Pomodoro Pizza is a new hole-in-the-wall, pizza and pasta joint located in Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Their promise is to give their customers a gourmet Italian cuisine experience at very affordable prices. They have pastas below P100.00 and their pizzas are below P230.00 but the taste and presentation of the food can compete with their more expensive, casual dining counterparts.
We visited Pomodoro Pizza for lunch and we were joined by my fellow Lourdesian, Ram Morales, one of the owners of Pomodoro. Their place opened back in March 2014 making Pomodoro Pizza one of the newest restaurants in Kapitolyo. Their idea is quite simple, they want to open a resto that serves quality Italian pasta at very affordable prices.
|TRIVIA: Pomodoro is the Italian word for tomato|
Pomodoro Pizza has become an instant hit to budget conscious urbanites, especially at night. The place has about five tables which can easilly get full during dinnertime until the time they close. The place is quite simple, al fresco (no aircon) but the food is exquisite.
|Bataan Tinapa Pasta|
We tried three of their best-sellers starting off with the Bataan Tinapa Pasta (P99.00). Tinapa (smoked fish) flakes are seasoned with Italian herbs and topped with diced tomatoes and cheese, and is served with garlic bread. This oil-based pasta has a light, not overwhelming, smokey tinapa flavor. I prefer it a bit spicy so I added some chili flakes and it's perfect. Don't forget to season it with calamansi juice to balance all the flavors. One serving of this pasta is really filling, value for your money indeed. Ram says that they personally buy their tinapa straight from Bataan to ensure the quality of the dish
|Spaghetti with Meatballs|
Next, we tried their Spaghetti with Meatballs (P129.00). Italian meatballs are simmered in their signature Pomodoro sauce, the secret to their tomato based pasta dishes and pizzas. The sauce was developed by an Italian chef, and a friend to the owners. This sauce gives their dishes the authentic Italian taste. The spaghetti is then topped with the Pomodoro sauce, meatballs and cheese, and served with garlic bread. The pasta sauce is adjusted to the Filipino taste so the sourness is reduced. The meatballs is flavored with Italian herbs, tender and moist in the inside. Notice that they use cheddar cheese instead of Parmesan cheese, this is to give the dish a Pinoy touch. One serving of this pasta is also quite filling, sulit for its price!
Finally, we had one of their best-selling this crust pizzas, the Margherita (10" at P119.00; 12" at P149.00). It's a very basic pizza recipe made of tomatoes, cheese and basil. Their signature Pomodoro sauce is also used as the base of this pasta, while a variety of cheeses are used as toppings including mozzarella, cheddar and a secret cheese. I was impressed by their Margherita. With quite simple ingredients they were able to create a flavorful pizza even without meat and other savory toppings. We had the 10" pizza cut to eight slices. We were only able to eat four slices the pastas already made us full.
Overall, Pomodor Pizza is a welcome addition to the growing number of restaurants in Kapitolyo. They serve high quality pasta and pizza dishes that are so affordable, they make eating in a local fastfood ridiculously expensive. Here, you really get value from your money! I am sure that over time, this will become a hit to more and more Pasig City urbanites. Spread the word to BPO offices in Ortigas and we are sure, we will be seeing more of them here in Kapitolyo during their breaks. So there, come over to Kapitolyo and try Pomodor Pizza. It might become your next favorite pizza and pasta place.
6G San Rafael Street corner Sta Rosa Street
Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm
How to Get There
Enter Kapitolyo from the roundabout along Shaw Blvd then immediately turn left on the first corner into San Rafael Street, then turn right on the first corner into Sta Rosa Street. Pomodoro Pizza in on your right side. See the map below and follow the green line.
Disclaimer: Dishes featured on this article are provided by Pomodoro Pizza for photoshoot and sampling purposes. Opinions are ours and are based on our personal taste.