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Already a success in more than 30 cities around the world, British Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver has brought Jamie’s Italian to Singapore. The new Jamie’s Italian Singapore is more rustic than super slick in its set up, with timber wood flooring, copper lamps and exposed ceiling beams for a more industrial feel. Fans of the legendary chef should remain satisfied because the menu offers traditional Italian dishes using recipes made by Jamie and his mentor Gennaro Сontaldo.

Jamie's Italian Singapore

Jamie’s Italian Singapore at VivoCity

The restaurant has been busy since it opened its doors. Getting a table here is a challenge. You either make reservations at least weeks in advance or try to go during off-peak hours. If you don’t mind the wait, you too can walk in and wait for a table. While waiting for your table, relax and have a drink with snacks at the cosy Jamie’s Bar. Enjoy a clean crisp golden brew of draft Archipelago Evviva L’italia ($11.50-330ml, $16-500ml) beer, handcrafted exclusively for Jamie’s Italian by Archipelago Brewery.  If you prefer a fancier drink, try the nectarous  prosecco cocktail Rossini ($12), tequila cocktail Sweet Sunrise ($16.50) and Florence Fizz ($16.50) with limoncello prosseco mix with pomegranate juice, elderflower. The wine list is mainly Italian wines, and almost any wine is available by the glass.

Famed for its delicious and affordable food, and its friendly and welcoming service, you can look forward to some really simple, delicious, authentic Italian food, packed with flavour and using the best produce available. You can order from the retro looking menu or try the ever-changing daily specials like Cheese Bruschetta or Mushroom Risotto. Unique at Jamie’s Italian are the Planks where you are really served a Plank mounted on cans. A Meat Plank ($15.50 per serving) gives you savoury cured meats, various cheeses, pickles and crunchy salad. There’s also a Fish Plank ($17 per serving) with cured and crispy fish or seasonal vegetables in the Vegetable Plank ($13.50 per serving). The Crispy Squid ($11.50) is enjoyable though a small serving.

Meat Plank

Meat Plank

One of the best starters is the appertizing Baked Mushrooms ($12.50) which is a thin crust pizza generously topped with juicy swiss brown mushrooms. For mains, the must try is the delectable Lamb Chop Lollipops ($29.90) of bone-in grilled lamb chops topped with roasted nuts and tasty cream artichoke. The meat is cooked to perfection and it was flavourful and tender. At Jamie’s Italian, pastas are made fresh in-house daily. Seafood Bucatini ($29.50) is a seafood pasta you don’t want to miss. The pasta is steamed in a foil bag with generous crab, mussels, clams, squid, scallops, capers in a tasty sauce mix of garlic, white wine and tomato. Other great pasta dishes include Wild Truffle Risotto ($16/$24.50), Brixham Bay Crab Risotto ($19/28.50) and Jools’ Favourite Sicilian Tuna Fusilli ($14/$21). Other interesting dishes in the menu include the Crispy Stuff Risotto Balls ($11.50), Curious Sicilian Sardine Bruschetta ($13.50), Our Famous Polenta Chips ($7.50), the unusual Veal Flash Steak ($32.50) and Fish Baked In A Bag ($28).

Lamb chop lollipops

Lamb chop lollipops

The desserts here are to die for. Tutti Futti Lemon Meringue ($11.50) with limoncello and crunched pistachio brittles gives a great zesty appetizing end to your meal. Nothing is more Italian than Tiramisu and Jamie’s Italian’s version is moist and light on the palate. Another must-have is the JI Warm Brownie ($11.50) flavoured with chocolate, raspberry and amaretto.

Raspberry and amaretto brownie

Raspberry and amaretto brownie

Jamie’s Italian
1 HarbourFront Walk, VivoCity, #1 165-167 Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 67335500
Opening Hours: 12.00pm to 10.00pm Sunday to Thursday, 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Friday/Saturday

Author: Rebecca Tan
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