Middle Donald •
06 Jan 2011
I didn't know what to expect before going there but was hoping that it would be good knowing the success Mozza has in LA. We turned up at 7pm and there were already a few tables of customers munching away.
The decor is very American Italian like to me, i.e. dark wood with dimmed lighting. It works. The overall feel is cosy and lively, with the right choice of music in the background.
We ordered the burrata with leak with breadcrumb since the combination looked rather unusual to us. It was surprisingly tasty. The soft texture of the burrata with the crunchy breadcrumb together with the sweentess of the cheese and the vinegar dressing on the leak... we were pleasantly surprised.
As we weren't very hungry, we ordered a pasta each. One thing to point out is Osteria Mozza is the 1st italian restuarant in Singapore that serves i tortellini in brodo! I have yet to see it on the menu in any other italian restaurants here! I ordered the linguine with clams and my husband had the orecchietta with sausages. Both dishes were full of strong flavour and satisfying. The portion was just right as well, specially for those who want to do the antipasto, primo, secondo and il dolce! We saw a few secondi dishes being served and they didn't look that big at all but they did all look rather nice on the plates.
For il dolce, again, 1st time ever in Singapore, it's i bombolini - basically italian version of donuts but is made with mashed potato and flour. It was served with huckleberry jam and ice cream. Unless you have a big stomach for pudding, I personally think it's good enough to be shared by 2 people if not by 3! It was a nice good pudding to finish the meal and of course something that is rather unique for Mozza as well since it's unlike Tiramisu where you see it in almost every single italian restaurants here.
All in all, it was a good choice. When we left, the restuarant had more people and became more lively and happening. For sure, we will return to Osteria and also would love to try out next door, the Pizzeria.