Restaurant review: Blue Label Pizza & Wine on Ann Siang Road may be the best pizza joint in Singapore
Tucked down an obscure alleyway in the hip Ann Siang Hill neighbourhood is a restaurant that is semi-underground, with nothing but a neon "pizza" sign pointing towards it. It's easy to miss, but not if you've done your research and call pizza your religion.
Whether you're a fan of thin crust or deep dish, cheese-only or toppings galore, there's one thing us pizza lovers will agree on. One bite and you should be able to savour its glorious crust — injected with the perfect balance of crisp and chewy — and superb textures and flavours in its choice of toppings. That's exactly Travis Masiero — also of Luke's Oyster Bar & Chop House — confidently brings to the table at Blue Label Pizza & Wine. This joint, which brings a modern take to a neighbourhood pizzeria, features shareable snacks and stone fired pizza that will make you wonder why this never existed before.
There are safe bets such as The Original Famous, a five cheese blend topped with tomato and fresh basil. But at Blue Label Pizza & Wine, with rock and roll tunes accompanying your dining experience, we say go adventurous. The Travis Supreme pays homage to a banging cheeseburger, featuring ground chuck, sesame crust, a cheedar-bacon melt and drizzled with Masiero's own special sauce. This was our pick and my husband and I polished it off within 15 minutes — that crunchy-crispy first bite fixed us up just fine. It's a tough call, but it was one of the best we've tasted on our sunny island state.
Alternatively, lending an umami-laced dimension is the Umami Bomb, layered with a generous amount of shiitakes, spinach, lemon, anchovy, goat's cheese, and a cornmeal crust. Meat lover since birth? Go for the J-Dog, a meat fest of pork sausage, bacon, and pepperoni.
For some relief, pair your pizzas with the Blue Label Salad, a refreshing mix of chopped up brussels sprouts, dried blueberries, manchego, and mustard vinaigrette. Call for a glass of bubbly or wine — their friendly waitstaff are more than delighted to recommend something — to complete your night. You'll definitely be back for more.
For more information or to make a reservation, visit Blue Label Pizza & Wine.