It comes in many shapes, sizes and variations (and even price range!) and some say that you can put practically any bits of food on it and it would still taste good. But whatever your preference ingredients-wise, you can’t deny that pizza is one of the most satisfying foods that works just as well at a casual get-together and on a romantic night out (just make sure you wipe the cheese off your chin!). Click through for 10 places to try this versatile Italian piece of heaven.
If you’ve tried this brand’s pizza in Spain (yes, not Italy), you’ll be pleased to know that it’s now in Singapore. With 23 outlets in Spain, this is its first venture outside the country and it burst onto the local scene with two outlets open in March, and another one is planned for May. O Mamma Mia is the best place to sample different types of pizzas – and to not stuff your face with too much of it – as pizzas are only sold by the slice ($3.50 – $4.20 each). The pizza dough is made in Italy and shipped to Singapore regularly, all sauces are handmade from scratch and all ingredients are sourced from Italy as well as locally. If you’re in the mood for something sweet with a coffee, try the Pizza Nutella ($3.50), which is a crispy pizza base lavishly covered with Nutella and topped with banana slices. Mamma Mia, indeed!
#01-K04 Causeway Point and 01-11 The Clementi Mall; www.omammamia.com/sapore
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into an authentic Italian Trattoria when you’re actually in trendy Club Street. Cugini serves heartwarming comfort food mostly from Southern Italy but it has an impressive list of pizzas too. While you’ll get more common choices such as Margherita ($18) and Calzone Tradizionale ($25), there are also more lavish pizzas including Regolare (tomato sauce, mozzarella, prawns, gorgonzola, Italian sausage; $24) and Nordica (tomato cream sauce, mozzarella, salmon, onion; $26). Or you can just be creative and make your own pizza too, with ingredients including chicken, seafood and buffalo mozzarella.
87 Club Street, #01-01; www.cugini.com.sg
Located in the iconic Marina Bay Sands, this Italian restaurant is the brainchild of American ‘celebrity chef’ Mario Batali. The restaurant menu is extensive and there are plenty of choices when it comes to pizza. Options include Prosciutto di Parma (rucola, tomato, mozzarella, $31), Burrata (slow-roasted tomatoes, Sicilian oregano, $30) and Buricotta (peperonata, Taggiasche olive & oregano, $26). Whatever you choose, why not wash it down with a cocktail or a glass of Italian wine at the bar?
B1-42-46, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands; singapore.pizzeriamozza.com
This restaurant has an intimate ‘date night’ ambiance so it’s perfect for a romantic meal. There are many items to choose from but the pizzas are a must-try. Divided between ‘white’ and ‘red’ pizzas – referring to the colour of the sauce, of course – you’ll definitely go home full (and satisfied). Red pizzas include Prosciutto e Funghi (tomato, mozzarella, cooked ham, mushroom, $23), Fruitti di Mare (tomato, mozzarella, mix seafood, $25) and an enticing option for meat lovers, Pizza Carnivora (fresh sausage, bacon, honey ham, spicy salami, $26). There are fewer white pizza options but the classic Quattro Formaggi (mozzarella, gorgonzola, provolone, parmesan cheese, $24) is always a good way to go.
5 Greendale Avenue; labraceria.com.sg
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The food here is a blend of Melbourne and Asia – hence the name Melba – and staples like eggs benedict and chicken parma are crowd favourites. Their pizzas are available in three sizes – 9, 12 or 16 inches; you can also do a half-and-half on a 12 or 16-inch order if you can’t make up your mind. We won’t blame you though, as it certainly is hard to pick just one, with pizzas like Parma Ham and Rocket (tomato sauce, parma ham, mozzarella, rocket salad, parmesan), Chilli Crab (crab, egg, spicy tomato sauce, coriander, mozzarella) and Roasted Duck (peking sauce, mozzarella, cucumber, scallion). You could always get a takeaway and pig out on your couch at home – we won’t judge.
90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Blk N #01-56; www.cafemelba.com.sg
A casual eatery in the heart of the CBD, this pizzeria serves premium-quality Neapolitan-style pizzas. The pizzas are handmade, with premium ingredients sourced from all over the world, and are baked-to-order, in twin brick ovens. It’s also the first pizzeria in Singapore to use Caputo double-zero pizza flour from Naples. As for the name, it’s a cheeky reference to extra virgin olive oil, presenting pizzas that are ‘virgins’ ie. pure and unrefined. Signatures include Pistachio Pesto (pistachio pesto, mozzarella, baby arugula, lemon vinaigrette, pecorino, provolone, $24), Spotted Pig (tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni, pork sausage, applewood smoked bacon, parmigiano reggiano, $30) and Bufala Margherita (tomato, bufala mozzarella, fresh basil, $24). On weekdays from 2pm, UOB Cardmembers enjoy a pizza and a bucket of beer for $40++ when they dine-in (only valid for pizzas below $30++).
Asia Square Tower 1, 8 Marina View, #01-04; www.extravirginpizza.com
Fancy dining on pizza while overlooking the South China Sea? This casual eatery is located right on Siloso Beach and is the perfect place to pizza and chill (yes, we know that’s not a thing but why not?). The handmade pizzas here are thin-crust ones, made in a wood-fire oven and choices include margherita, quattro formaggio, di mare and siciliana. Watch the waves come in as you feast at this beachfront restaurant and you could just imagine that you’re on a swanky tropical holiday.
Level 1 on Siloso Beach, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa;
You don’t have to go to an Italian joint to enjoy pizza; why not try something different at this Korean café chain? Opened here in December, you’ll get items like toast-and-coffee sets, flavoured coffees and chilled beverages with whipped cream. It also serves savoury pizzas, which are ideal if you’re looking for a light meal. Try the Kimchi Roast Chicken Pizza (chunks of tender chicken breast rest on a bed of piquant fermented cabbage and spicy gochujang, on a toasted tortilla base, $16.90) or the Kimchi Cheese Pizza ($12.90), a vegetarian option which pairs kimchi and mozarella. Yes, really.
#01-01/06 and #01-102/103 The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road; www.dalkomm.com.sg
A casual destination for delicious, wood-fired pizzas as well as other Italian dishes such as pasta and risotto. There are three pizzas sizes – medium (9 inch, $19), large (12 inch, $24) and family pizza/XXL (21 inch, $55). And, of course, you pay extra for any additional ingredients or toppings. There are loads to choose from here – Capricciosa (shitake, ham, artichokes, black olives), Frutti di Mare (prawns, clams, scallops, squid rings, fish, garlic), Napoletana (oregano, anchovies, capers, black olives, minced garlic) and Portobello Funghi (portobello mushroom, tomato concasse, egg, scallion, truffle oil), just to name a few.
Various locations, check website for details; www.peperoni.com.sg
This long-loved restaurant chain – it’s been in Singapore since 1979! – is a household name and is ideal for big get-togethers with friends and family and especially for indulging in their yummy sundaes. But the food is certainly worth a try too, with two choices of pizza on the menu. The Pepperoni & Cheese Pizza ($15.90++) is one for meat lovers, with beef pepperoni with cheese on a tomato base. And the Hawaiian Pizza ($15.90++) is fully loaded with chicken ham, green pepper, pineapple, mushroom, onion and cheese, on a specially-created charcoal dough crust.
Various locations, check website for details; www.swensens.com.sg