A brotherhood of Italian Culinary Flair
The Cerea brothers have an enviable reputation for their creative and deliciously authentic cuisine presenting guests with an array of dishes steeped in the finest traditions of Italy.
It's been over 12 months since the brothers Enrico and Roberto Cerea opened the doors at their acclaimed Fratelli Trattoria and Pizzeria located within Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in Singapore and, after a very exciting year indeed, the talented Michelin-starred duo have just launched an exciting upgrade to their already excellent menus.
Founded on almost four decades of Michelinstarred heritage since the 1970s, Fratelli embodies the dedication of two generations
of chefs in creating the most authentic and sophisticated Italian flavours. The celebrity chefs behind the restaurant are Enrico and Roberto Cerea, whose family runs the iconic Three Michelin-starred Da Vittorio in Lombardy, Italy. Fratelli is helmed by resident Chef Davide Bizzarri from Pisa who executes Da Vittorio's celebrated Italian gastronomy with some style.
Situated on Festive Walk, as the name suggest Fratelli - which is Italian for brothers - is two restaurants in one. The Pizzeria is an all-day-diner serving up gourmet pizzas, pastas, antipasti and selection of sublime desserts, whilst the Trattoria is an elegant dinner-only restaurant that showcases the very best of Da Vittorio. The distinct interior designs makes a clear statement about the food being served. Trattoria is elegant with classically dressed tables, moody lighting and soft decorative tones. The understated formal sophistication is reflected wholly in the classic and creative Italian fine-dining menu. No less attractive, but less formal, the Pizzeria features an open kitchen, undressed
tables, rustic red brick walls and a stone floor. With a relaxed ambience, it's the perfect place for a family to tuck in to the fabulous and extensive range of gourmet pizzas, pasta dishes and other classic Italian dishes.
Backed by a stellar beverage list featuring a superb selection of wines, the new à la carte and set menus offers a range of new and signature creations from Da Vittorio. Expect the finest and freshest ingredients imported from Italy as well as other parts of Europe – including burrata cheese from Puglia, Ciliegino tomatoes from Sicily, bottarga from Sardinia, fresh seasonal truffles from Umbria and Abruzzo, 20 months cured prosciutto di Parma from Pio Tosini, a family-run artisanal producer of Parma ham since 1905 and considered the best in Italy, as well as top quality seafood like Mazara del Vallo red prawns, white clams and mussels from Sicily.
From the new Pizzeria menu the decadent Pizza Oro Nero is striking in both appearance and taste. With a rich squid ink tomato sauce as its base, the pizza is topped off with scamorza cheese, cured cod, white clams, Sicilian mussels, trout roe and even has a dusting of gold powder added before being cooked to perfection in the wood-fired oven.
At the Trattoria, Fratelli's fresh handmade pasta pays homage to Italian culinary traditions and no dish more so than the square spaghetti pasta Chitarra. Served with braised beef short ribs ragout and black truffle shavings, the spaghetti is first infused with the flavours of braised beef and black truffles giving it unbelievable richness and complexity. Paired up with a Chianti Classico it's hard to imagine a more Italian fine-dining experience. For seafood lovers the Aragosta, crema di Avocado al Wasabi & mousse di Peperoni at Trattoria is simply a must, whilst for those with a sweet tooth be sure to leave room for Rossella's Strawberry Planet. Created by Chef Roberto's sister Rossella, it arrives covered in a meringue sphere which is smashed with some ceremony at your table, revealing the deliciously fragrant and textured strawberry dessert below.
There are numerous Italian restaurants in Singapore and a few are just as alluring as Fratelli. But this gorgeous eatery has something extra, an almost intangible star-quality that makes it distinctive and appealing, an attribute not lost on those who truly value the best and most authentic Italian flavours and style.
Rosella's Strawberry Planet
Roberto and Enrico Cerea Pizza Oro Nero