We don’t think we’re alone in saying our kids’ favourite food is pizza. Sure they love tucking into local Singaporean dishes and hitting up fish and chips at kid-friendly restaurants about town, but ask them what one food they’d take with them to a desert island we know the response. PIZZA! But not just any pizza, mind you, we’re talking authentic Italian thin-crust pizza with delectable toppings (we’ve taught them well). Here’s our list of kid indestructible fail-safe pizza joints we have on permanent rotation.
1. Pizza Express
British export Pizza Express is a fantastico place to get your pizza fix with its Piccolo kids’ menu ($12 for pizza/pasta, drink and dessert). The colouring pencils and activity sheets distract little hands in the four minutes it takes to cook the pizzas to perfection. And did we mention the dough balls?
Locations in Scotts Square, Marina One East Tower, Holland Village, Duo Galleria and Century Square Mall; www.pizzaexpress.sg
2. Picotin Express
Expect friendly service, lush green views and delightfully light thin crust pizzas at al fresco family resto Picotin Express. Run off some energy pre-feast with a hit of mini putt put next door.
PICOTIN @ Bukit Timah, Champions Golf Course, 60 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286966, and PICOTIN @ East Coast, 382 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427622; www.picotin.com.sg
3. Cibo Italiano Singapore
Transport yourself to a Tuscan trattoria at hidden gem Cibo Italiano Singapore. What do we adore about this place? The three A’s: antipasti, affordability and authenticity keep us coming back time and again (and the fancy frozen take home pasta is delish). It’s an intimate space and most tables are outdoors so expect to dine al fresco. Full disclosure: we’d skip this one with rowdy toddlers as the seating isn’t for them, but but older kids like perching on the chairs, and we’ve eaten there with a pram no problem. (Even better, take yourselves off for date night.)
428 River Valley Road, #01-01, Singapore 248749; www.facebook.com/cibosg
4. Plank Sourdough Pizza
If you love the soft, pillowy sourdough bread at Baker & Cook, you’re going to go cray cray for the pizza at sister restaurant Plank Sourdough Pizza. Add a wood oven and fresh, authentic Italian ingredients to the mix and you’ve got the recipe for a cracking meal out with your crew.
1 Swan Lake Avenue, East Coast, Singapore 455700 and 64 Namly Place, Bukit Timah, Singapore 267208; www.plankpizza.biz
Re-laaax with sand between your toes and drink-in-hand while your kids play on the equipment or splash about in the water play area at Trapizza. The cute pig-shaped pizza is irresistible to little people as is the roll-your-own dough station. Perfecto!
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa, 10 Siloso Walk, Singapore 099538; www.shangri-la.com
6. Pepperoni Pizzeria
Pepperoni Pizzeria has a rep with the kids for good reason – its bistros are designed with small humans in mind and it consistently plates up tasty pizza. Kids set meal for $14 including pizza, drink and gelato you say? We’re there!
Locations island-wide; www.peperoni.com.sg
7. Alt. Pizza
If it’s a home delivery kind of night (or day) do yourself a favour and order in from Alt. Pizza. For the adults go for the Hangover (with tomato base, mozzarella, pepperoni, fennel sausage and parmesan) and let the kids design their own dream pizza!
Locations islandwide, p. 6836 9207; www.altpizza.com.sg
8. Cafe Melba
If the kids can’t keep still for more than a nanosecond then Cafe Melba serves up not only great pizza, but it comes with a side order of entertainment for small diners too. Little ones can grab a slice of the bouncy castle action in between bites of margarita pizza sure to be a hit with even the fussiest of eaters.
90 Goodman Road, Block N #01-56, Singapore 439053 and 1 Stars Avenue #03-01, Singapore 138507; www.cafemelba.com.sg
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