Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Pizzeria L'Operetta, Icon Village, Singapore

Margherita Pizza

When I heard that some Japanese guy had opened an Italian restaurant here that featured some Neapolitan certified pizza, I was curious, but never made it down to his Boat Quay restaurant. Then when I had noticed that a more casual pizza-focused offshoot had opened at Icon Village in Tanjong Pagar (12 Gopeng Street #01-78, 6222-9487), I finally made my way down there, and I'm glad that I did.

Now, with that kind of an oven, the big thing of course was the crust. It was memorably chewy with a soft center, making it very traditional compared to say, that wonderful crust from Pizzeria Mozza. But for me, the star of this thing was the toppings - and specifically the tomato sauce, which was so fresh and bursting with olive oil that I was just delighted. They offered a small pasta menu too, and similarly the taste of the tomatoes was the highlight of the spaghetti bolognese.

These guys are running a 1-for-1 pizza special from 2-5:30 on weekdays, which means that I may very well be making my way down here for either a very late (but big) lunch or a very early dinner before heading back to the office. And yes, they are super fast too...apparently part of their certification requires them to bake the pizza for only 90 seconds. That works for me!


bayya said...

Oh, these are the guys whose Neapolitan pizza is certified by the supposed 'Vera Pizza Napoletana' council?

Takes the meticulous Japanese to make the pizzas the proper way.

DJ HawaiianShirt said...

90 seconds? At least you know that they've got a proper hot-as-hell oven, then.

peanutsandbeer said...

great recommendation. you never let me down dude. thanks!