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Spizza Mercato @ Capitol Piazza

Ever since I visited Spizza @ Club Street five years ago, it has been my favourite pizzeria to go. I totally heart their thin-crusted wood-fired pizzas that are rustic, fresh and comforting.

When I knew that Spizza had opened a new outlet at Capitol Piazza, I just had to plan a pizza date with my partner-in-crime ?

Spizza Mercato

Spizza Mercato (meaning ‘market’) has a different concept from its sister outlets. You can dine-in at the restaurant, grab ready-meals to go from the retail corner and/or self-collect orders that can be created online or via their mobile app. Very convenient if you happen to be working in the vicinity and just need something quick for lunch.

Spizza Mercato

Light bites and snacks available for dine-in or take-away like mini pizzas, panini sandwiches, panzerottis, cakes and pastries

Spizza Mercato

The retail corner houses liquors & wines, cooking ingredients, kitchenware & accessories and also chilled ready meals for take-away

Spizza Mercato

I just loved this centrepiece in the middle of the dining room

Moving on to the food…

Burratina

For starter, we had the Burratina (S$22) that came with a plump ball of Italian burratina cheese with parma ham and rucola (rocket) salad.

Burratina is actually the smaller version of the Burrata and is a semi-soft fresh cheese made from mozzarella and cream.

Burratina

The outer pouch of the burratina is made from solid mozzarella while the inside is a mix of mozzarella and cream. When I cut it open, the filling of soft, stringy curd and cream just oozed out. It was a mouthwatering sight of deliciousness! It tasted milky and tangy like a yogurt and went really well with the slightly bitter/peppery rucola and the salty parma ham.

Pollo

We also had the Pollo (S$10 for 4 wings or S$11.50 for 6) which were crispy chicken wings with choice of arrabbiata or honey sauce. For those who have been following my blog, you’ve probably read my earlier review on Two Wings on which I claimed that they served the BEST CHICKEN WINGS in Singapore but seriously, after having the Pollo, it’s just impossible to rank this second as it’s definitely on par with Two Wings’ chicken wings except it’s done in a different style. The wings were crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside and tasted so finger-licking good on their own without the accompanying sauce.

Arrabbiata Sauce

The arrabbiata sauce was a nice tomatoey concoction that added a refreshing tang and sharpness but the amount was too little so we already polished off that small dish of sauce while halfway through the wings.

Spizza Mercato Gnocchi

For main, we had Gnocchi alla Mamma Rosa (S$17.50) which was just plain gnocchi in a tomato cream sauce. The gnocchi were cooked to perfection, slightly firm and chewy. The tomato cream sauce was sweet, tangy, creamy and rich with tomato flavour. However, as there wasn’t anything else in the dish to give a contrast to the rich flavour, we got sickly of it quite fast so it’s best to share this dish among a few of you.

Spizza Mercato Ymilia Pizza

Finally, finally, I decided to try a totally new flavour of pizza from my usual Isabella (tomato, mozzarella, parma ham, rucola salad, parmesan cheese). This was Ymilia (S$21 for 10″ or S$25 for 12″) which was a white pizza with mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella, goat cheese, fresh tomato slices, parma ham, oregano, basil and extra virgin olive oil.

As always, I loved the crispy thin-crust that was light like a biscuit. The combination of the ingredients was good though at the beginning, I found the goat cheese a little stinky but I gradually got used to the taste. And perhaps because we already had a lot of parma ham before this so it was a case of parma-ham-overload for us, lol. But this was still an outstanding pizza that we would come back for next time, maybe with a little less or no goat cheese.

Our dining experience was truly fantastic. The food, service and atmosphere were top notch and we left with happy tummies 🙂 Highly recommended!

Spizza Mercato
13 Stamford Road
B2-52 Capitol Piazza
Singapore 178905
Tel: +65 6702 1835
Website: http://www.spizza.sg/pages/mercato
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/spizza.sg
Opening hours: 10.30am to 10.30pm daily

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