Known for delectable Italian classics like cacio e pepe, lasagne and more

An Italian staple, pasta is an irresistible dish for many, especially when topped with flavourful sauces and hefty amounts of cheese. So twirl up succulent strands at these following Italian restaurants, which arguably boast the best pasta mains around Singapore.

Bar Cicheti

In a dimly-lit shophouse space along Jiak Chuan Road lies Bar Cicheti, whose sister joints include popular pizzeria Cicheti and South Beach’s Cafe Cicheti. So simply take it to Chinatown to enjoy an elegant Italian dining experience with pasta and wine; go straight for the Pici Cacio E Pepe that showcases thick, hand-rolled pasta tossed with parmigiano, marjoram and sarawak black pepper, although the adventurous would prefer the Linguine that offers a tantalizing combination of seafood and citrus.

Pasta Bar

So well-known for dishing out mouth-watering pastas handmade daily with eleven different dough recipes, it’s almost mandatory to make a reservation to indulge in the offerings at Keong Saik Road’s Pasta Bar. The Tagliatelle features a 24-hour braised beef ragu and parmigiano, while the Lobster Linguine for 2 will delight couples with a hankering for crustaceans thanks to a 1.5lb Boston lobster swimming among noodles. It’ll be profane to opt for anything other than pasta here, although its menu does showcase a grain-fed angus onglet and summer-inspired salads.

Pasta Brava

Dedicated Italian restaurant Pasta Brava at Craig Road have been dishing out quality pasta since 1991, and it’s safe to say folks come a-flocking for the Lasagna Tradizionale Con Ragu Di Manzo Scelto thanks to a decadent beef ragout bechamel ladled over layers of thinly-sliced pasta. The Fettuccine Alla Carbonara is also a solid dish choice; picky eaters can even customise their own pasta dish with a noodle and sauce of choice.

Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore

With a substantial and hearty pasta menu, what you get at long-standing Pasta Fresca is an authentic Italian experience that makes you feel right at home. The Tortellini Alla Bolognese is a must-try as the little dumplings are coated with a luscious minced beef sauce, and the Cannelloni Ricotta E Spinaci is one of the signature oven baked pasta dishes.

Tipo Pasta Bar

At halal-certified Tipo Pasta Bar, don’t be afraid to go all-in on flavours. ‘Cause the restaurant’s winning combinations include the Pollo Al Pesto that offers creamy pesto pasta with chicken and cherry tomatoes, while the Polpette sees a pomodoro sauce topped with gouda cheese, meatballs and chilli flakes. Feel free to build your own pasta too, sauces such as Tom Yum and Roasted Red Pepper await.