Fiamma Opens At Capella Singapore With Italian Classics Like Wood-Fired Pizza & Carpaccio In A Beautiful Home Setting

Fiamma Opens At Capella Singapore With Italian Classics Like Wood-Fired Pizza & Carpaccio In A Beautiful Home Setting

Lifestyle Food
By Samantha Ann Francis on 29 Jul 2022
Senior Editor

I wandered down a spiral staircase to arrive at the nondescript entrance of Fiamma but it felt like I’d come home to a cosy trattoria in an Italian town. With a floor-to-ceiling wine cellar on my right and an inviting parlour called the Den on my left, the space left me relaxed from the get-go.

The Living RoomPhoto from Fiamma

The newest dining establishment at Capella Singapore, Fiamma chose to eschew stuffy fine dining to instead embrace the warmth and generosity of Italian family dining.

The Kitchen ChamberPhoto from Fiamma

An ode to Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco’s Italian roots, the restaurant takes inspiration from his la nonna (grandmother)’s cooking and the memories of his childhood. This is beautifully expressed in a menu filled with charming anecdotes like how he would pluck juicy sunkissed tomatoes straight from his home’s vegetable garden, along with little handwritten recipe cards stuffed haphazardly between the pages.

The Pizza ChamberPhoto from Fiamma

With a name that translates to “flame” in Italian, Fiamma threads the line between the nostalgic and the familiar, through dishes that are set ablaze with rich flavours. Likewise, the setting leaves me feeling right at home, with thoughtfully-designed areas like the Terrace, Living Room, the Kitchen Chamber, and the Oven Salon. 

Mismatched furniture comes together in harmony, tied in by rustic decor and a neutral colour palette, while lush plants bring the inviting outdoors into the indoors.

Tomato and peach carpaccioPhoto from Fiamma

Meant for communal dining, the dishes are generously portioned and well-plated to earn gasps of delight from each guest. When in doubt, start with Culatello Di Zibello ($35) and Pizza Tartufo ($36)

The former is a charcuterie board featuring jagged chunks of Parmigiano-Reggiano and paper-thin cured pork drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar to complement charred slices of focaccia; while the latter is a wood oven-smoked pizza topped with Tuscan salami, Scamorza cheese cream, and freshly shaved black truffle for a deeply savoury fragrance.

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Communal diningPhoto from Fiamma

Next, a trio of antipasti sets the tone for our Italian meal. Two types of carpaccio were served—the Tomato and Peach ($26), as well as the Seabream ($34). I liked the first for its refreshing flavours, countered nicely by the ginger vinaigrette. Meanwhile, the Mediterranean Red Prawn Crudo ($48) teased the appetite with its naturally sweet notes.

Tagliatelle All'astice Photo from Fiamma

Presented in individual portions for easy enjoyment, the Tagliatelle All'astice ($56) featured succulent blue lobster, confit tomatoes, and tarragon for a satisfying first main. The pasta had a firm bite to it, which complemented the fleshy lobster well.

Next, we dived in for the hearty second courses—the Fresh Fish of the Day ($68) and the Dry-aged Beef Chop ($160). The latter stood out for its nutty flavours and tenderness.

Dry-aged beef chopPhoto from Fiamma

Here, the desserts are a must-have. Simple yet impressive, the vanilla-infused Pannacotta ($18) paired with tart mango, pineapple, and passion fruit was my favourite. A close second? The classic amaretto-tinged Tiramisu ($20) which melted in my mouth.

TiramisuPhoto from Fiamma

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