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For Pizza Lovers Only—6 Secret Pizza Haunts Revealed By The Naked Foodie

It’s the universal comfort food that we all indulge in from time to time, and depending on what you consider to be pizza, its origins date back to ancient times when Babylonians and Israelites ate flat bread. Most of us give tribute to Italy (hands down one of the best countries in the world for foodies) for the invention of the pizza pie, and no matter where in the world you go, it’s likely that somewhere you’ll find pizza. Manila has some legit havens for pizza lovers, and if you crave for pizza as much as I do, you’ve probably seen me at one of these places before.

Crosta Pizzeria

The Social on Ebro, 5770 Ebro Street, Poblacion, Makati City, IG @crostapizzeria

Yes, one of Manila’s best pizzas joints is found at a food park called The Social on Ebro in the heart of Poblacion. Try the Cheese Boat or, my personal favorite, Pork You. Whatever you order, your only regret will be not unbuttoning your pants and eating a second pizza. So, just do it.  


Red sauce or white sauce? Diet or no diet? Sleep or Netflix? ??‍????‍????‍??

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Dean and Deluca 

G/F Edades Tower, Rockwell Center, Makati City, IG @deandelucaph

I try to go here and eat salad. I really give it a valiant effort. But then, without fail, a waiter whisks by with a crispy, cheesy, perfect pizza and I throw down my fork and just say no to salad. I just say no. The Margherita Parma is my go-to pizza pie and I drown it in Tabasco sauce. Quattro Formaggio is also strongly recommended, but it may put you in a cheese-induced coma. I forewarned you...





Hotel Durban, 4875 Durban Street corner Makati Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City

I’m hesitant to share my secret weekend brunch place, but I feel it’s my moral obligation to tell you to put Farfalla on your meal plan ASAP. The Salcicoa Italiane is my favorite pizza, and while I’m feeling extra Italian, I order an Aperol Spritz to bring back fond memories of Venice. Order the Calzone as well. It’s one of the best I’ve ever had and it’s basically a pizza folded in half so it also deserves honorable mention. 



Salvatore Cuomo & Bar 

G/F Uptown Parade, 9th Avenue corner 38th Street, Bonifacio Global City, IG @salvatorecuomoph

I love everything about this restaurant and the open kitchen gives you an intriguing show and adds to the culinary experience. The only problem with ordering the pizza, is that the pasta, lamb, steak, and sausage are so enticing, it usually takes me 20 minutes to finalize my order. Sorry friends! Make sure you order for sharing so you get a taste of everything. 





Taste the perfect balance of sweet and salty in every slice of our Mortadella e Pistachio! #SalvatoreCuomoPH

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Bite into the thin yet chewy crust of our Pollo Affumicato e Nduja topped with the freshest ingredients!

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Filling Station Bar & Cafe 

5012 P. Burgos Street, Makati City, IG @fillingstationbarcafe

While it’s not a pizza restaurant, the Cheeseburger Pizza at Filling Station Bar & Cafe gives me cravings late at night when I’m doing my Netflix and chill routine. Recently my husband ordered three of these pizzas when some friends came over for drinks after dinner because we wanted them to taste the cheesy goodness, and everyone loved it. I am not opposed to eating a 4th meal when it comes to cheeseburger pizza. 




S&R New York Style Pizza

Delivery hotline (02) 866-1333

Oh, don’t be pretentious. I’m just documenting what everyone else secretly feels inside. S&R pizza is crazy delicious and it’s value for your money. It’s the perfect option for parties and one slice has the potential to fill you up! Going shopping at S&R without getting a slice of pizza is torture, and if I’m eating healthy, I strategically go shopping here only when I’m full. 




After dissecting my thoughts about Manila’s best pizza spots, I’m now headed out to get some pizza (literally). Guess which aforementioned pizza lover’s paradise I’m headed to? Maybe I’ll see you there.



The author is a food and travel blogger (IG @thenakedfoodie_official); founder of Naked Patisserie, a bakeshop specializing in wedding and bespoke cakes; and the creator of NakedFoodie.TV, a food and travel blog. With a tasting palate that people can trust, a short attention span, and never-ending wanderlust, The Naked Foodie breaks down his favorite recipes for his fellow foodies around the world.


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