Nothing beats the epiphany that any gourmet worth his or her smoked sea salt will have when they explore Italian cuisine – the realisation that a combination of just two or three ingredients at the peak of freshness, in perfect balance, creates something greater than the sum of its parts. Singapore’s Rosso Vino is all about those moments, offering deceptively simple dishes to diners down the end of Merbau Road, right by the water at Robertson Quay. Here the divine simplicity of Italian cuisine meets Italian wine (plenty of bold reds, naturally), and the epiphany repeats itself over.
The hard work at Rosso Vino’s Robertson Quay restaurant is undertaken in the kitchen, masterminded by Italian native and executive chef Aldo Chiloiro. Hailing originally from Puglia, in Italy’s south, Chiloiro has chefed with greats like Nico Atrigna and Michele Sorrentino in Siena, Tuscany, before moving to a position with La Barca in Singapore. Now based at Merbau Road’s Rosso Vino, Chiloiro knows the Asian palate, and while he may cater to it, he never compromises on the underlying authenticity that Rosso Vino’s menu demands.
Rosso Vino might have imported the best talent when it comes to Italian chefs, but it makes sure to keep things fresh by sourcing locally-grown produce where possible. Familiar with local Singapore suppliers who are in turn aware of the demands of quality Italian cooking, Rosso Vino’s antipasti, homemade pasta, pizza, and carni (meat dishes) are at the top of their game. As the name suggests and the culinary territory demands, Rosso Vino has a cellar packed full of quality Italian wines. Classic Tuscan cabernet sauvignon rub shoulders with varietals like sangiovese, nebbiolo, and negramaro. Combine this superlative offering with an unbeatable view over the Singapore skyline and river from the foot of Merbau Road in Robertson Quay, and Rosso Vino can rightly claim its place among the best of Singapore’s Italian restaurants.
We enjoyed every single dish from appetizers to desserts, no disappointment at all. Duck conflicts, sea bass, and salmon are perfectly cooked. Services are excellent too.
We had an amazing time at Rosso Vino. Food is delicious, very nice atmosphere, we really had a great time. We'll surely comme back, waiters attentives.
Great food, superb service! Me and gf had a dinner here and a waiter suggested not to order so many since we almost ordered 2 appetizer, 1 pasta and 1 pork shank (for 2 pax). Finally we ordered one appetizer and pork shank following his suggestion and we was absolutely right. Portion of the two was quite huge and taste was awesome. We enjoyed chatting a bit with him making fun of us "so when will you order pasta? ;)" I seldom saw this kida nice service in Singapore to be honest. I'm glad I could find such nice restaurant!! I'll definitely come back here soon again :)
This is the best and most authentic Italian in Singapore, serving freshly cooked pasta dishes with regular specials
Good wine selection and the parma ham and melon was fresh. The crab cake was of poor quality and far too moist. We had the spaghetti marinara, which was nice - the pasta was cooked al dente, but the sauce was too salty. The other main was the calzone, which a nice mix, but the meat was undercooked and the shell was on the oven too long. All in all, a very average experience.
Very efficient and friendly service. The cocktails were very good. The menu is varied, and most of the dishes we had were done well, and portions were generous. The calamari was a bit too chewy. The tiramisu was nice. Very convenient to the theatre.
Food was good and the location by the river was pleasant with the cool breeze and the casualness of people walking along the river bank. Service was efficient and friendly. Prices a little high but then in Singapore, that is to be expected.
Great authentic Italian food and service. The only thing I was missing is a Prosecco between extra dry and the Moscato i.e. just a dry one. This is the only small point of critisism. Will surely go there again.
Good service. Value for money. Attentive staff, very nice location facing the river and relaxing atmosphere. Will visit again. Happy hour was great too. Had the home made pasta and funghi ravioli. Portions were generous.
Nice setting. Meals were served fairly quickly . My meal however was quite dry and I was hoping for more flavor. The staff were good although I do recommend not removing plates while others are still eating. Great selection of wines!