Bellissimo Pizza

Gorgonzola Pizza (P330). Tomato, Mozzarela, Blue Cheese, Oregano, Olive Oil.

I am skeptic about the good reviews of restaurants owned by artistas. I did not expect the pizza in Bellissimo to be really good. All the raves about Cesar Montano’s pizza was true after all. The crust is crunchy and chewy with the right amount of ingredients on top. All the pizzas are line-priced at P330 (P40 per slice) so all you need to do is choose the toppings and taste of your pizza.
We love the Tre Formaggi pizza of Friuli so we are looking for a “blue cheese” pizza like the Gorgonzola. We know that if we order the Quattro Formaggi pizza that the blue cheese will be drowned by the taste of all the other cheeses. The pizza servings are big and we brought home 2 slices to eat the next day.

Cannelloni agli Spinaci (P298). Baked Cannelloni stuffed with spinach and cheese topped with bechamel and parmesan cheese.

The cannelloni we ordered was reheated and our server was quick to admit it. We regret ordering a pasta that tasted like microwave reheated lasagna from last night’s dinner. At ~P300 per pasta, I’ll stick to the pizza. I guess that is why we don’t hear any raves about Bellissimo’s pasta.

Bellissimo Menu
Pizza Menu 1 | Pizza Menu 2 | Pasta | Antipasti, Soup, Insalate, Sausage, Entree, Gelato | Coffee, Hot and Cold Drinks

The menu is simple and reminds of the menu from any Amici-trained Chef Italian restaurant.

It was packed on a Monday night surprisingly. I like the siksikan-feel and Italianis-type ambiance. Meeting Angela Montano, daugther of Cesar and General Manager of the restaurant is a treat in itself.

It was refreshing to see this cobra snake toy which “bites” you when you press the red button. It is the first time I’ve seen one. Aidan was surprised, kept on pressing the red button and reacted the scared every time.

This garage-turned-into-waiting area was a cool touch. It resembles a tunnel that prepares you for a homey ambiance ahead.

This is the first corner after the T.Morato and Roces Avenue stop-light intersection.

Bellissimo Ristorante
Angela P. Montano, General Manager
105 Unit E & F Scout Castor corner Tomas Morato, Quezon City 1103
Telephone: +632 376-5746, 414-0274, 411-8335
Mobile: +63922 882-1701

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Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.

11 thoughts on “Bellissimo Pizza

  1. ive tried this last march on a saturday night. it wasnt that crowded so parking was easy.
    i didnt like their specialty of pasta ala montano but the gelatos yummy.. and the ambiance is nice=)

  2. ive tried this last march on a saturday night. it wasnt that crowded so parking was easy.
    i didnt like their specialty of pasta ala montano but the gelatos yummy.. and the ambiance is nice=)

  3. hi, this has nothing to do with the resto but are you still using the samsung s750 digicam for your pix such as what you have here? i love the results, especially the darker contrasts(or was it edited?)either way i visit your blog usually to appreciate the good pix, sometimes, to get to know some new restos.I do recommend this small cafe/resto along guiho, right in front of cafe sa guiho.try the bread =)

  4. Hi Anton,
    Tried this last Febuary. Pasta is actually good. I think you ordered the wrong pasta. Try their Carbonara like pasta. It’s really good, because it’s not that creamy.

  5. Hi Anton,
    it’s me again hehehe. i told yah, ill be an avid fan of your blog.LOL. ako kasi i really like to travel ciempre kasama na dun ung kain hehehehe. naku i decided to have a blog na din para naman i can share my insights on food saka places na mapupuntahan ko.
    super na inspire naman ako dito sa blog na toh…

  6. hi! i love reading about your blog:) nadisappoint lang kami when we went to Bellissimo kasi sabi Ristorante but its actually just pizza and pasta…kasama ko pa naman father in law ko na italian w/ his italian friends and they were complaining na pizzeria lang pala sana dapat yung name..pero super sarap ng pizza..i think si chef giorgo din ata nag turo kay cesar..

  7. About the comment on the pasta, even in Italy, the restaurants price the pasta more expensive than the pizza so most people order pizza. Italians are cheapskates? Probably. But they have a good reason for choosing pizza over pasta – they can cook pasta at home and many do not have pizza ovens.

  8. The restaurant offers Italian food with flares of Filipino tang. The Sicily pizza is my personal favorite and it tastes superior compared to Sicily pizzas in Europe! You can also instruct the staff to “smolder” the pizza a little bit in order to coagulate the proteins in the dough. The dough with the proteins coalesced makes Bellissimo pizza the best in the world! One should not miss the Cesare iced tea too. This is a pandanus fusion with bursts of pineapple. I have a personal study documenting the elemental content of this iced tea from Bellissimo Ristorante . I used an energy dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry method to determine its elemental composition and the here are the results: the iced tea is an excellent source of Selenium (an important mineral in the body), zinc, copper and magnesium; none of the minerals exceed the limits set by the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water; there were no harmful minerals found in significant concentrations.

  9. In terms of microbiological safety of food and drinks from Bellissimo, I myself have analyzed the coliform count of the pizza and the iced tea by means of a methyl umbelliferyl galactoside reaction. Pizza, pasta and iced tea from Bellissimo are free from harmful E coli. X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of the iced tea proved that the iced tea contains beneficial minerals and does not contain unsafe elements. Liquid scintillation counting of the iced tea components revealed no synthetic or non-plant-derived ingredients.

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