LAVO Singapore is an Italian Restaurant and Rooftop Bar that was officially opened to the public on the 8th January and we were lucky enough to be part of the 1st dinner sitting at the restaurant. Located on the 57th floor of Tower 1 of Sands SkyPark at the Marina Bay Sands, this Italian American Bistro offers a ‘vibe dining’ experience with breathtaking views of Singapore.
We were impressed by the restaurant design, its contemporary with an eclectic feel to it. As you enter the restaurant there’s elegant lounge pockets setup, the main dining area has wooden tables and round leather seating booths. We liked the use of old subway tiles for the wall finishes and the exposed wooden bricks look.
The outdoor terrace has lounge pocket seats, an outdoor bar and a gelato cart.
The food was cooked to perfection, the garlic bread served to the table was made to perfection – slightly hard on the outside but warm and soft on the inside. For a vegetarian dining experience, the menu has some option.
For the starter I had the eggplant parmigiano, which was delicious and well cooked. The meat eaters at the table had the famous LAVO one-pound meatball. Thank goodness our waiter recommended it to share, it’s a lot of meatball.
For the main, we had the Rigatoni Melanzana to share – the pasta was al dente and exquisite. The meat eaters had Roasted Black Cod, Chicken Parmigiano, Spaghetti and Meatballs. The food went down well.
I was the only person keen to try the dessert, I ordered the 20 Layer Chocolate Cake (which is literally 20 layers). I love chocolate cake but this was a bit of an overkill. We ended up sharing the cake. The cake was moist, I’m not a big peanut butter eater but the Peanut Butter Mascarpone was light and worked well with the cake.
From a food presentation, it was well presented however we did feel that some of the portion sizes were a bit much. I could have eaten the eggplant parmigiano starter as a main. As for the 20 layer cake, a table of 8 people can easily share that cake.
By night the restaurants transforms to a nightclub, I like the design of the DJ booth and the positioning is perfect. When next in Singapore, it will be a must do activity at night.
Our overall dining experience was lovely, we were looked after by an overzealous team – from the waiter to the bar staff to the floor managers. The service was great and we enjoyed our dinner.
Another splendid experience!