Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pizzeria Mozza

C says:

Mozza at Marina Bay Sands is Mario Batali's contribution to our celebrity chef dining scene. Comprised of a pizzeria and the more formal Osteria Mozza, a table at Pizzeria Mozza at a half decent hour is almost impossible to snag at short notice. We tried a few times in the past, only to be told that the only available table was at 10 pm or something ludicrous like that.

On Thursday though, we were at MBS for Wicked, which ended just in time for us to nip across and get a table at 10.30. The place closes at midnight, and last orders are at 11.

Since it was late, we took this as an intro to what they have to offer. We'll come back again soon to sample more.

They have a selection of bruschettas - I ordered the chicken liver one, which comes with a slice of crisped pancetta atop each one. The livers were roughly chopped, and I like how they added parsley and lemon, which cut through the otherwise jelak-ness of the liver and brightened the whole dish.

The texture of the pizza here is interesting. The crust isn't super thin, yet it's not thick and doughy either. It's probably quite a high-yeast dough and baked at really high heat, because the edges get very puffed up and crispy. There are quite a number of interesting combis, but we went for something light - the burrata pizza with slow roasted tomatoes and thyme.

The burrata itself was excellent, so much so that we just deconstructed it and had the burrata on its own. The pizza wasn't too bad either; they have a white anchovy one, and one loaded with ther house-made cured meats that I wouldn't mind trying.

A couldn't resist dessert; we decided on a caramel sundae with caramel ice cream, marshmallow sauce and salted peanuts. This was pretty good. The marshmallow cream was quite sweet but the peanuts added a nice element of saltiness.

Food was pretty good in general, but the one thing that stood out was the burrata. When we walked out we peeked at the menu for Osteria, and their dedicated Mozzarella section is now calling to me. 

A says:

I like the pizza but it’s definitely not for people who don’t like eating the crust. The desserts are interesting but maybe I’ll go for a conventional ice cream next time.

Pizzeria Mozza
#B1-42/46 Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: 6688-8522
Daily: noon to midnight


JonathanN said...

Exactly the piece of information I was looking for! Thanks so much!

Still Served Warm said...

We went there for the Happy Hour and the pizza was really amazing!!!!!

Still Served Warm said...

We went there for the Happy Hour and the pizza was really amazing!!!!!