Restaurants with affordable fresh pasta in Singapore

Whenever I express my craving for fresh pasta, I often encounter responses such as “fresh pasta is costly” or “Why do you want to be so atas?”. However, I’d like to challenge this common misconception. Fresh, handmade pasta doesn’t have to break the bank, and to prove my point, I’ve compiled a list of eight restaurants in Singapore with affordable fresh pasta. Some of these places offer build-your-own pasta options too, allowing you to customise your meal just the way you like it!

1. Tipo Pasta Bar

Pasta lovers may be familiar with Tipo Pasta Bar, a Muslim-owned restaurant that specialises in handmade pasta. Formerly located along North Bridge Road, they’ve since relocated to a larger space along Aliwal Street, which is an eight-minute walk from Lavender MRT Station. Here, you can Build Your Own Pasta for a base price of $9.90++, and enjoy 120g of any pasta on the daytimes menu.

Some unique pasta options include Radiatori, which are short, squat pasta with ruffled edges; Creste De Gallo, characterised by its curved tubular shape; and Gemelli, which sees single s-shaped pasta strands twisted into a spiral. We recommend pairing the pasta with their fragrant pink sauce, a tomato cream pasta with aromatic floral undertones.

Read our Tipo Pasta Bar review to find out more!

Address: 28 Aliwal Street, #01-07, Singapore 199918
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 8768 0785
Tipo Pasta Bar is not a halal-certified eatery but it is Muslim-owned.

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2. Tangled

Located at Basement One of Chinatown Point, Tangled is a takeaway kiosk offering an assortment of fresh, handmade pasta from only $7.90. There are four types of pasta here: fusilli, spaghetti, pappardelle ricce, and penne. Go for their most popular choice—Truffle Shuffle Shrooms ($8.90), starring sauteed mushrooms laid on a bed of mushroom pappardelle ricce in creamy truffle sauce, topped with a poached egg.

You won’t have to worry about soggy pasta too, as their packaging separates the noodles from the sauce.

Read our Tangled review.

Address: 133 New Bridge Road, #B1-52B, Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tangled is not a halal-certified eatery. 

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3. Pastago

Another takeaway pasta kiosk is Pastago, which is a short three-minute walk from Jurong East MRT Station. Similar to Tangled, Pastago offers fresh, customisable pasta in a variety of shapes, flavours, and toppings. The ordering process is simple—choose your preferred flavour, pasta shape, and add-ons, if any.

Their cheapest item is the Aglio e OIio ($3.90), featuring long strands of al dente pasta coated in a generous amount of olive oil, garlic, and chilli flakes. For a more filling meal, you can also add on $2 for grilled chicken or seared prawns.

Read our Pastago review.

Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #B1-K07, JCube, Singapore 609731
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30am to 8:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 8827 5340
Pastago is not a halal-certified eatery.

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4. Pasta & Co.

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Nestled within Fortune Centre at Middle Road, Pasta & Co. serves up handmade pasta that comes in regular and smaller, tasting portions. The restaurant offers five pasta choices: Roasted Capsicum With Paprika Spaghetti, Beetroot Fusilli, Pumpkin Rigatoni, Squid Ink Tagliatelle, and Fusilli Lunghi.

If you’re ordering off the menu, we recommend their Truffle Cacio E Pepe ($16.90/$21.90), made with a secret pepper mix, Pecorino Romano cheese, and a dash of truffle oil. It’s said to be peppery, savoury, and super creamy too.

Address: 190 Middle Road, #02-17, Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12pm to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sun 12pm to 2:30pm
Tel: 8837 9278
Pasta & Co. is not a halal-certified restaurant.

5. Pastaria Abate

As you step into Pastaria Abate, you’ll feel as though you’re been transported to an Italian trattoria in Naples. Run by a native Italian chef, the pasta here starts from $21.80+ for a Classic Aglio Olio, which is customisable with 15 different pasta varieties, including house-made options (+$3+). Other crowd favourites include Marinara ($23.80+), featuring their special house-made sauce made from San Marzano tomatoes, and the Sicilian Anchovy ($23.80+), comprising anchovy and caramelised onions topped with chillies.

Check out our full Pastaria Abate review!

Address: 86 Neil Road, Singapore 088846
Opening hours: Sun-Wed 11:30am to 11pm, Thurs-Sat 11:30am to 11:30pm
Tel: 6909 0672
Pastaria Abate is not a halal-certified eatery.

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6. Kucina

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Kucina is a hidden gem at KINEX with pasta that’s said to be so good, they garnered multiple visits from President Halimah Yacob herself. The Muslim-friendly eatery wows with their famous Spaghetti Alla Carbonara ($25.90++) that’s tossed with beef guanciale in egg yolk, black pepper, and grana padano cheese sauce. If you’re a fan of tomato sauce-based pasta, opt for their Paccheri Pomodoro E Stracciatella ($25.90++) instead. This vegan number sees tubed-shaped pasta drenched in a creamy tomato sauce, then topped with basil and Stracciatella, a traditional Italian cheese.

Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #B1-09/10, KINEX, Singapore 437157
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6493 2154
Kucina is a halal-certified eatery.

7. Salvo By Pasta Fresca

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If you work near Paya Lebar, check out Salva By Pasta Fresca, which offers legit Italian set lunches at just $16.90++. Opt for their hearty pizzas or a fresh pasta of the day, such as Fettucine Alfredo, as your main dish, then pick one drink and one gelato flavour: vanilla, chocolate, or mango. The set lunch is available daily at PLQ3 between 11:30am to 3pm.

Address: 2 Tanjong Katong Road, #01-05, PLQ3, Singapore 437161
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm, Fri-Sun 11:30am to 11pm
Tel: 6970 6711
Salvo By Pasta Fresca is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. PocoLoco

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Located along Upper Thomson Road, PocoLoco is an underrated Italian joint with a wide selection of pasta, risotto, and meat-focused mains. The food here is pretty affordable, with the Uni ($23.90++) being the only item priced above $20. The price tag goes up if you opt for fresh pasta ($4++). More affordable options include Canelli Reppiene de Agnello ($18.90++), AKA lamb ragu canelli, and Gnocchi ($14.90++), served with a nutty pesto sauce. 

Address: 215F Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574349
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8866 4646
PocoLoco is not a halal-certified eatery.

Best affordable pasta places in Singapore

I hope I’ve successfully dispelled the misconception that fresh pasta is an extravagant dish reserved for the elite few. Make sure to bookmark this list; with various options catering to different budgets and preferences, I’m sure you’ll find one that satisfies your pasta cravings. If you’re looking for more pasta places, read our best pasta restaurants food guide. Otherwise, check out our list of best Italian restaurants in Singapore

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