My friends were in shock when I told them I never tried Pasta Fresca till this year – apparently it was every family’s restaurant of choice back when we were younger. Must be that crazy jingle that kept playing on TV – I can still hum the tune from vague recollection.

So, I finally tried it and I can see why all my friends have fond memories of it. It is a little bit like Jack’s place, the Italian edition (and with better food). The interior decor makes for a nice casual date or dinner with a large group. I had the mushroom and vegetarian pizzas and both were pretty good – the base was not to thick and they were very generous with the toppings. The vegetarian is probably the winner because of the effort taken to char-grill the vegetables which gave the pizza an extra kick of flavour.

Will be back for more, have to make up for lost time!

This is my favourite branch of this Italian chain, due to the option to sit by the river. It’s really pleasant to just kick back after a long week or day and feel the evening breeze blowing through your hair. On the downside, the sitting capacity of the restaurant immediately halves if it rains too heavily as you wouldn’t want to sit outside.

I’ve never tried anything else here by the pizza, and they’re good stuff. The crust is hot and yummy,Β and the ingredients fresh. If you’re not too sure what to order, give the margherita a go before ordering anything else, as I believe that you can tell how good a restaurant’s pizza will be through its most basic dish.

I’m a big fan of the marinara and the vegetariana.

If you’re feeling in the mood, you can give their selection of wines a shot. All the fancy wines in bottles are pretty expensive, but you can always get a glass of house pour for S$8.30. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll stop pretending you understand wine and just order a beer instead! πŸ˜‰