Bon Giorno! On this lovely Sunday morning, I’m going to bring you to a beautiful restaurant that is perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or a special dinner with family, or even gathering with friends.
That is Modesto’s Pizzeria at VivoCity.
A little bit of introduction, Modesto’s Pizzeria has been in Singapore for over a decade and their flagship outlet is located along Singapore’s busiest shopping belt at Orchard. The Italian restaurant chain has since expanded to four outlets in Singapore at Orchard, Elizabeth, Katong and VivoCity.
Modesto’s Pizzeria at VivoCity
Modesto’s Pizzeria at VivoCity Shopping Centre has recently been relocated from Level 1 to Level 3. Its current location at the roof top of VivoCity has many advantages. Firstly, there is a beautiful view from the sky park and plenty of space for kids to roam around (if you’re seated outdoor). Secondly, the location is less crowded as compared to inside of the shopping centre.
If you’re wondering if this is a family-friendly restaurant, then the answer is YES! There are kid’s menu, high chairs and colouring sheets (colours are provided too) to keep the kids comfortable and entertained in the restaurant.
We went for a dinner on Saturday night. It was still drizzling, so we chose to sit indoor on the upper deck. The indoor dining area is separated into two decks. I would say that the upper deck is more suitable for families. The lower deck has high tables and bar stools, which might be difficult for children.
This is my first visit to Modesto’s and I was intrigued by the ambience of this outlet. The interior lightning is moderately dim, which makes me feel so nice and cosy. The Christmas decorations are up in the restaurant, thus giving us a festive feeling that enhances our overall dining experience.
There is a junior’s set menu at $12.90++ that comprises a drink, a choice of pasta or mini pizza and a dessert.
For the appetizers, we ordered the Alette Di Pollo ($17) – that’s my all-time favourite, deep-fried chicken wings and drumlets. They are so crispy and flavourful! We also ordered the Gamberetti Fritti ($16) – marinated prawns wrapped in the pastry and deep-friend. Both appetizers come with yummy home-made chilli sauce and tartar sauce.
For the soup, we ordered the Zuppeta Pesce ($18) – an assortment of fresh prawns, squids, clams and mussels, simmered in fresh tomato sauce. It’s not spicy, so the kids can totally enjoy this delicious fresh seafood and soup.
For the main course, the traditional wood-fired pizza is certainly not to be missed. We ordered a regular-sized (12-inch) Misto Carne – pizza with marinated chicken, spicy pork salami, chicken sausages and cooked pork ham.
The serving is quite huge, good for 2-3 pax. Little Edison was totally in-love with the thin-crust pizza! The only pizza that he has eaten before is at Pizza Hut, so he was raving for the thin-crust pizza so much because it is amazingly delicious!
The crust is firm and crispy, and it has a delicious combination of toppings: chicken, pork, sausages and ham. That’s what I like about it.
For the pasta, we ordered the Linguine Modesto’s ($29) under the Modesto’s Special Pasta category. It is flat spaghetti with fresh prawns, squid, clams, mussels, whole crab, anchovies, capers, dried chilli, garlic, white wine and fresh tomato sauce, cooked in traditional Italian Cartoccio style.
It was really ‘love at first mouthful’ – if such term do exists! Haha!
This pasta is really delicious and I highly recommend it. Its serving size is huge and good for twin-sharing too.
After a sumptuous dinner, we unwind with refreshing fruit juices and yummy strawberry milkshake for Little Edison. We had to skip the dessert because our tummies are already 150% full! You can judge from the amount of food that we ordered.
All in all, we really enjoyed our dinner at Modesto’s VivoCity. It’s been so long since I last had such a romantic dinner with V (and with Little Edison in-tow). I’ve to make a special mention for the excellent service rendered to us by the restaurant staffs.
After the dinner, V said “We should come more often, dear!” And I replied, “That’s for sure!”
If you’re thinking of giving this restaurant a try, here’s a good news for you. I have two $50 Modesto’s dining vouchers to giveaway to two readers.
Hop over to Our Little Smarties Facebook Page for details on this giveaway. Good luck!
Disclosure: Dining vouchers for giveaway contest are sponsored by Modesto’s. No monetary compensation was received; all opinions are honest and are my own.