A Happy Birthday Treat at Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza

I am so, so bad. I haven’t updated this blog for more than two weeks now, 16 days to be exact. That should give my readers an idea of my frenzied schedule these days. Being without a helper for two years is taking its toll on me. It has literally caught me off guard. Anyway, that story deserves another post. For now, let me share with you a happy story, a long overdue post at that.

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Our young man celebrated his 9th birthday last July. We skipped the celebration on his actual birthday since it was a school day and celebrated instead on a Sunday because that’s when he usually sees his grandparents. He said he wanted to celebrate with them. That particular Sunday, however, only his lolo (grandfather) and his Tita Me (my younger sister) were with us for our son’s birthday lunch at Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza at The Podium.

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We tried their Four Cheese and SMEGG pizzas and ordered three pasta dishes.

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Bolognese, Php250.00

Pappardelle pasta is mixed with kesong puti, basil, parmesan cheese and bolognese sauce in this beautifully presented Bolognese pasta dish.

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Carbonara, Php195.00

This creamy and tasty Carbonara was our son’s favorite!

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Lemon Mushroom, Php285.00

Lemon Mushroom is a vegetarian pizza with fresh mushrooms, lemon and parmesan cheese.

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Four Cheese, Php340.00

Our son is quite picky when it comes to pizzas. He doesn’t like meat or vegetable toppings on his pizzas, so we always order cheese pizzas. He liked this Four Cheese pizza from Gino’s, which has mozzarella, ricotta, blue cheese and parmesan.

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Gino’s Spicy Honey

I found Four Cheese a bit salty, though. Good thing, a bottle of Gino’s Spicy Honey was readily available to balance the saltiness and add a zing to this cheesy pizza.

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SMEGG, Php420.00

This SMEGG pizza was a hands down favorite among us. It is made with homemade sausage, mushroom, eggs, Gouda cheese and cream. Yummy!

So that’s how our small celebration went. Happy 9th birthday, son! We love you so much!

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10 Responses to A Happy Birthday Treat at Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza

  1. Cha G. says:

    The SMEGG looks so yummy! Anyway, I always love a simple and intimate birthday celebration. Happy Birthday to your son, mommy!

  2. Jen Bave says:

    Belated Happy birthday to your Baby. Wow, I was drooling by just looking in those photos. Haha. They really look delicious and based on the price that you’ve indicated, not that pricey. Thanks for this post, I will visit here soon. Because I looove pizza.

  3. ceemee says:

    The food looks so tasty and would certainly please pasta & pizza lovers. I hope to visit there when I go back to Podium.

  4. Kaity says:

    Eyeing that Lemon Mushroom pasta! YUM!(: Happy Birthday to your little one!

  5. Balot says:

    The pasta dishes looks deli! and for pizzas being cook in oven bricks? that’s a treat!
    Happy birthday to your son.

  6. Elizabeth O. says:

    The food looks great, especially the pizzas! I hope the celebrant enjoyed his treat!

  7. wow! i super love pizza! the pictures looks so delish! wanna give this place a try soon!

  8. jo says:

    They all look so tempting I don’t even want to look further at the pictures. It’s a pain for I have no choice but to be in a dairy-free diet. Oh well, until I’m done breastfeeding my daughter, I won’t have a chance to taste those kind of foods. Whew. One year. 😀 I’ll remember that restaurant!

  9. Nova says:

    the place looks neat and the ambiance looks relaxing, the food indeed looks good too.

  10. papaleng says:

    Belated Happy birthday to your young man. I’ve should have been invited since I do love pizza.

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