Revisiting iO Italian Osteria – Still My Favourite Italian Restaurant

I have dined at iO Italian Osteria back in 2019 and till this day it remains one of my favourite Italian restaurant. I had every intention of returning but I never got the chance until my boss brought my colleagues and I here for lunch the other day.

iO Italian Osteria - Menu

My boss apparently is quite the regular at this restaurant and he definitely knows what to order.

Authentic Italian Street Food

iO Italian Osteria - Hand Cut Potatoes

Hand Cut Potatoes, Rock Salt, Rosemary [S$9] is otherwise known as potato wedges. I love that the wedges are perfectly brown with subtle fragrance from the rosemary.

iO Italian Osteria - Porchetta

When the boss wanted to order pork belly, I thought it will be too fatty, but the boss assured us that it is not oily at all. Porchetta, Baked Pork Belly, Wild Fennel [Small S$9, Large S$18] turned out to be the highlight of the meal for me. The pork belly is rolled into log-shape with wild fennel. The wild fennel neutralizes the fattiness of the pork belly and the crackling skin adds a crunchy dimension to this interesting Italian street food.

Main Courses

iO Italian Osteria - Beer Braised Beef

Beer Braised Beef, Mashed Potatoes [S$24] is perfect. The braised beef is fork-tender while the mashed potato is creamy and smooth.

iO Italian Osteria - Mixed Grilled Fish and Seafood Platter

Mixed Grilled Fish and Seafood Platter [Medium S$26, Large S$50] is such a plateful of ocean delights. You get a huge prawn, grilled squid and a whole piece of grilled fish. The best part is the scallop which is really melt-in-the-mouth. There are also grilled eggplant and tomato to balance out and make the meal more healthy.


iO Italian Osteria - Panna Cotta

If you love to drink milk, Panna Cotta [S$10] is the perfect dessert for you. This traditional Italian cream dessert is thick and creamy, with your choice of chocolate or strawberry jam. This is a no-fail dessert at any reputable Italian restaurant.

iO Italian Osteria - Pistachio Tiramisu

I had their Pistachio Tiramisu [S$14] the last time I was here and it is every bit as I remembered. The ground pistachio topping the tiramisu gives the dessert a slightly nuttiness.

iO Italian Osteria - Dark Chocolate Lava Cake

Dark Chocolate Lava Cake, Espresso Ice Cream [S$16] is not as sweet and denser than the usual chocolate lava cake. The smooth and creamy espresso ice-cream compliments the lava cake very well.

iO Italian Osteria - Handmade Italian Gelato

Nothing beats a scoop of Homemade Italian Gelato [S$5 per scoop]. It’s smooth and creamy and there are various favours to choose from. The waffle, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle makes it even more sinful, in a good way.

iO Italian Osteria

Address: 4 Hillview Rise, HillV2 #)2-01, Singapore 667979

Telephone: 67107150

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 11.30am – 10pm, Saturday – Sunday 10am – 10am


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