Thursday, March 05, 2009

Bella Pizza, Robertson Quay

Hey, here's one Italian place that serves Hoegaarden. That aside, I must admit that despite a few chinks here and there, I kinda like Bella Pizza (30 Robertson Quay, #01-14 Riverside View, tel : 6734 0139) and that to the point that I would probably come back again. Service was adequate, polite and best of all, snappy yet observant. I must too confess, that having pizza bianca on the menu helps make me decide favorably on this place as well.

We started off with some light chunks of tomatos and buffalo mozzarella wrapped in one of the more thinly sliced Parma ham I've had with the courtesy of just a drizzle of olive oil and freshly ground pepper. I'm not that picky as to fault the cheese for not being in the state of creamy perfection (what the hell is that anyway?). It was soft, smooth and basically fulfilled my expectations of what I expected out of a starter like this. Personally, I thought it was rather light and enjoyable.

The menu described the home made fettuccine to be done with a touch of cream. It was simply just creamy, but fortunately not overwhelmingly so. The flavor was light that one could simply still taste the bits of shaven black truffles and morels in them as well. The burst of flavors came from the bits of salty sausages that were really tasted home made from the texture of them. I meant that in a good way.

Which brings us to the pizza. I only have one grip with the pizza cotto which is topped with mozzarella, cooked ham and Gorgonzola. It definitely needs more Gorgonzola. But otherwise, it's actually one of the more decent ham and cheese based pizza I've had in a while. Nice thin crust that folded under the weight of the generous topping of milky mozzarella toppings and salty ham. Really, more Gorgonzola!

Usually, ordering desserts kind means I like the rest of the food. But not ordering them doesn't mean otherwise. This crepe alla nutella con banane I must admit, was a little let down because I was expected a little more and these good fellas serve them exactly as it was described. Crepe with mascarpone and nutella served with bananas. It tastes pretty much like the way it looks and the salvation of this dessert is actually, nutella. I could have made this myself at home.

1 comment:

ice said...

Hey I just had darn good pasta & squid ink ravioli at Cugini. You should try soon. I've never eaten such perfect al dente homemade pastas. The ravioli selection is worth checking out. I tried the squid ink seabass & previously the ossobuco one. There's a very interesting lamb ravioli which I think you'd be very keen on. Skip the starters and zoom in on the pastas, not sure about the pizzas but you can try and let me know!

Desserts are good too!