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Quality Napolitano-style pizza in a chilled beachside setting
The Roopchand and Chellaram brothers, the men behind popular drinking spot Rummin’ Tings, have come together to bring Repulse Bay a slice of the Amalfi coast. More precisely, slices of quality Napolitano-style pizza in a relaxed setting.
Amalfitana is small and has a distinct sense of place with its Amalfi Coast-inspired mural and turquoise tiled pizza oven. The menu is small, too, and simple. A handful of starters, the artisanal pizzas the restaurant prides itself on and a few traditional Italian desserts. We start with the aubergine parmigana ($110), an Italian classic consisting of cooked aubergine layered with mozzarella, tomato puree and plenty of Parmesan cheese. The success of this dish lies in the use of quality ingredients and with one mouthful it’s clear this place isn’t cutting corners. The Parmesan and mozzarella combine well with the stacked veg and the fresh tomato puree cuts the cheese perfectly. Some words of warning though – this is a big portion and could definitely be eaten as a main. In fact, we order this and two pizzas and end up cancelling the second pizza due to the need to loosen our belts.
Next, we opt for the signature Amalfitana pizza ($250), which is topped with porcini mushrooms, bufala mozzarella, Parma ham and rocket. The crust is thin, well charred and piled with just the right amount of delicious toppings. Our only quibble is that the pizza isn’t pre-cut, which means fussing about ourselves.
We finish off with a tiramisu ($80) and this classic rendition hits the spot. Again, it’s a rather hefty portion, which is no bad thing.
All in all, Amalfitana offers some great food in a chilled beachside environment. Whenever we’re in the area, we’ll stop by for some quality no frills Italian fare.
Shop 105, G/F, The Pulse
28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay
|Price:||Dinner for two $600|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun 12pm-10.30pm|
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