If you’re looking for an authentic family-owned Italian eatery in Singapore, No Menu at Boon Tat Street would satisfy your cravings. The restaurant is run by Italians from Piedmont, a region of Italy that sits at the foot of the Alps and bordering France and Switzerland. It’s known for sophisticated cuisine and great wines.
The name of the restaurant pays homage to its homeland, where typically, a family-run restaurant would have “no menu”. While the restaurant does have a menu (and a pretty extensive one!), you can always check with their staff regarding their exciting dishes of the day which is not listed on the menu.
We were seated on the second floor and the atmosphere was nice and cozy, with family photos and keepsakes adorned on the walls. As it was a simple lunch meeting, we skipped the Aperitivo. However, the meal was off to a great start with their warm and fluffy bread paired with EVOO and the special ‘Nduja’ — Italy’s buttery, spreadable salume that is made of fermented pork and fiery Calabrian chilies.
We had the Burrata Cheese with Sicilian Tomatoes & Parma Ham ($34 Half Burrata, $58 Whole Burrata) as appetizer. It was served at the perfect ambient temperature. It wasn’t too hard like some of the restaurants may serve it at. You’ll know it as you cut into that pearly white ball that oozes with the luscious cream. Fresh, creamy and decadent, this dish was the highlight of the meal!
For the pasta, I choose the Homemade Tagliatelle With Beef Bolognese Ragu ($34), a classic Bologna pasta dish made with ground beef. The dish was packed with flavours and I liked that the al-dente texture of my homemade, silken egg tagliatelle! Each bite transports me to the terracotta rooftops of Bologna which I absolutely adore.
My lunch companions ordered the Homemade Tagliolini with King Prawn in Olive Oil & Garlic Sauce ($36). The king prawns were chunky and fresh, and even though the ingredients were simple, the pasta was oozing with rich flavors from olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes! If you love aglio e olio pasta, this wouldn’t go wrong.
As every great meals must end with a dessert, we ordered their Classic Tiramisu ($18) to share. The dessert was served in a bowl. Famed as the restaurant that serves one of the best tiramisu in Singapore, I had high expectation of this dish. It was creamy but light, with a tinge of fragrance from the espresso. Light, fluffy and not too sweet, the tiramisu was palatable, but definitely not the best in Singapore.
Writer’s Note: If you’re looking for a cosy restaurant that serves quality food, is conducive for conversation and with an extensive Italian wine list, No Menu would be an ideal choice. The dishes were delicious, and the staffs were friendly and accommodating. While the price are on the higher side, the charming ambience, warm service, fresh ingredients from Italy and an Italian chef made up a full, authentic Italian restaurant experience in Singapore.
No Menu Restaurant
23 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069621
Tel. 6224 0091
MON- FRI :
11:30AM – 2PM | 6PM – 9PM
6PM – 9PM
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS