Whenever I spent a night or two in Resorts World Genting with my family and suddenly have cravings for pizza, we would head out to the Rich Dad’s Café for some. It’s not the real kind of Italian pizza though. What they sold at their outlet is just the bread kind with some toppings of sausages and cheddar cheese; the usual kind that you get from local bakeries that passes off as pizzas instead of the authentic kind that you get from pizzerias.

But now there’s a new pizzeria in Resorts World Genting. Yay to that. Finally some real stuff for us.

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Motorino; this pizzeria is located at the newly opened SkyAvenue in Resorts World Genting

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This Brooklyn and East Village pizza place has New York Times food writers hailing it as the best authentic Neopolitan Italian pizza restaurant in New York.

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And it is no doubt a rave in Malaysia too. Perpetual crowd who are hungry for some good pizza can be seen in this pizzeria.

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Abit about this place: Motorino is owned and operated by Belgian-Italian born chef Mathieu Palombino who makes Neapolitan-style pizza in wood ovens imported from Italy. Motorino is unique in the sense that they have open kitchen and patrons can actually watch the entire process of the kitchen crews making pizzas.

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Pizzas in Motorino are baked in a special wood-fire oven at 800-900’Celcius. The small mouth and low dome of the ovens actually gets the pizzas cooked in 60 to 90 seconds.

So, what to order when you dine here? Well, Motorino pizzeria in SkyAvenue offers more than just pizzas. They have antipasti, desserts and refreshingly concocted beverages too, so here goes:

A Selection of Pizzas at Motorino Sky Avenue, Malaysia

Diners can take their pick from nine stellar favourites, which range from the stripped (marinara, margherita and pepperoni) to the supremely Italian (stracchiatella with basil, sea salt and extra virgin olive oil; cremini mushrooms, and colatura di alici featuring cow’s milk mozzarella, red onions, grape tomatoes, white anchovies and sea salt). Also on offer is a Brussel sprout pizza with fior de latte, garlic, pecorino and smoked turkey bacon; cherry stone clam pizza and an egg, turkey chili variation.

Motorino also offers over 20 toppings that can be added on to existing pizzas. These include Brussel sprouts, two kinds of anchovies, fresh arugula, buffalo mozzarella and fior de latte (fresh mozzarella made with cow’s milk as opposed to buffalo milk), along with other more conventional ingredients such as turkey, pepperoni and clams. However, purists say that each Motorino pizzas is perfect as it is. Prices per pizza ranges from RM48- RM64. Genting members may enjoy slightly lower price.

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Here’s some all time favourite masterpieces from Motorino: Pepperoni, Del Popolo, Meatball, Amatriciana, Arugula & Bresaola, Cherry Stone Clam, Magherita and Marinara.

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Cherry Stone Clam Pizze (RM49 for member/RM54 for non member).

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Margherita Pizze (RM47 for members/RM52 for non members)

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Marinara Pizze (RM43 for members/RM48 for non members).

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Pepperoni Pizze (RM 43 for member/RM48 for non member) , a classic all time favourite.

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Del Popolo Pizze ( RM 49 for member/RM54 for non member)

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Meatball Pizze (RM 56 for member/RM61 for non member)
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Amatriciana Pizze (RM48 for member/ RM53 for non member).

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Arugula&Bresaola Pizze (RM59 for members/RM64 for non members).

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Other must try items from the antipasti menu: Roasted Chicken Wings

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And not to mention this fat and juicy Chicken Meatball.

If you are in Resorts World Genting and wants some real deal Neopolitan pizzas, don’t go just anywhere. Head over to Motorino for the real deal.

Motorino is located at Level 1, Sky Avenue. Operation hours is from 10 am to 10 pm daily. For more information, please call 03-6101 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com.