The Place Located at the brand new Frasers Tower right opposite Amoy Food Centre, The Mast’ of Mozzarella & Co. is a relatively new casual Italian restaurant which was founded in Rome in 2015. The Mast’ means cheese master in Southern Italian dialet, where you can easily guess what is the forte of the restaurant. Cheese is definitely one of the highlights of here, with a dedicated cheese laboratory which produces fresh mozzarella, burrata and stracciatella daily. Other than indoor dining, there is also an outdoor space for a different ambience.
The Food For lunch and dinner, there is an all-day menu. For a start, we started with the Tris Di Bufala (S$28), which has a trio of mozzarella cheese, burrata and special burrata served with special ingredients like truffles or pesto. I am not the most cheesy person, but the flavours present here are really fresh. The cheese is prepared freshly daily at the mozzarella lab, housed in a transparent glass room where diners can catch the cheese making action.
Next up is the Crostini E Funghi (S$16), which I enjoyed. The crispy crostini here is topped with Stracciatella, mushrooms and truffle, all very well-balanced here.
The Verdure Grigliate (S$18) is a platter of various vegetables – zucchini, mushrooms, artichoke and aubergines. The flavours here are overly sour for me, not my favourite dish at The Mast’.
For mains, expect a mix of carbs heavy options like pasta and pizza. The Mortadella Schiacciata (S$18) has hints of truffle aroma, with a crispy texture. The Schiacciata bread is delicious, thinly sliced and crispy which makes it very easy to eat.
For the price, the portion of the Campano Burger (S$22) is huge. Served tall, it is a solid offering of black Angus hamburger with Buffalo Mozzarella, fresh tomato and onion. The Angus beef is quite succulent here!
Another mains good for sharing, the Salmone Scozzese E Zucchine Pinse (S$18/medium) is a safe option if you like your cheese and smoked salmon. This dish comes with buffalo Mozzarella, smoked salmon and zucchini.
Bigoli is a Venetian pasta and the texture is thick unlike spaghetti. I was almost on the brink of saying no to carbs already, but the Bigoli Pasta (S$20) turns out to be quite refreshing in flavour in comparison to the previous cheesy dishes. I like the fresh tomato flavours from the sauce, well-balanced by the Stracciatella.
For desserts, I had the Zuccotto Amarena (S$12), a frozen sponge cake with black cherry and vanilla sauce.
The other dessert I had is the Tartufo Bianco (S$12), which comes wth coffee ice cream, meringue and tartufo sabayon. I can’t decide which dessert I preferred more, as both aren’t really my type of desserts. In general, I’m not a big fan of Italian desserts as they are often too sweet for my liking.
Rants The indoor space isn’t that big, which can be difficult to accommodate bigger dining groups.
Will I Return Again? If you are looking for casual Italian food in the CBD, The Mast’ is worth checking out, at least for its fresh cheeses.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
The Mast’ of Mozzarella & Co.
182 Cecil Street
#01-05, Frasers Tower
Tel: +65 6513 8010
Monday to Saturday: 10am to 10pm
Closed on Sunday
Ranted by The Ranter