Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Tantalising and Wholesome Italian Cuisine at D.O.P Mozzarella Bar & Restaurant


Enjoying Spaghetti Frutti di Mare

   D.O.P Mozzarella Bar & Restaurant is a casual Italian restaurant located at Robertson Quay. As the name suggests, the restaurant is famed for its smooth, silky mozzarella with variations such as the classic buffalo cheese, truffled burrata and smoked burratina. 


   The restaurant strikes a fine balance with quintessential Italian staples and modern infusions. All ingredients are meticulously sourced including its mozzarella which is imported directly from the best farms in Campania. Although the menu is not extensive, every item is crafted with flair and finesse and you can taste the passion of the culinary team in all the creations. 


   Helming the restaurant is Luca Lannone who also hails from Campania. He is passionate about his food, showcasing the finest produce from his hometown, particularly its protected origin denomination certified mozzarella. 


   The ambience of D.O.P Mozzarella Bar is casual and understated and you can unwind over a few glasses of wine and antipasti or enjoy a hearty Italian meal bursting with freshness, wholesomeness and flavour.

Freshly baked bread

   The restaurant bakes its own bread and complimentary homemade bread was served before the meal.

Mozzarella Ball

   Our dining experience commenced with the Mozzarella Ball (S$17++) which was deep-fried to a golden hue. It was superbly executed with a crisp, crunchy exterior and a smooth, silky interior consisting of Parma ham, sundried tomato and basil. Savoury, tangy and sweet flavours were harmonised to provide a perfect marriage of flavours. 

Scialatielli Cacio 

   Another star dish was the Scialatielli Cacio (S$28++) which was a wondrous union of spaghetti with cacio cheese, black truffle pesto and cream sauce. The pesto was not too intense and was overshadowed by the pleasant earthy aroma and taste of the truffles. Creamy and flavourful, this creation was satisfying to the very last mouthful. What made it even more unique was that it was served in a cheese bowl and one could literally eat the entire bowl! 

Spaghetti Frutti Di Mare

   There is nothing more lip-smacking than a plate of mouth-watering pasta topped with fresh ocean catch. The Southern Italian classic, Spaghetti Frutti di Mare (S$25++), translated as Fruits of the Sea was cooked to an al dente texture and brimmed with fresh ocean treasures such as clams, prawns, and squid doused in a robust, homemade tomato based sauce. 

Tiramisu

   The Tiramisu (S$10++), which means ‘lift me up’ or ‘cheer me up’ is the stalwart of the classic Italian dessert menu. D.O.P Mozzarella Bar & Restaurant’s version is layered with fluffy cream, mascarpone cheese and sponge fingers immersed in just the right balance of espresso and liqueur. 

   D.O.P Mozzarella Bar & Restaurant is located at 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04A The Quayside, 238252. The restaurant is open from 5pm to 11.30pm from Tuesdays to Thursdays (last order 10.30pm) and from 12noon to 3pm for lunch and 5pm to 11.30pm, (last order 10.30pm,) on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. 

   For reservations, please call +65 69080830 or email dop.restaurant@gmail.com. For more information, please visit the restaurant's website  or facebook.

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