Sponsored: Ricciotti Pizza Pasta Grill Riverwalk x OpenRice Singapore

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Fantastic food, elegance and a memorable experience beckon on the banks of Singapore River at Ricciotti Pizza Pasta Grill Riverwalk. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, this Italian restaurant has emerged with a sparkling new and elegant refurbishment and a thoughtfully curated menu. It's always useful to have a restaurant in mind that can impress for romantic dates, important family dinners and special occasions.

Staying true to their roots, Ricciotti Pizza Pasta Grill Riverwalk maintains Italian elements in every aspect of the restaurant. Imaginative paintings hand-drawn by Italian designer artist Keziat Terracciano are prominently hung around. There are also multiple specialized in-house chefs for various sections of the menu. 


Start with an antipasta dish for the true Italian experience: Cioppino Soup ($25)Savoury and extremely generous with  mussels and prawns, the brand manager, Walter Visioli, shared with us that this dish is a very rustic, homemade dish that women would cook for their husbands in the olden days. This is a powerfully seafood-infused stew with inklings of garlic paired with buttery crostini to dip.  
Carpaccio di polpo ($18) is a picturesque of summer with citrus flavours and well-marinated octopus. Among all the antipasti, this is my favourite because of the very chewy, thinly-sliced octopus slices and the dimensions of tastes that rupture together. I wished the portions could be bigger though! It's the glutton talking again... 
My first impression of the Eggplant parmigiana ($15) was that its well-execution... primarily because it actually made my mortal enemy eggplants taste appetizing! Baked with a satisfying layer of tomato sauce and cheese to create a lasagna composition, the texture of the eggplants at the bottom remains juicy and allows for "clean bites" rather than its usual slimy texture.
Nizzarda salad ($19) integrated pan-seared, fresh tuna loin surrounded with a complimentary nest of mesclun, green beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, anchovies, and very bouncy and soft-boiled quail eggs. Those eggs are the hot favourite of the table with sherry dressing.


Pollo alla milanese ($22) is a breaded chicken dish with very finely scattered bread crumbs on the surface, plated on potatoes, with tomato salad on the side. While the breaded chicken was pretty decent, the potatoes were the ones who took me by surprise - they retained moisture, oozed with parsley fragrance, slightly crispy edges... loved it!
This ear-shaped pasta orrecchiette broccoli e acciughe ($20) is one of those classic rustic Italian pasta dishes with a whiffs of anchovies, juicy cherry tomatoes and crunchy broccoli that got everyone raving!
How would an Italian meal be complete without some comforting risotto?! Since Ricciotti has seafood as their specialty, Risotto al frutti di mare would be the perfect marriage of these two elements. This turns out to be really creamy and consistent in terms of evenness of flavours and broth mixture with rather firmly dense rice grains. Anyone who loves seafood definitely shouldn't miss out on this.
Grilled seabass ($28) is not only an oceanic favourite, it is also my top pick out of all the main courses! The fleshy seabass has a tender yet firm bite. Its simple garnishing of tomato concasse capers allows the seabass to retain its original fresh taste. I love it! Not to mention, the wonderfully done potatoes appeared again in this dish.
Every chef at Ricciotti Pizza Pasta Grill Riverwalk has a specialization. For pizza lovers, Chef Akram will be the expert to satisfy your tastebuds! 

We tried two flavours of pizzas: the Al tartufo pizza (top) and Porcini e scarmoza pizza (bottom)! The Al tartufo pizza referred to a beautiful amalgamation of full-bodied signature black truffle fragrance, earthy mushrooms, and quail eggs, while the Porcini e scarmoza pizza is lighter in taste, with a milkier cheese base.




Finally the most delightful part of the meal - desserts! The Nutella sweet pizza was swept clean off the plate as quickly as the cameras were done with them. An ingenious use of the familiar chocolate hazelnuts spread doubled with a second helping of crushed hazelnuts, there is no reason not to love this.

Except that the Tiramisu ($10) took my heart away and left me drowned in its excellently moist, chocolate mousse, mascarpone cream with crisp flakes, with a slight whiff of indulgent rum that doesn't overpower the overall taste. If you can only choose one dessert... this is it!
The Panna cotta ($8) comes a close second with a distinctive vanilla flavoured pudding that has maintained a wonderful texture - very wobbly, yet held together nicely - even though we were shifting the plate around quite a lot to take photos! Paired with the seasonal fruit compote - tasted like a combination of a lot of sweet & sour berries - the panna cotta seemed to drown a little but I love the panna cotta in itself. 

Plenty of juice that stayed undiluted all night. I'm not sure how. It just happened.

Here are the menus for Ricciotti Pizza Pasta Grill Riverwalk.


And... the Seasonal Specials which you cannot miss because they are the absolutely heartfelt creations by the chefs with a limited appearance on the menu. The Tagliolini with butter and fresh white truffle sounds amazing already... grab it before it is gone!
A really wonderful tasting session organized by OpenRice Singapore in which we dined together and exchanged pointers about blogging (:  Left to right: Brand manager - Walter Visioli, Kaeting, Hazel, Carine, Summer, Amie (me!), Janel, Eleanor, Alex, and Shaun

Ricciotti Pizza Pasta Grill Riverwalk
The Riverwalk
20 Upper Circular Road
#B1-49/50 Singapore 058416

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39 comments

  1. Their plating is beautiful and by just looking at the photos, they look very delicious. How I wish I could taste the Tiramisu from here.

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    1. Yes, their plating makes their dishes look extra appetizing :) And the tiramisu is amazing... I finished it all at one go :D

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  2. Me and my wife had a 3 day trip of Singapore last October this year. So sad, we missed dropping by this place. The foods are really that yummy. Next time, we will definitely visit this place.

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    1. Please come to Singapore again!!! :) There are plenty of food places to try, but of course you have to try out hawker centres for a very local experience.

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  3. Ohhhh my days, the food looks absolutely divine, especially the Pollo alla milanese!
    So much nicer than the Italian food we get locally!! Simone x

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    1. These dishes are cooked by Italian chefs flown in, so it's as authentic as it can get when it comes to skills! The ingredients are mostly imported as well!

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  4. The place looks really elegant and a great place to dine. This would definitely be an impressive place for a date.

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  5. Ohmigoodness, that grilled seabass and that tuna are both perfection! I would most likely buy the seabass, but maybe I can try tuna,too

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    1. the seabass was really lovely and won praises around the table :)

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  6. Everything looks delicious! Plus the place is really nice. They compliment each other. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. yeah! if you're in the area, you can consider dropping by :)

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  7. will love to try the cioppino soup and risotto! i'm a total fan of mussels! nom nom nom...

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    1. the mussels are fantastic! :) if you love seafood, this place serves them well.

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  8. I love pizza and pasta although they are not recommended for me if I want to keep in good shape. However, pasta is my all time favorite dish, and combined with ricotta or tomato sauce it is so irresistible. The pizzas and the chocolate delights from your photos look amazing.

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    1. Hahah! There's always exercise to help with that ;) You shouldn't deprive yourself of good food... :D

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  9. The place looks great as well their foods too.All of them are looks so delicious.

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    1. Yes it's great atmosphere & a delicious spread as well, wonderful place to dine at for a night well-spent.

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  10. Hi, I'm Tiffany Yong, from Singapore too! Looking at your photo, I totally regretted NOT going for this event! haha... The ear-shaped macaroni and eggplant is making me salivate~

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    1. Hi Tiffany!! :) Oh man. The dishes were really tasty! Especially the tiramisu ^^ Maybe you can go over and try it when you need dinner someday :)

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  11. The place looks amazing and I cannot take my eyes off the dessert platter :)

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    1. Yes it's amazing toooo! I wish you can try it for yourself :)

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  12. Gahh them foods! loving the desserts & their plating! hehe will def visit when i go to singapore!

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    1. Heh! I think I spot a fellow dessert lover?! :) Come to Singapore and try all the nice food!!! ^^

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  13. Ugh, everything looks appetizing. Now, my stomach is grumbling!

    Btw, I love the drawings on the menu. Real cool.

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    1. Heh :) Reading & writing food blogs are sweet tortures :P

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  14. The sea bass and the mushroom pizza look so good enough to eat off the picture! The fact that this meal is sponsored and free is the very best thing about it.

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    1. Heh great that I met a lot of new friends during this food tasting! :) It was sponsored and I had to blog about it, good thing I enjoy blogging.

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  15. The photos alone make it look like a worthwhile place to dine. Everything looks so fresh and tasty!

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    1. Yes they are :) Quite a lot of it is imported fresh, eg. the seabass from Spain.

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  16. Everything looks sooo appetizing! Especially that pizza with quail eggs. What can you say about the salad that came with that grilled Seabass?

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    1. It wasn't too memorable, the seabass overshadowed it completely :P The potatoes were surprisingly outstanding though.

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  17. All of the dishes look amazingly delicious! I would love to try the carpaccio and tiramisu. *drooling* =)

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    1. If you visit Singapore, please do!! :)

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  18. What a delightful array of delicious, beautifully plated food, and unique pizza flavors. I'm adding this to my list of places to visit when I come to Singapore.

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    1. yeah (: it's very close to the rest of the sightseeing area around raffles place, city hall, you can finish the day up with some nightlife at clarke quay nearby ;)

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  19. I love eating pizza! Hope to try this place too when we get to singapore. :)

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    1. ooh they have a in-house pizza chef :)

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  20. so many delicious food. i really want to eat them nom

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