I was at Boat Quay with my girlfriend on a Saturday evening, having spent hours in Minds Cafe. We decided to walk to the nearby Liang Court for dinner, newly renovated and occupied with interesting restaurants, one of them being Saizeriya.
Having walked past several times, I was attracted by their menu of Japanese styled Italian cuisine (kind of like Ma Maison). There was already a long queue at about 7 and we were lucky to get seats quickly as big groups were in front of us. The atmosphere was more casual bistro than classy Italian, staffed by very busy and yet still friendly waitresses.
Focaccia ($1.88), Baked Escargots ($5.58)
The homemade bread was soft and piping hot, pleasant enough to be eaten on its own. Not everyone is a fan of eating snails but I’m rather fond of it. Served in a buttery garlic sauce, it was a perfect soak for the foccacia!
Hawaiian Pizza ($7.48)
The crust was the thick-doughy type, sprinkled with pineapples and bacon slices. I think it tasted better than a certain pizza chain, way cheaper and bigger too!
Grilled Chicken with Melted Cheese and Sunny-Side Up ($7.68)
The chicken thigh was reasonably alright but not fantastic. Served on a hotplate with wedges, broccoli and sweet corn, the cheese hardened soon after we began eating.
Shrimp Doria ($7.18)
I admitted I kind of over-ordered for two persons, but I was just too greedy to have a try of everything! The baked rice was the best among the 3 main courses, with bubbling cheese and crunchy prawns laid on the surface, drenching the rice in a rich creamy sauce. It tends to get overkilled if eaten on your own, so best is share it with someone else!
Total bill for 2 was $35.05 after taxes, reasonably cheap if you consider the amount I ordered (seriously stuffed) and in a restaurant setting. For an extra $3 or so, you can help yourself to their free flow drinks counter. Will be back for more Doria!