Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza is a neapolitan-style pizzeria that serves fresh oven-baked 12-inch pizzas specially made with their own kesong puti. We may have been late to the party to try their specialties since the time they opened their first branch in Makati in 2014, but that’s okay. My friends say their pizzas are a revelation. The greatest triumph, I heard, is the SMEGG pizza. We went to Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza at Serendra, BGC to find out ourselves.
Review of Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza (Serendra, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City)
Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza in Serendra looks lively and stylish. The intimate space is accented by dark wood, exposed-brick walls, bright lighting, and comfortable seats. The menu is written on a chalkboard over the counter, featuring many top selections and food highlights. Overall, the ambiance was neat and also family-friendly. I love the how the potted plants are put against on the wall.
The Salted Egg Pasta (PhP 225) is an excellent entree. Made with fettuccine, bacon, salted egg, cream, and parmigiano reggiano, it’s one item on the menu that shouldn’t be skipped. Salted eggs work a special magic on food.
Margherita with Fresh Mozzarella (PhP 470) was made with tomato sauce, buffalo Mozzarella, parmesan, and basil. There was nothing so special about it, but it was good till the last bite. For vegetarians, this pizza can be a gratifying choice.
We were most smitten with SMEGG (PhP 475). It swooped in like a celebrity, pleasingly attractive yet ostentatious, mostly since it was topped with a mix of ingredients we don’t usually see in pizzas: homemade sausage, mushroom, eggs, gouda, and cream. But hey, it proved worthy. This unique pizza was surprisingly really good. Gino Brick Oven Pizza’s honey sauce paired well.
Price for Value:
Fresh juices and kale salads are popular players in the metro’s health-conscious culinary scene, but let’s face it— when it comes to indulging, pizza often ranks high on the list. While Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza’s dishes may not be the best we have ever tried, there’s no denying that their pizza game is strong. I thought price was a bit steep for the size, but the quality justifies the financial outlay.