Wanna pizza me?
Pizza always delivers – pun intended – but when it comes to these 8 pizza places, even Italian expats in Singapore will approve.
The first thing that will strike you is a wood-fire oven – then comes their impressive range of pizzas, pastas and beers (and not neccesarily in that order). If the oven screams authentic, the fare is definitely on par. The pizzas come in comforting tomato to exotic pumpkin puree pizza sauce bases with fresh and char-grilled toppings spread generously on crispy (burnt just the right amount) and fluffy crusts, that you can wash down with some Italian golden ale while listening to their live band. Saluti!
Add to all this, the hipster vibes of Bussorah Street, which converts into a street festival on weekends.
70 Bussorah St, Singapore 199483
NEXT: Cicheti →
If you’re a chewy crust kind of pizza person, Cicheti will be right up your alley – the thick, doughy crust is the winning element of their Neapolitan-style pies, baked to perfection in their wood-fired oven.
And don’t leave without desserts – we say go for their Crack Pie with cocoa crumble and vanilla gelato. Not literally as described, but it comes pretty close.
52 Kandahar St, Singapore 198901
NEXT: Etna →
Their entire menu – pastas, meats and seafood too – reads extremely well, but we say go for the eponymous Etna (pizza topped with mozzarella cheese, porcini mushrooms, Parma ham, cream cheese and pistachio).
50 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089534
NEXT: Limoncello →
Many Italians living in Singapore swear by Limoncello. This fine dining restaurant specializes in home-made Napoletan wood-fired pizza – think a nicely fluffed, crusty base generously adorned with your favourite toppings – but also pasta as well as and charcoal grilled meat and seafood.
If you’re feeling Italian grub in a fine dining setting, this has to be it!
#01-18/19/20 River Gate Condominium, 95 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238256
NEXT: Timbre →
As much as we love our classic Hawaiian or pepperoni pizzas, this groovy restaurant-bar’s inventive creations does it for us when we’re feeling funky. Take for instance the Roasted Duck with Hoison Sauce Pizza, which, in all honesty, might not look the most, um, pizza-like, but it’s love at first bite.
Bonus: A live band – it could be a full-on rock set or a jazzy kind of thing – serenades you through the night. Sounds like our ideal pizza party.
The Substation, 45 Armenian St, Singapore 179936
NEXT: Alt Pizza →
This casual pizza joint is a fuss-free, affordable option for thin-crusted pizzas. The toppings are relatively classic yet generous, so expect these gems to be big on flavour and quality.
(P.S. We sat down with Alt Pizza’s executive chef, Matthew White, who shared his favourite offbeat gems in Singapore.)
#01-602 Suntec City Tower 4, 9 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983
NEXT: Pizza Express →
Don’t be too quick to dismiss this gem just because it’s a chain restaurant – after all, it’s this established for a reason.
We could hardly decide between the Classic thick-crusted pizzas or the crispier thin-crusted Romana ones (they’re famous for their dough – they’ve even got dough balls as a signature starter!), but either way, you can’t go wrong with this UK cult favourite.
#B1-08/09 Scotts Square, Scotts Rd, Singapore 228209
NEXT: Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar →
Inspired by international flavours, expect some solid pizza combinations you never knew you’d love, from the Wagyu Beef and Prawn Pizza to Chicken Avocado Pizza. The one that truly stole a pizza our heart: the award-winning Moroccan Spiced Lamb Pizza with mint yogurt, onions, fresh baby spinach and a squirt of lemon.
NEXT: Pizza Fabbrica →
By Pinky Chng, last updated September 2017
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