The Best Pizzas in Town You Might Not Know About
We’ve got our eyes on these noteworthy joints and hole-in-the-walls which offer the finest pizzas in Manila
In pursuit of new establishments around the metro to get your pizza fix? We’ve got you covered. What constitutes the perfect pizza? The in-between crunchy and soft dough, mouthwatering sauce and delectable toppings, of course. We rounded up the best homegrown restaurants (and an iconic British chain!) for those on the quest for “the one.”
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The biggest pizza dilemma we tend to have: red or white sauce?? Obviously, get both! Try this combo out tomorrow, and we swear you won’t regret it! 😋 —————- 🍕 Burrata: Homemade Italian plum tomato pizza sauce with whole roasted cherry tomatoes topped with sliced garlic, Burrata cheese, ground pepper and salt, and basil 🍕Stuffed AF: White base, mozzarella, fontina, taleggio, Gorgonzola, Parmesan with spinach and artichoke dip stuffed crust
Address: The Social On Ebro, 5770 Ebro Street, Poblacion, Makati
Phone number: (916) 6338378
Operating hours: Closed on Mondays, 5PM to 11PM from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 5PM to 12MN from Fridays to Saturdays
For late-night comfort food in Manila, Poblacion is undoubtedly the "it" nightspot for locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re a regular or a first-timer, there’s something for everyone. The Social on Ebro—Poblacion’s own version of a food park—houses Crosta Pizzeria, famed for their Basic B*tch Pizza, which is anything but. The coal-fired, sourdough-style crust topped with mozzarella and basil leaves packs a flavorful punch. They also have vegan options available. PSA: You can even bring your four-legged friends!
Amare La Cucina
Address: 91 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig
Phone numbers: (2) 2469069
Operating hours: 11AM to 10PM daily
Baguio’s finest wood-fired brick oven pizza is now in Manila! Here, you can actually DIY and make your own traditionally-cooked pizza. Feeling a bit adventurous? Their Foie Gras Pizza is a must-try. It’s made of mozzarella, basil, white truffle oil and superstar ingredient foie gras (duck liver). Why not finish it off with dessert and try the scrumptious Roasted Mallow Speculoos Pizza?
Address: Cullinan Prime Building, 8 Missouri Street, Greenhills, San Juan
Phone numbers: (917) 5497310
Operating hours: 11AM to 11PM daily
From frequent pop-ups to a neighborhood brick-and-mortar, Pizza Grigliata was born out of an idea of “a total pizza experience” from Chef Emman Galves. This is where pizza is grilled and torched to perfection. Their bestselling artisan pizza is the Quattro Formaggi Pizza with Truffle Oil, which actually won grand-champion status at a 2018 taste test. Other staples worth trying out include the famed Prosciutto Arugula, Margherita and Pepperoni served with either a black dough made with squid ink or regular white dough.
Address: 4636 Molina Street, Poblacion, Makati
Phone numbers: (2) 2759219
Operating hours: 5PM to 12MN from Mondays to Thursdays, 5PM to 1AM on Fridays, 11PM to 1AM on Saturdays, 11AM to 12MN on Sundays
If you frequent Siargao, you’re no stranger to Kermit, which undisputedly has the best pizza on the island. The reception is incredible that getting a table means reserving days in advance. With the incessant debacle between thin and thick crust pizza, they have perfected the in-between crust. Try founder Gianni Grifoni’s favorite: the pizza with spicy salami and artichokes.
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Address: 3/F Mega Fashion Hall, Sm Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
Phone numbers: (917) 6312287
Operating hours: 10AM to 10PM daily
Pizza Express recently opened their flagship branch in SM Megamall—the biggest in the country. The pizza chain, which is a household name in England, is doubly committed to serving authentic ingredients, highlighting “the dough to die for.” Indulge in the Calabrese—the only rectangular pizza on the menu—with its hot Calabrese sausage, ‘nduja salami and fresh chilies. For meat lovers, the Le Rose is heavily loaded with pancetta, prosciutto, Calabrese sausage and grilled chicken chunks.