Are you mad for pizza? I used to be. Then I realized the more I stuff my face with my favorite pizza, the more it becomes round as the crust. I tried to stay away from pizza restaurants the past few years, but, as they say, first love never dies. So when a local concept of a do-it-yourself-pizza opened up in Il Terrazzo, I just had to check it out.
We're witnesses to the coming and going of a lot of establishments in Il Terrazzo, but I'm just happy that two of our frequented restaurants are still there. We'd always go to Banapple or Omakase whenever we find ourselves in Il Terrazzo.
But for today, it's gonna be Mad for Pizza.
The place is very spacious and exudes a bright and cheerful vibe as you go in. A huge sign board with steps in creating your own pizza hangs above the counter.
Instead of having to line up in front and wait for your turn to create your Pizza, Mad for Pizza gives an order form and lets you choose the type of dough and sauce you like while sitting down. Then they call for your name as soon as your dough is prepared.
I was excited to see a lot of cheese on the menu, but some toppings were not available during our visit.
Salad and Starters
While waiting for my turn, we started with Mad for Pizza's House Salad (P188) and Buffalo Wings (P288)
Serving size here in Mad For Pizza is ideal for sharing. The salad may look simple with romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, hard boiled egg, and peaches, but the creamy dressing gives the dish life and flavor. The buffalo wings came in 1/2 kilo, instead of the usual 6 pcs in other restaurants.
The wings tasted like classic buffalo which can really be spicy for some. Being a buffalo wings lover, I enjoyed this very much and managed to eat 4-5 pieces.
I've mentioned several times how much I love ribs and wings. If I'd see it on the menu, I'll probably order it. So imagine my excitement when this Tennessee Pork Spareribs (P248) came in after.
It wasn't too tender and not the fall-off-the-bone type, but it was really flavorful from all the thick and hickory barbecue sauce smothered onto it.
Amboy 'Angus Beef Belly in Adobo Sauce' (P248)
This tender beef belly in sweet and savory adobo sauce is one of Mad For Pizza's bestsellers that I really enjoyed very much. In fact, I liked it more than the barbecue ribs.
Spaghetti Bolognese (P208)
Spaghetti Carbonara (P208)
If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you'll know that I'm more of a cream sauce pasta lover. Fortunately, we were able to try both red and white sauce pasta at Mad For Pizza. The Bolognese was sweet and meaty which I bet kids will love, while the Carbonara was creamy without being overbearing. Again, serving is already good for sharing.
Now the best part.. My own customized pizza!
Garlic Parmesan dough..Roasted Garlic Alfredo sauce.. all cheese.. basil.. ham.. bacon.. mushrooms.. sundried tomatoes.. feta cheese.. peaches.. more cheese.. My masterpiece!
I found the dough too thick, or maybe because of all the cheeses I put in. I recommend asking the server to toast your pizza a little longer for a thinner and crispier crust.
I was also able to try the Fra Diablo sauce which I liked better than my creation. It was spicy and flavorful even with simple toppings of basil, olives, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic.
For drinks, we tried two of their bestsellers - Salted Caramel Shake (P98) and Frozen Iced Tea (P88)
The Salted Caramel Shake was good, but I find it too heavy and sweet especially right after having an enormous feast. The photos don't do justice to the actual size of these drinks, but I tell you, these were huge! I personally liked the Frozen Iced Tea- and for its price, it's definitely a value for your money.
Save room for dessert and try this Banoffee Cobbler (P88) filled with generous servings of banana chunks, crushed grahams, topped with sweet cream and caramel syrup.
Mad For Pizza Menu:
Mad For Pizza may seem to be another do-it-yourself pizza place, but it proves to be more than that. Aside from having more dough and sauce options for your customized pizza, they also have ready to order pizza favorites for those who want safe but equally delicious combinations. Plus, they also have other food options for non-pizza lovers out there. You'll definitely get value for your money since they offer big servings at very affordable prices. Mad For Pizza certainly adds to my Il Terrazzo go-to list!
Mad For Pizza
2F Il Terrazzo Building, 305 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Sct. Madrinan St. Quezon City
Tel Num: 351-2621
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MadForPizzaPh