Kucina Italian Restaurant is founded in June 2016 by Chef Gero @ Omar, an Italian-Muslim revert, who has over 30 years of experience in Italian cuisine. Realising that there’s no authentic and halal Italian food in Singapore, he decided to open the first one. Chef Gero wants to introduce Italian food to the Muslim community, who may not have the chance to enjoy such food due to the ingredients commonly used in Italian dishes.
Authenticity, in Kucina's context, is all about retaining the original method of preparing Italian food - no short-cuts or fusion. You can never find any other halal Italian food in Singapore that are more authentic and halal than the food served at Kucina. Why? Firstly, the restaurant is spearheaded by an Italian head chef who has an extensive knowledge on Italian food. Secondly, and most importantly, it is MUIS halal certified.
The word Kucina is inspired by the actual word "Cucina" which means 'kitchen' in Italian. To suit the local enunciation of words, the letter K is used instead of C. Hence, the word KUCINA is formed.
The open concept kitchen is introduced to allow customers to have a first-hand view of the preparation of the food by the chefs. They will be able to witness the freshness of produce used and the passion that the chefs possess in order to deliver the best Halal Italian food. The name Kucina represents the essence and heart of the restaurant. For Italians, life revolves around the kitchen at home, with their mothers making fresh pasta, pizza, bread and the best Tiramisu.
Inspired by the ‘Trattoria’ style, the wooden tables, brick accent walls, cement floor and warm lightings depict the warmth, coziness and homely feel at Kucina. At the entrance, you will find the quintessential bespoke 1960’s Vespa to give the authentic feel of Italy.
Italian food is all about fresh ingredients and simplicity in the cooking, allowing the flavours to do the talking. These food are often enjoyed together as a family. Therefore at Kucina, we want to bring in the same experience through our extensive array of classic and authentic Italian food that customers can savour with their loved ones.