TODAY, we celebrate one of the most popular and iconic dishes in the world. If you’re thinking of an oven baked flat bread topped with sauce and cheese, you got it right. National Pizza Day is celebrated every Feb. 9. On this day, pizza enthusiasts are given more reasons to stuff their tummies with their favorite slices minus the guilt. There are quite a number of pizza parlors around Cebu where you could celebrate this joyous day with family and friends, but allow us to share our top five pizza picks.
La Bella Napoli Pizza Bistro
SunStar Best of Cebu winner La Bella only makes top quality pizza that’s done the traditional way. Its pizzas are prepared closest to true Naples-style with simple and fresh ingredients. Its signature thin and soft crust is the perfect base for its special sauce and its top ingredients including raw tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. No fancy toppings included; just the basic ingredients that make La Bella Napoli the best pizza place in town.
La Bella Napoli Pizza Bistro is located at The Gallery, Juan Luna Ave., Mabolo, Cebu City.
La Nostra Pizzeria Napoletana
This pizzeria undeniably cooks its pizza to perfection. Evident in every bite, there’s a union of flavors that only La Nostra can master. Its house pizza, La Nostra, is created out of tradition. Its hand stretched dough topped with cream, parmesan, basil, Foir di Latte and a generous portion of homemade ham is definitely a must-try.
La Nostra Pizzeria Napoletana is located at Streetscape, Maria Luisa Rd., Banilad, Cebu City.
Using only the finest ingredients, Tavolata serves classic trattoria specialties on its menu. One, is its hand-tossed pizza with ingredients sourced locally and internationally. This Italian restaurant, where real food is prepared and served in generous portions, is the best place to have one’s pizza fix with true Italian flavor. There’s no better restaurant to enjoy a slice of pizza than at a sophisticated dining room like Tavolata’s.
Tavolata is located at Design Center of Cebu and Ayala Center Cebu.
Yellow Cab Pizza Co.
Yellow Cab’s mission is simple: to share a slice of New York to the Filipino people. It serves the best of New York-style pizza in Cebu. Its pizza is made with premium ingredients and generous toppings. With a crust that’s crisp, slightly charred at the bottom, chewy in the middle and gooey on top, a slice of Yellow Cab pizza is sure to satisfy one’s pizza cravings in an instant.
Yellow Cab Pizza Co. has branches all over Metro Cebu.
Sbarro is home to great handmade pizza and fresh Italian cooking. It offers both New York-style and Chicago-style pies sold by the slice or whole. Its signature slice is made from hand stretched dough topped with San Marzano-style sauce, freshly shredded milk mozzarella and one’s favorite toppings. You’re guaranteed a plateful and flavorful slice of pizza heaven at Sbarro.
Sbarro has branches all over Metro Cebu.