Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore’s central Singapore location right by the river at Boat Quay is one of the family of restaurants that’s blessed with an in-house Italian deli. This gourmet shop gives diners the chance to purchase and enjoy a range of premium products at home, many of which are used in the impeccable southern Italian dishes that are Pasta Fresca’s bread and butter. The best way to indulge in ingredients like authentic burrata cheese, Parma ham, fresh gnocchi and an impressive selection of Italian wine is, of course, to be comfortably seated in Pasta Fresca’s vibrant restaurant itself. Bookings are especially important here in the heart of the city. Note for the health-conscious: Pasta Fresca has been certified a Healthier Dining Partner by the Health Promotion Board!
See below for Pasta Fresca’s special menus!
The first page of the menu proclaims that wholemeal pasta is available for substitution for any pasta. For dinner I ordered the Piccata Alla Milanese which comes with a side of spaghetti pomodoro. When I asked to substitute wholemeal pasta I was told that it was not an allowed substitution for this dish. If you are looking for a restaurant that will go out of its way to please a customer this is not it.
Kids enjoyed their pizzas and the pasta dishes were tasty as well. It was a nice atmosphere on the quayside. They were busy and sometimes difficult to get the waiter's attention, but once noticed they were quick to assist.
Take a look at Pasta Fresca’s patented Valentine’s Day dish!
At the time of writing, Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore’s Boat Quay outpost had launched its all-you-can-eat Italian lunch special, a surefire hit with the Singapore central city crowds, harried workers and curious tourists alike. Featuring assorted antipasti, gourmet Italian cold cuts and cheeses (don’t forget to browse the adjoining deli for some takeaway slices of these), breads, soup, salads and pasta, fish and chicken main courses, diners are also invited to upgrade to free-flow prosecco for a proper Italian lunch (with perhaps a small break before dinner). Indeed, while Pasta Fresca’s Boat Quay restaurant offers the same generously apportioned, hearty Italian fare and superior, smiling service as its Siglap and Bukit Timah sisters, this particular member of the family boasts a dazzling number of deals that your should keep a watch out for.
While the all-you-can-eat lunch special (and the executive set lunch featuring the soup and pasta of the day) remains a hit down Boat Quay, Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore has a signature dish that it’d like to encourage regulars and newcomers alike to try. Given the extraordinary ingredients that are used to create this dish, the price is unbeatable. Let us introduce founder Salvatore Carecci’s latest secret weapon, the deceptively simple and incredibly powerfully flavoured ravioli di burrata e tartufo nero, which translates for us laypeople as a mouthwatering dish of homemade ravioli (Pasta Fresca’s pasta is its most famous drawcard) stuffed with burrata cheese and rare black truffle, topped with a creamy porcini mushroom sauce, crispy Parma ham and a spoonful of delicately truffled caviar. It’s a piece of culinary luxury you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere in Singapore at this price. Boat Quay’s Pasta Fresca is a fantastic place to start your exploration of this beloved family of restaurants’ superb Italian cuisine.