My pre-wedding shoot was postponed due to one selfish bride, so I was feeling rather morbid and hungry. And since I didn’t need to put on a bridal gown in the next few weeks, rif took me to stuff my face at Sarpino’s Pizza in Lucky Garden.
Sarpino’s closes at midnight and the last kitchen order is at 11.30pm. A pity the restaurant is located on the first floor above a bookstore; the entrance was not visible to the public eye. Feeling famished, rif and I shared two pizzas that night — Napolitana and The Butcher.
Between the two, I liked the Napolitana better. It had a more balanced flavour and was mildly spicy from the sausages. Some green pepper Tabasco sauce gave it more flavour and kicked up the heat a few notches. Unless it’s proper Italian pizza, I don’t usually order thin crust at pizza joints. Sarpino’s pan crust base was more fluffy than doughy. Not much jaw workout was required.
The Butcher was nothing to shout about. This pizza comprised beef salami, mozzarella cheese, lean ground beef and some cheddar cheese. While this pizza was called The Butcher, there was more cheese than meat in it. Tastewise, it was too one-dimensional; after a while, I got bored.
We didn’t try any of their sides (too full to do so), but I wouldn’t mind coming back to try their Gourmet Special Pizzas.
Food: 5/10 (halal)
Verdict: Fuss-free, reasonable but still pretty much a fast food joint.