This shop opposite Great World City used to house the Sum Kee zhi-char stall and a prata shop which eventually gave way to Les Amis operated Bistro Du Vin and Peperoni Pizzeria opening side by side. Talk about upmarket changes.
Peperoni Pizzeria has been known to serve hearty Italian fare, especially their piping hot wood-fired oven pizzas. This is good news for me because I do not have to travel all the way to Greenwood, Binjai Park or Frankel Avenue for my favourite wood-fired pizzas. Yeah.
The décor retains the usual thematic green and red Italian colours, with the signature red metal chairs suggesting a rather casual setting. At the corner of the restaurant is where the chefs churn up dough after dough of tasty pizzas.
Some of the favourites are 4 Formagggi, Hawaiian (of course), Supreme, and Prosciutto Crudo di Parma ($19 for 9 inch medium and $23 for 12 inch large). If you come with a group of people, I suggest you just go for the family XXL size of 21 inches ($50) because it is freakily huge and good and fills up the entire table (and your tummy).
I had a Pancetta Pork with diced tomato and a soft egg in the middle. This reminds me of the carbonara and am just absolutely delighted at the sight of runny egg spilling through to the dough. For a non-carb lover, I have to say the crust – thin, fragrant and crisp – is vaa-vaa-voom delicious. As usual.
The French Onion Soup ($8) came in a really small bowl and is definitely not worth its price tag. What is an Italian restaurant serving French soup? Did this come from next door?
Thank goodness the Frutti di Mare ($24), a mixed seafood tomato based pasta, has a thick edgy sauce with huge fresh prawns. Very delightful, and surprisingly my best dish for the day.
55 Zion Road (off River Valley Road, opposite Zion Road Food Centre), Singapore, Tel: +65 6732 3253
Opening Hours: Mon–Sat: 12pm – 10.30pm, Sun: 11am – 10.30pm