I planned a birthday dinner for one of our friends at Pizzeria L'Operetta awhile ago. Having heard of their Vera Napoletana Pizza which is a first in Singapore, I was excited to bring my friends to this place. There were 7 of us and we shared 3 pizzas.
VPN pizzas aren't your normal pizzas. There are many criteria to meet before they receive certification to be VPN pizzas. I was particularly excited about the pizza base which was supposed to be soft and elastic.
We had calamari fritti - $12++ (no picture!) which was just a basket of a few calamari rings which were not impressive at all. I mean, if your calamari is so ordinary, maybe you can serve dips that are unique?
Bismark - $28 ++
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushroom, ham, poached egg, parmesan
Being a meat lover, i managed to convince my friends to order this. I felt that it was okay
Pescatora - $30 ++
Tomato sauce, garlic, prawn, squid, octopus, oregano, basil
Sadly, this seafood pizza did not meet our expectations.
Panna e Prosciutto -$28 ++
Cream sauce, mozzarella, cooked ham, basil, parmesan
This was our favourite pizza out of the three. We adored the cream base which is something different from the usual tomato base. Pretty interesting. But we wouldn't say that it's really good. Slightly above average maybe.
I was disappointed with the design of the place as I'd expected it to be prettier and maybe to look more like a pizzeria. Or maybe I just didn't like how open the place was. As for the pizzas, they were alright. The crust wasn't really outstanding to us. I guess the pizzas were a tad too expensive for their portion. And for the price that we were paying, we were expecting tastier pizzas of better quality. Although my friends were still hungry, they felt that the price wasn't justified for what they were getting and we went for more food elsewhere.
Well, you can guess I sure was embarrassed. Being the supposed "foodie" of the group, I brought my friends to a place that is not really worth a mention.. I will not recommend this pizzeria but I guess the pizzas are worth a try if you're interested to taste VPN pizzas. But there are definitely better pizzas you can get at such prices.
12 Gopeng Street #01-78-81
Icon Village Singapore 078877
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: Mon-Sat 6:00pm-11:00pm
Closed on PH and Sundays.
K's rating of Pizzeria L'operetta : 4.5/10