Tino's Pizza Cafe

Originally from Taiwan, Tino's is a casual Italian dining concept which specializes in hand-tossed pizzas crafted with a contemporary spin on traditional flavours. One can therefore expect light, fluffy crusts philosophized with somewhat exotic toppings - these being served on flat wooden pans lined with parchment paper. Two different size options associated with each creation are made available for ordering in most instances: 9" Neopolitan (6 slices) and 12" Roman (8 slices). A small range of finger foods, baked pasta / rice dishes and desserts round up the modest menu witnessed.

What knocked our socks off:

The truffle spaghetti with cream sauce was quite delightful to say the least. One rather generous portion of gently firm pasta strings soaked in a swath of buttery goodness with grated cheese, onions and mushrooms heaped upon is made all the more aromatic with a slight drizzle of truffle oil. Next, we dug into the lamb abruzzo pizza which featured a garlicky base (coated with chewy mozzarella), marinated grilled lamb slices and a sprinkle of herbs. Oh yes yummy and fulfilling indeed.

Truffle Spaghetti With Cream Sauce ($13.90)

Lamb Abruzzo Pizza (N-$15.90 , R-$21.90)

Can durian and cheese ever go together properly? Our skeptical selves decided to find out first hand, as we took a gamble on the Mao Shan Wang durian pizza. We came away pleasantly surprised; the savory-sweet combination actually worked really well. Eaten piping hot, the creamy durian meat effused a perfumed scent which blended magnificently with warm, sticky webs of cheese. Definitely recommended, however be a tad careful not to overindulge or risk ending up with a sore throat.

Mao Shan Wang Durian Pizza (N-$21.90)

What didn't work out:

The golden sunkist dessert was an undecided mess of excessively thick pastry-like folds painted with what seemed to be Nutella hazelnut spread and sparingly laced with orange slices presumably of the Sunkist variant (peel left intact yucks). Tiny addendum: expect the taste of dough to linger in the mouth for a while after you are done eating.

Golden Sunkist ($8.90)

Other items sampled but turned out to be non-events:

Tino's Signature Pizza (N-$15.90 , R-$21.90)

Frutti Mare Pizza (N-$17.90 , R-$23.90)

Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice. Kindly clarify with restaurant before visiting or ordering.

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Score: 7.1/10


Editor's Note: Tino's Pizza Cafe has shuttered its operations at The Centrepoint and Tiong Bahru Plaza.


The Centrepoint Resorts World Sentosa Tiong Bahru Plaza
176 Orchard Road, 26 Sentosa Gateway, 302 Tiong Bahru Road,
#B1-13 The Forum, Level 1 #01-160
Singapore 238843 Singapore 098138 Singapore 168732