For days when no one is in the mood to make magic in the kitchen, pizza is but a phone call away—here are some of the best Manila has to offer
Weekdays can be tiresome, even for those working from home. By the time the clock strikes six, some of us are too weary. The toll of work has become too heavy a burden to even lift a spoon and make some soup. Of course, food delivery apps are easy options. But to make it easier for us, our favorite Italian invention, pizza, becomes a convenient choice. Open the box, grab a slice, and take a bite. When you’re too tired to bring out dishes and cutlery, pizza makes it literally easy as pie. As we stay at home and keep our families safe, we round up ten of the best pizza Manila has to offer.
1. Because Who Doesn’t Like Cheap Thrills: Angel’s Pizza
For inexpensive pizza that still tastes good, you’ll want to order a box of Angel’s Pizza. Among its selection of pizza flavors, the Creamy Spinach Dip and Angel’s Double Cheesy Melt pizzas are fan-favorites. Watch out for Buy One Take One deals that will have you ordering more for the family. Perfect for house parties!
ANGEL’S PIZZA has several locations all over the Metro. For orders, call (+632) 8922.2222 or
check out GrabFood.
2. That Cheesy Crust Sure Looks Delish: Pizza Hut
Longstanding franchise Pizza Hut continues its omnipresence in the Filipino party table thanks to its innovative crust ideas. From adding cheese, bacon, or even sausage at the rims of its pizza crust, you’ll find the kids fighting over the outlying tidbits of gooey cheese from an order of their Cheesy Bites line of pizzas. While we do not condone fighting, we’re all for the cheesy goodness.
PIZZA HUT has several locations all over the Metro. For orders, check out Food Panda and GrabFood.
3. Perfect For The Big Family: S&R New York Style Pizza
What makes S&R New York Style Pizza such a huge hit is not only its growing menu of pizza flavors but its conveniently large-sized pies that give you the bang for the buck. If the kids are indecisive, you can also mix flavors in one pie—perfect! If you need variety, you can also add a bucket of their chicken which comes with a serving of peppery gravy.
S&R NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA has several locations all over the Metro. For orders, check out Food Panda and GrabFood.
4. Because We Want Chicken And Mojos Too: Shakey’s Pizza
Ever consistent in the quality of their food 46 years and counting, Shakey’s has made its name from creating the perfect combination of chicken, mojos, and pizza. Whether you’ve held children’s parties here or not, the kids will surely enjoy having Shakey’s for dinner, especially with a bucket of mojos and dip within reach.
SHAKEY’S PIZZA has several locations all over the Metro. For orders, check out Food Panda and GrabFood.
5. Brick-Oven Pizza Extravaganza: Amare La Cucina
The masters of pizza have always sworn by the flavors of wood-fire brick-oven Neopolitan pizza. And family-owned Amare La Cucina does just that. With a wide selection of pizza flavors available, the family will have a fun time deciding which ones to share. From one branch in Baguio, the pizzeria has grown to 6, with 1 branch here in Manila.
AMARE LA CUCINA is located at Kapitolyo in Metro Manila with 4 other branches outside the Metro. For orders, call the following numbers: (+639956) 633.2771, (+63929) 823.7313, or (+632) 8356.6419.
6. Not Yet Over The Sourdough Phenomena: Crosta Pizzeria
Offering a sourdough crust might be quite unusual for a pizza, but Crosta Pizzeria makes magnificence out of the pandemic’s most famous bread fad. Experimenting with the dough to the right taste and texture, Crosta Pizzeria was able to fashion the right recipe and with a wide variety of flavors, was able to create even vegan flavors for vegan families.
CROSTA PIZZERIA is located at 5770 1210, Ebro, Makati City and is open from 11am to 6pm every day except Tuesday. For orders, check out GrabFood and Food Panda or call (+63977) 284.5636.
7. A Taste Of Wood-Fire Napoli-Style Pizza: Elbert’s Pizzeria
Owner Elbert Cuenca sent his brother Adrian to Naples to learn pizza-making firsthand, making their pies incredibly good. The pride of the pizzeria is their artisanal oven paired with the team’s mastery of making great-tasting pizza. Particularly attentive down to the finest details, the crust is made with quality ingredients—you’ll be happy to find the kids finishing the entire slice.
ELBERT’S PIZZERIAis located at G/F, V Corporate Centre, 125 LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City. You can order via Food Panda or by calling (+632) 7978.8325 or (+63917)308.9098.
8. For Authentic Italian Pizza In Manila: Francesco’s
Chef Francesco Rizzo’s eponymous restaurant is a must-try for those in search of traditional Italian brick-oven pizza here in the Metro. Dining in, parents will delight at their all-day Wine All You Can promo at P599+. For the kids, order La Polpette, homemade meatballs drenched in Parmesan cheese, and tomato sauce. And please don’t forget to try their fantastic cannoli!
FRANCESCO’S is open daily from 11am to 10pm. You can order via Grabfood or by calling their branches in Manila. For the San Juan Branch: (+632) 8777.9777 and (+63917) 144.4395. For the BGC Branch: (+632) 8281.1285 and (+63917) 631.2305.
9. Hailed As The 2nd Best Pizza In Asia: Gino’s Pizza
Traditional methods of making pizza and a curious mix of premium ingredients make their award-winning pizza truly a contender even among international counterparts, bagging 34th place in Big 7 Travel’s50 Best Pizzas of the World. Bestsellers include the SMEGG and BOMB pizzas. Make sure to order their beloved Burrata and have some Crack Pie and Chocolate Pie for dessert after a feast of savory delights!
GINO’S BRICK OVEN PIZZAhas 5 branches scattered around the Metro. You can order via GrabFood or Food Panda, or directly through their branches via these numbers: Katipunan (+63956) 306.8707, Salcedo (+63917) 964.5339, Rada (+63995) 559.1004, Serendra (+63916) 670.0012, and Shangri-La Plaza (+63945) 512.9247. There is a flat rate of P120 if your delivery address is within coverage area of nearby communities (3 kilometers or less).
10. Reminiscent Of The Siargao Island Life: Kermit Manila
Bringing Siargao Island’s popular pizza palace here in Manila, owner Gianni Grifoni hangs surfboards and other embellishments reminiscent of the beach paradise. But more than the cool ambiance, favorites such as the Pizza Daku are made available even without the sounds of the waves. For variety, add some pasta and get yourself some of their well-concocted drinks.
KERMIT MANILAis located at 4636 Molina St., Poblacion, Makati City. Operating Hours: Tuesday–Thursday and Sun: 3pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday: 11am to 11pm. For inquiries and orders, contact (+63917) 625.6773.
Whether you enjoy your pie thin or thick crust, with condiments or not, or even day-old, trust that pizza makes every hungry tummy happy. Make sure to have napkins handy, as the youngest may still not be able to hold a slice single-handedly. Avoid eating by the rug and don’t forget to have cold drinks ready. Throw in a movie and have a great family dinner with that juicy slice of pie.