Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurant Alert - Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen in Kapitolyo

Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurant in Kapitolyo called Pomodoro Pizza
Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurant in Kapitolyo called Pomodoro Pizza
Love for Howol
There is something about hole-in-the-wall restaurants (let's just call them Howol) that really stroke my curiosity. First off, I love the thrill involved in locating and spotting the place. Second, the food in these restaurants are usually incredibly noteworthy! I'm assuming it's because of the restaurants' simplicity or lack of pretentious glamour that makes the dining experience more pure and less complex.

However to tell you frankly, despite my thirst to explore howol restaurants, I've only been to a few, and in fact, I can enumerate them here.

Yes, it may be a short list, but luckily I got to grow it with one more entry. Just this Saturday, I got invited to try out an Italian-inspired howol restaurant in Kapitolyo, and it goes with the name Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen.

Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen in Kapitolyo
The simplicity of Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen enables you to focus on the food
A Humble Place for Italian Delights
Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen is a humble 15-seater restaurant with an extremely simplistic outdoor feel (yeah, that's a euphemism for being an open resto without an aircon).

Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen Howol in Kapitolyo
A closer look at the Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen Howol in Kapitolyo
Frankly speaking, when I first had a glance of the place, I got a bit hesitant, thinking "Does this restaurant really serve great dishes?" True enough, it's indeed better not to judge a book by its cover. The quality of the dishes was able to divert our attention towards the food. Well, speaking of food, let's explore some of them!

Note: I suggest that you dine here in the evening so that you'll enjoy the night breeze.

Dishes here are well-curated with recipes coming from the chef from Galileo Enoteca Italian Restaurant, improved and tweaked by the own chef of Pomodoro.

Houseblend Iced Tea || P40 - glass || P99 - pitcher
Houseblend Iced Tea of Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen
Houseblend Iced Tea of Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen
This refreshing iced tea was marked by a sweet mango-like flavored iced tea. It somehow reminded me of the iced tea of Besty's Kitchen.

Gamberetto Pizza || P189 - 10" || P229 - 12"
Shrimps, Garlic, Mozarella, Cheddar, Secret Cheese and Basil on tomato sauce
Thin crust Gamberetto Pizza of Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen
Thin crust Gamberetto Pizza of Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen
This Gamberetto Pizza featured a very tasty sauce marked with an authentic sourness and subtle sweetness. This was further improved by the rich seafood and garlic taste.

Aligue Pasta || P132
Mama's favorite! Squid ring sauteed in Aligue pasta from Guagua, Pampanga
Aligue Pasta of Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen
A balance of unhealthiness and healthiness - Aligue Pasta!
The Aligue Pasta was naturally greasy because of the aligue, but with it came a playful fatty seafood zest. Also, the squid was notably fresh evidenced by its tenderness.

Spanish Sardines Pasta || P119
Spanish Sardines and Black olives sauteed in garlic and olive oil
Spanish Sardines Pasta of Pomodoro
Adventure for the palate - Spanish Sardines Pasta of Pomodoro
The dish showcased a tasty pesto essence paired with a kick coming from the sardines. Highly enjoyable!

Spaghetti with Meatballs || P132
Two large Italian meatballs topped on simmered Pomodoro sauce
Spaghetti with Meatballs of Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen
Spaghetti with crunchy and tasty meatballs - so good!
The meatball had an enjoyable crunch that was light on the flavor but perfectly went well with the palatable sourness of the sauce.

Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen - Summary
Overall, Pomodoro Italian Kitchen really had something delightful in store for the visiting foodies despite the lack of any outlandish or glamorous design and interior. In fact, in my opinion, it's one of those howols that proves that (more than money) passion as capital surely makes a difference!

Note: Although the prices here in Pomodoro are within reach, you may still get more value for your money (an extra 5% from the points earned) by using your ZAP account. Read more about it here - Getting Rebates using ZAP!

How about you - do you recommend this place?

Pomodoro Pizza Kitchen
Location: 6-G San Rafael Corner Santa Rosa Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Contact No: +63 9275894426 [retrieved from Zomato]

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  1. Great find, Renz! I'm going to try this place soon! :)

  2. Yey! Let me know what you think of the place.
    My friends, who I dined here with, all enjoyed the food! :D


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