Extra Virgin Pizza at United Square

I shouldn’t be complaining because Singapore has one of the most vibrant dining scenes in the world. But as an ardent pizza fanatic, I can’t help but lament the sad state of the pizza scene here. There are a lot of pizza chains around – both local and from the US – but neither of them hit the spot. They either taste like cardboard, are a little too greasy or are topped with the weirdest combination of ingredients you can imagine (Crabstick? Gross.).

However, Extra Virgin Pizza (EVP) has come to the rescue. I was recently invited to the media preview of the new United Square outlet at Novena and I can finally say I’ve found my happy pizza place.

EVP prides itself in the ingredients that they use – quality flour, tomatoes, cheeses and toppings. The pizzas are baked in brick ovens, giving them a unique shape, an irresistible charred crust and discernible freshness. Now, let me show you how to have one hell of a meal at EVP.

1. Perk your palate with mouthwatering starters. Here are my favourites:

The Cauliflower Romesco will make you swoon. It’s slathered with a piquant almond capsicum sauce and held together by gooey fontina cheese.

I couldn’t get enough of the Oven-fired Clams. Sweet, juicy, garlicky and rich. Tear off some of the garlic bread and mop up the white wine sauce.

2. Order a Peroni beer. Because nothing goes better with pizza than a Peroni.

3. Pizza time! Make sure you order the following:

The Spotted Pig is a definite crowd pleaser. A triple threat of spicy pepperoni, pork sausage and applewood smoked bacon. Garnish with a pinch of chili flakes and enjoy!

The Pistachio Pesto pizza has a pistachio pesto base, which is milder than your traditional pesto, topped with baby arugula and drizzled with a refreshing lemon vinaigrette that ties everything together. Who said vegetarian food had to be boring?

4. I don’t care if you’re full. There’s always room for dessert.

Dip your spoon in the tiramisu’s languid mixture of mascarpone, ladyfingers and espresso liqueur. As for the Nutella panna cotta, each bite will have you rolling your eyes in delight.

Extra Virgin Pizza
101 Thomson Road #01-14
United Square Shopping Mall
Singapore 307591
Sun-Thu: 11AM-10PM
Fri-Sat: 11AM-11PM

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