In terms of F&B, the East of Singapore is certainly where you go for great finds, especially at the Katong and East Coast areas. I recently went to Spizza and am surprised to find a brand new clean look with new creations in its menu.
I don’t think I stepped into Spizza in the last decade – somehow pizzerias are a very ‘class-outing’ or even ‘fastfood’ venue, at least within my circle of friends. However, with whitewashed walls and Italian icon illustrations, I must say I like this contemporary yet family style look of Spizza’s.
Here’s some commendable new dishes: The starter, the Portobello Al Forna ($12) would thrill mushroom and Bolognese sauce lovers. There will be two big thick fat juicy mushrooms which come in a wooden dish topped with Bolognese and Taleggio cheese and baked so impeccably that you may want to stuff that whole sumptuous thing in your mouth if it is big enough. I think the mushrooms can work perfectly if they are small as well.
If you love everything cream and cheese, then you must order the Gnocchi ($17.00) which has handmade potato dumplings swimming, or drowning in a gratin tray of creamy gorgonzola (veined Italian blue cheese) sauce. It is kind of crazy thick, but my friend actually finished the sauce till the last drop.
One thing to note that Spizza’s Pizza is named after women (no kidding), so there is not the usual Hawaiian and Supreme, but Isabella, Rebecca, Ursula, Yolanda and Zara.
Of all the single ladies, I like Isabella ($19 for M, $23 for L) most who is really shapely. Don’t get me wrong. She is actually a pizza in a Venice-inspired Gondola boat shape filled with parma ham and rucola salad. The Head Chef said this boat shape is not only unique, it boasts a fluffier curst which also keeps the filling juicy within.
Spizza (East Coast)
217 East Coast Road, #01-01 Tides (Opp Church of the Holy Family), Singapore, Tel: +65 6440 8300
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri: 12pm–2.30pm, 6pm–10.30pm, Sat–Sun: 12pm–10.30pm
Other Related Entries
Verve Pizzeria (One North)
Limoncello Restaurant (Robertson Quay)
Covelli Italian Bistro & Wine Bar (Orchard Central)
Da Paolo Ristorante (Holland Village)
Singapore Sling Chilli Crab Pizza (Clarke Quay)
Your gondola pizza looks different from mine. Mine is slimmer and longer.