After visiting one of the popular exhibitions at Marina Bay Sands, Charmaine* and I decided to have dinner at Pizzeria Mozza's - an urban Italian restaurant serving unique creations of wood-oven pizzas by a very hospitable service crew.
Located at 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-42 / 46 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972 - do dial 6688 8522 for reservations or queries.
A pizza bistro / restaurant filled with happy diners chatting away on each table, Pizzeria Mozza's oozes warm Italian hospitality and a very easy-going ambience. There were large "brick ovens" reminscence of an old-fashioned Italian trattoria, where one could see the chefs busy at work through the windows, preparing the delicious pizzas for its zesty patrons.
My friend Rachel* had been raving about the pizzas here, urging me to give it a shot, hence I was filled with high hopes as well.
Anyway, after placing our orders, Charmaine* and I were served with wafer-thin breadsticks in the shape of slim pizza wedges - the saltish, grainy breadsticks were actually rather delicious to munch on while waiting for our main dishes to be served.
The Honey Glazed Chicken Wings came first - large, juicy and simply tender. I did not eat the greasy, non-crispy skins though - the large chicken wings offered more than enough well-flavored, silkened flesh for us to devour. This dish definitely opened up our gastronomical capacity for the upcoming pizza.
Yes, the woodfire oven Parma Ham and Mozarella Pizza was dished to us - thickly crusted, crispy and tantalizing with the hints of charred smokiness - I love that, for some reason. The ham and cheese were deliciously saltish, paired with the rocket salad atop, and the crispiness of the pizza base - the burst of flavors and sensations was amazing.
The uniquity about this pizza is that though it contains mozarella, the cheese is not thickly spreaded over the entire pizza encasing it and baked - like the usual pizzas one eats at local pizza bistros. Rather, the ingredients felt more like they were being "tossed" onto the large round bread base, and they remained that way when we were pulling out the wedges.
We spent SGD$35.00 each on our dinner here - a very affordable and satisfying Italian dinner.