LINO

2593 Wishlisted
~$50/pax
What We Love
  • Beyond: 1-for-1 Pizza/Pasta (save ~$25)
  • Contemporary Italian diner with sheltered terrace seating
  • Satur-date Italian brunch spot
  • Beef & Pork Meatball Tagliatelle, Lamb Shank, Spinach Ricotta Ravioli

7 Binjai Park
Singapore 589821

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Saturday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Sunday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Monday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Tuesday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Wednesday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Thursday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Friday:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

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Reviews

From the Burpple community

Creamy, tasty and sweet! This completes the meal with a pasta dish.

Oven broke down so no pizza, what a waste ... pasta was alright, not worth without 1 for 1 imo. Braised cow cheek & duck leg confit was really good! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Super worth with Burpple beyond. Pasta portions were on the smaller side but the taste makes up for it. Pizzas were amazing esp Burrata and the portion size made up for the smaller pastas too.

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And now, it’s time for the grand finale to the sublime symphony of flavours that is @linorestaurant $28++ three-course set lunch. I know, an earl grey tea cake is as out of place in an Italian ristorante as I would be in a room of teetotallers.⠀

That doesn’t change the fact that it’s a rather comely cake, with the pleasant pungency of the floral, fragrant earl grey tea fully flavouring & adding a vivacious vibrancy to the muted sweetness of the cake. However, the cake is a bit uneven. It was pleasingly moist for the most part, but there were some internal bits that were quite dry and kind of grainy. ⠀

Fortunately, it wasn’t an often enough occurrence to dampen my enjoyment of the cake. Besides, there’s a bountiful dollop of light whipped cream on the side. And yes, it takes this already captivating cake a whole level up with the light as air creaminess.⠀

A fitting finale to a most mellow meal in my books. Plus, housepour wines are $10++ all day every day. Bargains this good got me asking if this is the real life, or if it’s just fantasy. And if this only exists in my dreams, don’t wake me up.

@linorestaurant Lamb Ragu Garganelli (additional $3 to the $28++ 3 course set lunch) is a remarkably rich dish that’s a little more complex than its homely presentation would suggest. Besides the hearty tomato ragu that has chunks of fork tender lamb as its meat base, there’s an overwhelming abundance of garganelli pasta and some eggplant caviar somewhere in that pasta.⠀

The sauce base was a little more on the sour side, which may have been an attempt to mask the natural gaminess of the lamb. It worked, but Lino may have overdone it al little with the sourness. There’s still a bit of that powerful flavour lingering around to remind you that you’re still eating lamb, but the muskiness is muted. Still, if you’re really finicky about that, you might wanna give this a miss. One improvement that could be made is to portion more lamb into the pasta, so you don’t end up in a situation where you plough through nothing but pasta. It’s not a bad thing when the garganelli is cooked to perfection, but it can get pretty monotonous real quick.

I’m not sure what the eggplant caviar does for this dish, but it was lost on me. Still, there’s zero doubt that this plate of al dente (hopefully housemade) garganelli pasta was absolutely ambrosial with the redolent ragu. Its tubular, rigatoni like structure traps more sauce than any other pasta would, and that’s just plain genius. The lavish shaving of parmesan cheese on top adds a mildly milky & sexily stretchy segment to the rich pasta. Seriously, who doesn’t love cheese?⠀

Trust me fam, this plate of pasta doesn’t look or sound particularly appealing, but you gotta try this at least twice. Better yet, wash it down with a $10++ glass of housepour red wine. Yep, it’s $10++ at happy hour, which just so happens to be all day every day. Noice.

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If the week could start as pleasantly as every lunch does at @linorestaurant when you order the porchetta, ain’t nobody would be bitching about #mondayblues. Lino is the classier, more refined older brother of the casual & fun @linoppbar, but both have stunning steals for set lunches. I’ve covered @linoppbar ridiculously value for money $20 set lunch before, and @linorestaurant 3 course set lunch is only eight bucks more expensive.⠀

Yes, I know, this does NOT look like porchetta at all. That’s what I thought too when the waiter first placed it at my table. It looks a lot more like shaved ham, doesn’t it? Where are the crispy cracklings that everyone desires & expects from porchetta? Look, it might not be porchetta per se, but it is most definitely delicious. The shaved pork is smoky & scintillatingly salty, and is everything you’d ever want in a palatable pork dish. The surprise stunner here is actually the julienned apple that’s amply dressed in a very addictive apple & celeriac remoulade.⠀

The apple is sweet & crunchy, while the remoulade is creamy, slightly sour & a little peppery from the celeriac, which revolutionised the admittedly one dimensional salty porchetta. The competently compiled flavours & textures united to form an exquisitely executed appetiser. This is guaranteed to get your salivary glands going hard and you all fired up for the rest of your stellar set lunch.

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