"Iron Chef America" Mario Batali has made his debut in Singapore with not one but two Italian restaurants at the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. On one side is Osteria Mozza, a fine-dining restaurant with white table cloths and a dress code, and on the other is Pizzeria Mozza, a casual eatery celebrating Italy’s biggest contribution to global cuisine – the pizza. Pizzeria Mozza is the rare kind of celebrity chef restaurant where you won’t get dirty looks for wearing jeans or bringing your kids.
Pizzeria Mozza is not unique to Singapore. Chef Batali, in partnership with pastry chef Nancy Silverton and restrateur Joseph Bastianich, opened the first Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles. After the spectacular success of this new breed of casual-gourmet Italian, they’ve taken the concept halfway around the world to Singapore to overwhelmingly positive reviews.