2it&drink is the latest offering from the partners behind OTTO Ristorante and Otto Locanda. 2it&drink offers a family-friendly environment and dishes that appeal to anyone craving some delicious Italian fare. Its unique name is a play on the word “eat” and the abbreviation of “Italy” (it) – hence, 2it&drink.
Fresh batches of pasta are made daily from the The Pasta Lab, which they use in their dishes, as well as stock in their delicatessen. Also, each batch of pizza dough is allowed to leaven for about 36 hours, which considerably improves the dough’s flavor and texture, resulting in lighter and fluffier pizzas.
Also at 2it&drink is The Daily Shop, where patrons can purchase a variety of artisanal products, such as imported Italian wines, sauces, condiments, and fresh pasta. The Daily Shop gives customers access to the best of Italian products where they can then easily replicate the delicious dishes in the comfort of their own homes.
At the The Pizza Bar, patrons can sit around and delight in watching the resident pizzaioli prepare their orders in true Italian fashion. It houses the restaurant’s gas oven, where the pizzas are cooked and smoked using olive wood which provides just the right amount of smoke, a little sweetness and enough heat that bake the pizzas to perfection. The Golosa pizza is a definite must when visiting 2it&drink. Prepared with buffalo mozzarella, sicilian pachino tomatoes, mortadella (sausages), pesto genovese and crushed pistachios, its unique flavour combination makes for a mouthwatering treat for the senses. Another great pizza is the Don Camillo, a surprisingly light creation topped with smoked salmon, buffalo mozzarella, parsley and rocket salad, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Signature antipasti served at 2it&drink include the Italian staple, Calamari Fritti. Served with a refreshing Aioli dip, the Calamari is delightfully crispy on the outside, while maintaining the perfect tenderness inside. For a non-meat alternative, the Caprese is the way to go. Made with fresh tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil, and seasoned with salt and extra virgin olive oil, it resembles the colors of the Italian flag: green, white, and red, a great way to start any Italian gastronomic adventure.
Other menu recommendations also include the Agnolotti Di Brasato Al Funghi, a delectable offering that is a must-try at 2it&drink. Silky smooth pasta stuffed with delicious braised beef and served in a luscious mushroom cream sauce, it is a favourite with regulars. The Spaghetti Alla Carbonara, staying true to Italian tradition, is prepared with egg yokes, bacon, Parmesan cheese and a secret touch that only the chefs and owners know about. It is a simple hearty dish and will leave you feeling warm and satisfied, like how any good comfort food should. Another great pasta is the Fettuccine Ai Frutti Di Mare, fettuccine served in a rich seafood sauce with a generous helping of mixed seafood; sheer indulgence for the seafood lovers in any group. The chefs at 2it&drink take great care when preparing the pasta to ensure the perfect al dente consistency is achieved every time before serving it to customers.
For a main course, a must try is the Milanese Di Vitello, another great traditional Italian dish. The veal, flown-in direct from Holland, is of the highest quality. Lightly battered in flour, breadcrumbs and various spices, every bite is melt-in- mouth tender. A dish not to be missed!
End the meal on a sweet note with the Tiramisu Nocciola. Unlike its more traditional counterpart, the Tiramisu Nocciola is hazelnut-infused, which perfectly complements the prevailing coffee and rum flavours. This creamy delight will satisfy any sweet tooth. For the non-alcohol drinkers, a great alternative is the Tiramisu Banana Cioccolato, prepared without rum, it incorporates healthy slices of banana instead; also a great dessert for the kids.
2it&drink also serves Italian coffee Segafredo, Italian beers 32 Via dei Birrai and Peroni Nastro Azzurro, as well as signature cocktails such as Negroni, alongside a carefully curated wine list featuring highlights like Red Amarone Valpolicella Luigi Brunelli and White Pinot Grigio; quality Italian wines that are value for money, starting from $48.
Situated at Valley Point along River Valley Road, 2it&drink offers a family- friendly dining experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Reservations:+65 6737 3001
Editorial by Wilsurn “Pappardelle” Lim