My friends and I had a mini-reunion / Christmas dinner at one of the newest pizza places, Project Pie.
I have been curious about this place since it opened around July last year. Project Pie is an American concept brand with locations in California and Las Vegas. In fact, Philippines is the first location outside the US.
In a span of less than year, Project Pie has already three locations in Manila: Shaw Blvd, Blue Bay Macapagal and Alabang. We went to the first location in Shaw Boulevard.
It is a self-service restaurant so it can get chaotic especially during peak hours. It's best to reserve seats before lining up to order.
Build Your Own Pizzas are priced at Php 285. If you aren't into customizing your pizzas, there are 6 pre-set flavors for Php 285 (Numbers 2-7) or you can just go with a Classic Cheese Pie for Php 245.
Some people in our group chose to have the pre-set flavors while two of us went adventurous and created our own flavors. :)
Watching the pizza queue was very entertaining. But the geeky me was more entertained by this machine:
I wasn't able to ask the name of this machine, but it automatically flattens the fresh dough. AMAZING! :P
Our friends ordered these pre-set pizzas:
#2: Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Crumbled Meatballs, Mozzarella, Red Sauce, Garlic
#3: White Pizza (Olive Oil) with Tomato, Artichoke, Red Onion, Pesto, Feta, Mozzarella
#6: Grilled Chicken, Sliced Red Onion, Cilantro, Mozzarella, Gorgonzola and BBQ Sauce.
#7: White Pizza with Prosciutto, Caramelized Onions, Mozzarella and Parmesan.
You can still add other toppings to the pre-set pizza. Fantastic!
And here are our build-your-own pizzas:
Mine has Red Sauce, Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Anchovies, Green Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Caramalized Onions, Parmesan, Mozzarella and Rosemary. I was absolutely satisfied with my creation. :)
My friend's pizza has Red Sauce, Italian Sausage, Bacon, Grilled Chicken, Green Bell Peppers, Feta, Mozzarella and BBQ Sauce.
A pizza would seem small for one person, but it was actually filling that some of us can barely finish their pizzas. Well, some guys in our group did finish theirs. :P
We each had Refillable Coca-cola drinks and China Mist Iced Tea for Php 65. Their iced tea is pure tea, but they have sugar on the side to make it sweeter.
To end our lovely dinner, we shared one of Project Pie's dessert pizzas: Banana Nutella (Php 145).
Banana Nutella Pizza has banana slices, cinnamon powder and Nutella (!!!). If I wasn't that full, I could devour the whole thing. It was delicious!
Other dessert pizzas are Peanut Butter Nutella, Strawberry Mango Nutella and Cinnamon Sugar with Icing.
Project Pie also has salads, beers (both local and imported) and even wine.
The pizzas are served quickly as their ovens can bake pizzas in around 4 minutes, the staff was well-trained and are very engaging. However, they have a problem with space. Although our group was lucky enough to score a table, it wasn't quite comfortable as I can't stand up freely to refill my drink that my friend had to do it for me. Maybe some table arrangements could be done, or maybe the ordering system could be changed.
Nevertheless, we had a great time with our pizzas at Project Pie. The prices are reasonable enough and the service was impressive, but maybe I'd go back during off-peak hours instead.
Have you been to Project Pie? What are your favorite pizza toppings?
515 Shaw Boulevard,
Bgy. Wack Wack,
Contact Number: 6500925
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 11:00pm (Mon to Thurs), 10:00am to 11:45pm (Fri to Sun)