Ricciotti at The Riverwalk celebrated it's 10th anniversary with a spanking new epicurean concept and a specially curated menu! Along the way, they have expanded and opened its second restaurant at China Square Central. Serving authentic Italian cuisine, Ricciotti is the place to head to when you're looking for quality Italian gourmet food and pastries in Singapore at affordable prices.

Ricciotti Riverwalk also debuted their charity initiative, Food For Good - another reason to celebrate! They will partner Crozzborderz, an innovative IT-based platform that promotes several charity projects for different NGOs, in this venture to help the less fortunate.

If you dine at Ricciotti, you will notice on your receipt that a percentage of your bill will be donated to a group of charity organizations.

Without further ado, here's what you can expect from the new menu that's specially curated by their Executive Chef, Gero Dimaria!

For appetizers, we started off with the Carpaccio Di Polpo. Made of sliced octopus, lemon and fennel, this is perfect to kickstart your appetite for more! Next was the Asparagi Alla Griglia, consisting of grilled asparagus and parma ham. We also had the Nizzarda Salad that's made of mesclun, fresh tuna loin, quail eggs, green beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, anchovies topped with sherry dressing. The taste was fresh and I found myself reaching out for more.

My favourite out of the lot was the Polenta Herb Fries. It's fried polenta mixed with herbs and truffle mushroom sauce. You can eat it with or without the sauce, it's fine! I am a fan of truffles, thus it explains my love. But I think what stole the show was the Panzerotti. It looks like curry puff on the outside, but in reality it's actually pizza dough stuffed with chef's creation! This took me by surprise, and it's so cheesy I love it!

For pasta, we had the Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola. It didn't look appealing to me on the first sight, but this dish made of spinach gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese bombed my taste buds. I don't even like spinach, but the taste of cheese overpowers it at first bite! Then, we had the Risotto Al Frutti Di Mare, which is arborio rice with seafood. The rissotto was in the perfect form of stickiness and the sauce complemented well with the elements around. The seafood was plump and fresh, just the way I love it!

We also had the Linguine Al Granchio, made of crab meat, chilli and tomato cream.

On to the main courses was Cod Fillet. It's basically cod fillet topped with thyme, sundried tomatoes and sauteed spinach. Everyone constantly reached out for the Grilled Pork Ribs, made of pork ribs, mixed salad and potatoes.

But the crowd favourite was the Chicken Skewers. This colourful dish consists of chicken, mild spice, herbs, vegetables with chickpea dip and served with pizza bread. The chicken was tender and well grilled, and talk about convenience on a stick!

What is Italian food without pizza, right? Spot on - we were served the Porcini E Scamorza Pizza. There's porcini mushrooms and cow's milk cheese!

Another favourite dish of mine - the Al Tartufo Pizza. With black truffles, quail eggs and mushrooms, it's not difficult to guess why?

What's a meal without desserts! We were salivating over the Soffiatto - Italian style dark chocolate molten cake with stracciatella gelato. Yes, the chocolate flows out! Perfect warm and cold dessert after a long day.

We couldn't get enough of pizzas so we were treated to the Canella Sweet Pizza. This is foodporn made of cinnamon sugar with mascarpone and raisins. It hit the right notes although it can be a bit sweet.

The must-have Italian dessert, Tiramisu. Made of classic Italian recipe with mascarpone cream, espresso and lady finger, every sinful bite will leave you wanting more.

To end the wonderful meal, we topped it off with the Carrot Cake. I think it's difficult to please all when it comes to carrot cake, but this one's bite-sized and moist, made with cinnamon and walnuts, topped with frosting. It's perfect for the ladies who just want a small piece!

At Ricciotti, they believe in coming together over food, art and music. You will find world-renowned Italian artist Kezia Terracciano's works around the restaurant. I had the privilege to have met him that day! Do look out for the many art installations that Ricciotti has scheduled to exhibit at the restaurant.

Ricciotti Riverwalk
20 Upper Circular Road
#B1-49/50, The Riverwalk
Singapore 058416
Tel: (65) 6533 9060
Opens daily: 10am to 11pm

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