Sustainable seafood restaurant with Sicilian-style cooking.
Continuing the legacy of award-winning years that Gattopardo has established, the energetic duo of "Gio & Ken" is carrying forward the Sicilian tradition at Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare since early 2019. Located at a charming pre-historic pre-war shophouse in the heart of the bustling Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood, our team has curated many experiences to remember, from personal to corporate. This is possible because our philosophy is simple – to fill our space with happy memories of our food.
Just like in Sicily.
Good food does not have to be complicated.
Sicilian cuisine has many unique and interesting flavours due to its geographic location. It focuses is on natural ingredients with simple cooking requirements, enforcing the main star of the dish - sustainable seafood. Our menu changes with the season, sourcing seasonal ingredients and seafood that has been sustainably farmed, transforming them into Sicilian style dishes.
Chef Giovanni Mannino
Sicilian Chef-owner from a multi-generational family with a history in Sicilian/Italian cuisine, farming and agriculture. Growing up in the Sicilian village of Trapani, in his early years of life he was surrounded by artists and fishermen. He developed a strong passion for people, art and seafood.
His collaboration with Chef Lino Sauro started in 2014 creating healthy, seafood-based dishes for Gattopardo. He believes Sicilian cuisine, when properly promoted, has great potential around the world.
Giovanni's daily motto is “Be the best that you are and act as if what you do makes a difference.” He drives the team to create meaningful synergies among each other and with our guests.
Chef Kenneth Oh Jun Meng
After graduating and working in Switzerland for a few years, Chef Kenneth returned to Singapore in 2011, where he felt that the food scene was gaining international recognition. He joined as Gattopardo's opening team in 2011. When Chef Giovanni Mannino joined the Gattopardo team in 2014, the duo gelled like oil and fire. Together they fuel the new Gattopardo team taking the passion for seafood and cooking, turning Gattopardo's guests to advocates one plate at a time.
Chef Kenneth Oh has achieved enviable milestones in his culinary career. At the World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2017, he was awarded the coveted “Rising Chef of the Year” title. Prior to this in 2016 Kenneth was voted “Talk of The Town” at the DBS SAVOUR Live Your Dream competition.
Giedrius hails from Lithuania, where he ran one of the most prominent wine shops in the country. He fell in love with the world of wine and pursued his formal training in Lithuanian sommelier school. As his knowledge grew, he was thirsty to discover more alchemy of the wine world. He picked up his backpack and traveled to New Zealand for a more up-close adventure at the different wineries, which helped develop his passion for boutique, biodynamic and artisanal wine selections. After his soul-seeking journey, he understood that the magic is not only on the wine. It’s the charm of who fills your glass up with stories and passion that makes one wine experience different.
Coming from a small village in Friuli Venezia Giulia, a culturally diverse region in Northeast Italy, Anna has always been on the lookout for international experience since an early age. After attaining a Business bachelor’s degree in Milan in 2013, she initially chose to pursue a humanitarian path thereby leaving Italy for Southeast Asia. She eventually landed in Singapore in 2014, where she chose to gain knowledge and experience in the F&B industry, hoping one day to be able to combine her hospitality experience into her passion for humanitarian work.
Since joining Gattopardo in 2016, she has been constantly deepening her knowledge of the Industry and has eventually taken over Events Management at Gattopardo.
With her immersing culture from such a young age, she makes everyone feel at home at Gattopardo with the warmth of Italian hospitality.