Published - 13 July 2022, Wednesday

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Publico is a gourmet destination playground which offers classic Italian cuisine and cocktails with a contemporary touch.

Set along the Singapore River at The Quayside, the multi concept restaurant & bar has been designed by award-winning firm AvroKO.

The trio of experiences includes Publico Deli, which transforms in the evening to Marcello, Singapore’s first Italian cocktail bar alongside a dessert bar, as well as Publico Ristorante with an adjoining terrazza by the river.

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RATED 8 / 8

Situated along the grand Robertson Quay, the Publico Ristorante stands out among many other eateries, probably because the restaurant is an Italian getaway in itself. Not only the food, but even the interiors are reminiscent of the towns in Italy with their audacious granite floors inside or monstrous green walls which also function as vertical gardens if you care to grab a seat outdoors. People can even choose for a romantic vibe inside with cosy and comfortable lighting and windows that start on the floor and go on to kiss the ceiling with the terrace by the riverside being the spectator.

Some of Italy’s finest cuisines have made it to the list at Publico Ristorante. Calamari and cauliflower fritti, housemade pasta, wood fire pizza of Margherita and prosciutto are some of the many delicacies that grace the menu here.

Brunch at the Publico Ristorante is an “egg-citing affair”, also with an Italian twist! The fixed Brunch menu features seven special creations. Food is given an artsy twist at the live station where chefs scramble through years of experience to whisk some of the most heavenly dishes of various styles.

Some key highlights on the menu include the classic Publico Prima Dona, with fluffy poached eggs on meaty prosciutto with rockets, the Egg White Cloud, with buoyant egg whites on top of delicious, crunchy sourdough bread with a dash of Dukkah, Frittata with subtle embellishments of pumpkin and kale, an interesting take on scrambled eggs- these are served with fresh truffles on top to give it a nice, garlicky fragrance, or the classic Omelette swimming in some rich, velvety béchamel, bacon and parmesan. 


RATED 7.5 / 8

This highly award restaurant serves up authentic Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist. Enjoy a leisurely a la carte brunch here with some lip-smacking pizzas, and delicious cocktails. Try the Octopus salad or one of their famous Antipasti Share Plates to start your meal. Make sure you check with the servers for the daily specials – they won’t disappoint!


RATED 8 / 8
Publico Ristorante allows you to enjoy a slice of Italy without ever leaving Singapore. Publico’s stunning interiors make for some gorgeous Instagram posts and their mouth-watering meals and innovative mocktails promise an evening you won’t easily forget! For New Year's Eve, the restaurant has a themed concept - THIS NEVER HAPPENED. On the 31st night, Publico encourages you to turn off your phones and be present in the moment in order to enjoy the sparkling conversation, scrumptious food, and heavenly drinks!


RATED 0 / 8
A gorgeous riverside view, lip-smacking cocktails, vibrant music, and a freshly baked pizza is the best way to celebrate the weekend or a Tuesday night. Publico Ristorante has a lovely vibe and serves delicious Italian pasta like Black Truffle Tagliatelle (S$36), Crab “Mamma Rosa” Rigatoni (S$32), and Publico Lobster Spaghetti (S$44), all to be moped clean with garlic bread. Layback with cocktails, truffle fries and one of their awesome pizzas or opt for some delicious grills - 18 Hour Beef Short Rib (S$38), Bistecca Ribeye (S$45), Roasted Spring Chicken (S$34).

Christina George

RATED 8 / 8
Hearty Italian flavors with a contemporary twist are what you’ll get at Publico Ristorante, and their pizzas aren’t any different. Try their signature Tartufata with a white sauce base, black truffle, porcini mushrooms, and smoked scamorza, or stick to the classic Margherita or Frutti de Mare, if you’re a seafood lover. Get your pizza delivered to your doorstep with Grabfood or Deliveroo, or enjoy a 25% discount on your pie if you head down to Publico for takeaway.


RATED 7.5 / 8
This is a great place for brunch, lunch or a relaxing dinner. You can sit indoors in Air-Con or outside in the courtyard. Lovely food and wine although a little on the expensive side. At the same time a beautiful riverside terrace for afternoon drinks in a garden like green environment. Just keep in mind that in the afternoons the food menu is quite limited. Nevertheless I still recommend this Publico for a gathering with friends. The staff are excellent here. Well done on being so attentive.

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