Dinner @ Ricciotti

November 14, 2014 in Italian by thywhaleliciousfay

There was a flood of pictures on Instagram of Ricciotti’s recent 10th anniversary party. And it was the picture of their desserts platter that caught my attention. Keke. And with that, it was only natural that I suggested going to Ricciotti for a recent meet up with my exex-colleagues. =)

Finding one’s way can be a little tricky for those who are not very familiar with The Riverwalk. I came by public transport and got off at Clarke Quay MRT Station. Cross the road from The Central via the overhead bridge. And instead of walking to the taxi stand of The Riverwalk which is actually the back of the building, walk to the front and one can easily spot Riciotti which is beside a seafood restaurant. Not too sure if there’s an error with their address, but they are situated at the ground level.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), we ordered:-

1) Panzerotti, $18 (above) – Pizza doughs stuffed with chef’s creation. Me being a huge cheese lover, especially anything with melted cheese, I really liked this. And not all were made equally in terms of the fillings. Mine was plain cheese, while another had bacon and melted cheese. Nice.

2) Fritto misto, $16 (above) – Platter of calamari, prawns, dory fish, baby squids, tartare dip. This was pretty average, but a good dish to order for sharing among a big group as it provided us variety without having to order too many.

3) Risotto, $38 (above) – With parmesan and fresh white truffle. From the seasonal specials menu, this was okie. Probably could have been cooked a little longer to rid the excess water/stock.

4) Gnocchi al gorgonzola, $24 (above) – Spinach gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese. We unintentionally gave the waiter a difficult time when we asked for recommendation with no pork, seafood and beef. Ha. Which meant he was limited to giving suggestion of dishes which was either vegetarian or with chicken. And for pasta, he recommended this. Introduced as a very traditional dish, these were thick, soft dough dumplings coated with cheese sauce. Unfortunately, this was a little too new for us to properly appreciate it.

5) Al tartufo, $28 (12″) (above) – Black truffles, quail eggs, mushrooms. 2 sizes are available for the pizza. A 9″ for this flavour cost $20.


6) Canella sweet pizza, $14 (above) – Cinnamon sugar with mascarpone and raisins. So while the desserts platter was only offered during their anniversary party, it was this item from the platter that caught my attention. And it certainly did not disappoint. A thin pizza dough topped with a thick layer mascarpone cheese and dusted with some cinnamon sugar. Somehow, ‘Snow White’ came into our mind. Haha. A must try!

7) Panna cotta, $6 (above) – Silky vanilla cream pudding with seasonal fruit sauce. Looked deceivingly simple and unattractive, this was pretty good too. A very dense, sweet pudding with some jam to go with it. Nice.

8) Soffiato, $12 (above) – Italian style dark chocolate molten cake with stracciatella gelato. Not too impressed with this. The chocolate within did not flow out when we sliced through it.

Ricciotti certainly makes an ideal place for a big group outing. The dishes were also reasonably priced. I will definitely recommend Ricciotti for affordable, yummy Italian dishes.

Service was superb too. We were seated inside and was attended by a particular waiter. I guess he must have been assigned to taking care of the tables within. And he was very, very attentive and helpful. Our glasses of water never past the half-cup mark, and he often checked on us. In fact, all the dishes we had were based on his recommendations, and we enjoyed our dinner very much.

20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk, B1-49/50, Singapore
6533 9060, Website, Facebook
Overall: 7
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Sun : 09:30 – 23:00
Ambience: 7
Value: 7
Service: 8