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Kermit Manila Is Closing Soon, But There's A Farewell Party

Grab one last chance to savor their fantastic pizzas, fresh pastas and other signature dishes

In its three-year run, Kermit Manila made waves as one of the best pizza places in the city. But while its pizzas consistently placed in all the top ten lists, and even snagged a mention in Condé Nast Traveler, Kermit is so much more than just another pizza joint. It was a little slice of beach life in the heart of urban Manila. So the news that Kermit is closing its doors for good is very sad news. 

We first discovered Kermit in Siargao where it's famous for is handmade pizzas baked in a woodfire oven shipped from Tuscany. Owner Gianni Grifoni also made fresh pastas. and peppered his menu with local favorites like kinilaw, adobo and pancit. It was such a hit that Gianni eventually decided to bring the concept to the big city

Kermit Manila opened in 2018 in a loft-like space in Poblacion. It brought with it a chill beach vibe and its famous pizzas, but Gianni was conscious of having to up his game. He knew the competition would be fierce and the diners more critical. But he also had access to better ingredients and soon expanded his menu, adding items like osso bucco and focaccia pizzas accompanied by really good cocktails (we loved the Grifoni Sour) and ice cold beers. Best of all, Kermit Manila made us feel we could have a tiny slice of beach life in the middle of hectic, overcrowded Manila. 

All good things must come to an end. The pandemic took its toll on Kermit Manila, and on October 3, they announced the decision to permanently close their doors. "We have missed you during these trying times and we hope everyone is staying well. It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that Kermit Manila will be closing our doors for good," read the post on Instagram. 

To properly fare well their loyal diners, Kermit Manila will hold a last hurrah this Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9. They will be open for dine in and delivery — your last chance to enjoy your favorite Kermit food one last time. 

“Thank you so much for allowing us the honor of serving you, and for your support the past years,” they posted. “We will miss you all dearly. Always stay safe and healthy, everyone. All the love, the Kermit Manila family.”

Kermit Manila is located at 4636 Molina Street, Poblacion, Makati City. For more information, please check out Kermit Manila's Instagram or Facebook pages.

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Photos: @kermitmanila