Mamma Mia Trattoria E caffe Vivocity

Under the same Minor Food Singapore parent company as Da Xi, Mamma Mia is a casual-style diner serving simple rustic Italian fare in a pleasant and relaxed environment.

I was first attracted to the trattoria and cafe by their neon sign and pastel colours as it looks very pretty. With aesthetics comparable to an Instagrammable cafe, the trattoria was packed with diners when it first opened last year

With 3 outlets in Jewel, Suntec and Vivocity, Mamma Mia is a certified halal restaurant offering quite a wide variety of Italian dishes from starters to rice, pasta and desserts

We started out the meal with 2 soups; mushroom cream soup and tomato soup. Both soups have a thick and creamy consistency which is a good start. The mushroom soup had a strong earthy flavour with a drizzle of olive oil and a topping of croutons. The tomato soup was also topped with olive oil, peanuts and croutons. The taste for both soups is generally light and quite tasty

I ordered one of the starters which really looks enticing. The trio crostini is basically toasted baguette bread topped with tomato bean stew, creamy chicken and tuna. The creamy chicken and tuna ones are mixed with some mayonnaise and are savoury and perfect with the toasted bread. The tomato bean stew is somewhat mushy in texture with a deep tomato flavour which is not a favourite for everyone

There were only 2 choices for risotto so we ordered the sea bass fillet lemon risotto as well as the spaghetti with crab meat and tobiko in Burata sauce. The serving size is quite small for the spaghetti whereas the risotto is pretty decent. In terms of flavour, both dishes were a little off; the lemon risotto had a tinge of sour taste which did not complement the rice at all and the fish was quite dry and flaky. The crab meat and tobiko topping was generous but again the Burata sauce was disappointing. The entire dish was bland and forgettable

For beverages and desserts, they have some interesting selections like the handcrafted beverage section. We ordered the green apple lime spritzer made of green apple juice, lime juice, elderflower and soda water. The lychee berries spritzer was made of lychee and red berries juice with soda water. The drinks were refreshing in terms of flavours but too sweet for me. As for the desserts, we ordered the classic tiramisu and seasonal strawberry parfait. The desserts were generally ok with a creamy consistency and balanced sweetness although they are not the best I have tried from other dessert cafes

Overall, the environment to dine in is quite nice and casual with friendly service from the staff. The food items are pretty general in terms of taste but for those looking for a halal Italian in town, you can still consider Mamma Mia since they are more pocket friendly in pricing compared to others

Address:1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585

Operating hours: 11.30 am to 10 pm

Author: elizbeartravel

A human bear who loves travelling, eating and cooking

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s