Much has been written about Nolita that it actually triggered my interest to try it out. Said to have that New York pizza style in both flavor and serving, those were what it took for me to try it out. As I saw printed on the receipt, Nolita is short for North of Little Italy which is an actual place in New York City. NYC likes doing these short-cuts to their neighborhoods such as TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal street), SoHo (South of Houston street) and NoHo (North of Houston Street).
Located at the 2nd level of the Bonifacio High Street Central is where you can find the laid back, casual and rugged industrial ambiance of Nolita. It is a self service restaurant. Their menu is either posted on the upper part of the kitchen and the food are displayed right in front of you. I struggled with choosing because I wanted to try a lot of different types of pizza. I decided to have something with mushroom. These pizza slices came in a really huge on that I ended up full even when I was only halfway eating my slice. Prices range from Php 130 – Php 250, I think, more or less.
I had the Wild Mushroom with Bleu Cheese (Php 250). The pizza was generously topped with mushrooms and evenly distributed with bleu cheese. I am actually relieved that the bleu did not have that strong of a flavour because I would not have enjoyed it. The mushrooms offset the saltiness of the cheese. The dough was somewhat soft as opposed to it being able to hold an entire slice but I figured, there were too many toppings and it was too big of a slice for the dough to hold. There were also a bit walnuts in my pizza.
My friend Cariz had the White Cheese Pizza (Php 160) which, not surprisingly (for pizzas, the plain-er the better), I liked better. I do not know what kind of cheese was there but it was good. Salty and perfect with the slightly burnt dough. Adding a little chili flakes gives it a good kick.
For drinks, we had their Strawberry Mojito (Php 130 – spiked or virgin) which was refreshing and fitting in our country’s tropical temperature.
Overall, I appreciate the fact that the ingredients were as fresh as they can be which most probably contributed to the awesome taste in every bite. Aside from pizza, they also serve burgers, sandwiches, chicken wings, mac and cheese and onion rings among many others. I would like to try the spinach & ricotta next time as well as their cannoli for dessert. I cannot wait to be back.
7th Ave. corner 29th St. South,
Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City Taguig
(63 917) 5322612