Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Love at First Bite: Peperoni Pizzeria

Buy One, Take One. Those four words are just too appealing when used in the same phrase for a promo. 

I have been reading a lot of good reviews about Peperoni, a newly opened pizzeria in Uptown Mall. It being featured on the looloo blog as one of the must visit restaurants of pizza lovers made me want to visit sooner!
It was perfect that J wanted to get his "pabili" from Japan as soon as possible and since dinner's on him, I requested that we visit the new pizzeria a lot of foodies have been raving about. 

We went on the last day of the grand opening promo and the place was packed at 7:30 p.m. We were lucky though as the long communal table was not yet full and could accommodate us.
We were greeted by several bright colored metal chairs and an adorable witty lighted signage. The ceiling was also adorned with pizza paddles. (And a big plus about this place is that there are noticeably less flies flying around here compared to other establishments.)
After browsing through the menu, we decided to go with Pancetta and Prosciutto Crudo de Parma (PHP395, 9" pizza | PHP565, 12" pizza | PHP1,250, 21" pizza). Prices for the pizza are not bad at all! I checked the other dishes and some are reasonably priced. Some appetizers like soup though are a bit steep at PHP200. Then again, I do not know the serving sizes of these dishes. 

Service was quick! Our pizzas were served in less than 15 minutes. 
I took a slice of the Prosciutto Crudo de Parma pizza first and it sure tested my determination to eat. The knives were too dull to slice the prosciutto topping and it was the spoon that did the job. 
After a bit of effort, I finally got a bite and it was pretty good! The thin wood fire brick oven baked crust were delightful and was not greasy in any way. The parma ham and cheese were quite salty but these were balanced by arugula and tomato sauce. 
Pancetta looked so mouthwatering with its perfect sunny side up eggs and bacon. And it did not disappoint in the taste department. It was a lot "wetter" compared to the parma ham pizza but it was its different texture that made it stand out. It was breakfast in the form of pizza
I will definitely go back and try the other pizza flavors! 

Peperoni is located at the 3rd Floor of Uptown Mall, 9th Avenue corner 36th Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

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