After two years, Jamie’s Italian opened its second in Singapore at Forum Shopping Orchard, possibly a suitable location considering the sizable expat community in the area.
The difference between the Orchard and the original outlet? Forum’s restaurant helmed by Head Chef Kwek Xiu Rong has a smaller menu featuring favourites, alongside hand-made baked to order pizzas.
However, Jamie’s Italian at Vivocity might have a roaring start, but its inconsistent food quality didn’t get it overly positive reviews. During the restaurant’s earlier days in Singapore, I also thought that the food was underwhelming for its brand name.
I ordered the signature Prawn Linguine ($18/$26) again, with freshly-made pastas cooked with fried garlicky prawns, shaved funnel, tomatoes, chili and rocket.
The dish tasted better this time – the pasta had suitably chewy texture, though I wished the sauce was more bold and robust.
The Epic Brownie ($12.50) with amaretto ice cream and caramelized popcorn had a likeable moist and smooth texture. If the fudgy brownie wasn’t so sweet, I would have easily ranked it as one of the best available in Singapore.
Service was professional and prompt. I liked the ambience of this branch, an open-kitchen concept with woody-meets-brass décor and high ceilings. Will be back to try its artisan pizzas.
Jamie’s Italian Orchard
583 Orchard Road #01-01/04 Forum Shopping Mall Singapore 238884
Tel: +65 66557676
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Sun-Thurs), 10am – 11pm (Fri-Sat)