Pizzeria via Montenapoleone: The Best Italian Pizza in Town in just 5 minutes


Romana Pizza (P270+). Tomato, Anchovies, Capers, Olives, Mozzarella, Oregano, Olive Oil

This pizzeria has a canteen feel of Amici de Don Bosco, the pizzas are wood fire oven cooked, and owned by an Italian. Finally, another authentic Italian pizzeria in town and it boasts of perfect pizzas in only 5 minutes because they use a high heat imported Italian oven. There is no such thing as crunchy thin crust, or thick crust for Italian pizzas — so expect a soft, chewy and thin crust pizza. The pizzas are great and remind me of Amici de Don Bosco pizza. I noticed that there are only a few burned portions and this is a good indication of how well they cooked the pizza.

As for the pasta, it tasted ordinary. You should definitely leave room for the gelato dessert! It is a simple pizzeria which serves pizza and pasta:
>> Pizza Menu
>> Pasta Menu

Have you eaten here?

The italian owner, Nuccio doing the honors to serve the wine as my brother Rommel looks on.

It resembles a canteen / fast food ambiance. Food are served quickly as their pasta (or the one we ordered) is displayed at their counter as seen at the far left of the photo. A turn off since it is not cooked as ordered.

Italian Red Wine! I’m not really an expert on wine yet, but this is the first time I loved a dry italian wine.

Cannelloni Agli Spinachi (P160+)
Baked Cannelloni stuffed with spinach and cheese topped with bechamel and parmesan cheese.
This is quite unique order for me because we usually order the one with noodles. I love the spinach and cheese inside the cannelloni. Just looked at the cannelloni photo and it screams ” eat me “.

Fettucini Panna e Prosciutto (P170+) Stuffed Pasta with ham, cream and parmesan cheese
Nothing special. Tasted ordinary and easy to make. Quite pricey for its servings but I think this is the going rate of the food nowadays especially places like Makati.

Al 4 Formaggi (P270+) Tomato, Mozzarella, Tallegio, Parmesan, Brie, Others
We first ordered this 4 cheese pizza and it was gone in a minute. This pizza did not feel heavy and the taste of the cheese is complimented by the soft dough. Of course, best eaten when it is still hot from the oven.

Gelato Galore — yummy delight! Although, I must admit that the Amici Gelatos are still the best.

Pizzeria Restaurant via Montenapoleone
#38 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air Village, Makati City
Tel# +632 8996147


9 thoughts on “Pizzeria via Montenapoleone: The Best Italian Pizza in Town in just 5 minutes

  1. I seem to remember there being some confusion a while ago about whether or not Montenapoleone was a branch of Amici, but turned out it isn’t. However, the menu looks almost exactly like Amici’s. I ate there several times in a row recently, so it’s fresh in my mind. Even the description of some items is alike. Plus, your review of their food matches my experience with Amici’s (i.e., pizza better than pasta)! The only difference is that Montenapoleone is P20-30 more expensive and charges VAT. Oh, and that they DELIVER! Now there’s a big reason for me to try them; I’ve long wished Amici delivered! 🙂

  2. Hi Anton,
    I had lunch at Montenapoleone today with my officemates. Their tomato-based pastas are good especially the Pasta Arribiata. The Pizza was a bit too salty for my taste though. Amici still makes the best pizza. The best part of the lunch were the gelatos! The Chocolate Marble and Pistachio are their best sellers and rightfully so. The strawberry and coffee were good too.

  3. Had lunch here with Chef James of Fiamma. The only thing we wished for were fresh mushrooms instead of banned button ones. Its a good alternative to Amici DDB.

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