Do a check on Google map before heading down as it is not easy to find the place. The restaurant is hidden beside the River Gate condominium through a side gate, with limited parking lots. If you are taking public transport, remember that it at one end of Robertson Quay with a connecting bridge to River View Hotel and Grand Copthorne.
|Limoncello indoor dining area|
|Limoncello outdoor bar|
|Limoncello private room|
The restaurant’s specialties include, napolitana wood-fired pizzas and charcoal-grilled seafood. Limoncello prides themselves in providing one of the most authentic Italian dining experiences as they stay true to their Italian roots, importing most of their ingredients from Italy. The owner who is a chef himself – Fabio Iannone, main chef – Chef Mauro Crescendo, and pizzaiolo – Chef Alessandro Di Robgerto are all native Italians.
All diners will be offered bread sticks with Parma ham with a balsamic vinegar and olive oil dip. We love the bread stick is crunchy and the savoury taste of the Parma ham goes well with it.
Start your meal with two antipasti dishes: Portobello Al Tartufo, oven-baked Portobello mushroom with fresh sautéed spinach and drizzled with truffle sauce, and Sauté Vongole, where fresh clams are sautéed in a buttery and fragrant white wine sauce.
The portobello was baked to perfection and has a nice earthy taste. The truffle infused in the cream added an extra touch to it.
The fresh clams imported from Vietnam, are fresh and tends to be sweeter. Love the aromatic whiff of sea created by the butter and white wine sauce.
If you do not prefer beef, go for the signature Branzino Al Sale, salt-baked catch of the day, which is uniquely Italian. Live catch of the day is used, to ensure that the fish cooked is fresh. The rock salt used in the baking of the fish ensures that there is no overpowering of the taste of the fish and brings out the sweetness of the fish. The fish meat is firm, and the taste is further enhanced with a dash of lemon. Note that the picture shows media tasting portion, actual meal will be a fish to be shared by the pair of diners.
A meal is incomplete without desserts! Dessert selection includes the crowd-pleasing Limoncello Cake and the ever-popular Tiramisu.
The warm Limoncello Cake is infused with limoncello liqueur, almonds and white chocolate. The lemon and orange rinds introduce a hint of zest while the crushed almonds added a nice texture to the soft buttery cake. Personally find it a bit too sweet for me but still, I enjoyed it.
Coffee-lovers should opt for the Limoncello’s Tiramisu where layers of savoiardi are dipped in espresso and amaretto, finished with a delicate layer of cocoa to give it a bittersweet balance.
Fritto Di Calamari of deep fried Italian Baby Squid.
Love that the calamari is tender and easy to bite and chew. Most importantly it comes with a light batter so you get to enjoy the taste of the baby squid and not a thick coating of flour.
Sibilla Pizza & Rucola e prosciutto di Parma
Sibilla Pizza is of mozzarella, homemade sausage, button mushroom, mascarpone cheese, truffle cream while the Rucola e prosciutto di Parma is of tomato, mozzarella, Parma ham, fresh rocket, parmesan. We had a debate over which taste better, and apparently the guys, who are more carnivorous, prefer the latter. But I actually prefer the latter too.
Linguine Al Nero Di Seppia
The Squid Ink Pasta is of linguine pasta in black ink sauce. Personally, there’s no special taste of squid ink, the only special about this dish is its colour. But this dish is definitely not recommended during your first date as your ink-stained teeth and lips are likely to be a turn off. Can you also imagine the gal, who puts on an effort to make up and ended up with a natural black lipstick coating? Epic to the max!
There is also a Deli beside the restaurant, where patrons on-the-go can pack food and drinks there conveniently. Patrons can also purchase wine and food ingredients that are specially imported from Italy.
Limoncello Pizza & Grill
95 Robertson Quay, Rivergate, #01-19/20, S 235256.
Daily: 12pm – 2pm and 6pm – 10.30pm
Bar is open daily from: 12pm – 12am