Friday, February 23, 2018

Enjoy PizzaExpress in Manila

On the 21st of February 2018, Wednesday after,  an iconic restaurant chain from the United Kingdom has brought its authentic, fresh, and made-to-order Italian-inspired pizzas to the Philippines. Manila pizza lovers are in for a treat as PizzaExpress opens in Uptown Mall BGC, one of Manila’s main business and lifestyle districts.
 
 
PizzaExpress’ founder Peter Boizot opened the first restaurant in Wardour Street, London in 1965. Headquartered in London, PizzaExpress is one of the most successful restaurant brands in the U.K. with more than 500 restaurants in 13 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
 
 “We are thrilled to open in Manila and especially proud to be partnering with the Tasteless Food Group. Together, we bring the brand that we love so much to the Philippines. Based on the original ideology from 1965 in Soho, London, we offer delicious pizzas, beautifully designed restaurants, and impeccable service. We hope to create a new dining experience in Manila,” said Liam Collette, PizzaExpress General Manager for Hong Kong, UAE, Singapore & Franchises.
 
 
Among PizzaExpress’ offerings, the Calabrese is famous for being the only rectangular pizza on the menu. It packs a Southern Italian punch with its hot Calabrese sausage, spicy and soft ‘nduja salami, and fresh chillies. The tomato passata used on Calabrese and most pizzas is made in Italy by the same Greci family since 1965, which is now imported to Manila.

 
Leggera Superfood
 
Margherita

 
Spaghetti Frutti di Mare
Dough Balls


Equally popular are the Dough Balls, a unique creation by PizzaExpresssoft, warm, and freshly baked nuggets of dough that are dipped in garlic butter and pesto sauce. The same Dough Balls can also double as a dessert and be enjoyed with Nutella spread!


 
Tiramisu 

PizzaExpress’ entry in the Philippines marks the third international market in Southeast Asia after previously expanding in Singapore and Indonesia. The new Uptown Mall restaurant is the first of PizzaExpress’ planned expansion in the Philippines over the next several years.

Manila can look forward to the complete PizzaExpress experience, enjoying signature dishes like Calabrese and Dough Balls, together with a variety of mouthwatering handmade pizzas, fresh salads, and pastas in the 150 square meter, 77-seater restaurant. The modernized interiors will have the iconic PizzaExpress look & feel and will have an open kitchen, where diners can watch the pizzaiolos (pizza chefs) flaring the dough.

Have a look at their interesting menu.

STARTERS
 

Baked Dough Balls 195 (Contains Nuts)
Our famous baked dough balls served with garlic butter, pesto Genovese or pesto Rosso

 
Garlic Bread 180 (Vegetarian)
Our freshly baked dough, brushed with garlic butter
Add mozzarella for P30

 
Bruschetta Originale “PizzaExpress” 215 (Contains Nuts)
Tomatoes, onions, pesto Genovese, garlic bread

 
Gamberetti Piccante 300 (Chili)
King prawns in spicy tomato sauce with cherry tomatoes, spinach, garlic, and parsley. Served with bread sticks

Baked Mushrooms 390 (Contains Nuts)

Baked mushrooms stuffed with pesto Rosso, pesto Genovese, and mozzarella. Finished with jalapeño peppers, rocket, and parmesan. Let us know if you want it without jalapeño peppers

Polpette Bolognese 295 (Chili)
Pork meatballs in spiced tomato Bolognese sauce, finished with parsley

 
Mozzarella Tomato Salad 275 (Contains Nuts)
Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, pesto Genovese, basil

Burrata Caprese 525 (Contains Nuts)
Burrata cheese, red pepper, pesto Genovese, rocket, pine nuts

 
SALADS

 
Leggera Superfood 390 (Contains Nuts)

Our superfood salad packed with fibre and protein. A mix of fresh mozzarella, avocado, roasted pumpkins, beetroot, lentils, green beans, baby spinach, mixed leaves, pine nuts, basil, balsamic syrup

 
Bosco 395

Warm garlic mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, avocado, baby spinach, rocket, parmesan, balsamic syrup, honey mustard dressing

 
Chicken Caesar 315
Chicken, pancetta, parmesan, cos lettuce, croutons, Caesar dressing

 
Chicken & Apple  350 (Contains Nuts)
Chicken, green apple, walnuts, basil, mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes, dried cranberries, creamy lemon dressing

 
ROMANA PIZZA

Our 13” BIGGER, THINNER, CRISPIER CRUST INSPIRED BY PIZZA FROM ROME.

ALL PIZZAS COME WITH MOZZARELLA AND TOMATO SAUCE

 

Pomodoro Pesto   395  (Contains Nuts)

Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and garlic oil. Finished with pesto Genovese and basil
 
American Hot  475 (Chili)
Pepperoni, your choice of jalapeño or fresh green peppers

 
American Hottest  595 (Chili)
Pepperoni, spicy ‘nduja salami, fresh green peppers, jalapeños, and red chilli. Finished with fresh mozzarella and parsley
 

Pollo Forza  420 (Chili)
Smoked paprika chicken with arrabbiata, jalapeños, and roasted peppers. Finished with parmesan and parsley
 

Diavolo  420 (Chili)
Spiced beef, pepperoni, red onions, green peppers, and Tabasco

 
Quattro Formaggi  430
Mozzarella, gorgonzola, Emmental, parmesan

 
Polpette Bolognese  450 (Chili)
Italian meatballs, jalapeños, garlic oil, chilli oil, and Bolognese sauce. Finished with rocket and parmesan

 

Calabrese  595 (Contains Nuts) (Chili)
Our iconic rectangular pizza with Calabrese sausage, spicy ‘nduja salami, jalapeños, green chillies, and roasted peppers. Finished with fresh mozzarella, rocket, pesto Genovese, and parmesan

 

Sloppy Giuseppe  410
Spiced beef, green peppers, red onions

 

Liguria  430
Prawns, mussels, squid, clams, capers, olives, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, lemon, béchamel sauce (no mozzarella and tomato)

Le Rose  470
Pancetta, chicken, and Calabrese sausage. Finished with prosciutto and basil

Add some protein with chicken, prawns or pepperoni.

Choose from these or any of your favourites for P150

 
CLASSIC PIZZA
 
OUR TRADITIONAL NEAPOLITAN 10” PIZZA BASE.
ALL PIZZAS COME WITH MOZZARELLA AND TOMATO SAUCE
 
Margherita  350 (Vegetarian)
Mozzarella and tomato
 
Giardiniera  370(Contains Nuts)
Pumpkins, mushrooms, roasted peppers, olives, garlic, cherry tomatoes, pesto Genovese
 
American  380
Pepperoni
 
Fiorentina  370
Spinach, egg, olives, garlic oil, parmesan
 
Prosciutto  425
Prosciutto, ricotta, parmesan, rosemary, polenta (no mozzarella)

La Reine  370
Ham, mushrooms, olives

Lava 695
Burrata mozzarella and basil torn over a baked pizza topped with olives and cherry tomatoes

 

PASTA
 
Spaghetti Frutti di Mare 395 (Chili)
Prawns, clams, mussels, squid, and cherry tomatoes in a spiced pomodoro sauce
 
Farfalle di Calabria 395 (Chili)
Spicy ‘nduja salami, Italian sausage, basil, parmesan, pomodoro sauce
 
Penne Pollo Piccante 340 (Chili)
Spicy marinated chicken, cherry tomatoes, and baby spinach in creamy and spicy sauce

Lasagna Classica 385
Beef bolognese layer with béchamel and parmesan

 
Spaghetti Bolognese  320
Spaghetti in a rich, slow cooked, meaty beef Bolognese sauce
 
Spaghetti Carbonara 320
A Roman recipe of rich creamy pasta sauce made with egg, parmesan, and pancetta ham
 
 
DESSERTS
 
Big Bad Brownie 260 (Vegetarian) (Contains Nuts)
Chocolate brownie chunks, vanilla gelato, cream, crushed Italian biscotti, vanilla wafer, pistachio, caramel sauce

Gelato 95 (Vegetarian)
Your choice of vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, or pistachio
 
Tiramisu  295 (Vegetarian)
Coffee, cocoa, cream, mascarpone. Layered with sponge fingers
 
Cheesecake  260 (Vegetarian)
Cream cheese, cream, crumbled biscuit, and fruit coulis.
 
Chocolate Fudge Cake  260 (Vegetarian)
Our famous home-baked chocolate cake.
 

Great to share

Dough Balls with Nutella  230 (Contains Nuts) (Vegetarian)

Nutella chocolate spread and lots of warm dough balls

 

WINES
 

WHITE WINES
 
Trebbiano, Rubicone Boido P215 Bottle: P950
Light and dry with citrus notes. Hints of melon and green apple
 

Soave, Torchio Antico P255 Bottle: P1200
Light to medium-bodied and dry, with almond notes and honeyed finish
 

Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie Villa Girardi  Bottle: P1500
Light and dry with citrus and floral notes and a clean, crisp finish

 
Gavi, Del Commune di Gavi Batasiolo Bottle: P1600
Fresh and dry with classic notes of citrus, almonds, and fresh herbs

 
Tami, Grillo Bottle: P2400
Light and velvety with hints of white figs, tangerine blossoms, and jasmine

 
 
RED WINES
 
Sangiovese, Il Poggio Glass: P215 Bottle: P950
Vivid red fruit flavors with hints of chocolate and coffee
 

Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Boido P255 Bottle: P1200
Medium-bodied with intense aromas of blueberries, cherries, licorice, and sweet spices

Nero D’Avola, Il Poggio Bottle: P1200
Fresh with blackberry and dark plum aromas and notes of anise and fresh herbs

Primitivo, Salento IGT Il Roccolo Bottle: P1200
Rich aroma and deep flavor with warm fruity notes

Chianti, Melini Neocampana Bottle: P1800
Full-bodied with dominant notes of fruit and elegant floral scents
 

SPARKLING
 
Prosecco DOC, Spumante Bottle: P1500
Fresh with fruity notes of Golden apple and Williams pear, and floral notes of acacia and wisteria
 

BEERS
 
Peroni P220
Refreshingly crisp Italian lager, brewed in Italy
 
San Miguel Pale Pilsen P80
Brewed in the Philippines
 
San Miguel Light P80
Brewed in the Philippines

 
CHILLED

Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Sprite, Royal Tru Orange P80
Bottled Water P55
San Pellegrino (250 mL) P120

 
TEAS
 
English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Pure Peppermint, Green Tea with Jasmine, Camomile, Berry Sensation, Lively Lime and Orange Fusion P120

 
COFFEE
 
Americano P110
Espresso P100
Double Espresso P120
Macchiato P130
Cappuccino P130
Latte P130

 

About PizzaExpress

PizzaExpress has been serving handmade happiness through its beautiful pizzas since 1965 when it was founded by Peter Boizot. Inspired by the finest pizzerias in Italy, each pizza is handcrafted by expert pizzaiolos (pizza chefs) with great quality dough topped with the freshest ingredients. They’re also passionate in the way the dishes are presented to their customers. Every dish has character, shown in the way it’s plated and the way it’s served. Pizza in style, indeed.

For more information, please email hello@pizzaexpress.ph or call 09178593168.
 
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