Bask in the Flavours of an Italian Summer at Griglia | A Charcoal Grill Haven in Singapore

Bask in the Flavours of an Italian Summer at Griglia | A Charcoal Grill Haven in Singapore

June 1, 2024

Venture into the heart of Craig Road, and you’ll find yourself transported to the sun-kissed landscapes of Italy, where the aroma of grilled delicacies mingles with the conviviality of a summertime barbecue. Welcome to Griglia Open Fire Italian Kitchen, a culinary sanctuary that celebrates the essence of Italian summers through its unique charcoal grilling techniques and meticulously curated menu.








Since its inception in 2021, Griglia has redefined the Italian dining experience in Singapore. Inspired by the grigliata tradition—a quintessential Italian summertime ritual of cooking over an open flame—this gastronomic haven offers more than just a meal; it invites guests on a journey through the diverse flavors and regions of Italy. Upon stepping into Griglia, guests are enveloped in an ambiance that seamlessly combines homeliness with elegance. Plush leather seats, tastefully patterned tiles, and soft lighting set the stage for an intimate dining experience. The centerpiece of the restaurant—a custom-made charcoal grill—takes pride of place in the open kitchen, infusing the air with a heady, smoky aroma that evokes memories of leisurely summer evenings.


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The menu at Griglia is a testament to Executive Chef Andrea De Paola’s deep-rooted connection to his Napoli heritage. With a refreshed lineup of dishes that pay homage to the diverse culinary landscape of Italy, Chef Andrea invites diners to embark on a culinary odyssey unlike any other. The journey begins with a tantalizing array of finger-food snacks known as Cicchetti—a Venetian variation of tapas designed to tantalize the taste buds and kick-start the evening’s festivities. From Marinated Olives steeped in Martini vermouth to Smoked Eel on buttery brioche, each bite offers a symphony of flavors that showcases the essence of Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist. As the evening unfolds, guests are treated to an eclectic selection of grilled delights sourced from both land and sea. Highlights include the succulent Charcoal Grilled Fusilli with octopus, infused with the fiery flavors of Nduja dressing, and the Homemade Pappardelle pasta, enveloped in a fragrant Chianti-infused red sauce—a nod to the flavors of Tuscany.






For meat enthusiasts, Griglia’s Open Fire Grill section offers a feast fit for connoisseurs. From Wagyu Beef Tomahawk to Suckling Pig Porchetta, each dish is expertly seared to perfection on the charcoal grill, infusing it with a depth of flavor that is simply irresistible. No culinary journey is complete without the perfect beverage pairing, and Griglia offers an extensive selection of fine wines and cocktails to complement every dish. From house-infused Negronis to a curated selection of Italian wines, guests are invited to elevate their dining experience with the art of drink pairing guided by Griglia’s expert Sommelier. As the evening draws to a close, guests are invited to indulge in a decadent selection of desserts that pay homage to Italy’s rich culinary heritage. From the Cappuccinomisu—a marriage of traditional tiramisu and Italian cappuccino—to the refreshing Capri in a cake, each dessert offers a delightful conclusion to the culinary journey.




In Chef Andrea’s own words, Griglia is more than just a restaurant; it’s a celebration of Italian hospitality, where guests are invited to share in the warmth and conviviality of an Italian summer barbecue. Whether gathering with friends and family or celebrating special occasions, Griglia promises an unforgettable dining experience that transports diners to the sun-drenched shores of Italy, one grilled delicacy at a time.