My dad is a huge lover of pizza. Every payday, he would always (jokingly) ask my sisters and I to buy him pizza. We sometimes bully him that soon he will grow pepperoni on his hair. LOL! Anyway, last Sunday, we had a simple post-celebration of his birthday at Sbarro. He had a big smile plastered on his face the whole time. That moment was priceless. 🙂
Since we wanted to save on our budget, we decided to try Fiesta Italiana (799php), which is a bucket meal consisting two 10-inch pizza, Regular Spaghetti, Ziti Spaghetti, Green Ceasar and Chicken Salad, and 1.5L Coke. The meal is meant for a small group of 4. We’re a family of five, but everything was more than enough for us.
|Green Ceasar Salad | Chicken Salad|
The appetizer were small portions of Green Ceasar Salad and Chicken Salad. Both tasted like the usual salads in most restaurants. Nothing fancy, but it’s good enough to prep your palate for the main course. I appreciated that the greens are fresh and crunchy though. By the way, for the green salad, you get to choose the dressing to suit your own liking. You can choose to have either Ceasar or Vinaigrette.
|Spaghetti with Tomato sauce and White Sauce|
|Ziti Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and White Sauce|
For the pasta, you get to choose what sauce you want – either tomato sauce or Alfredo sauce (white sauce). We decided to have mixed sauce to balance the taste. I’ve tried their pasta before with pure tomato sauce and it was too overwhelming for me. The same goes with white sauce. It was a perfect decision to mix the sauce since we still get to enjoy a tomato-based pasta that we all love, with an added touch of the creamy, and salty white sauce. Both tasted the same, though I like the Ziti Spaghetti better simply because it’s easier to eat. Also, I like that the pasta are cooked Al Dente. Do note though that Sbarro’s pasta recipe is purely Italian – no sweet tasting sauce here. By the way, in case you didn’t know, Alfredo (white) sauce is made with butter and Parmesan cheese.
Super Supreme is a tomato-based pizza topped with Italian sausage, pepperoni, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, olives, and mozarella cheese. The combination is just right despite the number of toppings. You get to recognize each ingredient in every bite and they gradually jive together as you chew. It’s my favorite among the bunch, although I would’ve wanted the crust to be a little thicker. It’s hard to cut through it since the thin crust is already on the crunchy side. The toppings tend to fall off when you cut with a knife, so I suggest using your bare hands. I’m not sure if the regular order of Super Supreme Pizza has a thicker crust though.
White Pizza is a simple recipe that’s made with garlic, ricotta cheese, and mozarella cheese. It has always been a winner for me, although too much of it makes me nauseous and lightheaded (read: MSG). Could be because of the creaminess of ricotta cheese that makes it quite overwhelming. Nonetheless, I still believe it’s one of the best pizzas that Sbarro has to offer.
|Chicago White Pizza (172php/slice)|
My sister ordered an additional slice of Chicago White Pizza out of curiosity. It’s basically White Pizza stuffed with pepperoni and ham, and topped with Alfredo sauce. It’s touted as the store’s best-seller. No doubt about that as it’s a heavenly slice of pizza goodness (overrated, but true!).
At first glance, the serving of the pasta and pizza looked small and we feared they wouldn’t be enough for us. But no, the entire bucket meal was actually overwhelming. We had a hard time finishing up the pizza. Fiesta Iltaliana is well worth it if you’re a group of 4 or 5 people (depends on your hunger level. *winks*) and you plan to have a little of everything that Sbarro has to offer.