Atmastel - Italian Signature Pizzas Review [Media Invite]

There are plenty of places serving up Italian dishes in Singapore, but to find one that's almost similar to what you get in Italy without having been fine-tuned for local palates, is less common. Atmastel prides itself in exactly this. Apparently, the ingredients, such as the San Marzano canned tomatoes used for the tomato base in the pizzas, are flown in from Italy (saw the cans, checked). Note: they are closed on Sundays.





The pizza dough is hand kneaded by the pizza chef and recipes curated by the head chef - both hailing from Italy. The stone-milled flour is fermented for 48 hours and the end result is a chewy dough that has that mild aroma. The comfortable, warm atmosphere and layout is friendly for bigger groups and family. 

The menu consists of pastas, mains such as zuppa de pesce (Italian fish soup) and a good variety of signature pizzas.
Atmastel Menu (Food)
I was excited to find the Lavazza brand beans here, as I saw this a lot in Italy on exchange. The resulting coffee is great for those who don't like the espresso shot taste to be too evident in their coffee. 

Sausage & Potatoes ($34) - 
Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, homemade sausage, purple potatoes, rocket salad. 

Of the 4 pizzas we had, this tied for my favourite. It is a white pizza (tomato-sauce-less), which I generally prefer. The sausage is a delight on the tastebuds with the succulent meat and smoky flavours without being overly salty. 

One can tell from the irregular little chunks that the claim of it being made in-house is probably true. It is balanced with the crunch of the purple potatoes (not sweet potato), and occasional peppery zing from the rocket. 

What brought it one level up, was the piquant Gorgonzola cheese. The Gorgonzola cheese has a creaminess and a slightly pungent love-it/hate-it flavour that tied it all up with the chewy, crust. 

San Daniele DOP ($36)
The other tie for favourite was the San Daniele DOP pizza - prosciutto ham with the shaved Grano Padano DOP cheese pieces. The ham might be too salty for some on its own, but this is less so when eaten together with the light crust. This will be a safe choice for all palates.  

Margherita ($26)

The margherita was classic - cheese and tart tomato base. The rounds of cheese are evident in every bite. Very decent. 

Prosciutto & Asparagus ($34)
  
The Prosciutto and Asparagus pizza with broccoli is good for those who want a balance between meat and greens. The broccoli cream had a 'green' taste to it, which we found can be contentious for different taste buds. 

Portuguese Egg Tarts ($4.20)

The Portuguese egg tarts on the menu may seem out of place at an Italian place, but this was a pot of liquid gold. Literally. Encased by a so-crisp, flaky crust, the wobbly soft egg custard just manages to retain its shape within. The dusting of cinnamon at the top adds the finishing golden touch. 
These are by far one of the best Portuguese tarts had in SG, if not the best. To be picky, it was a tad sweet for my taste, but otherwise, it has all elements of a Portuguese egg tart. nailed down. We all went 'woah' at first bite. Very reasonable for 2 pieces at the price. 
The official launch is in June, but the pizzas have been pushed out in full swing since earlier this year. Italian-ess of the food - checked. I'll be looking to come back when missing that taste of Italy.  

Atmastel
South Beach Avenue
26 Beach Road, #B1-22
Singapore 189768
Open Mon-Sat, 11am-10.30pm. Closed Sun.

Many thanks to Atmastel for the invite.

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  1. Those pizzas are giving me so many good ideas to try in my own kitchen. Potatoes! Wow! Thanks for sharing.

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