03 Mar 2014 • 23 reviews • 0 follower
I want to like this place. I really do. I like the concept: being able to get real New York pizza in Singapore, by the pie, half pie, or the slice. I've been there a few times, tried the chesse pizza, the pepperoni, the meat lover's, and the Hawaiian. It's close but just not the real deal and, unfortunately, not close enough. The main problem is their crust. A crust makes or breaks a pizza and this one just doesn't make the grade despite being crispy on the bottom and slightly gooey on the top. My best guess is that they're not fermenting their dough long enough so it just tastes like flour and lacks any texture or flavor. It's also dry. Really dry. Today's meat lover's seriously tasted like a supermarket frozen pizza from back home. There is also not enough sauce. It's a mistake to put too much sauce on a pizza but this one is too light, especially with that desiccant of a crust they serve. They could also go a bit heavier on the cheese. Not much, but a little. The lemonade is also just so-so. They've got lots of lovely lemons in the container but it tastes like Country Time lemonade mix and is a little steep at $4.50 a glass. I hope they manage to get this right eventually but I would avoid the place for the time being. They've got a lot of work yet to do.
Update: August 2014
I went back to Tony's recently and grabbed two slices to see if they'd improved at all. It was better than the last few times, in large part because they're putting more sauce on the pizza to offset the dryness. I get the sense that they are continuing to work on improving the pizza. The cheese, while still having room for improvement, was thus acceptable. The meat lover's, less so, as it still looked and tasted like they took a cheese slice, threw some toppings on it, and tossed it back in the oven for a minute. I hope they keep working at it. Still not great value for the money. The lemonade is still mediocre and the iced teas, is from a powdered mix. These remain disappointing, especially for the price.