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    A Taste of Italy in Cebu

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    If you’re like me, you’re probably a sucker for Eat, Pray, Love and Eat is your favorite part. Just imagine traveling to Italy and eating different kinds of pizza and pasta dishes, heavenly right? if you want to have that kind of experience without going out of the country, you should go to Pizzeria Michelangelo in Cebu.

    We went to Pizzeria Michelangelo on our 4th day in Cebu. My friends and I were very excited to go to the restaurant, because aside from we were really starving after all the outdoor activities we did in Danasan Eco Adventure Park, we’ve read many 5-star reviews about it.

    Location, Atmosphere, Customer Service

    The restaurant has two branches in Cebu. One in Escario Central in Escario St. and another one in 1 Paseo Saturnino, Ma. Luisa, Banilad. We went to 1 Paseo Saturnino Branch.


    Pizzeria Michelangelo Banilad Branch Map
    Pizzeria Michelangelo Banilad Branch Map

    If love at first sight is true, that’s what I experienced the first time I got a glimpse of Pizzeria Michelangelo. I’m a love fool for the Italian Manager, Andrea :p restaurant. The place had a warm and cozy atmosphere that’s similar to what was described in the book Eat, Pray, Love. The kitchen is open, so you can see the staff in action.The servers were so accommodating. They greeted us with smiles and gave us a table and asked for our order right away. Also, managers Chef Massimo and Andrea welcomed us personally.


    Pizzeria Michelangelo's Kitchen
    At the Open Kitchen. Photo taken from Pizzeria Michelangelo’s Facebook Page


    It’s Mangiare Time!

    When we looked at the menu, we couldn’t decide what to order. Everything in the menu looks so yum (and affordable!). So Andrea ordered for us. We had carbonara, a 15” Pesto Pizza and a 15” Robertino Pizza (Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Bacon, Eggs, Farmer’s Ham, Arugula). Their Carbonara is TO. DIE. FOR! It’s the best carbonara I’ve ever tasted. The pasta was al dente and it’s not swimming in the ocean of white sauce. The white sauce was not too thick and it smells and tastes so good. Just the way I like it. The Pesto and Robertino Pizza were also delish. Both have the authentic Italian flavor, because of the spices that were used. It was my first time to eat Arugula and I was surprised because it really tastes good with Pizza. You may not like it at first because it’s a bit bitter, but later on you’ll love it.


    Pizzeria Michelangelo
    Robertino Pizza, Pesto Pizza, Alla Carbonara

    Also, Chef Massimo told us they use high-quality ingredients from here and abroad. So if you compare the price of their food to regular restaurants that serve Pizza and Pasta, their price is higher. However, their price is lower compared to other Italian restaurants, because they get some of the ingredients from the local farmers.


    Pizzeria Michelangelo's Menu
    Pizzeria Michelangelo’s Menu


    Travels, Food, Fun & Laughter

    What made me love Pizzeria Michelangelo even more was their accommodating managers, Chef Massimo and Andrea. The two sat down with us and talked about Italian cuisine, life in Italy and their travels. They also invited us to attend their Italian cooking class the next day (more about this in my next entry) and introduced us to their Big Boss, the King of Pawnshops himself, Michel J. Lhuillier, who gave each one of us, a bag of easter egg chocolates.


    Pizzeria Michelangelo
    Pictures with Massimo, Andrea & Michel Lhuillier


    Italian Cooking Lesson at Pizzeria Michelangelo every Tuesday in 1 Paseo Saturnino Branch and every Thursday in Escario Branch.
    Italian Cooking Lesson at Pizzeria Michelangelo every Tuesday in 1 Paseo Saturnino Branch and every Thursday in Escario Branch.


    All-in-all, our dining experience at Pizzeria Michelangelo was excellent and worth 5 star ratings. Our taste buds and hungry tummies were satisfied and we learned a lot about Italian cuisine.

    If you are in Cebu and want to have a taste of Italy, head on over to Pizzeria Michelangelo. You can also call them at 032 236 4297 or 032 236 4301 for reservation and deliveries or like them on Facebook.