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May 26, 2012

NOLITA (North of Little Italy): A Taste of Real New York Pizza in Manila?

May 26, 2012

NOLITA (North of Little Italy): A Taste of Real New York Pizza in Manila?


NOLITA is a New-York inspired resto in BGC Central by Chef Cuit Kaufman. Big, authentic, New-York style pizzas and American comfort food are found on its menu. It is a follow-up to their successful Borough resto in Podium.

This is actually our third time at the resto ever since it opened early this year, and we've enjoyed every visit. Ian of Sebastian's Ice Cream was raving about Nolita's Steak and Eggs pizza, declaring that it's as close to authentic New York-style pizza as you can get in Manila.

It's a good place to grab something quick and just hang out with friends in a laid-back, come-as-you-are ambiance. Check out what to expect in Nolita...

Bonifacio High Street Central Restaurants:

NOLITA-22.jpgThe restaurant has a somewhat industrial look, using different table lamp fixtures as wall accents. The picnic tables help make the place feel warm and welcoming.

The pizzas are freshly made each day, oven-cooked and then reheated upon ordering.

It's self-service, so you have to order from the counter and wait to get your pizza.

NOLITA-6.jpgBurgers & Sandwiches | Salad, House Cocktails, Soup of the Day, Dessert, Beverages | Nolita Craft Beer

All of the prices are net already -- VAT inclusive and no additional service charge.

White Cheese (P160/slice).

The pizzas are large (compared to other pizza places) at about 20-22 in. in diameter. We like simple cheese pizzas, so we often order the 4- or 5-cheese variant when available. Nolita's White Cheese version is a good alternative.

Regular Cheese (P130/slice).

A first-timer's reaction to the pizza is to use the fork and knife to slice the pizza into bite-size pieces.

The best way to eat it is to use your hands. First, fold it in half and then eat it while some of the oil drips down.

Shrimp Carbonara with Egg (P290/slice).

We love their pizzas topped with egg. They serve the Steak and Eggs pizza only on weekends.

The pizzas are yummy because of the really nice and slightly charred crust, moist and chewy dough, and carefully selected ingredients and toppings.

You can order the pizzas for takeout in a cute, vintage-looking box...

Pepperoni (P190/slice).

...that can fit two big pizza slices. :)

Watermelonade (P160) and Watermelon Mojito (P130).

Their watermelon cocktails are wonderfully refreshing. You won't go wrong with either the lemonade or the mojito version.

NOLITA Burger (P420). 6-oz. Angus Patty. Homemade Brioche Bun. Bacon. Blue Cheese. Caramelized Onions. Fried Egg.

This burger is similar to the one they serve in Borough -- except that the Nolita version is topped with egg.

Stovetop Mac & Cheese (P330). Gluten-Free. Blue Cheese. Gouda. White Cheddar. Fusilli.

The Blue Cheese Mac & Cheese was nothing special. We love blue cheese, but for some reason, this did not come out right. We tried it the first time we visited, and we thought they would have improved it by now.

Big Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookie (P100).

Some say Nolita serves the best cookie in BGC Central. This one was big, chunky, sweet and very filling.

Cannoli (P85).

But their signature dessert is the cannoli, which is quite popular in NY Italian restos. Although I found it too sweet, I think it's still a good dessert alternative in BGC Central.

Overall, we love Nolita's casual ambiance and big pizzas (especially the ones with the eggs). If you want good food without the fuss in a relaxed environment, this is the place for you. Just budget P500/head.

NOLITA (North of Little Italy)
7th Ave. corner 29th St. South,
Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Operating Hours:
Sunday and Monday: 11 am – 12 mn
Tuesday to Thursday: 11 am – 2 am
Friday and Saturday: 11 am – 5 am

Mobile: +63 917 532 2612
Email: nolita_nypizza@yahoo.com
Facebook: NOLITA Pizza

Bonifacio High Street Central Restaurants:

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Full Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. We paid for our meals. We are not connected with the establishment or any organization marketing the restaurant.

P.S. This wraps up the new restos to try in BGC Central. If you have any suggestions or tips on BGC Central restos, please let me know.

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