A more chill Il Cielo returns to Voco Orchard with more Italian delights

The Al Nero (S$32), a black ink risotto with grilled octopus, crispy pumpkin croquette and spicy harissa paste. Photo: Carolyn Teo/Coconuts
The Al Nero (S$32), a black ink risotto with grilled octopus, crispy pumpkin croquette and spicy harissa paste. Photo: Carolyn Teo/Coconuts

Previously known as an Italian fine-dining spot, Il Cielo has revamped its menu for a more laid-back experience. 

Located on the rooftop of the newly opened Voco Orchard hotel that was previously a Hilton, Il Cielo has regeared for casual diners. 

The restaurant opens up to a cozy 28-seat space indoors and extends out next to the pool area at night. It boasts a selection of contemporary and organic wines as well as fancy glassware shelved at the back of the space.

The restaurant’s interior. Photo: Il Cielo

Menu highlights include appetizers such as the Fritto Misto (S$18), a deep fried crispy calamari, prawn, soft shell crab and whitebait with a vegetable and lemon aioli dip. There’s also the Carpaccio (S$28) made of Angus beef tenderloin, mascarpone, Shimeji mushroom and a 24 month-aged Parmigiano Reggiano.

The main Cacio & Pepe (S$28) is their take on the classic Cacio e Pepe made with angel hair pasta topped with creamy Pecorino cheese and oyster mushrooms. The Granchio & Asparagi (S$32) comes with squid ink angel hair, crab meat ragout, green asparagus and cherry tomato. 

Pasta aside, the restaurant’s pizzas bring together classic Italian meats and cheeses to form the Prosciutto Parma (S$30) made with Fior di latte mozzarella, 20 month-aged Parma ham, arugula and parmesan cheese. Or dig into the 6 Cheeses (S$28) which is made of mozzarella, scamorza, taleggio, parmesan, gorgonzola, black pepper on a ricotta cheese base. 

Their dessert Panna Cotta alle Nocciole (S$16) takes the cake. The hazelnut praline panna cotta is paired with crunchy hazelnut drizzled with caramel fudge and citrus marmalade on the side.

As for drinks, their Homemade Limoncello (S$15) is sure to hit the back of your throat and pairs well with the heavy flavors. For wines, they cater a selection from Ferro 13 that comes with a QR code on the bottles with meal pairing as well as music and book suggestions. 

While Il Cielo shelters the lunch crowd from the afternoon sun, sitting outdoors might be ideal for romantic dates and diners looking to kick back to the city landscape with a glass of wine. 

The restaurant’s menu spread. Photo: Il Cielo

The Granchio & Asparagi (S$32). Photo: Carolyn Teo/Coconuts

The Pollo al Tartufo (S$36), made with roasted yellow chicken, truffle and mushroom filling and truffled potato mash. Photo: Carolyn Teo/Coconuts

The view from the inside of the restaurant. Photo: Carolyn Teo/Coconuts

Il Cielo 
581 Orchard Road, Voco, Level 24 Orchard, Singapore 238883
Open for lunch from 12pm to 3pm, until 3:30pm on Sundays; dinner from 5pm to 10pm; closed on Sundays for dinner

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