La Pizzaiola @Telok Ayer Street
I knew that La Pizzaiola has an outlet at Telok Ayer Street but I did not know that it is so near the building that my best buddy is working in! Found it while burning time waiting for PB and I am really happy as I have been wanting to bring him to the Jalan Riang outlet but due to lack of parking there (and the outlet is ALWAYS crowded), I have not been successful.
And so, with the discovery of this outlet so near to him, out goes my “I don’t want dinner after 8pm” rule. 😛 As this outlet is in the Central Business District (CBD), it is pretty quiet during dinner time. Just nice as we want to avoid all the loud CNY crowd and enjoy our dinner in peace. 😛
For Antipasti (Italian for appetiser), we had Burratina con Prosciutto Crudo, $17.90. Basically it reads, “Fresh burrata cheese imported from Italy served with Parma Ham” from the menu.
Close up of the Parma Ham, Tomatoes and salad
This is the first time I am trying this. The parma ham was gorgeous! Could not get enough of it as there were only 5 thin slices and I only got 2! 🙁
The tomatoes were sweet and considered huge for the breed. It is about as long as my pinkie! To put it in persepctive, it slightly more than half the length of an iphone 4s! 😀
Close up of the burrata cheese
This is the first time I am trying this cheese. I was a little apprehensive at first as I am very scare of “smelly and heavy” cheese but this was surprising light. Looking at how PB attacked it, I let go of all my worries and attacked it too! haha.. The waitress told us that we could eat it plain or add olive oil over it. We chose the former.
The “dressed” Salad
The salad came “naked”. You could either eat it as it is or dress it up with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar provided in a lovely bottle on the table.
For mains, we ordered a pizza and I added on a pasta. For the pizza, I wanted to suggest to PB to take the parma ham with wild rockets pizza but since we already have parma ham in our appetiser, we settled for what the waitress recommended.
Our Proscuittto e Funghi, $15.90. It is made with tomato, mozzarella, ham and mushrooms.
Close up of the crust and ingredients
The pizza crust is a little difficult to cut through with the fork and knife here but if you decided to eat it with your hand and push it right over your lips, you will have no problem biting through 🙂
There is a nice fragrant and bite to the dough and I think that the pizza is a must-have when you come to La Pizzaiola.
Our Pasta Main – Pizzoccheri della Valtellina, $14.90. This is the first time I am trying this pasta. I was surprised when it came with a dough covering the bowl. So special! It looks like those puff pastry soup that you get in some restaurant but here, instead of soup with puff pastry, it is pasta covered with the pizza dough!
Side view of the Pizzoccheri della Valtellina
The waitress helped us to cut open the thin pizza dough to reveal the handmade whole grain pasta cooked with butter, sage, potato and cheese.
Close up what is beneath the dough
This is the house specialty and it is really a unique dish.I have not eaten something like that before. I love how we can pull the cheese and the fragrance of the sage. Never knew how this herb looks like until today! LOL.. PB did not like the smell and taste of the sage though but he attacked all the cheese..
Close up of the handmade whole grain pasta
The whole grain pasta was unique in its own way, cut to easy-to-eat length and there is a bite to it. Interesting..
PB’s Latte that looked like a confused alien to me.. haha.. No prosecco for me tonight as I have work responsibilities 🙁
View of one part of the interior from where we were seated
View of the wine and drinks preparation bar. View of the kitchen was blocked by some customers and hence could not get a nice picture of it but it can be clearly seen the moment you enter the restaurant.
As usual, we had too much food and I have to take away some of our pizza. Delicious when reheated in my microwave too! We didn’t even have space for the flourless chocolate cake that I wanted him to try.
There are set lunch deals at this outlet and my mind is set on trying it out one day as I feel it is really good price for quality food. This outlet will definitely be in my radar when choosing places to meetup for dinner!
The menu and you can scan for the food pics or go to their FB page
137 Telok Ayer Street
Tel: 6222 0908
Mondays – Saturdays:
Lunch: 11.30am – 3pm
Dinner: 5.30pm to 10.30pm
Closed on Sundays
Photos taken with iphone4s