263 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437050,
Tel: (+65) 816 1834
31 Hong Kong Street, 01-01, Singapore 059670
Tel :(+65) 98503630
The Italians are flocking to the East. The reason? Bottega. A new all day deli selling affordable imported goodies like buffalo mozzarella, Italian wines and pasta as well as good quality Italian cheeses and cold meats. Come dinner, the kitchens open. Bottega is modest in appearance and size. It is one of many shops on Tanjong Katong and the setting is very casual – a few alfresco bar stools and high tables perched on the narrow pavement outside the shop with minimal decor. Italian conversation and Italian music add to the authentic buzz. Pizzas are tip top, made by a Sardinian pizza chef. Prices are affordable too, from the simple Napoli ($13.80) to the most expensive: Bologna pizza ($19.80). This not-to-miss pizza is a wonderfully quirky concoction of crispy thin pizza base topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, creamy gorgonzola, finely shaved Mortadella and sprinkled with a fine dusting of ground pistachios that shimmers like green gold. Other dishes on the menu include starters of Burrata ($17.80) or traditional Italian Fish stew ($15.80) as well as home made Tagliatelle Al Nero Di Seppia ($19.80) blackened with squid ink, served perfectly al dente, the pasta melding well with the garlicky herb sauce abundant with clams, sweet tomatoes and prawns.