New Restaurant Alert: Pomodoro Pizza at West Kapitolyo, Pasig
Your friendly neighborhood pizza place!
6G San Rafael corner Sta. Rosa Street, West Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Tel No. 0927-589-4426
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Mondays to Thursdays) and 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Fridays to Sundays)
(SPOT.ph) Amid all the greasy pizza options, crazy toppings, and crusts stuffed with just about everything imaginable, it’s good to know that you can still find a place where simplicity stands for great pizza. One of the many holes-in-the-walls sprouting in Kapitolyo is Pomodoro Pizza, owned by couple Ram Morales II and Mandy De Guzman and tucked away in one of the quieter sides of this busy neighborhood. Neither has professional training in the kitchen, but raw talent and a love for food are reflected in their dishes.
Expect nearly everything to be homemade at Pomodoro Pizza. Mandy, who generally mans the kitchen, hails from cooking central, Pampanga, and cooking from scratch is what she grew up on. The thin crust is fresh and hand-rolled, the red sauce is their own secret recipe, even their special cheese is made in-house. This type of commitment to cooking, admittedly, takes time. The menu explicitly apologizes for a stall in service since the ingredients, save for the pasta, are not pre-cooked. Thebest-seller is the Meat Lovers (P179/10-inch, P223/12-inch), topped with homemade meats of pepperoni, ham, ground beef, and Hungarian sausage. Basil, cheddar, and their secret sauce give each slice an extra kick, especially against that perfectly thin, crusty-yet-chewy dough.
Each pizza on their menu is served with their signature Pomodoro sauce, but you can find pizzas with classic toppings like the Margherita (P131/10-inch, P161/12-inch), Cheese and Garlic (P139/10-inch, P179/12-inch). More unusual toppings are spotted in the Chicken & Olives (P149/10-inch, P189/12-inch) or the Tinapa & Garlic (P149/10-inch, P189/12-inch).
Meat Lovers Pizza
Pomodoro has several pasta dishes, should you wish to have a carb-fest. The Spaghetti with Meatballs (P129) is simmered in their signature sauce before being mixed into the pasta with tomato sauce and their secret cheese. The Aligue Pasta (P132) is sprinkled with squid sauteed in talaba paste, which they bring all the way from Pampanga, along with chopped tomatoes and cheese.
Spaghetti with Meatballs
But a meal isn’t complete without dessert, and their very own Cani-laté (P99/six pieces) is a must-try. These sticky rice flour balls covered in crushed roasted nuts look and taste like buchi, but prepare for the chocolate surprise inside. Melted white or milk chocolate ooze out as you take a bite-a light, but sweet ending to a pizza and pasta meal.
We had to know how they came up with the secret sauce, but they kept us hanging with the fact that the pair adjusted the contributions of a half-Italian chef friend for the Filipino palate. The Filipino palate, our happy stomachs can say, agrees with the adjustment. Seating may be limited, but at least they deliver for free in the Kapitolyo area.