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Saturday, June 27, 2015

SIN: Spizza Mercato

Super cheesy gnocchi with ham! 

Hi, everyone! We're back! One month flew like a rocket, and school reopens next week. Well, I'm here to spread the news to those who haven't heard that Capitol Theatre has reopened. Next to it is a luxury shopping mall named Capitol Piazza, where I had a quiet dinner on a weekday. 

I'm pretty sure that some of you would be familiar with Spizza, which first opened its doors in Club Street in 2002. Today, it runs a more upscale restaurant, which is what I'm going to review today. Ready?

Pollo (6 pcs) S$11.50
Taste: 6.5/10

Six pieces of piping hot, crispy chicken wings were presented on a wooden serving plate, complete with moderately fresh greens and a small bowl of honey. While the wings were pretty moist, I'd prefer something with more robust flavours. Also, they were pretty oily. Pika's advice: If you find it odd eating chicken wings with honey, you can opt for Arrabbiata sauce.

Gnocchi S$18.00
Taste: 9/10

Contrary to the chicken wings, the gratinated homemade gnocchi with gorgonzola, cream and cooked ham slices were rich in taste. The potato dumplings were enjoyably chewy, swimming in white sauce that'd definitely send cheese lovers to heaven. I did feel guilty relishing it though.

Tara Pizza (10") S$20.00
Taste: 8/10

I'd never tried Spizza's, well, wood-fired pizza before. I could see at least 26 different variations offered, each having a girl's name from A to Z. The one that starts with the initial T has tomato sauce, mozarella cheese, egg, button mushrooms and bacon slices. I was glad that the crust wasn't overly thin, but the tomato sauce could be sweeter. The yolk was amazingly runny.

Orange Crème Brûlée S$8.50
Taste: 8/10

The orange-infused baked custard was mildly sweet, exuding a nice citrusy aroma. It was velvety enough, but not to the point of being silky smooth. Despite its light colour that might give the impression of being thin, the layer of caramelised sugar was actually quite hard to crack.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8/10
Ambience: 8.5/10
Service: 8/10
Overall: 8/10

The tables were hardly filled when I reached the restaurant, translating into a peaceful dinner I've always been longing for.

Spizza Mercato

13 Stamford Road
#B2-52 Capitol Piazza
(Daily: 10.30am - 10.30pm)

*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.

Have a nice meal,

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