I have read good things about Pizza Volante when I was researching for places to eat out in Baguio City, so there was absolutely no hesitation when I finally got to visit the place to try out their famed pizzas.
Pizza Volante is located near the lower end of the very busy Session road. Fronting it is the stairs leading the the Baguio Cathedral. The resto has a very loose and relaxed ambience, the colors are nice and are complimented with interesting photographs. It sort of blends itself to Session Road without actually taking in the street’s busy nature. The staff are quite friendly and serving time is quite fast.
We asked the waitress what their best-selling pizza is, and she said it is the Kenny George, so Kenny George it is. We also ordered one of their combo meal, a chicken, pasta and pizza dish.
The 8” pizza costs Php148.00 so we were actually expecting something good. We unfortunately were disappointed with it. The crust was good actually, but if the crust is all you can recall with a pizza, well, there must be something wrong. And it’s not that the pizza actually tasted bad, it just taste really ordinary and flat.
Next up was the combo meal, again, the pizza included was no great shakes (I think the one included with the meal was a Hawaiian flavored one). The pasta was okay but again not really that fantastic. Now, the chicken was actually tasty. But as I sliced deeper, deep red blood oozed out from it.
Now I am not really a picky eater. I eat almost anything, (well, anything except Ampalaya) I can even tolerate a few blood clots on chicken legs. But this is different, the blood is actually dripping down to our plate.
Now me being always the pacifist, called up the waitress politely and asked her if she can have the chicken leg cooked again. She politely apologized and brought the bloody thing back to their kitchen. I was actually tempted to ask for a replacement instead, but again the pacifist in me thinks that these things happen and are really not to be blamed on people, I guess chicken legs are really quite hard to fry inside out.
A few minutes later, my chicken is finally well done. Everything is almost okay, only thing is they served the chicken on the same plate they took from me. And they didn’t even bothered to wipe off the blood that has previously dripped down. So as I lifted the chicken, there’s a puddle of fresh red blood under it.
Now for a restaurant that is supposedly one of the best in Baguio, I was actually surprised at how things turned out with my visit here. It might also be just a rare occasion of things going wrong all at once, but I am sorry to say that Pizza Volante has now been crossed out on my next visits to Baguio.
Now if the bloody incident did not happen, how would I rate Pizza Volante. I’d say the place looks really nice so I give props to them for that. The food however was so average and considering it is priced a bit steep . So I’d have to say that it’s money not well spent.