Wednesday 6 November 2019

Amò – Amazing Pizza

Margherita DOP 

Amò is a concept by IlLido group, an F&B group known for its collection of unique and high-quality dining concepts. Most of IlLido concept is based on Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, paying homage to its owner, Italian restauranteur Beppe De Vito. Amò is a casual communal dining concept, focusing on antipasti, artisan pastas, homemade pizzas and large serving of mains.


A must try in Amò is their pizzas. According to their website, Amò pizza is made with natural leaven, semolina and extra virgin olive oil. They are light, seasonal and easy to digest - the result of patience, exceptional produce, and a fine-tuned knowledge of food chemistry.


In their ala-carte menu, their pizza is categorised into classic and signature. We started with the classic Margherita DOP ($25). Buffalo Mozzarella, San Marzano Tomato, Basil. The crust is soft with a slight charred and bitterness from the high heat oven. The buffalo mozzarella is soft and creamy, while the wetness from the tomato together with fresh basil just deliver amazing flavour in this dish. Delizioso!!

Margherita DOP

(Side Note: DOP is an abbreviation for the Italian phrase Denominazione di Origine Protetta -- "protected name of origin." If a product is labelled DOP, you can be sure that it has been produced, processed in a specific geographical zone and according to tradition.” – Quoted from different sources. In this case, the flour, cheese, tomato and herbs are from particular regions in Italy).

Margherita DOP

Broccolini, Pancetta, Pumpkin, Smoked Mozzarella ($28) is their signature pizza. My first time trying pumpkin pizza. The toppings are thick, using the pumpkin puree as the base instead of tomato. It has a nice smoky aroma from the smoked mozzarella, followed with nice salty and porky flavour from the pancetta. A good combination between sweet and savoury.

Broccolini, Pancetta, Pumpkin, Smoked Mozzarella 

Pork Sausage, Caramelised Onions, Potatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella ($29). Another first time for me eating a pizza with potatoes in it. The pork sausage is savoury, the opposite of the sweet caramelised onions. The buffalo mozzarella adds the creaminess but looks a bit lost in between the potatoes. Tasted like eating bread dipped in potato soup. It will probably taste better if there are more pork sausages.

Pork Sausage, Caramelised Onions, Potatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella

Pork Sausage, Caramelised Onions, Potatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella

Iberico Pork Chop with Spicy Broccolini and Celeriac Puree ($32). The pork chop is nicely grilled, tender with a good oink oink bite in it. However, we notice that some area of the pork is a bit dry. The celeriac puree is smooth, while the spicy broccolini added a bit of spark to this dish.

Iberico Pork Chop with Spicy Broccolini and Celeriac Puree

For the sides, we ordered Roasted Mushrooms with Egg Confit ($12) & Hand Cut Fries with Rosemary ($12). Both of these side dishes are awesome. The roasted mushrooms are butter and packs with solid mushrooms flavour. The velvety egg confit adds a silky and creamy texture to the dish.

Roasted Mushrooms with Egg Confit

The rosemary fries are awesome. It is crispy externally and moist internally. The rosemary herbs are generously sprinkled on the fries, as the aroma of it linger with each bite of the fries. It is served with truffle mayo to add the creaminess and umami flavour to the fries. I personally like the fries without the mayo dip.

Hand Cut Fries with Rosemary 

From the Bar, I had Ups Daisy ($12). A lemonade base mocktails that is citrusy and refreshing.

Ups Daisy

At the end of the meal, we were served complimentary Cioffe / Frappe. Crispy fried pasta with icing sugar.

Cioffe / Frappe

The décor is casual and modern. You will be welcome by the bar when you first enter the restaurant, leading to the main indoor dining area. There is also al-fresco seating at the courtyard. For those seated near the middle or back, you can get a glimpse of the kitchen and chefs at work. Service is attentive, professional and knowledgeable. During the weekend, there is a limited seating time, so be understanding if you are dining on the early time slot.

The Bar

Part of Dining Area

Overall, Amò served one of the best Margherita DOP. For the next visit, I will definitely order the classic pizzas, Roasted Mushrooms with Egg Confit, Hand Cut Fries with Rosemary, then followed with the pasta and other dishes. Saluti!! Cheers!!

Food & Drink: 7.5/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 8.75/10
Ambiance: 8.75/10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50,

33 Hongkong Street
Singapore 059672

T: +65 6723 7733
IG: @Amorestaurantsg
OH: 12.00 – 14.30; 18.00 – 23.00 Daily

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