Many thanks to Vivocity & Modesto’s, I’m having a really hearty meal with my love ones! Even though the meal was largely complimentary, this post will not attempt to exaggerate the standard of the food.
For a start, we were promptly served a basket of bread, with olive oil and some unknown sauce. We didn’t order this, I don’t think it’s an appetiser, because we did order one. Nevertheless, the bread was warm and soft, and the olive oil spiced up a notch on the otherwise plain bread, I must confess I never thought these two would come in pair! I thought the dark sauce tasted like black soy sauce, but I couldn’t be sure.
Alette Di Pollo is a chef’s recommendation not found on their main menu. Simply, it was deep-fried chicken wings and drumlets, marinated with home-made spicy marinade. I was surprise with the portion, I’m not complaining, but it was too much to go along with the other food we ordered, on any other given time, I would be pleased to finish it 🙂 Well, I still finished it, but the taste, of course, would have some discount under an almost full tummy! It would be helpful if there’s some picture for us to gauge the portion, but otherwise, its taste was quite unique, spicy as they claimed, with a right amount of sweetness that made it distinct from the usual KFC!
We started with an appetizer in Fritto Misto, an assortment of deep-fried soft-shell crab, squid, silver bream, and prawns, served with tartar sauce. The flour coating were not over-fried so as to provide a soft texture over fresh seafood, we really enjoyed this dish!
Modesto’s is really famous for their traditional wood-fired pizza, of course whether nice or not, it’s subject to individual preference, and I was rather skeptical whether it was genuinely wood-fired, given the difficulty in acquiring fire wood in this part of the world and the long duration required for preparation. Anyway, for first timer especially, do try their pizza!
Modesto’s generally serves Mini (8″) and Regular (12″) size pizza, and Family (20″) size will only be available after 6pm. Salsiccia E Scamorza consists of tomato, mozzarella cheese, scamorza cheese, and pork sausages. I’m a cheese lover, but I got to confess I couldn’t really tell the difference between mozzarella and scamorza cheese. Nevertheless, the cheese was nice and rather generous, though we were puzzled on the pork sausages, which seen more like meat ball to me. For me, it’s sort of a disappointment, I thought I find the meat ball (or rather sausages) over salty, it could well be how it’s done in Italy, but it just ain’t my cup of tea.
In my opinion, the Quattro Stagioni is much better! There’s no mini size for this pizza, but with Cooked Pork Ham, Mixed Seafood, Mushrooms, Black Kalamata Olives, Tomato, and Cheese, Quattro Stagioni offers a distinctive taste on the pizza, as if bringing forth the reminiscence of seasonal passion to a diner! Me and the old folks couldn’t help agreed the ingredients are quite contrasting to what we normally found in Pizza Hut, and to sum it in one word, superb!
This time round, I still had Alette Di Pollo (now $18++), still tantalisingly delicious!
The only other order I had, was this 12″ Costiera pizza with prawns, squid, and crabsticks. Nothing to brag about the crabsticks, but I found the prawns and squid rather fresh. And the crisp pizza and melted cheese really made this a very enjoyable treat!
Modesto’s can now be found at:
Vivocity: 1 Harbourfront Walk #03-11, Vivocity, Singapore 098585
Orchard Parade Hotel: 1 Tanglin Road #01-09/10, Orchard Parade Hotel, Singapore 247905
Elizabeth Hotel: 24 Mount Elizabeth #01-05, The Elizabeth Hotel, Singapore 228518