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Saturday, August 6, 2011

I KNOW, I know! The health buffs sneer at pizza as just another junk food, a fattening, cholesterol-filled, starchy concoction topped with processed meat at that. But, admit it… pizzas are among life’s greatest pleasures.

Healthy foods are… bland. Bleeech.

Ooops, before the six-pack wielding buffies lynch me, let’s just eat.

And just in case you haven’t heard of it yet, Davao City has one more pizza place. Weeee!

The name is Michaelangelo’s Pizza and it’s right beside Ola Espana at the Damosa Gateway (it also shares toilet with Ola). Before this became Michaelangelo’s the space was but the smoking area of Ola Espana, that open-air portion with the garden umbrellas and huge fan tucked just beside the wall of Microtel Davao.

It’s non-aircon but no-smoking (it has a roof and door, that’s why), just so you know, and it boasts of a long list of pizza flavors, it was frustrating to just have wto ladies with me that night.

We just had to share: One pizza, one pasta. (These are among those rare moments when I wished I had my pizza buddy with me so we can have at least two pizzas).

The search was for the flavor that we haven’t seen in any pizza place in town.

The past choice being Al Tonno Rosso (as differentiated from Al Tonno Bianco) described as tomato, garlic, onions, tuna, black olives, and capers. It was heavenly. It was much like Putanesca (my favorite!) but without the salty anchovies. Before I forget, you get to choose your noodle… errrr… pasta. Penne, spaghetti, and one other I can’t recall. I’m a spaghetti loyalist, that’s why.

For pizza, we chose Biancaneve described as tomato, mozzarella, parma ham, aragula, and parmesan cheese. The parmesan cheese adds the zing to this one other soon-to-be-favorite.

The pizza is super thin. No, make that super-super thin, it’s guaranteed to make thin-crust pizza fanatics like us swoon and drool.

But we had to end the night on those two. We didn’t have enough tummy space. We would have wanted to try their Quattro Formaggio to check if what they have is better than our favorite, but with three women’s appetite, we wil just have to come back for that.

There’s still more we have to try not just in the pizza and pasta menu, but also in the salad and main course menu!

With the preview we got, there’s something really worth coming back for at Michaelangelo’s. Let me shed off some pounds first and make space for the main course and pizza and pasta and salad, all at one go. BY the way, they only have one size for their pizza. Big. Not super-big. Just big. So best to bring two friends along, if your friends have regular ladies’ appetites. How about men with big appetites? Errrr… they can eat alone.

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