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Lavo Restaurant

Lavo Restaurant Atop

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Come To Lavo for The Best of Modern Italian-American Dining In Singapore; The World’s Brightest City

One might say, Marina Bay Sands is Many Brilliant Restaurants with an attached hotel.…

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Phone:  +65 6688 8591



NOTE AGAIN: I’m not stating prices. The world’s economy is in flux and there’s no telling what prices will do. Please see to get the update on prices, reservations, hours open, and other details.  (This is a sample advertorial. What can I do for YOUR business?)

Experience dining 57-stories above the ground amidst Singapore’s stunning city skyline. A wonderful restaurant by day. A vibrant night club after sunset! Phone in for reservations and to check the entertainment schedule.

If you love a party atmosphere the Saturday evening hours are when their hearty Italian-American cuisine is accompanied by electrifying music.

Indulge in all-time favorites like the classic Chicken Parmigiano and the famous LAVO Meatball – made of fresh Imperial Wagyu Beef and Italian sausage, spiced to perfection and topped with whipped ricotta cheese. Satiate your palate with the signature 20-Layer Chocolate Cake, layered with peanut butter mascarpone for a rich and luscious treat.

The 180-degree view of the city is not the only highlight of LAVO Singapore. Lavo also flaunts a luxurious lounge (indoor & outdoor) with a fully-equipped DJ booth situated in the heart of the restaurant.

Every Saturday evening, the Italian-American restaurant transforms into a “ night club” as the DJ ushers in the night with music to a beat that will have you dancing all night long. Party to Hip Hop beats and Top 40s. Lavo is the perfect pre-party spot before arriving at your next party destination.

If parties are not for you, the rest of the week provides pleasant, quiet restaurant dining hours; a perfect place to dine, relax, and chat with friends. You might end the week with the perfect Sunday Champagne Brunch, every Sunday from 12 – 3 pm! Call for times when you can enjoy a quiet Italian dinner with friends and some of the most wonderful food and service in the city.

All of this and more is managed by Chef Ralph Scamardella

After nearly three decades in the kitchens of the most esteemed restaurants in the world, Ralph Scamardella serves as Partner and Chef. Being an executive chef is a very big job and Chef Scamardella is very good at what he does, keeping an eye on everything and maintaining the top performance of a wonderful restaurant for dining, imbibing, and dancing.

Here are just one of several menus. 

Menus change from time to time. Check the official website listed at the bottom of this article.

Please your palate with an array of new brunch delights daily! The new menu offers crowd favorites and new dishes like fluffy Ricotta Pancakes topped with homemade blueberry jam, and the LAVO Toast-Lah, a fun twist on the traditional Singapore kaya toast served with a strawberry, kiwi, and yuzu infused mascarpone.

Succulent Jumbo Shrimp,  flavorsome Oysters, 4 delicious Littleneck Clams, magnificent King Crab, Half Lobster, Crabmeat Salad, Tuna Ceviche;

(This article is not officially endorsed by Lavo Management. Offerings change now and then. Check the menu. )

The list of delicious flavors from the Chef’s kitchen

seems to be endless!

….And Singapore is famous for seafood. This is a restaurant experience you must do — at least twice!

Discover more about the Marina Bay Sands Hotel HERE

Outside of the restaurant. See the city and harbor from the observation deck.


Dining 99% of the time is indoors. Some like to carry out and stand on the observation deck with a drink.

Fabulous Steaks, The famous Meatball, Pasta, Pizza, Drinks, Desserts; and… An endless variety of Sea Food done in proper Italian style.


Jumbo Shrimp, 8 Oysters, 8 Littleneck Clams King Crab, Whole Lobster,

Crabmeat Salad, Tuna Ceviche, Scallop Salad

The list of fabulous flavors from the Chef’s kitchen changes occasionally. There’s never a time when you’ll lack for something only expected from the finest of chefs!



House Lettuce Mix, Shaved Apples, Red Wine Vinaigrette


Romaine Lettuce, Parmigiano Cheese, Garlic Croutons


Goat Cheese, Citrus, Toasted Almond, Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette


Heirloom Tomatoes, Onions, Pesto


Cippolini Onion, Poached Egg, Calabrian Chili


Celery, Endive, Fennel, Oregano, Red Wine Vinaigrette


Cured Meats, Italian Cheeses

LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, is atop the landmark Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, above Tower One.

Inspired by the original LAVO locations, the Singapore location features an Italian American bistro that offers an exciting dining’ experience. Guests can enjoy classic Italian American food and hand-crafted cocktails in a uniquely designed indoor and outdoor space that offers stunning views , fabulous food, and a great place to have a drink with friends.


“Absolutely Amazing”

Highly recommended. My husband and I along with our kids had dinner here. We are staying in the hotel and it was nice weather so we decided to have dinner in the famous rooftop restaurant of Marina bay sands. The staff is so welcoming and very professional. We requested a window table then we got a great sea view. We got carried away when ordering our food as the menu offered amazing dishes. The meatball was very delicious as was the charred octopus. My husband really enjoyed his lamb chops it was cooked to perfection.

Special thanks to our friendly server Maria for taking care of us. Very good recommendations for the food; we finish everything it was excellent! She’s always keeping an eye on our table making sure that we have anything else that we need. And of course the view is one of a kind. Thank you for the wonderful experience Lavo E. Wilson, Singapore 2021



Lavo is the place to head to for a memorable evening. The views are to die for, as is the food. Of special note is the monster meatball and the decadent desserts. Prices are high, but good value for the money. A great vibe, fabulous views, delicious food and warm service – Lavo has it all.  R.J. Date of visit: March 2018

Enjoy the finest of Italian Food and catch a view you’ll remember forever!

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The view from the observation deck is 57 stories above the inviting warm society below. This defies comparison to anything else in the world!

“Breathtaking views with a side of magnificent food!”

This really is the  height of civility in the most civilized city in the world!

A Romantic Interlude in Celebration of A Nations Holiday or A New Year.

The experience at the Lavo was nothing short of ethereal… and it wasn’t only because we were nearly 600 feet above the earth! The restaurant has plush indoor seating but the outdoor deck seating overlooking the city-scape on one side and the sea views on the other, are the preferred seating by most guests.

Oz from Germany, Saurabh from India, and Paula from the Philippines were the team from Lavo that guided us. They were well acquainted with the fare and they curated us through a three-course meal that simply blew our minds. The giant meatball made of wagyu veal was tender and juicy packed with great flavors… the tuna tartare on a bed of fresh avocado went beautifully with the French white wine. The crispy crusted hand-tossed pizza and the filet Mignon ignited the breath-taking skyline and the sea kissing sun. It was extraordinary.  And… Finally, the dessert and fruit had us nearly speechless.

The experience was most memorable thanks to the three who attended to our every need. From gently suggesting options, to ensuring that the glasses never ran dry to knowing precisely when to look in. Yet they protected us in a blanket of privacy. They really are a class act! We’re going back for the food but even more for the lovely people, and excellent service!  S and K   March 2020

Celebrity Women and celebrated food in a brilliant dining experience, Not to be missed!

“Fantastic Place! Excellent Service!”

I was there to celebrate a friend’s birthday.  Jane, our waitress, was extremely hospitable. While ordering, she took note of our orders and carefully arranged our utensils. After ordering, we asked if we might go onto the observation deck to take in the view. She said “yes” and even went the extra mile to tell us that she would come out to notify us when our food arrived. She even offered to take our pictures for us when she came by to inform us that our food was ready.

After dinner, even though we said that we are not celebrating our friend’s birthday in the restaurant as they don’t allow outside food, Jane still surprised us with a plate of dessert. Overall, we were delighted with our first experience at Lavo. Jane really made it a very special birthday celebration and a wonderful afternoon. She deserves to be commended and recognized for her service Jerry

Lavo Restaurant at Marina Bay Sands Hotel
(MAP) 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956 | Hotel Tower 1, Level 57 Sands Skypark

+65 6688 8591


  SUNDAY 12PM TO 12AM (MIDNIGHT) +65 6688 8591 |   


LAVO Italian

Satiate Even The Biggest Of Appetites With Italian-American Fare 

On The Marina Bay Sands Roof-top

Many high-end restaurants want to locate at the fabulous Marina Bay Sands.

LAVO is an Italian-American restaurant, bar, and nightclub all beautifully arranged on the observation deck! This really sets a new pace for nightlife, dining, and conversing on the 57th floor overlooking the city and harbor lights. Of course, such a location comes with a price, as does all real estate, but here, whatever you pay to share this experience, is worth every penny! and…It’s a pleasure to know we’re supporting this brilliant landmark to benefit others who want to dine here too.

Refined Romance and fantasy dining!

Lavo: A Restaurant Where Dreams Might Come True.

The vibrant ambiance was full of the constant chatter of excited patrons working on their cathartic release of the week’s stresses as the bartender began pouring.

What a night!

The heavy wooden benches and leather-upholstered seats made the place feel very home-like and comfortable, as much as it was a barometer of what one would expect from a high-end Italian eatery.

Lavo Deck Beauty Aug 24.2022


Submit your best photo to Lavo and I might find a place for it on this Editorial.  This lovely young woman looks like she knows “she has arrived.” When will YOU arrive? Call for reservations soon, and call several days or even weeks ahead for the Holidays!



From the beginning, the textures and flavors were a delight. This appetizer was exactly what we were looking forward to — “The Meatball”. For that price point, our hopes were high. Would it really be that good? We were NOT disappointed. When you consider a restaurant you really must consider the management. Let’s take a moment for that.

Permit me to tell you a bit more about Chef Ralph Scamardella

After nearly three decades in the kitchens of the most esteemed restaurants in the world, Ralph Scamardella serves as Partner and Chef of TAO Group, overseeing all chefs and concepts in New York (TAO Uptown, TAO Downtown, LAVO Italian Restaurant, food & beverage at Dream Downtown and Dream Midtown, and food & beverage at Moxy Times Square including Legasea, a seafood brasserie); Las Vegas (TAO Asian Bistro at The Venetian, TAO Beach, and LAVO Italian Restaurant at The Palazzo); and Los Angeles (TAO, Luchini, and food & beverage at Dream Los Angeles).

The son of Italian immigrants, Mr. Scamardella developed an affinity for cooking with fresh ingredients early on, enjoying seasonal produce as staples in the family’s cooking within their Brooklyn kitchen.

Chef Scamardella began his studies at New York City’s Technology Institute, learning to master the business of hotel and restaurant management while simultaneously building his culinary skills at The Plaza Hotel’s French restaurant. He then moved on to hone his skills with one of the world’s true master chefs, working under mentor Daniel Boulud at Polo Restaurant.

Paving the way to distinction early, he received a two-star rating from The New York Times at Vanessa’s restaurant, where he served as Executive Chef.

Chef Scamardella had a strong influence in the success of the opening and driving concept behind Carmine’s, as chef and partner. After nearly 15 years and several successful projects, he left the kitchen to consult for restaurants such as The Strip House, Harrah’s Casino, and Cessca. There was no one better qualified to take the position TAO Group needed filled!

Upon joining TAO Group in 2007 as Corporate Executive Chef and Partner, Mr. Scamardella opened LAVO Italian Restaurant and TAO Beach in Las Vegas. He then continued his career develpment by opening LAVO Italian Restaurants in New York, as well as TAO Downtown in Chelsea, Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown, The Rickey and Fishbowl at Dream Midtown, the Los Angeles locations of TAO and a new brand, Luchini; also Legasea and Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square.

During 2018, Mr. Scamardella was constantly involved in the opening of LAVO Singapore, atop the fabulous landmark Marina Bay Sands SkyPark.

Let’s talk about food with the help of a reviewer’s commentary. This is their famous 1 Pound Meat Ball. It’s so big you need 4 or more friends to help share it!


One Pound of Fresh Ground Imperial Wagyu, Veal, Italian Sausage.

Served with Freshly Whipped Ricotta Cheese!!!

The world famous Lavo Meat Ball

The Ricotta cheese just melted right into the tomato sauce, while the one-pound mix of grand imperial wagyu, veal, and Italian sausage was inexplicably succulent.

When asked about how such tenderness was achieved, we were told that the dish was oven-baked. With such a hearty start to the meal, we had to hold back our spoons from finishing it off, just to save room for much more. After all, this was intended to be a restaurant review and we had to keep ourselves ready for more tasting!

The other starter was the Charred Octopus, which really lived up to its name as it was crusty and smokey on the outside, while the flesh was bouncy with just the right bite.

No Italian meal is complete without a cold cut platter, and the Salumi-Formaggi Platter was exactly right. We love a variety of dishes. The chef brilliantly pared honey and figs (fresh, not dried!) to complement the dish. It was better than anything I had expected.

If you are not a great salad lover, the Chopped “Louie” might just change your mind. It has an entire lobster claw thrown in, together with shrimp, lettuce, and house vinaigrette. The word “salad” is an injustice.

It arrived cut into conveniently sized pieces. It was a great convenience. One could enjoy dining on dainty bite-sized pieces. This way pizza and salad fits into your mouth and you won’t leave wearing some of it!

What Italian restaurant review could be complete without a pizza sample? The only way to get a pizza crunchy on the edges with a pleasant chewiness in the middle is by baking in a traditional brick oven, and that is what they did! Building a brick oven 57-floors above the street must be a labor of love. I’ll tell you, it was worth doing!

This is what pizza should look, smell and taste like! I know you want it now, but remember to let it cool. Oh My Gosh, SOOOooo Good!

Compare THIS to American commercial or frozen pizza???

This is No Contest!

Menus change of course, but during our visit, we tried the Spinach And Artichoke, and the classic Quattro Formaggi, with the latter featuring gorgonzolaparmesansmoked mozzarella, and fontina. We preferred the Quattro Formaggi, probably because we aren’t particularly excited by artichoke.

The next dish of Truffle Gnocchi was absolutely divine, in both taste and aroma. It had a generous amount of truffle shavings, and the chicken stock the chef applied gave the dish a depth that common pasta cafés never seek. This is authentic Italian-American at its very best!

The chef-made gnocchi was tender and chewy, without being sticky. Even after we were no longer hungry, it was so good it made the dish nearly addictive.

Another pasta dish we ordered for evaluation was the Penne Seafood Alfredo. It was good but the gnocchi was our pasta of favorite!

Moving on to the meats, we were really looking forward to seeing how succulent the New York Strip was. The fatty edges melted away on the first bite. The chef’s timing was just right. The meat arrived a perfect medium-rare; bringing out all its rich juiciness.

There was so much and it was just excellent! We were wondering if we should return in an hour or two for dessert but decided to be daring and continue the investigation. Of course, there are many desserts, and some sweeter than others; and past age 30, one must be more careful about adding sweet deserts to a big protein and pasta dinner. It was the moment we had been waiting for weeks to experience.

We had heard so much about this cake, we did not actually realize the impact of its grandeur sitting before us, daring us to cut into its perfect beauty. Here she is, and without question, this is so big it’s “a sharable” with friends.

The 20-Layer Chocolate Cake is larger than the size of our hands (fingers included) and is decked out with alternate layers of chocolate devil’s food cake and peanut butter mascarpone.

We love both individually, but when eaten together, it was classic flavor pairing perfection!

This was the thickest, sweetest, and most decadent cake we’ve ever had the honor of tasting. Be warned; it will take a small army of diners to completely finish this, especially considering the size of the portion that LAVO serves.

The Olive Oil Cake was our final indulgence. It was a lightweight change and we found ourselves finishing this off quite easily. The moist, citrus cake maintains a lovely balance to the subtly sweet lemon olive oil gelato, and its texture was fluffy and light.

Judging from the size of LAVO’s plates and the overall ambiance, this is the best place for lively celebrations and banter among large groups of friends.

The prices are a bit more but the food and location are so excellent I am inclined to say we got more than our money’s worth and had a life experience I had been awaiting for years.

Actually, if you share with 2 or 4 additional friends, the price does average out. I think if each ordered separately the group would have spent much more. I don’t criticize the price, and I did not come there expecting giveaway prices.

The secret truth is, making a restaurant profitable is a very careful accounting balancing act, and making a success of it is a profoundly respectable accomplishment!

For communal dining that’s rich in flavors, and hearty in portions, LAVO will meet your fondest hopes.

Check the official website for updated prices! With world economics changing as it is we are wise to keep up with prices regularly. Fortunately, nowadays we have the internet to help us with convenient updates.

The Observation Deck Bar is The Happening Place, and also just so happens to be the location of Lavo Bar and Italian Restaurant, probably the best place in the city to combination party and dine all with a fabulous evening view. This place gets busy! You’d be wise; avoid disappointment and call for reservations.                    

The official website is here>>> https://lavosing

The Lavo Observation Deck is waiting For You. Why are You waiting?

This fabulous photo came from the Lavo Blog page at Facebook. Just look at the lighting…even out to the buildings beyond!  The “title” of the photo was a series of numbers coming from a cell phone. What the new phones can do now are amazing. The woman is huhh! Stunning, and the venue is fabulous!

I give this photo the July 2021 “Wow of the Month” award. Send your photos to Lavo and maybe yours will appear in their blog or on their FB Page too! Please say you saw their write up “Advertorial” in Singapore Shopper Magazine.


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