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The best pizza joints in Singapore

Where the pizza party at? If you're constantly on the lookout for the best slices in the city, here's a field guide

Written by
Delfina Utomo
,
Fabian Loo
&
Pailin Boonlong
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Everyone knows the best food for lazy, stay-in days and also for sharing with friends is pizza. It's a step up from the guilty-pleasure fast food takeaway and a nice break from the usual suspects at the neighbourhood hawker centre. Stuffed crust, with or without pineapples, crisp thin crust, pizza margherita or topped with pepperoni and extra cheese, we love pizza in all its forms. 

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Milano Pizza & Wine's obvious pièce de résistance: the Sicilian grandma pizza. It’s somewhat of a misnomer, since its origins aren’t accurately from the picturesque town of Sicily. It’s no easy task making these pizzas – the chefs will be at it for a full day. When our Mortadella & Burrata Sicilian Grandma Pizza ($27) came out, it’s clear that the end result was worth it. Airy and light, but still somewhat dense thanks to the crispy edges. 

As far as we know, Milano Pizza & Wine is the only restaurant in Singapore where you can order up Sicilian grandma pizza. They do also offer regular Neapolitan pizzas, just that they pride themselves on baking their naturally fermented sourdough base higher and longer. Since it’s all done in a stone-fired oven, you can expect charred crust and a chewy texture. Like any solid pizzeria, they do have a classic Margherita ($26), but you could also try the more unique pizzas: crab & lobster bisque ($42) or the beef cheek bolognese ($34). 

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Once a private home dining experience, La Bottega Enoteca is now a cosy Italian bistro in the Joo Chiat area - it’s got a reservation waitlist of at least one month. You’ve got just the one choice: the 6-course menu ($139/person). While their double crunch pizza is the piece de resistance, their “Newpolitan” pizzas are obvious winners too, showcasing both traditional and modern flavours. 

TRY A “Newpolitan” pizza is included in the 6-course menu - choose from the likes of a classic margherita or, as avant garde as it sounds, sardines with ricotta.

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This cosy 36-seater is the latest baby of The Cicheti Group. At Wild Child Pizzette, flour, water, yeast – and fresh ideas – are mixed to create unconventional plates. Everything comes served on a smaller 10-inch canvas, which then comes topped with bagna cauda, pickled onions, and kale ($18.50) or a trio of cheeses ($19).

TRY Fried pizza ($21) is worth an order – best washed down with some homemade chilli oil and sips of wine or sake.

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This tiny Italian joint seats just two tables. There’s nothing snazzy about the storefront and the menu’s a simple one-pager, but Italian Osteria X has already made its impact on the local food scene. With the chef-owner having trained in a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City, you can expect some NYC influence on these pizzas - hand-tossed and with a thin, crisp crust. 

TRY Their Parma Garden pizza ($19.90) for a classic combo: parma ham, arugula and mozzarella cheese. 

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Set up by American chef Travis Masiero, the brains behind Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chop House, Blue Label follows that same NYC to SG formula for success. Follow the flickering “pizza and wine” neon sign and you’ll find the restaurant in B28’s old digs. Instead of chill jazz tunes, the space reverberates with Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC and people screaming over each other trying to get a word in.

TRY Start with the Chicago-style spinach and artichoke dip ($21), it's not pizza but one of the best things you'll ever eat. For pizza, there’s the J-Dog ($35) an upgrade on the meat lovers packed with pork sausage, bacon, pepperoni and a tinge of spice from finely cubed jalapeños. Plus The Travis Supreme ($33) – if you’ve ever wondered what a McDonald’s cheeseburger pizza would taste like, here’s your answer.

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At Chooby Pizza, it’s a cafe (Old Hen Kitchen) by day but a busy pizzeria by night. Their specialty lies in Naples-style pizza, a light and thin crust that typically features an overload of tomato and mozzarella cheese. It helps that their dough is naturally leavened too, meaning that it’s been left to ferment longer - which helps create an entirely new depth of flavour. 

When a pizza shop is open just three days a week, there’s bound to be a crowd clambering for seats. Reservations open every Monday, 12pm - you can book here ($30 deposit needed). 

TRY The Spiced Coconut Chicken ($18) for a Thai-inspired pizza. It uses a lightly spicy tom kha sauce, chilli oil and coriander, while balancing flavours with a mild grana padano and mozzarella cheese.

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  • Geylang

90 seconds. That is – approximately – the time needed for each pizza to bake and crisp up at 800° Woodfired Kitchen. This Los Angeles import, backed by Miami Heat superstars Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem, uses applewood chips to heat up the oven and create delightful charred spots on the crusty pies.

TRY BBQ chicken ($15/$25) features a sweet-tangy barbecue sauce base, topped with shredded chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, and provolone cheese; and the Tartufo ($17/$25) is an aromatic pie layered with creamy truffled mushrooms, arugula, and parmesan.

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Japanese restaurants aren’t where most get their pizza fix, but Ristorante Luka is certainly onto a good thing with their wood-fired pizzas. Both rosso (red) and bianca (white) pies make an appearance in this Italian-Japanese spot. Some of their pizzas are evidently inspired by Japanese cuisine, like their Bianca Bianchetti ($26) which comes with white bait, seaweed and anchovies. 

TRY The tomato-based Bismark ($26), with its oozy mozzarella cheese and scattering of mushroom, egg and bacon. Otherwise, their Chef’s Omakase Platter (from $22/person) with uni egg and foie gras dorayaki also make an excellent start to a meal. 

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  • Raffles Place

No doubt that the origin of pizza is Italy, but its honorary hometown? New York City. The pies at Sonny’s Pizza are inspired by the grab-and-go culture of high-speed NYC. They’re sold by the slice so not exactly artisanal, but delish nonetheless. Their pies are made using a low-gluten 00 flour and fresh beer yeast, which promises a pizza that’s equal parts crispy and chewy. 

TRY Their “I’m Going Green” slice for $6.50. Put aside all prior beliefs: a vegetarian pizza can be as tasty as a meat-based pie, and this pizza with mushrooms and a rich bechamel sauce proves just that.

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Far from the thin-crust, crisp pizzas we know, Goldenroy Sourdough Pizza specialises in San Francisco-style sourdough dough. It’s more airy than it is fluffy, and they’re appropriately heavy-handed with the ingredients - it makes for a substantial bite. It’s a delivery-only or pick-up pizza joint and is available for online order here

TRY A standout is their aptly-named That-10K-Bitcoin-Pizza which comes with handfuls of beef pepperoni and rare cheese.

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  • Tanjong Pagar

The famous pies from Lucali BYGB are known for their massive sharing portions. But those looking for a quick pizza fix can now swing its new sister concept: Proper Slice. Located along Gemmil Lane (you enter from a back entrance), the takeaway-only concept will feature pizzas ($8/slice) made with the same signature thin crust, topped with all your favourite ingredients – pepperoni, spinach, ricotta, and more. Bonus points for its grungy, back alley vibes. 

TRY Can't go wrong with the cheese-topped classic. 

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Here’s a place that takes its pizza very seriously. In fact, Pizzeria L’Operetta is the only restaurant in Singapore to be certified by the Associazone Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN), which means it follows an internationally consistent procedure to create a ’True Neapolitan Pizza’ – from dough preparation right down to the type of ingredients used.

TRY Bufala ($25), made with ingredients (tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, basil, and parmesan) sourced from the Campania regions will bring you closer to the Naples with every bite.

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The crown jewel of the new InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, Publico Ristorante is drop-dead gorgeous. Think granite floors laid in bold geometric patterns that call to mind Italy’s many piazzas, dramatic green walls that double up as vertical gardens, furniture set in neutral hues that channel breezy coastal vibes, and floor-to-ceiling windows that open out to the riverside terrace.

TRY Go for the classic margherita ($23) or live your cheesy dreams to the fullest with its range of other pies like the burrata ($28) or the diavola ($24).

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When a man meets your eye with a big pizza pie, that’s amore – especially if that man is chef Beppe De Vito and the pizza’s from his new restaurant, Amò. Part of the ilLido Group, the eatery is sophisticated yet casual, with dim lights that draw all attention to the open kitchen where De Vito and his pizza chef Federico Schiraldi toss dough through the air before it’s baked in a wood-fired oven that’s made in Italy, of course. Schiraldi’s pizzas are light and doughy, with a crisp and slightly charred base. But if you’re looking for variety, you’re not going to find it here – there are only eight pizzas on the menu.

TRY Opt for one with creamy stracciatella buffalo cheese, prosciutto, rocket, and fig vincotto ($32), which is an Italian vinegar similar to balsamic but a touch stickier and sweeter. There’s also a pie with mushrooms, truffle, mascarpone and a generous shaving of pecorino from Tuscany ($35).

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  • Rochor

In true Italian fashion – although we'd argue that Cicheti's food refuses to be pigeonholed and instead offers a mix of Mediterranean and Singaporean flavours as well – the menu is split into sections of antipasti, primi, second, pizza and dolci. Cicheti's beloved Neapolitan-style pizzas ($18-$28) are undoubtedly a highlight on the menu, all nicely charred in its wood-fired oven imported from Italy, of course.

TRY Popular options include carbonara ($25), Bismark ($26), and more. 

 

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Like the scenic Capri island, this restaurant whets the appetite with the coastal destination’s strong focus on fresh seafood. The pizza selection here leans traditional, with a base of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, topped with ingredients ranging from tuna flakes ($24) to in-house air-dried beef with truffle oil ($28)

TRY Cheese lovers should opt for the Quattro Formaggi ($25), a white pizza filled with a cheesy blend of gorgonzola, mozzarella, scamorza, and parmesan cheese.

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La Nonna, meaning "The Grandmother" in Italian is a charming and rustic restaurant where you can expect hearty Italian dishes a jolly grandmother would make. Besides the pasta dishes, pizza is also what La Nonna does best. Everything served is good for sharing so the more, the merrier!

TRY Get the signature La Nonna Pizza ($24.50) that comes with a gooey egg and black truffle. For the cheese connoisseur, try the Cinque Formaggi ($23.90) that has some goat cheese in the mix.

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Bella Pizza serves your usual fare of red and white pizzas but they do it really well. Easily one of the best slices in town, it's the classics that stand out. On top of that, it also has Sicilian pizza boats which are essentially boat-shaped pizzas and layered with ingredients like ham and cheese and calzones, a folded pizza stuffed with all the good things stuffed in it.

TRY Go for a simple red pizza like the Pizza Burrata ($28) or get on a Sicilian pizza boat with the Barca Siciliana con Bufala E Prosciutto ($26), where you have roasted tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella wrapped in lots of prosciutto. 

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  • Serangoon

Sharing the quiet Braddell Heights row with Wimbly Lu and The Cajun Kings, this Italian La Pizzaiola pizzeria features 12 different thin-crust pizzas fired up in an oven from Italy, and other cuisine favourites.

TRY Pie flavours include a standard Margherita ($16.90) and the signature La Pizzaiola ($24.90) with roast beef, Italian rocket, mozzarella, parmesan and lashings of truffle oil.

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Peperoni Pizzeria started out in 2004 in a leafy enclave at Greenwood, welcoming friends and families with comforting Italian classics and a warm atmosphere. While Peperoni’s wood-fired pizzas and traditional pastas are well loved by the young and old alike, over the years, the pizzeria has become synonymous with its signature offering – the one-of-a-kind XXL 21-inch pizzas. From prosciutto to pepperoni, ham, chicken, and seafood, there is something for everyone on the menu.

TRY Prosciutto Di Parma ($62 for XXL) with parma ham, rocket salad and shaved parmesan and Frutti Di Mare ($62 for XXL), a seafood lover's dream.

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Hearty, rustic Italian cooking is the draw at La Braceria. Wonderful, thin-crust pizzas with dense, flavourful toppings emerge from the blackened dome of the oven, but best of all are the home-made sausages – fat tubes stuffed with fresh meat, marinated for days in a secret blend of seasonings and spices. It’s very popular and can get pretty squashed on weekends.

TRY Alla Bismark ($25) with mozzarella, cooked ham, egg and creamy truffle and Calzone ($23) which is pretty much a folded pizza full of tomato, mozzarella, cooked ham, mushrooms and parmesan cheese.

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The Italian restaurant at Fairmont Singapore went through a revamp, and with it a new space serving hearty Italian fare. Piping hot pizzas from its brick wall ovens are a highlight of the menu. Those who aren’t fans of thick, chewy crusts will appreciate Prego’s wood-fired version: light, airy, and crisp.

TRY Prego ($40). The name might not sound creative, but the restaurant’s signature pizza is topped with a winning combination of sun-dried tomatoes, ham, mushrooms, fresh cream, and parmesan that will have you going back for seconds.

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The brains behind OverEasy are combining the Neapolitan and Roman styles in its twin Woodstone pizza ovens: chewy and tender meets thin and crisp. The dough for each of the ten pizza selections is hand-stretched, made with soft-grain Italia Caputo 00 flour from Naples and topped with organic Californian Saporito tomatoes.

TRY If you fancy an egg on your pizza, pick the Guanciale & Egg ($27), a white-based pizza with béchamel, mozzarella, Italian cured pork jowl and an egg cracked in the middle of it. Or else stick to a good ol' classic like the margherita ($20). 

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  • Bedok

Baker & Cook's Dean Brettschneider flexes his dough-making muscle to dish out thin-crust pizzas at Plank Sourdough Pizza. The knobbly crust bases are risen with wild yeasts for up to 18hrs before your choice of toppings are added on and then baked in a brick oven. 

TRY For a good red pizza, try the tomato, mozzarella, caramalised garlic and basil ($23) and choose smoked salmon, sour cream, dill, prawns and capers ($26) for a white pizza option.

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Sitting alone in a lesser-known corner of Robertson Quay, this modern Italian restaurant’s decor echoes the sweet satisfaction of the eponymous liqueur after a meal. White wicker chairs at modern wooden tables are spaciously arranged indoors and on an outdoor terrace. Drawing from the cuisine of the Amalfi coast, wood-fired pizzas are pulled from the white brick oven, while charcoal-grilled meats and seafood are the specialities.

TRY Named after the restaurant, the Limoncello ($29) is a white-based pizza topped with mozzarella, beef sausage, porcini mushrooms, button mushrooms and parmesan. For a good red pizza option, stick to the Diavola ($24) with tomato, mozzarella and spicy salame.

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Wood-fired pizzas and craft beer land on the quiet side of Bussorah Street, with Spanish chef Matteo Boifava – who’s spent three months at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck part of his culinary experience – heading the kitchen. The rustic and traditional dishes are paradoxical to its interiors – Boifava channels more of his Italian roots than cutting edge Blumenthal innovation.

TRY Even if it's a vegetarian option, it still packs a punch: try the Vegetariana ($22) with mozzarella and grilled eggplant. For a meatier option, choose the Gorgonzola Fichi e Prosciutto di Parma ($30) with parma ham and figs. 

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