10 Best Affordable Italian Restaurant in Singapore Nonna Approves [2021]

Take yourself down the scenic Italian countryside with these 10 best affordable Italian restaurant in Singapore!

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Classic Italian food is heartwarming, honest and hearty.

When you think of Italian cuisine, prices upwards of $10 typically come to mind – definitely not what you’ll consider pocket-friendly. If you’re trying to rack your head for a more economical option, maybe Saizeriya will come up first.

Luckily, we live in a country where food options come in abundance, and this rings true even for Italian food on a budget. Here are the 10 best affordable Italian restaurant in Singapore you’ll say grazie for!

1. Super Dario Lasagne

Source: TripAdvisor
Type of InformationDetails
Highlights to Note– Specialises in lasagna
– Vegetarian options
– Halal meat
– Authentic Italian chef
– Freshly baked daily
AddressCity Square Mall, #04-17,
Singapore 208539
Contact DetailsEmail:
[email protected]

+65 9151 2196
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday
11am – 9.30pm
Online Reviews510 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.5 / 5.0)
135 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0)

Tucked away in a nondescript part of City Square Mall, Super Dario Lasagna believes in baking its food by hand. Every dish, especially the lasagna, is lovingly made layer by layer from scratch every single day. That’s how you know it’s truly worth every calorie.

Founder Dario hails from Siciliy and has always had a penchant for cooking for family and friends. Most ingredients are shipped straight from Italy to ensure authenticity and freshness.

Of course, success is best achieved in a team. Luca, from Udine, is Dario’s business partner, and with his great knowledge of food and dedication to work, contributes to the success of this unique lasagna concept in Singapore.

According to the reviews, the shop is cosy, the lasagna is great and the tiramisu is simply stunning!

2. Zazz Pizza

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Source: Zazz Pizza
Type of InformationDetails
Highlights to Note– Pizzas are baked in a woodfired oven
– Vegetarian options
– Relocating to a new outlet after 16 May, 2021
– BYO pizzas
Address1A Short Street, #01-03,
Singapore 188210
Contact DetailsEmail:
[email protected]

+65 8199 9909
Operating HoursMonday – Thursday
12pm – 2.30pm
5.30pm – 10pm

12pm – 2.30pm

11.30am – 10.30pm

11.30am – 10pm
Online Reviews492 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.6 / 5.0)
17 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0)

Quality takes centre stage at ZAZZ Pizza. The fruit of more than 25 years of experience in Italian cuisine in both Singapore and Dubai, this casual dining establishment dishes out woodfired pizzas and curated menu of other Italian favourites.

ZAZZ Pizza also bakes its own bread in-house, makes its own chilli flakes and sauces. Vegetarians can also dine here with over 20% of its menu being vegetarian dishes.

Have the Ravioli Della Casa ($19), Seafood Risotto ($26), Margherita ($19) or build your own special pizza from $19! Reviews rave about the food quality, superb service and recommend the mac and cheese as well as the burrata pizza.

3. Trattoria da Mimmo

Source: TripAdvisor
Type of InformationDetails
Highlights to Note– Home-style Italian food
– Must-try durian tiramisu when it’s on the menu
– Vegetarian options
Address3 Clover Way,
Singapore 579078
Contact DetailsEmail:
[email protected]

+65 9088 2659
Operating HoursClosed on Tuesday

Monday, Wednesday – Saturday
11.45am – 2pm, 5.45pm – 10pm

11.45am – 2.30pm, 5.45pm – 10pm
Online Reviews290 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.6 / 5.0)
93 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0)

Chef Mimmo of Trattoria da Mimmo draws inspiration from the comfort food of his childhood, and serves up his signature Tuscan-style dishes that reflect this.

Embedded in a corner of an unassuming neighbourhood, this tranquil spot gives you authentic taste, generous portions and reasonable prices. We recommend the Linguine Carbonara and for the adventurous, the Trippa Della Casa. For dessert, grab the tiramisu; rich and creamy but light at the same time.

Reviews affirm its authenticity, hospitable staff and freshness. They also give a nod to the perfect pastas, burrata and pizzas! The portions make it a great place to dine with your fam or gang.

4. Sapore Italian Restaurant

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Source: Sapore Italian Restaurant
Type of InformationDetails
Highlights to Note– NUS’ resident Italian restaurant
– Vegetarian options available
Address1 Create Way, #01-06,
Singapore 138602
Contact DetailsEmail:
[email protected]

+65 6262 0287
Operating HoursClosed on Monday

Tuesday – Sunday
11.30am – 9.15pm
Online Reviews275 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.6 / 5.0)
18 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0)

Our local National University of Singapore isn’t just famed for its education system – its food is also world class.

You’ll find Sapore Italian Restaurant on campus, dishing out plate after plate of fresh Italian food to hungry students and staff alike. It prides itself as the first Italian Lifestyle Caffè Bar inspired by Italian bar culture’s history and tradition.

Our favourite picks include the homemade Tagliatelle Del Sapore ($21.89), Cannelloli Ricotta Spinach ($16.39) and Prosciutto e Funghi ($18.59).

As per the reviews, diners loved the calzone, thin-crust pizzas and tiramisu. If you adore fresh food with even fresher ingredients, you know where to go!

5. Bella Pasta

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Source: Bella Pasta
Type of InformationDetails
Highlights to Note– $25 set lunch available
– One of the best riverfront alfresco dining along Robertson Quay
– Chefs trained in Italy
– Has a DIY pizza kit
Address30 Robertson Quay, Riverside View, #01-09,
Singapore 238251
Contact DetailsEmail:
[email protected]

+65 6836 5692
Operating HoursMonday – Friday
12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm

Saturday & Sunday
11.30am – 11.30pm
Online Reviews357 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.7 / 5.0)
39 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.3 / 5.0)

Bella Pasta is no stranger to the local dining scene; it’s set up shop since 2010, more than a decade ago. The sister brand of Bella Pizza, it was conceived to complement the latter’s pizza-focused menu.

With an extensive menu that spans a huge variety of Italian selections, like the Pappardelle Boscaiola ($26), Pancetta di Maiale Alla Griglia ($30), charcoal-grilled Meat Platter ($80) and Pannacotta ($10), there’s definitely something for everyone.

The reviews show that you must try the apple crumble dessert, king prawn pasta, and fresh seafood. Savour your meal outside by the idyllic river for a complete experience!

6. La Nonna Holland Village

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Source: La Nonna
Type of InformationDetails
Highlights to Note– Takeout deals available
– Vegetarian options available
Address26/26B Lorong Mambong, Holland Village,
Singapore 277685
Contact DetailsEmail:
[email protected]

+65 6468 1982
Operating HoursMonday – Friday
11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm

Saturday & Sunday
11.30am – 10pm
Online Reviews754 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.2 / 5.0)

Named after the Italian language for “The Grandmother”, La Nonna whips up traditional Italian country cuisine, just like the homely, belly-warming goodness a grandma would make, whether in Italy or not.

Using age-old, time-honoured recipes passed down generations, La Nonna has achieved a substantial following for its simple yet distinctive food. The eatery’s gentle lighting makes it an ideal place for that dinner date, apart from dining with friends and family.

Indulge in the Caprese ($20), Macaroni and Cheese Della Nonna ($22), Gnocchi Ai Quattro Formaggi ($26) and Calzone ($24.50) for authentic Italian country cuisine with the family.

You’ll want to try the crab meat pasta and truffle pizza that the reviews praise. Pair it with a great glass of wine to end your evening perfectly.

7. Italian Osteria X

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Source: Eatbook
Type of InformationDetails
Highlights to Note– Ex-chef of Michelin-starred Marea
– Affordable prices
AddressBlk 463 Crawford Lane, #01-09,
Singapore 190463
Contact DetailsTel:
+65 9832 7515
Operating HoursClosed on Monday

Tuesday – Sunday
5.30pm – 9.30pm
Online Reviews51 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0)

Remember those times when you stumbled upon a hidden gem to dine at that you wish stayed forever hidden so you could hog it to yourself?

Italian Osteria X is one such restaurant you’ll find, run by the lovely owner and chef, who also happens to have worked in two Michelin-starred Marea for two years in New York City.

Dishes are pleasantly affordable across a fairly lean menu, and we think you’ll love the Parma ‘Garden’ pizza ($19.90), Bologna ‘Ragu’ pasta ($9.90), and Livorno ‘Mare’ pasta ($10.90).

Reviews sing praises about its pizzas, particularly the fresh and generous toppings, as well as the Caputo 00 flour for the lovely thin crust and texture.

8. iO Italian Osteria Singapore

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Source: iO Italian Osteria Singapore
Type of InformationDetails
Highlights to Note– Lead by a well-known chef and restaurateur
Address4 Hillview Rise, #02-01,
Singapore 667979
Contact DetailsEmail:
[email protected]

+65 6710 7150
Operating HoursMonday – Friday
11.30am – 10pm

Saturday & Sunday
10am – 10pm
Online Reviews1,754 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.5 / 5.0)
286 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0)

iO Italian Osteria was built to bring an intense and unmatched piece of Italian tradition to Singapore. Diners get to experience first-hand the fragrance and ambience of an authentic Italian Osteria with a modern spin to it.

Talented chefs will work on your meal from scratch using only the freshest and flavourful ingredients. Share the Baked Lasagna “Grandma” Style ($18), Spicy Roasted Farm Chicken “Alla Diavola” ($22), Traditional Stuffed Roman Schiacciata (from $10) with your closest friends and family.

Reviews affirm the taste of the mains and sides, with popular choices being the porchetta, steak and pistachio tiramisu. Throw in warm service and a cool vibe for a truly out-of-this-world experience.

9. Casa MANINI

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Source: Le Petit Baker
Type of InformationDetails
Highlights to Note– Vegetarian options available
– Italian chef and owner
– Run by a couple
Address14B Kensington Park Road,
Singapore 557265
Contact DetailsEmail:
[email protected]

+65 6281 1286 | +65 9111 6738
Operating HoursClosed on Monday

6pm – 9pm

Wednesday – Sunday
12pm – 2pm
6pm – 9pm
Online Reviews223 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.5 / 5.0)
58 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.9 / 5.0)

Casa MININI is the fresh start to an old legacy back in Italy. Family-owned and operated, this charming little restaurant is run by the owner and his wife. Dig into delectable dishes of Northern Italy and curated alcohol selections to pair with your food.

The restaurant’s highlight is the classic beef and pork Mamma’s Lasagna ($20), but other favourites include the Spaghetti Carbonara ($20), Burrata pizza ($26) and Campari Vaniglia ($14).

Indulge in a homestyle setting as you soak up the atmosphere and feast on Italian comfort food. Reviewers loved the lasagna, appetisers and the carnivore pizza!

10. d.o.c

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Source: d.o.c
Type of InformationDetails
Highlights to Note– Uses applewood and wood-fired pizzas
– Pizzas handmade daily
– Avoid peak periods like Friday nights
Address21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01,
Singapore 088444
Contact DetailsEmail:
[email protected]

+65 6226 1631
Operating HoursClosed on Monday

Tuesday – Sunday
12pm – 10pm
Online Reviews365 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.6 / 5.0)
1 Facebook review (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0)

Short for Denominazione di Origine Controllata, d.o.c is a genuine Italian restaurant specialising in traditional Neapolitan cuisine. It uses applewood to fire its wood-fired pizzas to add a sublime sweet and savoury taste.

You can’t pass up the flavour-bursting Calzone ($26), Spaghetti Puttanesca ($18), Burrata ($25), and Bittersweet Lava Cake ($12). It also has an extensive wine and beverage menu for the wine connoisseurs.

Wine and dine amidst a soothing atmosphere. Taste the handmade pizzas, seafood pasta and molten lava cake as raved in the reviews!


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