Authentic Italian food at 1-for-1 prices in the CBD - Alvinology

Authentic Italian food at 1-for-1 prices in the CBD

Food becomes exponentially more expensive the closer you get to Raffles Place, which is why I love finding a good restaurant in the CBD using the Entertainer app. Meals are so much more affordable when they are buy-one-get-one free!

Last year, we decided to check out PepeNero, an Italian restaurant in Stanley Street, just a few blocks away from SGX where I was taking a class. PepeNero has impressive reviews at and I was eager to try it out.

I was pleased to discover that PepeNero is a cosy restaurant just off Stanley Street with lots of parallel parking spaces along it. Alvin and I liked the candlelit interior and quiet ambience. It’s just the place for a post-work date – unassuming, with a great selection of wines; quiet, so you can have proper conversation, and good food.

While waiting for our food, bread is served with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and olive paste.

We ordered:

Squid Ink Spaghetti with Chunky Crab Meat in Light Tomato Sauce
Squid Ink Spaghetti with Chunky Crab Meat in Light Tomato Sauce ($28)
Special of the day
Special of the day, spaghetti with some sort of roem($28)

The pasta was cooked al dente and my preferred dish of the night was the squid ink spaghetti. The natural fishiness of the dish was balanced out by the tomato-based sauce and the prawns provided the requisite protein needed to fill me up. I daresay that this is one of the best squid ink pasta dishes I have tried locally.

The special, however, was a little too fishy and bitter for my liking but Alvin said that the taste grew on him after a few more bites. He gave it a thumbs-up.

PepeNero has both indoor and al fresco seating
PepeNero has both indoor and al fresco seating
Ambience is romantic and cosy
Ambience is romantic and cosy

For a fuller meal, do order more dishes than just the pasta. That’s what we intend to do next time we dine there.

About The Entertainer

The Entertainer offers more than 800 Buy One Get One Free offers for Singapore’s hottest restaurants, bars, informal dining, spas, activities, attractions and more. This year’s product includes the Entertainer Travel 2015, which features over 250 free night offers at leading 4 and 5* hotels across Asia and beyond.

The Entertainer Singapore app retails at S$75 but get it right now at the early bird price of S$60. The Entertainer Singapore book, which contains the same coupons in paper format, is now priced at S$75 (usual price S$80) and is also available for purchase at or selected bookstores. Use promo code “2015ALVIN” for a further 10% discount off the checkout price. Valid only until end of Feb.


14 Stanley Street Singapore 068733
Phone: +65 6222 5808
Mobile: +65 9839 2988
E-mail: [email protected]

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