Tuesday 18 February 2014

Extra Virgin Pizza – Spotted Pig and Prosciutto

Extra Virgin Pizza is another F&B concept by under the umbrella of The Lo & Behold Group. This group is responsible for the ever popular establishment such as The White Rabbit, The Black Swan, Overeasy and Loof. Under the guidance of the young entrepreneur Wee Teng Wen and Daniel He, expect this group to deliver a fresh yet elegant dining on Singapore shore.

Little Devil and I actually chanced upon Extra Virgin Pizza while looking for a quick lunch place in United Square. To our benefit, they were offering one for one pizza promotion with UOB Card.

As it is lunch, we only ordered 2 pizzas. Spotted Pig ($26) and Prosciutto & Arugula ($26). Both pizza are based with tomato and mozarella cheese. Each pizza is about personal size, cut to 6 slices each. Spotted pig toppings are spicy pepperoni, pork sausage, applewood smoked ham and pecorino. This generous ingredients resulted in a delicious well baked pizza with a subtle heat / spiciness coming from the pepperoni.

 Spotted Pig

Meanwhile the Prosciotto & Arugula provide a more healthy version to offset the meaty pizza. The prosciutto di parma, baby arugula and parmagiano reggiano provide a good combination. Again the ingredients are generous and fresh.

Prosciutto & Arugula

Although the toppings are good, we find that some areas can be improved especially on the dough and the timing in the oven. The dough is not rolled out consistently. The area without the toppings turn out to be to thick and chewy and it tasted like the dough are not evenly cooked. Based on our experience eating in pizzeria using brick ovens, we understand that pizzas cooked brick oven have the rustic burnt feeling. However on that day it was just too much burnt areas and created a bitter taste on the pizza. (Hopefully management can accept our feedback, Hint Hint!!)

For drink, we ordered Ice Lemon Tea ($5.50), which is homemade (they separated the sugar) and tasted very good.

Homemade Ice Lemon Tea

Ambiance in this branch was great. The place is quite spacious there are a lot of natural lighting in the restaurant during the day. Service is very minimum, as we need to order at the counter and make payment first. Not sure what is the reason behind this, as there are sufficient service staff to provide full service.

The Bar and Order Counter

Pizza Bar & The Brick Oven
For Take Away

Overall we find that Extra Virgin Pizza has the ingredients and potential to compete with the higher end pizzeria. At this point of time, the components has not come together yet. With a little bit of tweaking and adjustment they will soon be there. Pricing is slightly on the high side. Luckily we have UOB Card to thank for the promo. Cheers!!

Food & Drink: 6.5/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 6.5/10
Ambiance: 7.5/10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50

Extra Virgin Pizza @ United Square
Handmade Artisanal Pizza of the Highest Quality
101 Thomson Road
#01-14, United Square Shopping Mall
Singapore 307591

Tel: 6247 5757 (Delivery Hotline)
Op Hours:
Sun – Thu: 11.00 – 22.00
Fri – Sat: 11.00 – 23.00

Other Branch:
Extra Virgin Pizza @ Asia Square Tower 1
8 Marina View
#01-04. Asia Square Tower 1.
Singapore 018960

Op Hours:
Mon – Fri: 10.00 – 22.00.
Closed on Weekends and PH

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