Saizeriya Italian Restaurant

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Decent food for a great price
Overall Score 
 
3.5
If you are looking for a budget-friendly restaurants around that can cater to a mob of hungry diners, look no further than Saizeriya.You don’t even have to look very far, as one of their many outlets are always just around the corner.

My go-to dish is the Curry Chicken Baked Rice ($5.90). It is exactly as you would expect curry baked rice to be, the rice is fat and round and covered in spicy curry sauce. There is not much to complain about given the price. When I’m hungry the portion can be too small, so sometimes couple it with the Grilled Fish Fillet ($8.90). Even eating two meals won’t burn a hole in your pocket, as prices are all nett. No service charge, no GST.

The set meals with free flow drinks are a must. You to stay and chill with your friends indefinitely. You won’t get thirsty and of all the times I have been there I have never been pressured by the staff to leave. That’s extremely valuable if you have a large group, because few other restaurants in this price range can accommodate you like this.
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So cheap!
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3.5
Value 
 
4.5
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3.5
The only two things Saizeriya has going for it are its low prices and free flow drinks. Really, other than that, the food is mediocre and wait times for food are pretty lengthy too.

Although, I still reckon, the prices cannot be surpassed easily. With a dining environment of standards exceeding that of food court or hawker fare (the decor is not particularly appealing, but old-timey and passable, I suppose) and actual service staff, as well as free flow soft drinks and hot chocolate, coffee, etc., Saizeriya does offer pretty value-for-money meals.

I once tried studying at the Toa Payoh outlet with a friend, and despite a steady stream of customers, we were not turned out of the restaurant, which was a huge plus point for me. I suppose people tend to linger there given the free flow drinks.

Do go there for the low prices, if nothing else!
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Valued for money
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4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
I love the escargots from Saizeriya but their escargot can be inconsistent at different outlets. I was served with burnt and overcooked escargots once but most of the time, they are beautifully done.

Their cheesy meatballs and gratins are good. Carbonara and squid ink spaghetti are pretty decent too. The portion can be quite small, especially for guys. But because the price is so reasonable, (think food court price, or cheaper), one can afford to order 2 mains. Also, not to mention, their free flow drinks bar. They have at least 10 drinks there, ranging from cold drinks to soda to hot coffee.

Not the best place for Italian food but considering the price and the variety, I see myself visiting Saizeriya very often.

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Nett-Priced
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4.0
There are loads of good qualities to be described about Saizeriya, a delightful restaurant for Italian dining located in places such as City Link Mall and Toa Payoh. For a person perpetually on a tight budget like me, I felt extremely satisfied in getting cheap food well worth my money, never mind the exquisite tastes and high expectations one might have with regards to Italian food.

Saizeriya prices its menu in nett prices, which means that the prices reflected on the menu has taken into account all service charges and GST. This is impressive as nett prices range from as low as $3.90 for a main dish (comparable to hawker centre, food court food) to the highest of $11.90 for its prime sirloin steak (cheap!). Hence, to the delight of the NSF, he can visit a proper restaurant for a fine meal at an extremely affordable price.

The menu available at Saizeriya is adequate but informative. I found it useful as they advised me as to which are the chef's favourite, the level of spiciness I can expect from the dish as well as the ingredients used in the making of the dish. I ordered Paessol, which was basically baked rice with mussells, clams and seafood topped with parmesan cheese. I wasn't as big as I'd expect for a $7.90 dish but oh boy, the food tasted good! The mussels were terrific and I enjoyed the clams tremendously. On the other hand, my friends ordered salmon cheese baked rice and clam noodles reported that their dishes are rich in cheese and delicious as well as having a whooping load of clams (for the clam spaghetti) respectively.

The drink bar, in my opinion was adequate. For $2.80, you get a free flow of drinks which includes cold drinks (with your standard coke, pepsi, ice lemon tea etc) and hot drinks (cappucino, latte etc). However, look out for out of ordinary drinks such as their ginger ale (quite fizzy and tasty) as well as their delicious orange and lime juice.

Lastly, the toppings bar is fantastic, with loads of chilli, tomato sauce at your disposal in addition to parmesan cheese, pepper sauce, and other toppings I rarely see before.

A must visit place!
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Great for gatherings
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3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
2.5
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Score 
 
3.5
I really like the outlet at Clarke Quay because of its location - I get to relax by the riverside after a hearty meal. Back to topic - I think the unique thing about Saizeriya is its service option; there is a mini counter with a button for every table that serves as an indicator for the service crew when you require their assistance. All you need to do is press a button when you want to get the attention of a service crew member! Your table number will appear on a screen with a loud beep; alerting practically the whole restaurant. You no longer need to raise your hand for what seems to be an eternity and feeling like a fool, only to have tons of service crew members walk past you.

The food items are also REALLY cheap and affordable - averaging about $5.90. Also, you can add a few dollars more for free flow drinks! This, in particular, makes it great for gatherings. You can sit back and relax and have a continuous flow of drinks while catching up for a very low cost. Of course, these include soft drinks (not beer!).

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Cheap Italian Food, something for the whole family!
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.5
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
I've patronized the one at City Square Mall for around five times.

Food wise: Menu wise, a plethora of food is available to customers. Ranging from children friendly food (think kids meal and spaghetti etc) to those catered towards adults (escargots etc), there is something in store for everyone. It fits into city square's family-friendly theme. I usually get the baked rice although it can be quite gelat after eating it for awhile, the same goes for the squid ink pasta. I didn't like the risotto as it was very watery for me more like rice drowning in water-like gravy.

Price and service: Prices are relatively student friendly, with even escargots being less than $10. Service is reasonable and prompt. Beware to queue up if you're coming for dinner, the place is usually packed during dinnertime from 630pm.

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Affordable Italian Food
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
3.5
Saizeriya is a Japanese family restaurant that serves Italian food. They have dishes like soup, salads, pasta and pizza – all at extremely affordable prices! They also do not have service charge, only GST.

The atmosphere at Saizeriya is warm and homely. The tables are also a good distance apart, which is something I appreciate since I really value privacy and personal space. On the table, there is also a button on a stand which you can press if you need assistance. Otherwise, the staff would not visit your table.

I ordered the Mushroom Meat Sauce Spaghetti ($5.90) as well as their best-selling Mushroom Soup ($2.90). Both came in reasonable portions and were really value for money. I also opted for the Drink Bar (Free Flow Drinks) which cost $2.80. With this, they would give you a cup and you can refill it as many times as you want from a wide range of drinks at the bar counter. This reminded me of JustAcia’s system.

Overall, I enjoyed dining there and would recommend it to those who want to enjoy good Italian food on a tight budget. It is also a good place for gatherings as the place is spacious, cosy and everything is so affordable.

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Satisfying, but not great
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
3.5
Saw an advertisement for Saizeriya which boasted "No GST and Service Charge!" which caught my attention. (The surcharges are quite the put-off.)

Their food, which I would describe as a Japanese-Western fusion, is simple and cheap. Pastas are around $5 to $6 for a sizeable portion. I personally enjoy the Genovese Pasta. Other good mains would be the gratins and stews. However, I had the beef stew which came in a really small serving. That was slightly disappointing.

Their sides are also cheaper than your average Western restaurant. A must-order everytime I visit would be the escargot in garlic and butter, which is a lot cheaper - around $7 for 6 pieces, if I remember correctly. Other than that, you can also pay a few dollars to upgrade to a meal as they offer free-flow drinks.

On the other hand, their desserts are not worthwhile. The "lava" in the chocolate lava cake was frozen, and the cake was incredibly tiny; it could be finished in 3 bites.

Overall though, Saizeriya is a good place to visit if you crave Western food and have a tight budget.

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Affordable
Overall Score 
 
3.5
I went to Saizeriya with high expectations because my friend was raving about how cheap and good it was. When I saw the menu, I was really surprised at the prices. Most of the mains are priced at about $5.90 to less than $10. With just a top up of about $2++ you can get a free flow of drinks which is definitely quite worth it. Aside from the price, the service and food wasn’t that great.

We didn’t know that there was a bell to press for service and spent about 10 mins just to get the attention of the staffs. However, most of them weren’t looking at the customers at all. They were simply walking straight to where they intended to head to and somehow ignored us despite waving at them repeatedly.

Food-wise, our mushroom soup arrived cold and we had to ask for reheat. Their carbonara was too creamy to my liking and their cheese sausages are also on the average. However, their chicken wings and chicken chop are not too bad and worth trying. All their food comes in really large portion as well.
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Cheap but don't place too high expectations
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
I have eaten at the liang court and toa payoh outlet. They used to provide different types of tea like chamomile, peppermint, earl grey, english tea, blackcurrant and few others however, today when i went, it came as a disappointment that they no longer have that! Having been there a couple of times, I have tried quite a few dishes there. The pepper beef steak is slightly on the dry side and a little tough although i order it to be cooked till medium. At $11.90++, i couldn't be too fussy about that and few of my not-so-picky friends enjoyed the steak. Their sides like the spicy buffalo wings tasted like pizza hut's spicy wings and the baked clams were smaller than the picture in the menu but still tasted great. Their cabonara isn't as creamy and rich as pasta mania but for just $8.90++ with free flow of drinks and salad, it was passable. The baked chicken with cheese rice was great as first but as the more you ate, you will get sick of the taste as it is pretty rich with lots of cream and cheese inside. However, i prefered it to the cabonara.

Overall, they have pretty decent food at an incredible offer. Each visit i exit the restaurant with an extremely bloated stomach and $10-$15 poorer.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
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