When your looking for simple Italian food with a budget in mind, you will find one at the 3rd floor of Ayala Center Cebu. Pizza Hut Restaurant is a spin off the original Pizza Hut that we all grew up loving. This new twist provided a more classy feel to the well-known restaurant, different from the other pizza places’ marketing strategy: Shakey’s, with a target market of Kids, Greenwich with a target of the ‘barkada’, and Yellow Cab, the localized New York Pizza. This is a place where you could just sit back and relax and have a quiet dinner with friends and family. Pizza Hut is now more than just a pizza place. It offers a unique casual dining experience that is different from the usual fast-food environment. The casual dining restaurant now has an expanded pizza menu; appetizers such as ribs and a new line of desserts, soup options, smoothies, a variety of pasta dishes and a whole lot more. Veering away from plastic and tiles typical of fast-food joints of old, Pizza Hut now has a very classy, casual-dining feel with sleek wooden furniture, warm, ambient lighting, and a touch of whimsy dominating the whole interior. With the new ambience come more customer interaction and service that is made doubly fast and extra friendly.
For starters, they gave us garlic bread while waiting for the food. This was quite surprising since we know not many pizza places who give out bread for starters. I noticed that they had pipe in music , while i was munching on my bread. It was a prerecorded ‘Pizza hut Radio’ playlist with mostly love songs and ballads.
We ordered soup and salad as appetizers. Their onion soup was okay. It was just ‘plain’ onion soup. Nothing spectacular. The soup was a little too thin though and the bread seemed to soak too much in it and not complement the soup. The cheese was also very minimal.
Olive garden salad was their salad special for the summer season. The ingredients were slices of apples, caramelized walnuts, grapes and greens. What I like about this salad is that the ingredients that they mixed were chunky and blend well together. The walnut was covered in sugar and the sauce had a hint of sweetness. The grapes and apples gave that fresh feeling to the salad. The flavors all exuded the taste of summer.
The chicken wings were good, served with garlic sauce. Still, it was nothing compared to the chicken wings of Kenny Rogers chicken!
For pasta lovers, get a load of the new Viva Pizza of Pizza Hut. The Lasanga pizza is quite original. It really tastes like lasanga. It’s lasanga with a thin crust. Personnaly, we didn’t quite get the point of this new flavor because it didn’t really create anything new. It was just lasagna on oily crunchy bread
The service was also top notch. Our servers were polite, attentive, and proactive. They kept refilling my glass of water! Reasonable prices, good ’ Italian cuisine presented thoughtfully, Nothing stunning , but definitely a step above the rest.
Cream of Mushroom
Viva Pizza of Pizza Hut, Lasanga pizza , Olive garden salad
Date of Visit: 2010-04-09