Cicheti (pronounced "chi-keh-tee") was highly recommended by Danielle, a regular reader of this my blog, and a fellow blogger herself.
The pizzas at Cicheti are done Neapolitan-style; they're distinctively thicker and consequently chewier than the typical thin-crust pizzas we're so used to. An absolute nightmare for dieters but the Hubs relished its smoky accents imbued from the wood-fire oven.
Seating at the tiny shop-house space is extremely limited so it's best to secure reservations, or be prepared to be turned away. Service was excellent though, attentive and friendly. Our water glasses were always kept brimming to the full.
We started off with the Gamberi Grassi ($13), a quartet of fat juicy prawns grilled with smoked butter, and sided by a crusty baguette toast for mopping up every last bit of the luscious butter.
The Carbonara ($23) topped with bacon, fior de latte cheese, cream, parmesan, onions, black peppercorns and a sunny side up egg was sumptuous. We especially loved smearing the runny egg all over the pizza.
The Procuitto e Rucola ($25) was burnished with melted fior de latte, parma ham, arugula and showered with grated grana cheese was just lovely, with the pungent saltiness of the parma ham ribbons contrasted with the peppery bitterness of the arugula greens.
52 Kandahar Street
Tel: 6292 5012
Open for weekday lunch from 12noon to 3pm;
Dinners from Mondays to Saturdays from 6.30pm to 11pm;
Closed on Sundays