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Thursday, May 19, 2022

iO Italian Osteria

A good 8 years have passed since my last visit in the year 2014, Italian Osteria is one of the oldest tenants in HillV2. 

Italian Osteria

A perfect starter to kick off your meal. These Grilled Bacon Rolls were yummy.  The smokey flavoured Bacon cradled the luscious melty cheese within and topped by some nutty pisstachio.

Grilled Bacon Rolls- $12

If you love cheese and charred bacon, I'm sure you will be enjoying having this.

One of the Bacon Rolls

There are a handful of options for their Classic Pasta. I had the Vongole with Tagliolini. It was prepared in White Wine Sauce and a generous amount of Vongole.

Vongole - $24 + $3 Tagliolini

Though the texture of the pasta is moist and tasty, my preference for Vongole still goes to the style that has a little broth in it.


This Meat Special is not listed on the menu but on the chalkboard for that day. The thick slab of pork chop was coupled with some purple cabbages and caramelized apple.

Meat Special - $36

I love the use of mustard and caramelized apple sauce on the pork chop. It makes the pork chop savoury and delicious. 

Slathered with Sauce

On top of that, the meat was thoroughly cooked and was fork tender.

Pork Chop

There are 3 sizes of freshly baked pizza flavours. Small, Medium & Large. We had a small portion that consist of 1 flavour.  

Cooked Ham & Mushrooms - $9

Their pizza never disappoints.  The bread was crispy outside and soft on the inside. With the stretchy cheese with cooked ham and sliced button mushrooms, it's honestly yummy.

Yummy Pizza

Always leave some stomach space at the end of the meal so that we can enjoy the Italian Dessert. The classic tiramisu was layered with pistachio ganache in between. 

Pistachio Tiramisu - $14

The mascarpone cheese was light and the espresso that had soaked the ladyfingers was strong. The nuttiness together with the softness of the Tiramisu was pretty satisfying.


Panna Cotta is the last dessert to end our meal in Italian Osteria. After all these years, their standard of food is still keeping up and that also explains the crowd over the peak hours. I wonder when will I be back again.

Panna Cotta - $10

Last Posted on 14 November 2014

Charmed by its rustic interior and its pleasant bread counter laid up at its entrance, iO Italian Osteria has a friendly large team which aims to bring traditional italian traven back into the modern days. Its Italian concept dining environment and its open kitchen has somehow brought more knowledge to someone like me who know nuts about Italian cuisine.

iO Italian Osteria

With my kind of thinking that Italian is just limited to pasta and pizzas, iO Italian Osteria had somehow upgraded my Italian cuisine menu.

Open Kitchen Concept

As we stepped into the restaurant, a special aroma engulfed us. It smell as if something was burning, perhaps the air was filled with a good mixture from both the Italian kitchen as well as its bakery.

Bakery Section Near Entrance

The friendly staff directed us to the seats and every table has already a piece of paper menu on it. By sitting nearby the bay windows, we get to see the moving vehicles on the round about nearby.

Bay Windows
Dining Environment with Bar Counters

Rustic Feel of the environment

As starters, we ordered a basket of assorted Italian breads. It comes in a paper bag of 4 - 5 kinds of breads, from hard to soft, complimented well with a good dip in the balsamic vinegar as well as olive oil.

Assorted homemade bread basket - $5

Like most European restaurants, drinking waters are chargeable and we ordered a bottle of still water to pair with our dishes.

Still Water 1 Litre - $4

 A wait worth waiting for! Oven-roasted chicken was served on a heavy weighted wooden board supported by zucchini, potato and carrots, adorned with a stalk of thyme leaves. The meat, as well as vegetables, were all succulent and tasty!

Spicy Roasted Farm Chicken "Alla Diavola" - $22

Serving of Cod fish was petite, placed in the middle of a big brown plate with assorted boiled vegetables stacked as it base and a pool of clear soup base surrounded. Soup has hints of cooking wine taste and was appetizing.

Cod Fish "Al Coccio", Aromatic Fish Broth - $24

We left the place with no stomach room for desserts. With their impeccable services and chanting environment, it's hard not to be back again.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

iO Italian Osteria
Location: HillV2, 4 Hillview Rise #02-01 Singapore 667979
MRT Station: Hillview (DT3)

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