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Nuvo Restaurant – Contemporary Italian with a Touch of Japan [Closed & Relocated to Customs House]

NUVO Restaurant and Lounge – Contemporary Italian cuisine infused with Japanese elements and cooking techniques. 

You can expect quality dining experience at NUVO, a gourmet restaurant at Marina Square’s The Dining Edition. This is possibly one of the best hidden dining spots in Marina Square. Read on to find out more.

Helmed by Executive Chef Mark Richards (formerly from Keystone Restaurant), NUVO presents classic Italian creations with an exquisite Japanese twist. 


With over 16 years of experience, Chef Mark Richards carefully curated a tantalising menu of innovative dishes that showcase the best of Italian and Japanese ingredients in a reunion.

The entire restaurant has an unique circular shape, with the elements of wood giving it a touch of nature, boasting a simple yet elegant atmosphere. 

Upon entering you will see Roman-inspired interior design, as seen in the Roman influences painted on the walls.

The 4,000 square feet restaurant holds a dining room, lounge and outdoor terrace.
The outdoor terrace makes alfresco dining a breeze.

At NUVO, the terrace and the lounge are the best options for catching the Singapore F1 Grand Prix as you can get one of the better views of the track.

The open kitchen of NUVO, where you can catch the drama and excitement of the chef cooking. 

NUVO can sit up to 100 people (Dining room 70 pax / Lounge 30 pax)


Communal dining plays a big part and NUVO is a perfect place to gather both friends and family for leisurely dining. 

Behind the door that separates the dining room from the Lounge is certainly a hidden gem. 

NUVO houses its own lounge with an extensive selection of rums, whiskeys and gins. 

Shaking things up in the Lounge, is Head Bartender Bani whom recently started a new cocktail programme serving artisanal cocktails to the restaurant. 

Bani has concocted 4 unique and exclusive cocktails in the NUVO Lounge. Here’s one of the signature cocktails he is preparing for the guests. 

NUVO‘s cocktails are pocket friendly (priced between $18 to $25)
NUVO signature cocktail – Cityhall Highball
Another signature cocktail – Karagin
Homemade breadsticks and butter served before the meal
Warm Japanese Mushroom Salad (Starter – $18)
Crispy Calamari (Starter – $18)
Angus Osso Buco Stew (Starter – $28)
Kurobuta Pork Belly (Mains – $32) and Angel Hair Wakame (Pasta – $18)
Baked Olive Black Cod (Mains – $35)
Japones Australian Lamb Shank (Mains – $38)
Smoked Uni Carbonara (Pasta – $38)
Wild Honey Panna Cotta (Sweets – $16)
Fuji Apple and Parmigiano-Reggiano Torte with Fig and Honey Ice Cream (Sweets – $14)

DISHES I LOVED
Smoked Uni Carbonara, made from Mugi Cha smoked Uni and cooked with Applewood smoked bacon and crayfish in a lush velvety cream sauce. Served with an onsen egg nestled in the centre and dusted with truffle soil.

Angus Osso Buco Stew, a full flavoured stew made from roasted bone marrow. The dish consists of Hijiki and Porcini mushrooms that oven-roasted with thyme and rosemary, then combined with a reduction of veal jus, parmigiano-reggiano and toasted breadcrumbs. Served with baked Tsukiji oyster fritters, mushrooms and pickled crumble.

Japones Australian Lamb Shank, a hearty main prepared sous vide, with limoncello, yuzu salt and vine-ripened tomatoes. Topped with crispy kale, on a bed of organic pasta from Sicily known as fregola sarda.

Fuji Apple and Parmigiano-Reggiano Torta, fresh Fuji apples torta using a secret family recipe with an Italian twist. Baked with Parmesan, and served with honey and wild wig ice cream. 

WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T MISS – Pre Dinner Cocktails / Set Lunch and Dinner

Applicable on weekdays from 11:30m to 3:00pm, diners can enjoy a complete meal of a starter, main and dessert for only $15++. The set lunch menu changes every month. 
Dinner offering will be a 4-course menu from $35++, where you can choose a soup, entree, main and finish your meal with a dessert.

NEW HOT DEAL – Bottomless Prosecco Brunch Buffet
Available only on Saturdays and Sundays (11:30am t0 2:30pm), you can look out for the Bottomless Prosecco Brunch at $40++ include 
Free Flow Drinks: Choice of Prosecco, Mimosa or Bellini.

VERDICT
Modern Italian cuisine at affordable prices, catered to the Asian tastebud and budget. Playful and exquisite creations that won them the Most Innovative Menu (Western) 2014 award from Wine and Dine, and I couldn’t agree more! It was indeed an indulging and tantalising experience for me.
NUVO Singapore Restaurant + Lounge
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, #02-100, Singapore 039594
Reservations Tel: 6822 2098

Business Hours
Daily 11:30am to 3:00pm, 5:00pm to 11:00pm (Restaurant)
5:00pm to 12:00 midnight (Lounge)

Like NUVO on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nuvosingapore

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