I was so excited for the Quezon City Food Fest as it sounded so promising. Imagine, gathering all the best finds in Quezon City in one area. It was a foodie’s dream come true. But I wasn’t expecting (1) that it’ll rain pretty much the whole afternoon and (2) that there wasn’t anything special about the whole event. There were no special dishes or offering and every single restaurant was packed! In short, I ended up being a sticky and wet hungry girl.
After an upsetting trip to this new Japanese restaurant I shall not mention, M recommended that we visit his favorite pizza place instead. And since I was famished and the two sorbetes cones I bought were about to disappear, I agreed.
Hello, Leona’s Art Restaurant!
The place is pretty small and we had to wait for a bit for a table to clear up. Luckily, the wait wasn’t that long.
Since the place was packed, it took the servers a while to clear our table and to get our orders. But since the owner was apologetic, I was more forgiving this time. (Plus, the sorbetes helped calm me.)
We opted to get the Take Three Pizza Promo for only PHP499 (for 10 inches). For the flavors, Three Cheese and Pepperoni are fixed. We could only choose one more and we got the Garlic and Mushroom. I also ordered the Tomato Espresso (PHP80) and Soft Taco (PHP90). I also got a rootbeer float as drink/dessert.
It took them a while to serve the pizza but my tomato soup was served rather fast.
It was such a shocker though that it was in a very small cup. Literally an espresso serving. But the taste did not come short. It was very flavorful given it was pureed tomatoes. I loved the mix of tomatoes with the parmesan cheese, basil and fried garlic. And thank you Leona for not putting too much cayenne pepper. <3
Finally, the pizzas.
The Three Cheese and Pepperoni weren’t extraordinary and it tasted pretty much like those I could get from other pizza places. But the Garlic and Mushroom was love.
Okay, maybe I’m a bit biased here as I love garlic. The flavors were balanced well and the garlic wasn’t overpowering. I’d love to order that again soon!
See you again soon, Leona!
Leona’s Art Restaurant is located at 45 Matimtiman, Diliman, Quezon City.