Halal Italian with a Singapore Twist: Positano Risto Review

May 21, 2024

Hey there, foodies! Calling all my halal fam and those who just love delicious Italian nosh, because today we're venturing into the heart of Arab Street to a place called Positano Risto. Now, this isn't your typical vino-and-pasta kind of Italian joint. Here, the focus is on creating amazing Italian flavors that are 100% halal-certified, perfect for those who want to keep their meal choices conscious.

Intrigued? Buckle up, because I'm about to take you on a flavor journey to Positano Risto!

First Impressions: Ambiance with a Touch of Italy

Walking into Positano Risto feels like stepping into a cozy trattoria on a charming Italian side street. Think warm lighting,exposed brick walls adorned with pictures of the Amalfi Coast (the inspiration behind the restaurant's name), and comfy seating that's perfect for catching up with friends or a romantic date night. Oh, and did I mention the smell of fresh herbs and garlic wafting through the air? Major hunger pangs alert!

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Menu Madness: Halal Italian Done Right

The menu at Positano Risto is where things get interesting. You'll find all your Italian favorites, from pizzas with pillowy crusts to pastas that would make Nonna proud. But here's the twist: everything is prepared with halal ingredients and methods. So, you can indulge in a plate of their signature Truffle Mushroom Carbonara or a seafood pizza overflowing with prawns and mussels, all without compromising your dietary preferences.

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They've also got a great selection of vegetarian and vegan options, like their Roasted Eggplant Lasagna or the creamy Vegan Alfredo with penne pasta. Plus, if you're looking for something a little lighter, their salad section is bursting with fresh ingredients and creative dressings.

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What I Tried (and Devoured!):

Being a pasta fiend, I just had to try their SQUID INK SEAFOOD SPAGHETTI. Let me tell you, this dish was a party in my mouth! The homemade squid ink sauce was rich and flavorful, with a hint of spice that was perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the seafood. The prawns, scallops, mussels, and squid were all cooked to perfection, adding a delightful textural contrast to the silky smooth pasta.

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Since I couldn't resist sharing, I also ordered the BRIOCHE MEATBALLS. These weren't your average meatballs – they were bursting with juicy flavor and served on a bed of creamy tomato sauce with a touch of sweetness. The accompanying toasted brioche was the perfect vessel for soaking up all that deliciousness.

Sweet Endings: Not Just for Cannoli Fans

While Positano Risto doesn't have your typical tiramisu on the menu (due to the alcohol), they do offer some delightful sweet treats to end your meal on a high note. I tried their DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE, and it was pure decadence!Rich, smooth, and intensely chocolatey, it was the perfect way to satisfy my sweet tooth.

The Verdict: Positano Risto – A Must-Try for Halal Italian Foodies!

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Overall, Positano Risto is a fantastic addition to Singapore's halal dining scene. They offer delicious and authentic Italian flavors without compromising on taste or quality. The ambiance is inviting, the service is friendly, and the prices are reasonable. Whether you're a die-hard halal foodie or simply looking for a new and exciting Italian dining experience,Positano Risto is definitely worth checking out!

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Pro Tip: They do get quite busy, especially on weekends, so making a reservation is recommended. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Positano Risto
66 Bussorah St, Singapore 199479
Opening Hour:
Tuesday, 12–10 pm
Wednesday, 12–10 pm
Thursday, 12–10 pm
Friday, 12–10 pm
Saturday, 12–10 pm
Sunday, 12–10 pm
Monday, 12–10 pm


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