Casetta del Divino Zelo is an Italian pizza and pasta place in Silang, Cavite operated by the Daughters of Divine Zeal. I got a foodie tip back in 2014 about this small place with huts, serving pizza and tiramisu by an Italian Nun. Now was the only time we are able to visit it and here’s what we think about this secret Italian resto in Tagaytay… CASETTA del DIVINO ZELO Km 47 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Lalaan 1, Silang, Cavite (just outside Ilog Maria’s Honeybee Farm) Opens every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 5.30pm Casetta del Divino Zelo is located just right outside Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm. Cassetta del Divino Zelo Menu: pizza and pasta | pane, dessert, drinks You order from a limited menu of pizza, pasta, and Italian dessert choices. Mother Isabella, the Italian nun who heads the Casetta del Divino Zelo, continues to cook in the kitchen upon your order. The place has an al fresco ambiance. It’s just like dining in your auntie’s kitchen. You can check out the artisan store for pasalubong to bring home. You can see the nuns cook the pizza in their custom-built brick oven. They serve the pizza hot direct from the oven. You can continue to eat in the small huts for a more garden ambiance. Make sure to spray mosquito repellant. There is a 9am? Sunday Mass at Maria Madre delle Vocazioni Chapel every first and third Sunday. Marinara (P235) I like this simple seafood pasta with olive oil. It’s clean tasting with home cooked goodness. Lasagna (P250) The lasagna looks plain but is really good. Sometimes we prefer a no frills experience and just enjoy the food. Prosciuto con Arugula Pizza (Family Size – P570) The pizza is big–good enough for 3-5 people–and sliced in a square manner. The pizza is still hot when served and I like how its chewy in the middle and crusty on the outside. Bolognese (P175) Classic Italian pasta–not sweet with a more tomato taste. You can order additional bread, which they also make onsite. All Cheese Pizza (P250) Sometimes the simplest ingredients in the pizza are the best. The restaurant supports the Tahanang Divino Zelo, which is a Mother and Child Care shelter for unwanted pregnancies, where mothers get to keep their baby and have a productive life after. The desserts are also simple Italian baked treats. Tiramisu (P95/slice). Italian cake and dessert. They are known for their Italian tiramisu. It’s not too sweet, just the right moist consistency, and a good way to end the meal. Ciambella Cake (P25/slice). Lemon Cake. The lemon cake was a bit dry. You’ll love Cassette del Divino Zelo, especially if you’re looking for a no-frills and simple but a hearty dining experience. It’s a great place to eat when you visit Tagaytay. I recommend the All Cheese Pizza, the Bolognese/Marinara, and the Tiramisu to end with. Budget P400/head. CASETTA del DIVINO ZELO Km 47 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Lalaan 1, Silang, Cavite (just outside Ilog Maria’s Honeybee Farm) Opens every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 5.30pm Live an Awesome Life,
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com Disclosure: We paid for our meal. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. P.S. Use waze to go to Ilog Maria to find Casetta del Divino Zelo. Make sure to visit Ilog Maria to buy their honey-based produce and our favorite Honey & Propolis Throat Spray to prevent sore throats.