If you’re craving for some pizza when you’re at Resorts World Genting, you might find yourself strolling right into Motorino. After all, the fact that the chefs make the pizzas from scratch in front of the restaurant’s Italian windows means people are often drawn to aforementioned windows simply to gawk. And… how’s the food?
In a restaurant famous for its pizzas, I’d say skip the meatballs. I tried them and didn’t like them. They tasted like boiled meatballs (which desperately needed some seasoning) served with an uninspiring sauce.
The chicken wings could do with a little spice, but overall, the texture’s pretty good.
As for the pizzas, we tried 4 different flavors while we were at Resorts World Genting, and I only have 1 favorite.
Their Pepperoni pizza is tasty enough; there just weren’t any surprises. The Margherita seemed like it lacked something, maybe more toppings? The Cherry Stone Clam pizza was so-so; not something I’d order a second time. BUT… the Amatriciana pizza was something truly special.
The Amatriciana pizza has minced chicken, scallions, pecorino (a type of hard Italian cheese) and fresh chili on top, among other things. It’s slightly spicy and SO delicious.
Of course, you can go crazy with the additional toppings for your pizza. If I were dining alone, and unlikely to embarrass anyone except myself, I’d probably get 10 toppings with one pizza. 😀 (Motorino offers over 20 toppings such as brussel sprouts, anchovies, buffalo mozzarella, turkey, etc)
Things to note when dining at Motorino:
#1: The pizzas can get pretty stiff when they turn cold. So FORGET about getting the perfect picture of your pizza. Eat it and then go get an X-ray taken. 😛 As you have already noticed, I didn’t bother with lighting or 1,000 shots for this blogpost. Haha!
#2: Even if you’re not a fan of cheese, no worries, the cheese on the pizzas here aren’t the stringy kind. It’s not heavy on the palate either.
#3: Grab some wine or beer to go along with your pizza. We didn’t order any. Had to keep sober for nighttime adventures… i.e. the kind with music, flashing lights, something spinning, and ka-ching!
Motorino is located at Lvl 1, Sky Avenue. The restaurant is open from 10 am to 10pm (Sun to Thurs) and from 10am to 12 midnight (Fri, Sat, PH and eve of PH). Call 03-6101-1118 or visit rwgenting.com for more information.