I have been craving for Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza’s Burrata, salty egg pasta and SMEG pizza! I have been thinking about it for days. LOL. I just find the place a wee bit far from my house. I’ll give my craving a few more hours and if it’s still there, I’ll brave the traffic to Katipunan or Podium or to Makati Central Business District. Wish me luck.
If you love authentic New York style pizzas with their thin, hand-tossed crusts soft enough to fold, then you’ll enjoy the pizzas served at GINO’s BRICK OVEN PIZZA. It is owned by passionate Filipino food entreprenuers Jutes & Cello Templo (of Cello’s Donuts fame). The name of the resto is a tribute to their son, Gino.
The last time I ate at their Katipunan branch was exactly a year ago. They have opened a few other branches but unfortunately, they are nowhere near me.😔
I loved everything I ordered the last time! Perhaps, Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza’s most popular and talked about dish is the Burrata. This rare ball of mozzarella encases creme sourced from the Philippine Carabao Center. You can have the Burrata with House Salad, Caprese or Bolognese sauce.
I love this version of Burrata, the Burrata Caprese. Sitting on top of pesto, arugula and dancing with cherry tomatoes. Yum!
Salted Egg Pasta Fettucine, Bacon, Salted Egg, Cream, Parmesan.
Surprisingly this was good! Really really good! I loved that the pasta is al dente and a bit chewey. It reminds me of my sister-in-law’s version of Batac’s Mami Noodle soup. Her mom makes these noodles from scratch.
SMEGG Homemade sausage, Mushroom, Eggs, Gouda, Cream.
The pizzas are really good, too — soft with just the right crisp, and cooked quickly in a brick oven.
I also tried this Crack Pie. This killer dessert is not always on the menu so whenever available, SAVOR IT!
The restaurant also have this Nutella soup. I haven’t tried it yet but will definitely order this next time.
Image courtesy of Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza
Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza Katipunan