Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

Housed in a beautiful colonial building, this two-story restaurant serves Italian classics, including some lovely housemade pastas such as squid ink tagliatelle. They also have a value-formoney lunch set on weekdays.

The buzz: The historical Alkaff Mansion has finally found a new tenant to breathe life into this grand dame, with a restaurant-bar concept indoors and an alfresco café.

The vibe: It’s hard to ignore the imposing nature of this refurbished piece of architecture, with its beautiful courtyard a real stand-out. The two-storey dining room’s interior channels the same regal air with starched table linens and understated furnishings, ideal for a special occasion; it even accommodates a cheese and charcuterie room in the center.

The food: No surprises here, just straight Italian classics like buffalo mozzarella caprese ($20) and grain-fed beef carpaccio ($20). Alkaff Mansion's pastas are all made fresh in-house, including pappardelle with seven-day marinated wild boar ragù ($26) and an unexpectedly spicy spaghetti alle vongole ($24). Desserts too cover the standbys such as Marsala-spiked tiramisu ($14) and gelato ($12). They also do a $36 three-course lunch set on weekdays.

The drinks: Alkaff Mansion Ristorante is all about catering to wine lovers with an extensive menu of Italiano offerings; with house whites like a 2009 Lis Neris Pinot Grigio starting from $12 a glass.

Why you’ll be back: For the handsome setting, a generous dose of nostalgia and some respectable Italian fare with someone special.

Venue Details
Address: Alkaff Mansion Ristorante, 10, Singapore, Singapore
Phone: 6510-3068
Cuisine: Italian
Price Range: BB
Open since: December, 2011
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-1:30pm, 5-9:15pm; Sat-Sun 10:30am-2:30pm
Nearest trainTelok Blangah
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