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10 Amazing Pizzas In Manila You *Need* To Try

Slice, slice, baby!
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Is there a more perfect food than pizza? A single slice contains all of the important food groups: You have your carbs from the crust, dairy from the cheese, fiber from the tomato sauce, and protein from the toppings. And it’s pretty easy to get, especially in Manila, which is undoubtedly pizza-crazed. But which places serve the best pies? We’ve rounded up a list of the top 10.

  1. Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza

    Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza has recently been recognized as the best pizza in Manila by a travel site and it’s safe to say that it’s a title that’s deserved. Gino’s is best known for its airy, chewy crust, which you really can’t find anywhere else. They have more than a dozen pies available on their menu, but bestsellers include the SMEGG, a pizza topped with homemade sausage, mushroom, eggs, Gouda, and cream, and the Buffalo Chicken, which comes with crumbly blue cheese. Drizzle on some of their spicy honey for an extra kick.

  2. Kermit Manila

    Owned by an Italian expat, this pizza place from Siargao has the best pizza in the country. Although Makati is a far cry from an island paradise, Kermit has easily found a home in the busy city. The restaurant still uses a brick oven imported from Italy, which assures you’ll be getting a chewy crust. Their pizza toppings, meanwhile, are purely DIY, allowing you to personalize your slice any way you like.

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  3. Motorino

    Dubbed as the best pizza in Brooklyn by the New York Times, this pizzeria offers up the perfect New York slice but with a little flair. The crust is perfectly thin and crispy and it’s topped off with gourmet ingredients like truffle honey, Manila clams, and freshly sliced prosciutto ham.

  4. Crosta Pizzeria

    Who says going vegan means having to give up pizza? Crosta Pizzeria has tons of vegan options available, replacing traditional toppings like cheese and sausages with plant-based ones. This place also prides itself on its crust, as they make theirs with sourdough, resulting in an extremely light and airy crust. The restaurant is also pet-friendly, so feel free to treat your furry friends to some pizza.

  5. Amare La Cucina

    What used to be Baguio’s best-kept secret has easily found a home in Kapitolyo. This place offers a hands-on experience to diners; letting them toss their own dough and top it off with whatever ingredients they chose. Up for something fancier though? Check out their Foie Gras pizza, which is drizzled with white truffle oil. They also have dessert pizzas available.

  6. Wildflour Italian

    The team behind one of Manila’s best brunch spots has finally decided to dip its toes in Italian cuisine. Wildflour Italian’s pizzas are baked using a traditional wood-fired oven and are topped off with topnotch ingredients, resulting in pies that feel both simple and upscale. You can’t go wrong with the classics like Pepperoni and Margherita, but the umami-rich Mushroom is worth a try as well.

  7. Salvatore Cuomo & Bar

    Who says pizza night can’t also be date night? Salvatore Cuomo’s pizzas are the perfect blend of sophistication and authenticity, not a bad try at all for a chef who’s best known as the Pizza Man. There’s only nine pies to choose from, but a must try is the D.O.C, an award-winning pizza made with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and basil.

  8. Pizza Express

    Pizza Express is a popular chain in England, which prides itself on using authentic ingredients and fresh dough and its Manila’s branches don’t disappoint. The simple and classic Margherita comes with a thick, lightly salted crust, which helps elevate the flavor of the tomato sauce and mozzarella. Seafood lovers, meanwhile, can opt for the Liguria, which is topped off with briny prawns, mussels, squid, and clams, and zesty capers and olives.

  9. Pomodoro Pizza & Pasta Kitchen

    Some of Pomodoro’s pizzas come in at just above P200, making it one of the cheaper pizzas on this list. But that doesn’t mean it skimps on quality. Their crust is the right balance between chewy and firm, their homemade tomato sauce comes with the right amount of sweetness and tang, and they even make their own cheese in-house! Check out their Specialle dela Casa, which literally translated to house special. It comes with tons of bacon, ham, onions, and olives, making it the perfect pie for meat lovers.

  10. Cibo

    You can easily spot a Cibo pizza, thanks to its unique oval shape. But that’s not the only thing that makes this Italian restaurant stands out. Cibo prides itself on using premium ingredients, whether it’s sourced locally or come directly from Italy. Bestselling pizzas include the Prosciutto de Parma, which comes with freshly sliced parma ham, tomatoes, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheese, and the Spinachi Zola, which takes their popular creamy and cheesy spinach dip and turns it into a carb-heavy treat.


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