place for late-night drinks. Indulge in chef’s specialties such as sautéed black Venus rice and squid pasta in pancetta and chilli, marinated Fermin Iberico Secreto pork with polenta, chanterelle mushrooms and Parmigiano Reggiano, traditional Italian ravioli filled with braised veal osso bucco given a modern twist with cream of bone marrow, parmesan and zingy lemon zest, and many more signature dishes. Dance to the beats of the live DJ sets at Marina Bay’s new jewel in the crown, combining fabulous food, creative cocktails, stylish people and cool tunes. There is also have a live band playing in the lounge Monday to Saturday from 9pm so you can reserve your spot to enjoy their sound late into the evening.
Easily one of the restaurant with the best service. Reply to inquiries was very responsive, excellent and friendly services by the waiters and manager who really know their stuff. While food is on the pricey side, just take it that you’re paying for the service, the view and the ambience. Will definitely visit again soon. - bday lunch on April 17 2018.
Aaa-MAZING! This is a fantastic restaurant that is perfect for a special occasion or date night without kids. You sit right next to the water with a beautiful view of MBS and the light show. The food was delicious, and the staff were all wonderful. I would definitely go back!
Excellent food and at a very reasonable price after taking into account April’s 1 for 1 promotion. Views are beautiful too. Will definitely be coming back.
I had the anniversary set lunch and it was value for money! Love the home made butter, scallops were cooked perfectly. Just wish the poached pear was a bit softer. Service was also prompt and hospitable. Great experience
Lovely dinner experience at Monti. I was initially a tad disappointed as I made the dinner reservations 1 week ahead & requested for a window table since it was a birthday celebration. Perhaps I made the reservation too late still and window tables were all taken. I was given a table along the 'aisle' of the lower deck (2 to 3 tables away from the window) & nearest to the kitchen entrance. So I often have waiters walking past me which can be a little distracting at times. Only perk of that was seeing the visual representation of food we didn't order and have a closer view of fresh pasta hanging at the 'window' of the pasta room. Despite facing the kitchen entrance, I did have a look behind me and I have to say that the overall ambience/lighting in the restaurant was pretty comfortable and romantic. Chic elegance. Service was pretty good. The waiters were amiable & do check in with us periodically in case we need recommendations on the menu, or to make sure we enjoyed our food. Only wished I didn't have to ask for more bread myself (twice). We had our fill of bread by the time they finally offered us more without us requesting for it. Not all the bread were served warm, but I was rather amazed/intrigued at the tray of 4 square bottles on table. 1 for balsamic vinegar, and 3 for varying intensities/ flavour of extra virgin olive oil (fruity, medium & spicy/bitter). I could really taste the difference between fruity and spicy/bitter. The food was fantastic. For starters, we had the kale salad (refreshing & flavourful though salty) and sliced sous-vide veal (interesting combination with the tuna mayo). For our mains, we had the ravioli stuffed with braised veal (flavourful veal stuffing and you can really taste the lemon zest in the butter) and the mushroom tagliatelle (also wonderfully flavourful with the mushrooms and truffle). I was really mesmerised by the fresh handmade pasta, especially the tagliatelle which has the most springy texture I ever had in pasta. I wished we had a bigger portion so I have more to savour that flavour and pasta texture. For desserts, we had the tea-infused chocolate cigar (acquired taste but absolutely instagram-worthy. pretty filling I must say) and the baileys affogato (nothing can go wrong with this!). They even gave us a complimentary shot of limoncello each before the desserts arrived (not sure if it was due to my reservation remark on birthday celebration or to clear our palettes), as well as nutty shortbread biscuits to end off the meal. Our overall experience was pretty good. Though we deliberated and came to the conclusion that we may not have left the restaurant filling full if not for the 3 slices of bread we had and that we each had our own starter and dessert. Nonetheless, I'm definitely returning for more of that handmade pasta!
Ordered an appetizer (Smoked Swordfish Carparccio), soup of the day (mushroom soup) and 2 mains (today's special: beef and black ink angel hair pasta). We had decided not to order dessert as their offerings were quite limited. Swordfish caparccio is thinly sliced, pretty tasty. Soup was great, done in the style i like. Beef is superb, though we find it too cooked for a medium rare, the meat is very tender and soft. Pasta will be great for those who like the taste of squid ink and not too heavy. We were pleasantly surprised that the restaurant prepared a slice of cake to celebrate my fiance's birthday. I had indicated in my reservation to reserve a window seat as I'm celebrating a birthday. The cake doesnt seem to be anything from the menu and tastes really good! We decided to have a drink and stayed on for their live jazz band which were really great too! The atmosphere changed from intimate dining to a jazz bar from evening to night. Overall, its a great experience dining at Monti and prices are not as steep as I initially thought. Only downside is they seemed to be understaffed once the place is full and its so hard to get a service staff when you need them.
The staff, the food, the cocktails - excellent / very good. I love Jazz - so that makes it a hit. However, I had a client with me whose Bday it was. The manager gave the name to the bloke on the mike, who just said " we have Bday lady in the house - Khun Fah " ... then he goes on to say " Not the recation I was expecting" ! ...... no Bday song when we were cutting the cake / Not even a " Happy Birthday " on the mike... on the contrary he kept singing on the speakers when we were saying happy Bday on the table.... least he could do was shut up for 2 mins !! Bad attitude. You dont need that, especially when u have all others boxes ticked off.
Frankly, the biggest draw back is tiny bugs having been flying around us all the time. It is disturbing and something not expected to a restaurant of this class. We reserved window side seats and windows were not clean. I know it is facing the bay but still I would have been happier if I had seen any hint of cleaning. There were many breadcrumb on the chair and a service person did not even managed to clean it for me. I could be too sensitive but it does not meet my expectations to a restaurant of this class. Food was basically good, though with this price it could be better. And it was not good enough to compensate all those disappointments. Based on my personal experience of lunch, there seem to be a lot of rooms for improvement on service as well as food.
Food was good but the service was not so great. I walked into the restaurant and was first in the line but I still had to wait 5 min before getting served. After being seated. I had to wait another 15min before any of the waiter took notice of us and came over to help us with our order. Also I email and call in to tell them I am celebrating my gf birthday and they replied saying they will serve a bd cake. And so I was waiting for them to serve the cake right after the main course but nope, none was served. Truly disappointed that the service is so lacking
Really enjoyed the restaurant. The service was very good. The wine advices with the food was on point. Very good combination and a special wine. Friendly service and atmosphere was great. The staff asked on one point if we wanted a photo, that was a bit too much for our opinion. If we want a photo we will ask for it ourselves. Besides that lovely place! We got also an additional glass of champagne for my birthday and dessert. Which was a nice extra touch.