About Us

Clessidra is above all the story of an Italian family. After ten and more years of coporate career and professional experience in China, we relocated to Singapore in 2012. That’s where we focused in raising our family and leverage on our cultural background to set up Clessidra.

We soon realized that in the amazing selection of food and ingredients that Singapore offers, truly and authentic Italian food was very limited if not inexistent. This despite the clearly visible, strong and increasing love and interest of Singaporeans for Italian food. This led us to talk to farmers and small artisanal suppliers in Italy we knew as our mothers used to buy ingredients from them for the family meals.

In 2012, from a home office in central Singapore and a warehouse in the west, Clessidra officially opened for business.

We started searching every corner of Italy for the best, most authentic and artisanal food products, made only using local ingredients in season and following traditional recipes. This gave us the opportunity to and enjoying the opportunity to introduce Singaporeans to the truly authentic Italian food.

Over the last years, the product range expanded as quickly as our customer base. Evolving from the basic pasta and pasta sauces, we rapidly expanded to artisanal pastas made with ancient wheat and grains, to wild truffle products from some of the most hidden and less commercial truffle areas in Italy, to organic premium extra virgin olive oils from different regions. These represent just some of the broader range we have the pleasure of sourcing and bringing to your table.

Clessidra became a growing online and offline food company selling a complete range of high quality, authentic and genuine Italian food products and wines.

Today we are more than ever loyal to our decision to only sell products from suppliers we personally know and met and who share our vision to provide customers with products without preservatives and made only with the best local and seasonal ingredients.

In late 2015, we had the opportunity to expand into retail with our own corners and pop-up stores in some of the most high end department stores in Singapore. This allowed us to reach an increasing diversity of customers in Singapore and to open new opportunities. This evolution, together with our regular food and wine tasting sessions, cooking classes and private events, makes it easier for us to reach and communicate with all our customers, regardless of their product preferences and knowledge of Italian food.

Why Us?

At this website and in our retail shops we commit to give you the unique opportunity to taste and enjoy authentic and sometime “off-the-track” Italian food selected with passion from artisans who focus on tasty and healthy food. We focus on regional specialties like pasta made with local wheat in Tuscany, extra virgin olive oils from Molise and almonds and pistachios from Sicily among the others.

The Clessidra seal is on each product we import. This helps to identify quality Italian food. When you see our seal, you know you are getting a terrific small production that is from one of the smallest, most genuine and authentic businesses in Italy.

Our Commitment

At Clessidra we search every corner of Italy for the most authentic, genuine and artisanal food products. Why? Because we believe that the very best consistently comes from small productions that use local and seasonal ingredients. And in working with small, family owned local businesses, we are not just ensuring that our products are fantastic and truly genuine, but we are working to protecting a way of life and traditions that have been preserved through generations.

Because families own these businesses, they make products that they themselves eat everyday, and take great pride in. After all, it’s their name on the package. This allows a greater attention to details and steers us away from anything too “corporate”. So, when we say “authentic, genuine and artisanal” we really mean it.

This website and our retail expansion signal a new chapter for the company, featuring an enhanced online and in store customer experience with a range of additional features and activities and a commitment to significantly expand our service to newer customers.

Visit our retail stores and we will assist you in your selection. We will pack with great care your online order for delivery or for you to pick up at your most convenient time.