23 January 2017

Limoncello, Singapore — Robertson Quay

Limoncello, Singapore — Robertson Quay

Limoncello sits within the bustling Robertson Quay with a view of the Singapore river so it’s especially lovely to chill at the alfresco area at night. During the day, ample natural light shines into its restaurant to give it a clean and bright area for lunch. Sourcing only the freshest ingredients from Italy, Limoncello strives to bring the most authentic Italian experience to the Singapore diners.


A classic Italian appetizer that should not be missed! The creamy mozzarella was milky and a layer of cream gushes out when you cut into it. Paired with a salty prosciutto and sweet cherry tomatoes, I enjoyed every component on this plate that worked seamlessly together.


The fried calamari at Limoncello are made from squids that are freshly imported from Italy. The calamari may differ slightly from time to time due to the catch! Coated with a thin layer of batter, I could taste the sweetness of the calamari even though it’s fried! It was chewy but yet still soft enough to bite into it comfortably.


Thinly sliced octopus that is simply seasoned with olive oil and lemon dressing to bring out its natural sweetness. It tasted very fresh but it was so thin that I didn’t feel very satisfied eating this so I would choose the calamari over this!


Oven baked mushroom with sauteed spinach and parmesan cheese sauce. We are very familiar with the ingredients in this dish but this combination is something new for me. The magic lies in the creamy stringy cheese sauce that elevated the dish and added colours to the mushroom and spinach.


I wasn’t expecting much from this tomato based seafood pasta because i’ve had it many times before and how outstanding can it get? However, my first mouthful of spaghetti took me by surprise. The crustacean flavor was excellent. I could taste the sweetness of the prawns without an overpowering tomato base. The pasta strands were cooked al dente and had a generous amount of prawns, mussels, clams, octopus and fish. Definitely worth every single cent of the $28 for this!

$28 with fresh black summer truffle from alba

You can tell that the pasta is handmade as the fettuccine strands are not perfectly shaped. This gives a better texture and an overall plus point to the dish. It is tossed in a light cream and you will not get “gelat” even after one whole plate to yourself! The freshly shaved black truffles smelled so good upon arrival on our table and glad that it did not taste overly pungent!


What is an Italian meal without pizza? The pizza here are done Napolean way which is with a thick crust. Thought the Chef understands that Singaporeans may prefer the thin and crispy crust, he wants to present the original flavors from the Naples. The pizza had already won me over with the fresh tomatoes base and the mozzarella cheese. Everything else the spicy salame and the thick crust then fell into place nicely.


Limoncello got the proportions for the tiramisu absolutely right with the mascarpone, espresso and amaretto all well balanced out. The layers of lady’s fingers and mascarpone cheese was light with fragrance from the espresso shining through yet complemented by the amaretto and cheese. Even if you are full from the meal, you need to order this!


The limoncello cake is flourless yet it is still moist and delicious! Within the cake, there is limoncello liqueur infused with almonds and white chocolate. When paired with the nutty pistachio ice cream, it makes a great combination! However if I have to choose, I would go for the tiramisu.

Find menu here.

Limoncello is located at:
95 Robertson Quay, Rivergate Condominium
#01-19/20 Singapore 235256