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Oso Ristorante Restaurant Review: There are few better addresses in Singapore for as-good-as-home-cooked Italian food than the low-profile Oso, where diners partake of chef Diego Chiarini’s authentic cuisine. Chiarini brings his training in kitchens like the Le Royal Monceau in Paris, and under Alain Ducasse at the Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo, to his dishes that combine flavors from across Italy. We recommend the creamy Puglia burrata topped with a subtle yellow tomato emulsion, or the paper-thin 200-days grain-fed beef carpaccio in black truffle purée to kick-start the meal. The baby spinach and barley salad with toasted pine kernels in mustard seed dressing is one of Singapore’s freshest salads. Caviar aficionados can have their pick among five varieties, but no one should miss chef Chiarini’s pasta and risotto creations, prepared simply and confidently. Highlights include the durum wheat rigatoni with braised rabbit, thyme and black olives as well as a savory risotto with black truffles, tartufo purée and mascarpone. Still hungry? Check out Oso’s rendition of the Milanese staple, osso buco, which is fork tender, rich and steeped in the aromatic flavor of accompanying savory ingredients and herbs. For desserts, try the almond Amaretto cake with Amaretti ice cream, or if you’re feeling dieter’s guilt, Chiarini offers a flourless carrot cake served with homemade honey and sugar-free yogurt sorbet.