Dopo Teatro literally means “After Theatre” and is an Italian restaurant at Singapore’s Esplanade by Creative Eateries.
The Ambience, Service and Staff
We were a party of 2 and had made our reservations via Chope. Dopo Teatro has ample alfresco dining in the forecourt of the Esplanade, and a smaller indoor dining space. We were greeted by the friendly and professional staff who swiftly had us seated and provided menus. The maître d’ who led us to our table came back a few minutes later and told us about their house specials that were not on the menu.
The interior is not too big and sports a modern art deco decor.
We looked over the menu before the maître d’ told us about the house specials.
We ordered the truffle mushroom arancini for a starter, the beef onglet and a margherita pizza for our mains, and an aperol spritz for a drink to go with the iced water served.
The arancini arrived first, after about 15 minutes. It was served on some rocket leaves and drizzled with a truffle-infused sauce that complemented the crispy exterior.
They appeared to have forgotten our Aperol Spritz, and a gentle reminder had them bring it out very quickly.
The margherita pizza followed next and was really nice. It had a fluffy crust and a generous topping of cheese.
The onglet followed. It was very large. Grilled vegetables, and Italian Salad and Grilled Potatoes. We’d requested that the meat be cooked medium well done and found it to be closer to medium. It remained juicy and flavourful, particularly with a black pepper sauce to top it.
The Price Point
Our meal for 2 came up to just under $160. While this was more than what he had set out to spend, we also ended up over-ordering. I will state here that the portions served here are generous, so you’re better off erring on the side of caution.
The Final Verdict
Dopo Teatro is a casual Italian restaurant with great service and high quality food in a nice central location perfect to meet friends. They have excellent service and is a place that I would recommend for an evening out.
Address: 8 Raffles Ave, #01-11 Annexe, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802.
Phone: +65 6534 5188