The Manhattan Pizza Co – Huge XXXL Pizzas Lands In Singapore

   

I have never been to Manhattan or the New York to judge their pizzas, but I do know that this Manhattan Pizza Co in Singapore serves HUGE ones. Huge to the extent that the pizza filled the entire square table, huge that each slice is bigger than my hand, huge that 5 of my hungry friends could not finish the whole thing.

20 inches long to be exact.

“Chief” Joey Manoli brought their signature pizza from New York City to Singapore’s Orchard Central. The Napoli style pizza was created by Joey’s ‘Poppi’ (his papa) when their entire uprooted themselves to NYC, and made a good living out of it.

The restaurant is at a difficult-to-find basement location at Orchard Central, already known for its crazy navigation. Fortunately, Manhattan is located right next to Gong Cha which probably brought some customers in.

Initially, I was a little doubting. Red and yellow décor, matched with plastic chairs, and rather loud music screams ‘fast-food restaurant’ – not the kind of place I would enjoy having long chats with good friends over pizza slices and sides.

But, the pizzas are pretty affordable. The classic variety such as Hawaiian and Pepperoni are $38-$39, while the specialty range such as seafood and meat lover are $40-$42. A classic slice with a drink is $5.90.

Joey said that a Singaporean Tan Yi Ling was ‘schmoozing’ over their pizzas at NYC, which motivated him to come over Singapore for a look. (Interesting, I checked HungryGoWhere and there is a Tan Yi Ling giving positive reviews on Manhattan. I wonder if Joey knows.)

My gym-going friends and I shared a Meat Lover / Roast Duck half and half combination ($42), with an OMG moment when the pizza first landed on our table. Proven right that size does matter.

The dough is not the thin sliced kind that many Singaporeans love, but something more real, chewy and doughy that is true to the pizza that comes from the other side of the world.

We loved the Meat Lover, but not as much as the Roast Duck which has a made-in-Singapore flavour. Tasting rather similar to other Peking duck pizza versions, this has slightly thicker slices of duck meat with an addictive roast meat plum sauce. We were surprised that the ‘ang mohs’ made this oriental pizza so well, so well that we finished that other half clean.

Warning that eating here will temporary throw all diet plans away. Each slice is 10 inches, a definite value-for-money. That’s why the Manhattan Pizza people always say “We put the XXX in XXXL.”

The Manhattan Pizza Co Classic Pizzas Giveaway!
The Manhattan Pizza Co is giving away vouchers to 5 lucky Daniel’s Food Diary readers to redeem a free 20″ Classic Pizza Of Your Choice.

All you need to do is
1) *Likes* the FaceBook Page of Daniel’s Food Diary,
2) Share this post on Facebook or Retweet on Twitter AND
3) Leave a comment below to name one Pizza Flavour you hope Chief Joey will make. Be creative! (His other flavours)

Giveaway will end next Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012.

The Manhattan Pizza Company M.P.C. Singapore
Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, B1-01 (next to Gong Cha), Singapore 238896 (Somerset MRT) Tel: 800 852 3887 (toll-free)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Thur), 11 am – 10.30 pm (Fri – Sun)

Other Pizza Entries
Spizza (East Coast)
Peperoni Pizzeria (Zion Road)
Da Paolo Bistrobar (Rochester Park)
Verve Pizzeria (One North)
Singapore Sling Chilli Crab Pizza (Clarke Quay)

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96 Responses to “The Manhattan Pizza Co – Huge XXXL Pizzas Lands In Singapore”

  1. Carol Lim
    October 24, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Luncheon Meat with egg

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

      I would like to see that! Love luncheon meat.

  2. October 24, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Kung Po Chicken!

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

      Yes Yes this could work. Kung Po prawns also can.

  3. Jasmine
    October 24, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Omega 3 seafood & power berries!

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      So healthy?!

  4. jessie
    October 24, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    char siew with deep fried wanton

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      I think anything with fried wanton will taste good. lol. But one of the pizza shops around has something similar right?

  5. Winston
    October 24, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    chicken Bacon with melted cheese

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

      Not turkey bacon? 😀

  6. Paul Max
    October 24, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Beef rendang with onions and carrots on chewy crust made from wholemeal wheat

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

      I would beef rendang and onions sound good!

  7. Al Poh
    October 24, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    Durian 😀

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      Noooooooooooo!

  8. Ashley
    October 24, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    Hainanese chicken. Why not since there is Roast Duck.

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

      Actually Hainanese chicken will be challenging. How should it stay tender when wood-fired. hmm…

  9. Mickheal Lee
    October 24, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Honey Oat Stuffed crust Pizza

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

      This will be so challenging to make!

  10. Ee Ling
    October 24, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Something Korean would be nice! – Bulgogi with giant bean sprouts sprinkled with seaweed :)

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

      Talking about which, I miss those Bulgogi burgers from Lotte at Korea!

    • admin
      March 16, 2013 at 8:42 am #

      Hi Ee Ling, just to keep you informed, the Manhattan Pizza Company actually just made a Bulgogi pizza!

  11. June
    October 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    Seafood Tom Yum flavour! I just came back from Bangkok and i’m missing the food =)

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

      Oh, I miss BKK too. Did you try the Platinum Mall food I recommended?

  12. October 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    how about Otak and sambal chilli!!!!

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

      Otah Otah yes! Sambal chilli…. hmmmmm.

  13. Shanluh
    October 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Mangosteen with durian sauce and make it Singapore style! Haha. Implementing some local flavours would be nice :)

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      Eeeeeeeee…. anyway, you won the last Xin Wang challenge! How come you never reply me??!

  14. Christine
    October 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Roasted Garlic & Shrimp!

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

      That would go well with pasta, no? haha.

  15. Vincent Lee Wee Ping
    October 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    I want a super meat pizza, full of meat like pork, bacon, chicken, roast duck, ham, top with lots of cheese and a few raw egg on it just before being served

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

      That would be a very expensive pizza!

  16. WJ
    October 24, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Chili Crabs! It’s almost everyone favorite!

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      I hope it is real crab and not crab sticks!

  17. elaine
    October 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    black ink squid with parmesan cheese

    • Chen FuLai
      October 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

      I am a huge fan of spicy food, so can Chef Joey prepare something like curry, Tom yam, chilli crab, sambal style pizzas? Just some wild thoughts here…

      • admin
        October 24, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

        I would like to try a tom yum pizza!

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

      Black pizza!

  18. Lawrence Lim
    October 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Roasted duck please…

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      They already have it!

  19. Koh Jess
    October 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    I am seafood lover, hope to eat mixture seafood pizza with chili crab, prawn, lobster and clam. How about fruity pizza (all kind of fruits) healthy and suitable for young children 😉

    • admin
      October 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

      I would definitely like to have a king prawn chilli pizza!

  20. October 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    how about kaya pizza! =)

    shared on FB

    • admin
      October 25, 2012 at 1:13 am #

      You really think it will work? haha.

  21. S Sim Neo
    October 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    Black Truffle Pizza. All 20″ of it is sure to disappear

    • admin
      October 25, 2012 at 1:23 am #

      Oh, I will first to try it! Truffle Pizzas.. ooooo.

  22. October 24, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    Unagi, egg and seaweed! I am a jap food lover =p

    • admin
      October 26, 2012 at 11:06 am #

      Unagi will be very expensive haha. But sounds possible.

  23. Rachel
    October 25, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    kimchi ^^

  24. October 25, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    Joey is loving what he’s seeing!! You guys are inspiring him! Sure to have a pizza or two come out this list! Love – Team MPC

  25. Kaori
    October 25, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    I’d love to see them make a Japanese-inspired okonomiyaki pizza :-)

    • admin
      October 26, 2012 at 11:08 am #

      Lots of cabbage!

  26. eddy
    October 25, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    lobster meat with king prawns and mussels!

    • admin
      October 26, 2012 at 11:08 am #

      This is a dream pizza too! I wonder what it costs haha.

  27. melly
    October 25, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Uni & otoro lol 😀

    • admin
      October 26, 2012 at 11:09 am #

      Wah, very ‘waste’ the uni right? haha.

  28. Edwin
    October 25, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Hainanese beef stew

    • admin
      October 26, 2012 at 11:11 am #

      Hmmmmm…. I would like that with lots of greens!

  29. Abeen
    October 25, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    It is quiet amazing to see no one suggesting an Indian flavor.
    I would highly suggest Paneer based Pizza. Paneer is an unsalted,fresh cheese quiet common in India. Perhaps a roast of paneer with toppings of bell pepper. OK I am salivating now… :)

    • admin
      October 26, 2012 at 11:10 am #

      I am salivating too!!

  30. jane
    October 25, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    otak otak with loads of fish and prawns

    • admin
      October 26, 2012 at 11:12 am #

      Yes please!

  31. Sophia Ang
    October 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Succulent roasted chicken chunks with sweet, fragrant Chinese sausages, tiny bits of salted fish, and pineapple bits on pizza! *droolz*… Can consider this for a CNY special. 😉

    • admin
      October 26, 2012 at 11:10 am #

      I will suggest this to Joey, but first, a Christmas pizza!

  32. Vivianne
    October 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    I think three types of mushroom – shiitake, swiss brown and button with heaps of garlic
    or maybe truffles and mushrooms… MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm Yummy!!

    • admin
      October 26, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      Woot! Yes please, lots of shitake is fab!

  33. Eugenia
    October 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    roast meats with cucumber :)

    • admin
      October 26, 2012 at 11:15 am #

      Char siew pizza will sound good! 😀

  34. October 26, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    Gu Lok Yoke, would be the Chinese equivalent of Hawaiian!

  35. Saralyn
    October 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Laksa! 😛

  36. Jingting
    October 27, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    tom yam!

  37. October 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    SWEET PIZZA!! Nutella + banana + coconut + almonds + granola (or any of your fav sweets things!!!)

  38. Jane Hee
    October 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    1) Liked the FaceBook Page of Daniel’s Food Diary,
    2) Shared this post on Facebook
    3) Cheesy Prawn

  39. sharon
    October 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    smoked salmon<3

  40. Cincin
    October 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    BBQ prawn!

  41. Jane
    October 28, 2012 at 3:42 am #

    Cheesy Prawn

  42. Alyssa Chong
    October 29, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Crabby and lobster pizza please!

  43. October 29, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    I would like a pizza topped with lots of cheese and Mutton Chilli Fry.

  44. October 29, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    I think I’ll have a pizza topped with Cheese, Beef and Pork Roast

  45. Bebe Lee
    October 29, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Durian Pizza

  46. Quek CH
    October 29, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    I love to see jackfruit Pizza

  47. WC Grace
    October 29, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Hope to see fresh fruit toppings pizza.

  48. Alice Zhong
    October 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Rojak!

  49. Yeong Beng Tan
    October 30, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    I hope to have all the meat combo (seafood, beef, mutton, pork, chicken, duck) and pineapple, onion, cheese, apple, mango on the pizza

  50. October 31, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    I’m a seafood person, so I’ll love a scallops, mussels, shrimps and squid pizza!

  51. Teresa Tang Yoke Lan
    October 31, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    I like anythings that are seafood or meat and contain pineapple

  52. Pei Chwen
    October 31, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    A sweet pizza with yam like ‘orh nee’, the yam paste dessert or a salty version like the crispy yam puff in dim sum.

    • Tan Yi Ying
      October 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

      (Y) great idea! east meets west!

  53. Desmond
    October 31, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    curry bacon pizza

  54. Sandra
    October 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    Nasi lemak pizza (;

  55. Tan Yi Ying
    October 31, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Oriental-inspired pizza!! For example, Indian curry pizza, Korean Kimchi Pizza, Japanese Pizza (sushi) roll, Chinese Salted Egg Crab, Thai Tom Yam seafood!!! HAHA!! got many more savory and sweet variations!! 😀

  56. Chin Ming
    October 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    A pizza for someone who loves to eat tidbits! I would love the pizza to have toppings like tortilla chips, bak kwa, Kit Kat, Oreo biscuits, Nutella, marshmallows and cashew nuts – would be nice after it’s baked in the oven!

  57. Jason
    October 31, 2012 at 11:53 pm #

    Green tea red bean banana pizza

  58. admin
    November 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    And the winners are *drum roll*………….

    1) Carol Lim – Luncheon Meat & Egg
    2) The Dead Cockroach – Kung Po Chicken
    3) Eileen – Otah and Sambal Chilli
    4) Chen Fulai – Tom Yum
    5) Pei Chwen – “Orh Nee”

    Congrats! Thank you Manhattan Pizza Co for the giveaway and picking the winners. I will contact all of you on your vouchers.

    PsssssT.. let you in on a secret…. Joey and team are indeed trying the suggestions. Watch out this space! :)

  59. Jason
    November 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    congrats to all =(

  60. admin
    March 16, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Hi everyone, the Manhattan Pizza Company actually just made a Bulgogi pizza based on our suggestions. It is called the “DA” Bulgogi pizza… named after ME! lol

  61. Frank Chua
    January 20, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    Smoked Salmon with Smoked Duck

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