Kapitolyo! Finally, after quite some time, we went back to Kapitolyo to do some EATSploring. Kapitolyo has always been close to our tummies, thanks to its seemingly endless number of homegrown food concepts. Over the years, we’ve had our share of EATSperiences there even way before we were together. What makes Kapitolyo so special? Hmmm… Well, we believe it’s the small businesses. The dreamers who took the risk in coming up with their own eatery, food stall, or restaurant. The neighborhood that is so homey. And of course, the food. Kapitolyo won’t be the foodie destination that it is today, if not for all the wonderful food that they’ve been offering diners from all over, all these years. In this edition of EATSplorations, we will share with you about a restaurant concept that hits the spot. This restaurant is Pomodoro Pizza Pasta Kitchen in Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Pomodoro Pizza Pasta Kitchen is, of course, an Italian restaurant concept that is very Kapitolyo. Delicious, homey, and yes, budget-friendly. Keep on reading to know more about this gem of a find!
Pomodoro Pizza Pasta Kitchen in Kapitolyo!
Pomodoro Pizza Pasta Kitchen is located at San Rafael Street in Kapitolyo, Pasig. The restaurant is just across a parking lot and this no entry sign. Which is good news, because that means there’s parking here and it’s difficult to find a restaurant in this area that has ample parking space. We repeat, Pomodoro Pizza Pasta Kitchen has ample parking space.
Pomodoro is a small and really humble restaurant. It looks really simple from the outside. However, what is inside Pomodoro that really matters more, its quality and affordable Italian food!
The place can accommodate 20 diners in one go. It is really small but surprisingly, they already have a number of other branches where diners can choose to go. They are also registered in food delivery apps just in case you feel too lazy to come over and you just live a few kilometers away. But yeah, it is lovely to EATSperience good Italian food in a small restaurant like Pomodoro. It is like slowing things down in a very fast-paced city. We all need that every once in a while.
Before eating, this one’s a great artwork to take a look at! Good food takes time, so please, be patient. Wait for your pizza and pasta. Buon Appetito!
Casa Insalata (Php 149)
Started our Pomodoro EATSperience off with their house salad! Nicely done fresh Romain lettuce and cucumber salad with croutons, chicken, parmesan cheese, and what tastes like their version of a Caesar dressing. It only has one serving size but it’s definitely good for sharing at 149 pesos only!
Bolognese (Php 139)
Beef and their signature Pomodoro sauce! Meaty and really tomatoey. If you are a fan of meat sauce pasta, you will surely love this one! Can’t believe this is just 139 pesos.
Smoked Fish Pasta (Php 119)
Something Filipino for this next pasta dish! Tinapa flakes, tomatoes, and garlic. We loved this one so much! Lots of flavor and smokiness coming from the tinapa. It was perfectly complemented by the tangy tomatoes and really aromatic minced garlic. The pasta was al dente, too! Awesome stuff!
Pasta Tartufo (Php 149)
Truffle cream pasta with mushroom! Yup, it’s only 149 pesos. Sorry guys, it looks like we will keep mentioning how affordable and reasonable the prices of the dishes are here in Pomodoro. It’s just insanely low considering its quality. This one was our favorite among the three pasta dishes that we tried. And it was definitely a hit even for our little one. Super creamy and really fragrant! It’s pasta perfection in every bite. Well done, Pomodoro!
Quattro Formaggi (Php 219 for regular / Php 279 for family)
Cheddar, mozzarella, romano, and parmesan cheeses in one really tasty pizza! The crust was not too thin and not too thick, it was just right. It was delightfully crispy which was really good. The combination of cheeses was delicious! For 219 and 279 pesos, this pizza is an absolute steal!
Specialle dela Casa (Php 219 for regular / Php 279 for family)
The best among the rest! Pomodoro’s house special pizza, the Specialle dela Casa! This jampacked pizza is topped with bacon, ham, olives, bell pepper, and onion. The same price as the four cheese pizza, this one is definitely meatier and more flavorful. We loved the generosity when it comes to the toppings. Again, at 219 and 279 pesos, you will never go wrong with this one! Great stuff and a must try!
Brownie Amore (Php 119)
Brownie topped with some ice cream love! Pomodoro Pizza Pasta Kitchen has a couple of desserts and this one is one of them. We loved that the brownie was warm and really rich and chocolaty. The ice cream was simply a cherry on top and a perfect ending to an amazing meal.
We had so much fun trying out Pomodoro Pizza Pasta Kitchen for the very first time! The place was lovely, the food was wonderful, and the story of the owners was inspiring. We were lucky enough to meet them and they were gracious enough to share their story to us. How it all started and their plans for Pomodoro’s awesome future. Pomodoro is such a great reminder to us that good food need not be expensive. It just needs a whole lot of love. It’s such a welcome sight that homegrown concepts like Pomodoro are still thriving especially in an ultra-competitive neighborhood like Kapitolyo. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations, until our next EATSperience!
Pomodor Pizza Pasta Kitchen
7 San Rafael Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
+63956 930 9318
12:00nn to 12:00mn (Mon-Sun)
Budget: 500 php for two