Jul 2, 2013

Saizeriya Ristorante E Caffe

(Daddy blogs)

As the boys grow older and begin to develop their own voracious appetite, I have to admit dining outside is getting tougher on the wallet. I used to be able to get away by just having the 3 monkies share one mains. But now, I consider myself lucky if I order one mains each for Ash & Ayd and they agree to share - albeit grudgingly - some with their dear sister.

So it was great relief that we stumbled onto Saizeriya a couple of months back. In fact, we love this casual dining place so much that we have already gone back three times!

And the reason? Its wallet-friendly jaw-dropping prices.

I had one look at the menu and I was sold. A plate of baked rice that starts from $4.90? You got to be kidding me.

How about a Pizza or Pasta meal starting from $6.40?

It gets even better. Adutlts enjoy a free flow of drinks - soft drinks, lemonade, latte, milo, cappuccino - with an additional $2.80 top-up. Kids pay only $1.40 while those 3 years and below drink for free!

Let me just put on record that Saizeriya is NOT to be confused with the likes of PastaMania. It is in fact a Japanese chain of casual, low-priced Italian Restaurant offering economical Italian food to the masses from pizza & pasta to even steak, chicken and fish (from $6.90). Unsurprisingly, this concept of affordable and very decent quality Italian food has proven to be a a huge hit, with more than 760 chains worldwide to date.

Okay so the food is super affordable. What about the taste test?

Ash had the Pineapple & Bacon pizza ($6.40) while I gobbled up my share of the Curry Chicken Baked Rice ($5.90).

While not overly spectacular, both were decent enough and comparable to other eateries' offerings. The wifey had the Squid Ink pasta ($5.90) which was quite tasty - she ordered it twice out of our three visits so far, so I guess the dish must have done something right.

Ayd had the Chicken Bolognese Doria ($4.90), which essentially is cheese mixed with rice and it was palatable.

But the one dish that is a must-try is the Oven-Grilled Escargots... and it is only $5.80! Yes, you read it correctly - $5.80 for half a dozen of snails and it really puts some of the other more atas restaurants' versions to shame. Ayd definitely knows a winner when he sees one.

All in all, the food was pretty decent but with its prices, who can complain? Definitely not me. Not when the prices are all NETT, no GST or Service Charge levied. The total bill for our entire table of food and drink came up to $38 and that, is auspicious enough for my wallet I reckon.

With so many reasons to go back again, we are lucky that they have a few branches for us to take our pick from!

Website: www.saizeriya.com.sg

Liang Court
177 River Valley Road, #02-22, Liang Court Shopping Centre Singapore 179030
Tel: 63379001

City Square
180 Kitchener Road, #B2-55/56, City Square Mall Singapore 208539
Tel: 68344877

Bukit Timah 
1 Jalan Bukit Anak, #02-24C, Bukit Timah Plaza Singapore 588996
Tel: 64675992

Toa Payoh Central
HDB Toa Payoh #02-514, 190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, 310190
6253 8001

Hougang 1
1 Hougang Street 91, #01-38 Singapore 538692
Tel: 63128644

The Cathay
2 Handy Road #B1-25/26/27 Singapore 229233
Tel: 62355197

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. We paid for the meals out of our own pocket, and we will gladly do so again!

*All photos taken with a LG Optimus G phone.

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JJ Mummy said...

Looks delicious and the price sure looks attractive too. ^^

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi JJ Mummy,

Yes, definitely value for money! :)

Saizeriya said...

Thank you for your review! Happy to see that you and your family had a great time at Saizeriya :D

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