Nestled along one of the busy streets of Makati is a quaint pizza restaurant that rival Manilaâ€™s big chains. The unsuspecting spot is where you can find Pizza World.
One of the metroâ€™sÂ best kept secrets, and a haven for pizza loversÂ from all over, the place offers hand stretch pizza made from homemade crusts, charcoal grilled to perfection in a brick oven. Let me just allow that to sink in for a minute â€“ hand stretched, charcoal fire, brick oven pizzas. Each one is made with fresh, select ingredients, and no MSG!
Ranch pizza, GreekÂ pizza, Persian pizza
Pizza World is more that just a pizza parlour. It is the brainchild of Â dentist couple Dr. Shideh L. Nikbin andÂ Dr. Farzaneh J. Shamsi, and a labor of love. Dr. Farzaneh loves cooking and when she cooks, she cooks for Dr. Shideh, friends, and family. After a year of having people over and perfecting their pizza recipe, an idea was born: why not share this with the world?
Dr. Farzaneh J. Shamsi andÂ Dr. Shideh L. Nikbin. They are also behind Aramesh Spa which weâ€™ve previously featured HERE.
Where the magic happens: the brick oven
Today, Pizza World offers more than 15 different flavors including specialties from their Â â€˜Worldâ€™s Bestâ€™ menu (Persian pizza, Absolute Pesto, High on Mushroom, Texas Ranch, Greek Pizza, Six Cheese, and the Special). Pizza World isÂ probably one of the very first places in Manila which serves persian inspired pizza recipes.Â They also serveÂ pizza staples like Pepperoni, Hawaiian, and 4 Cheese.
The Ranch pizza: garlic, chicken, bacon, parmesan cheese, and mozarella cheese. Tasty!
GreekÂ pizza â€“ this was my absolute favorite! The spinach balanced off the cheese perfectly!
The 4 Cheese pizza in all of itâ€™s cheesy glory!Â Pizza World does not scrimp on ingredients. This has mozarella, monterey jack, gouda, provolone, parmesan, and cheddar.
The Persian pizza: persian sauce, beef, button mushroom, bell pepper, onion, and mozarella cheese
High on Mushroom pizza. Also a favorite of mine!
The Special: hungarian sausage, assorted ham, bell pepper, mushroom, mozarella, gouda
The Absolute Pesto pizza: chicken, shitake mushroom, mozarella cheese
Pizza World also serves pasta, rice meals, and starters. Their pesto pasta is also a must try!
Me: Gimme some of that pizza!
Good food is not the only thing on the menu at Pizza World, they also have beer pong and KTV nights! Dr. Shideh explained that the idea behind the restaurant, aside from serving good food, was for the place to be able to be a spot where friends can meet, relax, and have fun.
Pizza World KTV nights 5 pm onwards
Photos by Super Whammy Airell for WhenInManila.com
Good food, good games, and good friends!
When In Manila, Pizza world is must visit, not just for their great brick oven pizzas, but also for a fun chill time with friends!
Pizza World makes my world!