Amarone is a stronghold in Singapore for the twin pillars of fine Italian food and fine Italian wine. There is, indeed, a pillar of wine holding up the ceiling of Amarone’s Tanjong Pagar restaurant, from which you may very carefully select a bottle. No, it’s probably best to ask the professional staff lest you threaten the structural integrity of what has become a landmark in the city’s dining scene. Even better would be to learn all about what you’re drinking alongside your meal – Amarone has played host to some of the world’s best sommeliers at their wine appreciation dinners. More than simply a restaurant, Amarone’s Robinson Road premises represent a gourmand’s paradise – there’s a whole lot more than fine dining to indulge in here.
good service, the staff knows to recommend. Got a good gappa collection.
always a joy to dine here. great staff and food
Amarone takes its name from the rich and dry Italian red wine made from the partly-dried Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara varietals. It’s a perfect title for a restaurant that offers a truly full-bodied, total gourmet experience, whether or not you’re sitting down to a meal here at one of Singapore’s best Italian restaurants. From its in-house deli, where you can purchase artisanal Italian produce to take home, Amarone’s simplest offering is a selection of gourmet sandwiches. Build your own, choosing from dressings like Amarone’s signature mayo, mustard, balsamic cream, paprika and lemon, then selecting a filling (Crudo, Coppa, Mortadella, Caprese and more) and an authentic Italian cheese (Taleggio, Parmesan, Provolone, Fontina…). Another delightfully simple way to enjoy Amarone is to head over at the working week’s end for its Aperitivo Fridays, with Italian beer, spritzers, wines, and prosecco alongside unlimited canapes. It’s micro-events like these that have made Amarone a destination among Tanjong Pagar locals.
The real Amarone magic happens when diners order from the restaurant’s classically-structured a la carte menu. Antipasti, salads, soups, pasta and risotto, main courses and desserts cover many bases when it comes to regional Italian cuisine. Highlights include the vongole, steamed clams in a white wine sauce, and the butcher’s plate of cold cuts, just for starters. You can scale up a classic burrata Pugliese salad (burrata cheese, Parma ham, melon and mixed salad) depending on your appetite or the size of your party, while the simple and delicious risotto allo scoglio will have Singapore’s seafood fans drooling. Mains include the Sicilian sea bass, Milanese-style pork chops, and the juniper-infused lamb T-bone steak. Yet another way to get acquainted with this popular spot down Tanjong Pagar’s Robinson Road is the gourmet set lunch menu, regularly changed, that offers diners an affordable way to journey through Amarone’s distinctive Italian dishes.