Peperoni Pizzeria opened its second branch on the Ground Floor of UP Town Center Phase 2. This rapid expansion is unsurprising, given the consistently great quality of Peperoni’s thin-crust Italian-style pies.
The menu lists plenty of specialty pies that are quite good, but my constant order here is simple: Pancetta, which features a beautifully thin and soft crust, topped with a no-frills cured bacon, fresh tomatoes, and soft egg.
Just recently, Peperoni launched two new limited-edition pizzas–the Portobello Funghi and Foie Gras Pizza and I was one of the lucky few to have sampled these pies for the first time.
Both pizzas had ultra-thin crispy crust. The Portobello Funghi was topped with Portobello Mushrooms, Tomato Concasse, Scallions, Soft Egg, and drizzled with Truffle Oil. The Foie Gras Pizza is unlike any other pizza you’ve had. This pie is loaded with Parma Ham, Mushrooms, Spinach, Soft Egg, fresh Parmesan, and slices of creamy Foie Gras. I enjoyed this pizza a lot because of the bold flavour combinations and the chewy-charred crust added a lot of depth to the dish.
Aside from these two new limited-edition pies, we also got to try the Funghi E Tartufo Pasta. This pasta dish definitely has earned a place in my pantheon of Italian pastas in Manila. It pairs perfectly al dente linguine noodles with chunks of tender Shiitake and Button Mushrooms and then tossed in a hearty, rich Truffle Cream sauce. I loved that the mushrooms were slightly pan-seared, which lends them a contrasting chewy-crunchy texture and a distinctly earthy, smoky flavour.
While the prices aren’t as low, Peperoni‘s pizzas are guaranteed worth every damn penny and in taste offer something entirely different. These limited edition dishes are available for the whole month of November so if you haven’t already, visit Peperoni Pizzeria soon and do let me know what you think.