I visited this restaurant with my two children, hungry for pizza. It was around 3pm on a Saturday and after the bustling Vivo City it was nice to come in here where it was nice and quiet with only three other tables occupied (although I'm sure Spizza would have preferred a busier atmosphere).
We ordered two large pizzas, the names of which escape me (they all have girls names) - one was basically a margarita and the other was billed as salami and chili, but we asked for no chili (as the kids don't like spice) and had some ham added instead for an extra $1.
The pizzas were lovely - thin and crispy, but not too crispy, there was still some softness in them which I like. The toppings were not too much - I've never been to Italy but friends and family who have tell me that Italian pizzas are much like this, not overcrowded with toppings like they have become elsewhere. There wasn't too much cheese either, which I'm sure must make them slightly healthier than the pizzas you'd get from the home delivery and the big chain restaurants.
The ambience was fine - clean, quiet and with a view over the front paved area of Harbourfront (shame it isn't a sea view but you can't have everything!).
Service was good but as customers were few that was to be expected.
The pizzas were the biggest size and were $21 each (with the extra $1 for the meat topping)
Was told by a fellow gym goer (German) that pizza he likes best in Singapore is from Spizza. So HB decided to go to Harbourfront Centre's Spizza on 10 Aug 08. We reached there at 2.15pm, only two tables are occupied but I'm delighted that they are closed only after dinner time.
Ordered the following items :-
1. 1 Large Pizza (Sofia) - seafood with mushroom top up. SGD 22.00 (rate 3.5/5)
Thin crust it is but it is not as light and crispy as we would have wanted (we find Trapizza's crust is more crispy). Nevertheless, it is still delightful with generous slices of squid, shrimps, mussels and of course - mushrooms, though I do find the squid a bit rubbery.
2. Aglio Olio Spaghetti with Shrimps SGD 16.00 (rate 4/5)
Al-Dente pasta - checked
Spiciness - Good with chilli flakes and chilli PADI
Garlic - checked - roasted in slices, not overpowering just fragrant.
Olio - too little!
Overall - a hearty carb dish with lots of spice.... yummy!
3. Lemon Sherbert SGD 2.50 per scoop (rate 3/5)
Too sweet for my liking but its quite cheap at SGD 2.50 per scoop. Personally prefer the lemon sherbert from Pasta Brava.
4. Tiramisu SGD 7.50 (rate 4/5)
Light and "fluffy". They are generous in the wine too. I quite like it.
Service - there are a few waiters there, but it is always this lady "Fizah" that is attending to the patron's requests and orders. Prompt and courteous. Keep it up!
The ambience of this eatery is pretty casual but the menu prices are fairly steep for this kind of casual dining. Fortunately, the quantity and quality of the food are reasonable.
Until I have come acros a much better thin crust pizza, (I missed the one we had in Mestre, Italy - Jungle Pizza), I would probably come back to Spizza again - for its Aglio Olio pasta! :P
two other plus points -
*10% off for HSBC Cardholder
*Free carpark redeepmtion.
I was there on a wednesday night and it was quite empty. Only a handful of diners were there. My friends and I ordered calamari and ceasar salad for the apetizers and 3 pizzas to share. I can't remember the actual names but we ordered the seafood (Sofia), one chicken with olives and another was a pork pizza. The seafood was okay as it had juicy sotongs and some mussels.
The calamari was just normal, the salad was fresh and crunchy.
The pizzas thin crust was the main attraction but I didn't find it nice. It was wood oven baked cos you can see the pizza chef preparing the pizza at the restaurant. The chicken with olives pizza wasn't very nice as the toppings were sparse and not very tasty.
I had tried thin crust wood oven baked pizzas before in other places and I think they are much better than this.
It was a forgettable meal...
Spizza has the best pizzas in Singapore....i can eat them without feeling guilty as they do not contain all these greese, and extra carbs etc...
It is the closest decent pizza to what i eat in Manhattan.
And THIN CRUST is most definately the way to go!
Oh, and dont forget to enjoy a lovely buffalo mozz with tomatoes as a starter!
PS: they are having a great $8.90 set lunch that consist of a Salad or Soup and choice of pizza from their menu! Grab this while it lasts!
PPS: Because they make each and every pizza fresh when you order it, the wait time might be just a tad longer but your starter should keep you happily occupied.
Happy eating everyone!