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The Manhattan Pizza Co – Huge XXXL Pizzas Lands In Singapore + Pizza Giveaways!

By Daniel, October 25, 2012

I have never been to Manhattan or the New York to judge their pizzas, but I do know that this Manhattan Pizza Co in Singapore serves HUGE ones. Huge to the extent that the pizza filled the entire square table, huge that each slice is bigger than my hand, huge that 5 of my hungry friends could not finish the whole thing.

20 inches long to be exact.

“Chief” Joey Manoli brought their signature pizza from New York City to Singapore’s Orchard Central. The Napoli style pizza was created by Joey’s ‘Poppi’ (his papa) when their entire uprooted themselves to NYC, and made a good living out of it.

The restaurant is at a difficult-to-find basement location at Orchard Central, already known for its crazy navigation. Fortunately, Manhattan is located right next to Gong Cha which probably brought some customers in.

Initially, I was a little doubting. Red and yellow décor, matched with plastic chairs, and rather loud music screams ‘fast-food restaurant’ – not the kind of place I would enjoy having long chats with good friends over pizza slices and sides.

But, the pizzas are pretty affordable. The classic variety such as Hawaiian and Pepperoni are $38-$39, while the specialty range such as seafood and meat lover are $40-$42. A classic slice with a drink is $5.90.

Joey said that a Singaporean Tan Yi Ling was ‘schmoozing’ over their pizzas at NYC, which motivated him to come over Singapore for a look. (Interesting, I checked HungryGoWhere and there is a Tan Yi Ling giving positive reviews on Manhattan. I wonder if Joey knows.)

My gym-going friends and I shared a Meat Lover / Roast Duck half and half combination ($42), with an OMG moment when the pizza first landed on our table. Proven right that size does matter.

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The Manhattan Pizza Company M.P.C. Singapore
Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, B1-01 (next to Gong Cha), Singapore 238896 (Somerset MRT) Tel: 800 852 3887 (toll-free)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Thur), 11 am – 10.30 pm (Fri – Sun)

Other Pizza Entries
Spizza (East Coast)
Peperoni Pizzeria (Zion Road)
Da Paolo Bistrobar (Rochester Park)
Verve Pizzeria (One North)
Singapore Sling Chilli Crab Pizza (Clarke Quay)

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The Verve – From Barracks to Cinema to Italian Dining

By Daniel, October 9, 2008


7 Lock Road, Ground floor Gillman Village Tel: 64733655

When The Turquoise Room closed some time back, fans of this Italian casual dining joint hidden at Gillman Village were disappointed.  Me inclusive. There I was recommending my friends to try it, and then it ceased operation after the owners left the country.

Karen, a fan of the room, thought the same too and bought it over! (I wished I had the energy and money (!) to do it.)

From Gillman army barracks, Regal Cinema, Turquoise Room to The Verve, this place has definitely come a long way.

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Turquoise Room (Gillman Village)

By Daniel, May 27, 2008


7 Lock Road Gillman Village S(108935) Tel: 64733655

Sometimes, I find Singapore too crowded to ‘pa-tuo’ (date) as almost every dining place is crowded. Crowds just kill the romance by half.

Well, the Turquoise Room by opened this husband and wife team may be that suitable place. But you probably need to drive as it’s quite ‘ulu’ at Gillman Village (which reminds me of Dempsey and Rochester). The friendly staff even took the extra effort for indecisive pairs who just cannot decide what they want.

The Ambience
There is nothing pretentious about the décor, which is clean, white and minimalist. The tables and chairs are painted white, with a number of tables having an odd chair decked out in the signature turquoise colour. Tastefully adorned with a serene tea-light in clear glass, the tables are spaced well apart so there is much privacy which makes this place ideal for a romantic meal and whisper sweet nothings. Awww…

The Food
Mainly Italian, most diners love the pasta or pizza here, although the restaurant also serves gourmet sandwiches, salads and mains such as pork, veal or lamb rack or pan-seared barramundi.

My friend and I couldn’t decide between the parma & porcini pizza and pepperoni pizza so our hostess suggested to give us half of each ($22).The best of both worlds! True to the menu description, the pizza was freshly baked and thinly crusted. The ham tasted a little salty but the explanation was that it was cured in the sun for a very long time. The generous servings of shaved parmesan cheese and baby spinach made the pizza a refreshing delight.

We next had bacon and mushroom pasta in carbonara sauce ($18). The sauce was light and flavourful; each penne cooked to a perfect bite, without overly ‘jelat’ (creamy).

The Service
Definitely a 5/5. The service staff was all smiles and joked with us as though we were old friends.  When we casually said we wanted to share the soup of the day, it was thoughtfully served in two separate cups. How many eateries will actually do that?

The Good To Know
The toilet is unisex, so be careful of letting your pants down too fast! 

The Verdict
A gem found tucked in Gilman Village for that romantic getaway. 4*

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