Last Saturday, the family decided to eat out for dinner. I suggested to dine at Project Pie as I have been passing by this restaurant a couple of times now and was curious. The Restaurant is situated in 515 Shaw Blvd (in front of the once Cherry Foodarama).
We got there around late dinnertime (9pm) and the place is still packed. Interiors were chic and exude a fun pizza parlor vibe. The walls have are covered pieces of wisdom from famous people to anonymous ones.
It was a good pastime to read the writings on the wall while waiting for your order. Speaking of ordering, Here is how you order your food at Project Pie:
You can order by selecting a number from their predefined pizzas, build your own pizza or use a predefined pizza base and add toppings along the way. Whatever way you like to order, the price is still the same. 285.00Php per order.
The friendly waiters will assist you along the way so you wont feel lost even if its your first time eating there. They will ask for your name and interact merrily with you. They were having problems with the spelling of our names so the Mom suggested that they put a paper in the line with a marker so the customers can write their name beforehand. The waiter said that interacting with customers is also part of their service and was intentional. Well, whatever floats their boat. Personally, I like their idea of engaging their customers. The suggestion of the Mom is still nice though. Especially if they have a long line waiting.
They have a wide selection of toppings so you can have fun creating your own pizza. Meat lovers and vegetarians alike have a place in Project Pie.
After you are done creating your pizza, it will go into their oven. You pay for your order and wait for your name to be called.
Sodas and iced teas(65 PHP) are self service and can be refilled 2-3 times.
After a couple of minutes, our name was called. First was my dad, then my mom, then me and my sister.
Dad ordered the Number 2 Pizza. Signature red sauce, pepperoni, mozarella, italian sausage, garlic and crumbled meatballs.
Mom ordered the pizza number 4. It contains sliced tomatoes, fresh chopped basil, mozzarella, Parmesan and garlic
For me, i ordered the pizza number 5 as the base and added things along the way. Pizza number 5 contains mozzarella ricotta, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, cracked black pepper, olive oil, garlic, fresh copped basil.
The additional toppings are written in your place mat so you wont forget what is in your pizza. Mine is below.
The sister’s pizza. She decided to build her own. Red Sauce, pepperoni, bacon bits, pineapple, mushroom, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, red bell pepper, bacon bits are whats in her pizza if I remember correctly.
Taste was 3.5 / 5 for my pizza. I think the base pizza number 5 did not go well with the things that I added. It was supposed to be a healthy pizza but i loaded it with meat. :p No worries, its still edible. 🙂 The cheese was a little too overpowering though. I also love both their iced tea. Not too sweet and just right for my tastebuds.
We also ordered a classic Ceasar. (165.00 PHP) to add greens to our meal.
Mom, dad and sis, was okay with their pizzas too. Not that extraordinary as quoted form my mom though the experience of making your own pizza was fun, she said.
Looking around, I noticed that the crowd’s majority were teenagers and young professionals. Not much family around. Dad jokingly said that he is the oldest among the customers and when someone with white hair entered, he smiled and said that there is finally someone older than him. 🙂
Project pie is a self service restaurant and you are expected to throw your garbage, once done eating, in the trash can.
Overall, Project Pie is a nice and fun place to dine with family or friends. I rate it 4/5 stars because of the ambiance and the staff. The staff are friendly and sensitive to your needs. Place is clean. I don’t know about the restroom though as I haven’t got the chance to go in. It was a nice experience and I don’t mind repeating. 🙂