ginos brick oven pizza

That the pizzas of Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza are good is no surprise to those who are able to venture to Katipunan. But recently, diners have been trooping to a corner in Salcedo Village, where the second branch of the restaurant has opened earlier this month. It’s still in a soft opening phase, so service might be spotty. We didn’t have complaints in general, though, except for a fly in my juice (not the server’s fault, though).

ginos interior 1

ginos interior 2

Gino’s does away with unnecessary frills and instead focuses on crafting the dough and baking it in an industrial-era style oven.  The red brick walls, the dim lighting and chalkboard menu all add to a homey, country-style approach, which makes consuming their pizzas all the more comforting. Service is friendly and relaxed; attentive but not intrusive.

Bianca Verde (PHP 330)
Bianca Verde (PHP 330)

In keeping with my meatless crusade for the period of Lent, I order Bianca Verde. The puffy char-pecked crust has a smoky flavor that complements the classic ingredients – the aromatic basil, and four kinds of carabao (water buffalo) cheese.

Bacon Gouda (PHP 365)
Bacon Gouda (PHP 365)

My sister, an avid carnivore, has the Bacon Gouda. I didn’t have a taste but she says it’s really good. I’m not sure I would eat the burnt crust, though.

Nutella Soup (PHP 180)
Nutella Soup (PHP 180)

Whatever pizza you order, make room for dessert. It would be a shame especially for any self-confessed Nutella fan to miss the Nutella Soup. It tastes like, well, Nutella. But that’s a good great thing, right?

Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza
G/F Finman Ctr,
117 Tordesillas Street cor Bautista

Salcedo Village,
Makati City
(+63 917) 964-5339
Facebook page

Katipunan branch:
2nd Level, K2 Building,
341 Katipunan Ave,
Quezon City

 

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2 thoughts

  1. Ah they’ve opened a Makati branch na pala… maybe that’s why my IG feed is getting more posts about Gino’s, hehe… Have always loved their pizzas but just can’t make the trip to Katipunan as often as I want. Nice to know they have a second branch. (I wouldn’t eat the burnt part of the pizza too)

    1. It was actually my first time to try their pizza. Couldn’t gather enough motivation to go to Katipunan. Hehe. At least their Makati branch is just a few minutes’ walk from where I work. I hope some restaurants in the Alabang area would also make their way to Makati or BGC as well.

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