Luring passerbyers with their mesmerizing cheese-making process through the window, The Mast’ of Mozzarella & Co. has structured the perfect getaway for a bona fide Italian experience. Hailing from Viale delle Provincie in Rome, this newly-opened delicatessen strives to bring authentic Italian cuisine to Singapore. The cheese is made fresh in the restaurant and all things imported from Italy — ingredients, utensils, plates, and furnitures. Set in the bustling sector that is Central Business District, The Mast’ is the place for lunch breaks, after work downtime, or corporate meetings, just to name a few. During lunch, the restaurant offers two course or three course lunch set to satiate the indecisive, or those pinched for time. Order a two course set ($25) and select a meal of either a starter and main, or a main and dessert. Ambivalent towards foregoing the starter or dessert? Fret not because The Mast’ has a three course set ($30) that includes a starter, main, and dessert. For instance, a pizza craving strikes you during lunch time; order the Bufalina Pinse — tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, and basil on a flatbread — which comes with the option of Rucola — a rucola-based salad sprinkled with shreds of parmesan, cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar — or a bowl of soup, and the grand finale of a single scoop of ice cream or sorbet for dessert. Though not included in the set, soda ($4), glass of wine ($10), and half of a pint of draft beer ($9) are all available.
For a more comprehensive Italian dining experience, start off with Crostini E Fungi ($16), stracciatella di bufala garnished with mushrooms and truffle on bread. Or Verdure Grigliate ($18), a platter of zucchinis, tomatoes, artichokes, mushrooms, and eggplants. Equally relevant to the overall satisfaction are beverages served at The Mast’. Sip on a refreshing Italian cocktail, Aperol Spritz ($15), or take shots of Crema Limoncello ($10) or Crema a Cioccolato Aglianico ($10). But, save your stomach for the restaurant’s pride and joy: freshly made buffalo mozzarella.
Tris di Bufala ($28), a three-cheese galore is comprised of truffle-stuffed burrata, pesto-stuffed burrata, and mozzarella, with a side of schiacciata bread (You’ll know the cheese is fresh because a little buffalo milk seeps out when you cut into it). We also suggest these: the Bigoli Pasta ($20), a thicker strand than the usual spaghetti, the bigoli is complemented by their stracciatella, homemade tomato sauce, and chunks of fresh cherry tomatoes; Mortadella Schiacciata ($18), Italian sausage, stracciatella, and truffle sandwiched between a light and crisp bread. For a heavier set meal, Campano Burger ($22) is the perfect option; a black angus hamburger consisting of buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomato, and onion. Also, accompanied with a side of hand-cut fries and datterino ketchup, or yellow ketchup.
Larger groups, opt for their Salmone Scozzese E Zucchine Pinse ($18). Similar to pizza, the pinse is topped with smoked salmon and zucchini on fresh buffalo mozzarella. End off on a sweet note with Italy’s version of a chocolate lava cake, Tortino Al Cioccolato ($14). Just as delicious as it is appealing, this Instagram-worthy dessert features fresh berries and hazelnuts and rich, velvety chocolate. For a lighter dessert alternative, The Mast’ has Tiramisú ($12) — ladyfingers with a tinge of espresso, coated in mascarpone mousse.
182 Cecil Street, #01-05/08, Singapore 069547. Tel: +65 6513 8010. Website here.