Spizza restaurant at East Coast Road
Spizza recently unveiled its latest outlet along East Coast Road. It is located in the bustling Katong heritage precinct where rows of shophouses offer a diverse range of cuisines.
Sporting a modern and minimalistic look, the Spizza East Coast outlet is slightly dim with a cosy vibe. The expansive full-length glass windows allow natural light to illuminate the restaurant in the day – great for people-watching too!
Cosy up in the sofa seats, or sit near the open kitchen to watch the pizza chef in action. The wood-fired pizza dough is freshly baked daily!
On each table, you will find a pot of fresh natural herbs that are associated with Italian cooking, such as thyme and oregano.
To quench your thirst, the Spizza signature cooler is concocted with fresh passion fruit and soda. This zingy and refreshing beverage really helps beat the heat.
The lychee quencher is a personal favourite, as it is a sweeter option compared to the passion fruit cooler. It even comes with a pair of large lychees!
For something that will warm your tummy on a cold rainy day, the cream of wild mushroom soup is a vegetarian choice that is served with a generous portion of toasted bread. The large bowl of soup is ample for two or three to share.
For starters, the portobello al forno is highly recommended. The palm-sized portobello mushrooms are topped with bolognese sauce and taleggio cheese and baked to a golden sheen.
The minced beef drenched in the delicious sauce goes beautifully with the huge and juicy mushrooms.
S$19++ for medium / S$23++ for large
The Isabella in gondola, a Venice-inspired boat-shaped pizza, looks inventive and alluring, but turns out slightly disappointing. The parma ham is a touch chewy for my liking. For those who love carbohydrates and prefer a dense dough, you will enjoy this. There is also a surprising element of tomato sauce and cheese within, which adds moisture and flavour to the dough.
When it comes to regular pizzas, you have a choice of 26 flavours, each one creatively named after classic Italian females. Every month, there is a “Star” pizza that consists of either a specialty dough with distinctive flavours such as spinach, squid ink and whole wheat, or unique pizza toppings. You can also customise your pizza with the large variety of toppings and olive oil-marinated spices.
S$18++ for medium / S$22++ for large
Rebecca is a white pizza with mozzarella, gorgonzola, cooked ham, rucola and sun-dried tomatoes. I like the fact that the pizza base is rendered crisp and thin, charred without an unpleasant burnt odour.
S$19++ for medium / S$23++ for large
Ursula is a worthy pick; I highly recommend it to salmon lovers. The thick pieces of smoked salmon go perfectly with the blobs of creamy and smooth mascarpone cheese on a tomato-base sauce.
Those who love a good amount of greens will be delighted with the generous topping.
The gnocchi is another highlight. It is handmade with a highly appealing chewy and starchy texture. Immersed in full-flavoured gorgonzola cheese, you can choose to have it with either cooked ham or the vegetarian option of peas.
Apart from pizzas, you can also customise your own pasta. Choose between dry and fresh pasta, and select a sauce to pair with your favourite type of pasta. There’s an option of “flavoured pasta of the month”, which is squid ink taglierini during our visit.
The mixed seafood tomato sauce goes perfectly well with the squid ink pasta. The tangy sauce brings a nice balance of flavour and coats the black pasta beautifully. The seafood is fresh and well-executed; the prawns are crunchy while the squid is soft and not chewy. This is probably the best dish in our meal.
To end your meal on a sweet note, check out the Oliva E Vanilla dessert, composed of a dense chocolate cake – made in-house with extra virgin olive oil – served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The taste of olive oil is subtle and the dark chocolate masks the scent nicely. This is less fattening compared to the conventional cake that is made with butter.
As for the service standards, we are pleasantly surprised to receive such professional service in a pizzeria, where the highly efficient waitstaff are donned in smart attire. Spizza makes a good dining venue for various types of gatherings. If you don’t have time to head down for a meal, there is also a delivery service that you can make use of.
– 29 Club Street, Tel: +65 6224 2525
– 217 East Coast Road, Tides #01-01, Tel: +65 6440 8300
– 271 Bukit Timah Road, Balmoral Plaza #01-09, Tel: +65 6333 8148
– 269 Jalan Kayu, Tel: +65 6481 2453
– Take away only: 22 Havelock Road #01-677, Tel: +65 6377 7773
– Take away only: 207B Pandan Loop, Tel: +65 6778 2246
– Delivery: Tel: +65 6377 7773
Dine-in, take away and delivery: 12noon – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30 daily