pizzeria mozza, marina bay sands

one of my favorite italian places in singapore, for the buzzy-loud ambience, the good food, and the sparkling environ of marina bay sands. I know there are dissenters out there that don’t think the pizza is authentic, find the dishes overpriced, and judge the place too trendy – and you are might be right.

but there is something to be said about a kitchen that dishes out good food (I measure by taste rather than authenticity), with a modish, young outlook on dining, and isn’t actually that expensively-priced – located as is in perhaps the most expensive mall in singapore.

I like it, anyhoo.

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I’ve been here more than a couple times, and the dark lighting does nothing for photography (shield your eyes from the horror that are these old photos here) – but the food also encourages digging in.

the raison d’être for this place are its so-called artisanal pizzas – the marriage of a talented bread baker and celebrity italian chef. it’s of the thin but substantial variety, with a crust that makes for delicious eating, without too much heft.

you always start off with this paper bag of salted crackers – really an inadequate way to explain the thin crispness that arrives – and this time we proceeded with just salads (to rid us of the too-sweet aftermath of visiting fantasia).

but wait – that’s wrong, as we had a plate of beautifully fatty proscuitto served over stalks of peeled asparagus, fat and charred till tender.

the two salads we did have were green plates dressed with a sharp, sharp, sharp lemon dressing – so sharp you can’t help but wake up, brought alive by both the bitterness of the arugula, and the so-sour abundance of lemon.

but they were delicious, and just the thing. I can imagine them perfectly on a slice of pizza, cutting through all the cheese and meat piled onto carb.

the pizzas are by far the most economical option here – a spun bit of dough costs about 40 dollars, while the small starters pack a punch both in flavour and to your gut (when you realise how much you’ve paid for how little).

get pizzas to fill up, and starters for interest – it’s all good. good for those first dates too, where the trendy loudness makes up for awkwardness.

Pizzeria Mozza
2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-42/46
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Singapore 018972
tel +65 6688 8522
$$$: 50-60 per person

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