The minute you enter this restaurant, you feel like you might be in a 1960s Fellini film, thanks to its luxurious all-white styling which yet sport decadent motifs like oversized black and white murals of rock legends. But Enoteca L’Operetta is both of those things—refined and classical, while modern and hip. It should be no surprise, that its cuisine, Japanese-influenced modern Italian, balances the two culinary cultures just as well.
The food here is distinctively Italian, but includes enough fusion accents to showcase Japanese flavours as well. Some highlights include their beef tongue with wasabi condiment and oven-baked Hokkaido scallops served in its own ceramic pot. The restaurant makes the most of its narrow Boat Quay shophouse space by arranging its tables in one long line, leading into its bar and private dining room. There is also a lovely alfresco area for riverside dining. At Enoteca L’Operetta, they pride themselves for serving traditional flavours from selected regions and provinces in Italy with a focus on singature pasta and pizzas.