Crosta Pizza: Poblacion Pizza Drive-Thru (A Review)

We seldom go out, but when we do we love to try the best food in Manila like Crosta’s Pizza that you simply can’t replicate at home. It’s also best eaten fresh straight out of the brick oven. I love that you can order ahead, schedule your drive-thru along Ebro St. in Poblacion and enjoy one of the best pizzas in Manila on your way home or to your travel destination.
The Socials circa 2017 (pre-pandemic)

I remember the first time we tried it last July 11, 2017 in the newly opened The Social. These days, you can still see the founders Tom Woudwyk, Ingga Chua and her mom Cathy Chua experimenting and perfecting the best pizza in Manila.

Although The Social is not closed, Crosta is the sole survivor, turned into a cloud kitchen setup with delivery all around the metro.

Crosta Pizza in 2021

About Crosta Pizzeria

The dough is where all the magic happens; our dough has been a 7 year journey and it is still evolving. Our pizza style could be best summarized as focusing on universally delicious pizza, made the way we like it—a dough that’s crunchy, airy, light and flavourful.

We pick and choose the best ingredients from around the world and strive to make fun and interesting pizzas that everyone loves. We are a small pizza studio that believes great pizza should be for all and we hope you love it too!

Crosta Pizzeria
Crosta Pizza – Poblacion
5770 Ebro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Mobile: +63 977 284 5636
Open Daily from 11:00 AM to 06:30 PM except Tuesday
Order here:

Order here:

Crosta has a nice pickup menu ordering system where you can select the time and 30 minute window. It was convenient to pay for it online even with Grab Pay.

Just add the pizzas you like and customize them. This could be confusing though for the Crosta virgin.

We love their pizza because of their sourdough recipe, good flavor combinations and brick oven style.

You can order at least one hour ahead as long as you get the time slot. We love eating it as fresh as it can be on the ride home coming from Manila. If you are going out of town, don’t miss to order your drive-thru pizza.

RONI SICILIAN (₱650.00). Cute cupping pepperonis, homemade Italian plum tomato sauce, mozza

This pizza is a favorite specially for the kids, with the eye popping pepperonis and the sauce dripping all around as you eat it. The bread is thick but light and has a nice chewy bite that absorbs the sauce.

SPINACH ARTICHOKE DETROIT THIN (₱400.00). Creamy spinach artichoke dip with a cheese crust wall

This is our personal favorite specially when we are driving because we can enjoy the creamy spinach artichoke topping on thin crust with crispy burnt parmesan ends without the mess. Ang sarap!

Best to sprinkle with chili spice to cut through the cheesiness. It’s sliced into squares and triangles for easy sharing.

Vegan Shroomed Out (₱400.00). Cashew based mozzarella, shiitake, portobello, button, garlic confit, thyme

Didn’t even notice that this was a vegan pizza because it hit all the right notes with the mushrooms and garlic.

Smells Fishy (Stuffed Crust) ₱480.00. Mozzarella, anchovies, garlic confit and rosemary with spinach and artichoke stuffed crust

For something different, try this pizza with sharp salty anchovy that pairs well the stuffed ends with spinach and artichoke. So much fun to eat as you savor all the different flavors and the bread itself that has just the right char.

Final Thoughts

It’s been a while since we’ve tasted pizza this good—with exciting flavors and a crust with a nice brick-oven baked goodness that you’ll love to eat. Order 3-4 different flavors each time and eat them alternately to best enjoy them. We could have finished all the pizzas had we not restrained ourselves so that we could share with the boys.

We love the Poblacion Pizza drive-thru experience because you can pre-order and get a confirmation before you drive by. The ordering system is efficient but you need to know what you want to order.

Budget about ₱500/pizza and order four pizzas good for 4-6 persons.

Congrats to Crosta Pizza for the awesome pizza experience with a nice drive-thru pickup process!

Crosta Pizzeria
Crosta Pizza – Poblacion
5770 Ebro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Mobile: +63 977 284 5636
Open Daily from 11:00 AM to 06:30 PM except Tuesday
Order here:

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Disclosure: Thanks to Nikkei Team for the experience. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.

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