In M-related news, we dragged our butts to Mandaluyong to try out the much-raved Project Pie. I haven’t thought of going there myself if not for M’s invitation, since I’m perfectly happy with my go-to pizza place: pocket-friendly S&R. But hey, I’m not one to snub a delicious pizza, so off we went.
Project Pie wouldn’t be out of place in BGC. It’s a lot like most of the dining establishments there: simple but obviously expensively built. It’s very clean and the ambiance is—what I’d like to call—posh Manila hipster. But seriously, the place is done up well.
Interior design aside, who knew that customizing your own pizza could be so much fun? For PHP 285 a pop, I can’t complain because it had exactly everything I wanted in the amount I wanted. I got myself a #5 = White Pizza with Mozzarella, Ricotta, Feta (supposed to be Gorgonzola, but they ran out), Parmesan, Cracked Black Pepper, Olive Oil, Garlic (plus extra garlic for me!), and Fresh Chopped Basil, then requested for them to add prosciutto and mushrooms because I appreciate a salty-earthy combo. *Note: The mushrooms they used were fresh, not the canned variety. Delicious.* M, on the other hand, got the #2 = Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Crumbled Meatballs, Mozzarella, Signature Red Sauce, and Garlic, wanted to add prosciutto, but completely forgot to tell the staff. He did, however, remember to ask for all kinds of cheese to be added to his pizza.
Okay, so we didn’t quite build our pizza from the ground up, but what they had on the menu sounded great already. It just needed a little tweaking. Here are our baked pizzas:
We didn’t order anything else, except for water. And by gosh, were these pizzas enough! If you don’t plan on sharing, this is sufficiently one square meal. And that’s saying something, since I didn’t eat breakfast or lunch before going there. It’s thin crust, but you get everything from the toppings. My only dislike was the burnt parts of crust underneath, though that may tend to happen because of their type of pizza oven. It isn’t enough of a deterrent for me not to come back soon. 🙂
Project Pie = 515 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong