I would like to recommend a resturant in Shulin, Taipei County. While it may seem a bit far out, it is easily accesible by commuter train out of Taipei. It’s located behind the Shulin Train Station at 293 Fuxing Road, a ten minute walk, but you may want to take a taxi the first time to make sure you get there (the meter shouldn’t even move).
The restaurant is called Mama Mia and is run by a very taciturn, but friendly, Italian man named Vincenzo and his wife Hui Ling. They have been operating there for fifteen years now and have a loyal clientel. The menus include set dishes, pasta dishes and good oven-baked pizzas, including calzones. They make their own dough fresh everyday and the pizzas are the thin-crusted European variety. Recently they have added draft beers from a new Taiwan brewery experimenting with making Abbey-style Belgian beer. Not too bad and the prices are a fraction of those in Taipei for what is what I feel quite frankly superior food. If you are going to make a trip to Yingge or Sanxia, it’s worth stopping by for a bite. buon appetito
Their phone number 2681-6398 Open Tuesday to Sunday