Viva Italian is a restaurant set up by my good friend Anthony Ho with his few business partners at Mosque Street in 2015.
Because we know each other for years, I decided to go there as one of his customers to try out his pasta, pizza, appetizers and desserts on the same day.
Something I don't usually do and may not do it again.
And his chefs – including an Italian waitress who served me – certainly did not disappoint.
The minestrone soup which I selected as my favourite is better than even the one served by Pastamania as it is served in a bigger bowl and comes with black beans and Italian nuts along with the usual vegetables and tomato soup.
The garlic bread comes with 2 sauces as in olive and dark version.
The seafood penna pasta is simply superb and so is the pizza.
I also enjoyed the strawberry dessert and cranberry juice.
I also got a free slice of his steak and chocolate chocolate mousse cake.
Even though I ended up spending $50, I have no regrets as I am doing this to support my friend and get a unique chance to try so many dishes in one go.
It is situated at Mosque Street within Chinatown and near to Chinatown MRT.