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“Pizzas not worth $25.00” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Solepomodoro Locanda Pizzeria

Solepomodoro Locanda Pizzeria
19-21 Mckenzie road | Unit 02-65 Caribbean, Singapore 228678, Singapore
+65 6884 3671
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Ranked #4,717 of 7,750 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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“Pizzas not worth $25.00”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Feel ripped off. Got a plain looking dul pizza. Not impressed. I can make better pizzas in my oven. If you made that pizza in Itay they would cry

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Singapore, Singapore
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“The Best Pizza !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Unusually located in Little India accross from the old REX Cinema on Mackenzie Rd and Niven Rd, where you can find a real brick oven pizza. Calamari fritti is utterly mouthwatering $14.90. We had Pizza Capricciosa and Diavola ( not sure if that Asian green chilli really goes with the pizza for Diavola effect ) for $24.90 each. A glass of vino $8. a pint of Heineken $ 10.There are more choices of pasta and dessert. Our pizza dinner costs $ 115 for three. Service is average- although I personally feel they are too fast and too eager in asking if we wanted another glass.
Bear in mind the pizzeria is not airconditioned. There are tables on the walkway close to road partially covered by slanting roof and indoor with many fans that we did not feel warm. The lighting is somewhat on the dim side. All in all it is a good alfresco dining for a real Italian.
We took bus 65 from Orchard and hopped out on Selegie and found taxi easily in front of pizzeria to go home.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Business or food?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I have been coming here regularly for the past years, and I reccomanded it to friends and collegues, especially for pizza and atmosphere. They cook pizza on a real brick oven with wood fire (almost unique in singapore). Unfortunately lately they changed menu, main chef and pizza guy...result they removed or modified some of our favorites and the pizza is almost unedible!! quality became poor but prices stayded same. never, ever again then.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Such a cozy place for pizza and more!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I have been recommended this place by a friend who lives nearby, as he told me it's his usual place he goes for pizza. I decided to give it a try with my girlfriend, as we where strolling one evening in nearby Orchard Road.

The place, at sunset, looked very cozy. it sits on the corner of Mackenzie and Niven road and is surrounded by low awnings and plants to shield diners from passing cars and pedestrian traffic. They made quite a good job, as, even keeping it as an open concept, once inside, you kind of forget being in Singapore and feels like on a hill in Southern Italy...

As it seems the place became quite popular for their wood-fired pizza oven, with pizza we started. We stayed with the classic: Calzone and Quattro Formaggi (four cheeses). Not being a big fan of Calzone (wrapped-up pizza), I admit this one was just perfectly baked: crunchy and soft at the right point with its filling juicy and tasty. The cheeses of the pizza were very yummy: savory and melted at the right point.

We all know that with pizza, besides a particular recipe for the dough, timing is everything. I believe their pizza-chef has been with them for quite a while, as he seems to have mastered the art very well.

The surprise, however, came with the other dishes! Being starving the whole day, both of us wanted more (much more...) food...! So, we ordered two pasta: Aglio e Olio and Carbonara. Usually, pizza places are not that good in other traditional Italian dishes, so I was a bit suspicious at first. But, just from the way the spaghetti looked, I could already tell they were made the true Italian way: both with very strong, genuine, flavors: Carbonara not creamy (such a common mistake in Singapore...) and savory just the right amount; while the Aglio e Olio was the optimum compromise between the kick of the garlic and the spicy of the chili pepper. Both pasta, perfectly Al Dente. A bit hard for my girlfriend's opinion, but I believe this is the way Italians have them...

Wine selection is a bit small, but very affordable and of a respectful quality. We had a bottle of Pinot Grigio for just $59.

Last, but not least, we tried a Torta al Cioccolato. a warm, fondent-like chocolate cake, served with a home made vanilla gelato on the side. Once again, very well made: soft and warm (but not too hot) inside and with a crunchy top.

In all, we have been very happy with the experience: cozy little place, genuine food, cheerful service and one of the few places where you can indulge in much more than a pizza for affordable prices.

The Menu is fairly extensive, so we will surely go back to try other dishes...

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Cozy "little hidden secret" near Mount Sophia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We were looking for a bite after a long day in a photo studio in the Old School on Mount Sophia and, almost by chance, on our way to Bukit Timah road, we passed in front of this cheerful "locanda" (kind of "family inn" in Italian) and we were immediately attracted by the cozy looks and colors of the place: it's an almost entirely open concept with tables scattered under the arcades. Traffic is not heavy on that corner of Mackenzie road, so cars passing by are barely noticeable.

The crowd was a mix of locals and exapts and they all seemed to be very familiar with the place. it looked like if it was their family's "backyard kitchen".

The menu offers a simple, but very comprehensive selection of Italian "classics": antipasti, pasta, panini (sandwiches) and a great list of pizzas. The manager told us that they especially imported a wood-fired pizza oven (which sits right behind the counter, behind a glass) from Italy so to give their pizzas and calzone a perfect balanace between softness and crunchiness of the crust. Our table tried the margherita, quattro stagioni and quattro formaggi and they were all very good. Milano-sort-of-style of pizza.

One dish of spaghetti on one of the neighboring tables was looking so inviting that we decided also to go for a round of pastas. We tried the classics: carbonara, amatriciana, aglio e olio and a risotto ai funghi. They were all generous portions, perfectly al dente and very savory: hearty food like from a grandma's kitchen.

One of my guests had the hamburger and, that too, came out very well done: juicy and tender at the right point.

Wine list is relatively short, but at quite good value for money and encompassing a good selection from both Italy and the new world.

Overall, we had a very relaxing experience and the whole feeling was to have discovered a small "hole in the wall" in a quaint and charming neighborhood. We all have the intention, once being again nearby, to give it another try for their antipasti and desserts.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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