Forecast at Casa Pizzeria: A Downpour of Pizza with A Chance of Pasta
It’s been said (and joked about) that being a weatherman is probably the best job that one could ever have. Their justification: “It’s the only job you can keep while being wrong 80% of the time.”
Speaking of weather, we’ve been having some really strange and unpredictable ones of late and when it’s monsoon-y one day, it’s warm (even scorching hot *shyeew) and fine and dandy on another. Today (06/17/2013), we’ve got a tropical depression in the Philippine area of responsibility and thank the gods, it’s not rearing its ugly head yet. (Hope it just fizzles out … hate stormy weather =b).
Taking advantage of the beautiful days we’ve had after the monsoon, my brother and I went on a Baguio food quest yesterday to see if Casa Pizzeria can make it on the list of where to eat good food in Baguio. I looked around their Facebook page for clues as to what to order and seeing that their solo pizzas had a doable price, I thought it would be fun to get every kind that the casa had to offer for lunch. (We didn’t eat a morsel all morning. … that’s not actually true. =D I did munch on some hot Piknik – my snack addiction of the month … err, several months. But a few potato crisps of Piknik, a meal does not make. *snickers)
We took the table nearest the door and asked our attendant about the size of their solo pizza. She came out with the pan. (I think that’s 6 or 7 inches … 8? Not good with measurements apparently *hee) I then told her that we would get every type of pizza they had, all in solo size. (You should’ve seen how her jaw dropped. I should’ve taken a photo of her. =) Flabbergasted is a mild way to put it. Every staff member at the little pizzeria got all in a fluster at the kitchen/counter, it was sort of fun to watch. *giggles … and then they started preparing our pizzas.)
For drinks, Casa Pizzeria had fruit shakes, some Fit ‘n Right juices, soda and water to offer. Cue, my co-teacher at the academy saying shakes are a weird pairing for pizza. Pizza and beer, pizza AND beer, he said. (Shout out to T. Kopsa! ^^,) This is one of the best glasses of fruit shakes I’ve had so far. Truly fruity, sweet and creamy and all for P35. Whoo-hoo!
I gave our lunch situation a little thought as I dipped my slice of pepperoni pizza in some garlic sauce (a sweet-ish blend) alternating with the hot sauce (also sweet-ish) that I squirted on my plate. I called for reinforcements and when we had seven pizzas on our table, Race arrived with his empty stomach.
Having sampled every kind, my brother and I discussed our favorites. We are so related. Our top three picks were: mushroomed burger, vegetarian (interesting and fun textures with the broccoli) and supreme. (“,) Again, not a fan of seafood (in pizza as well) but the tuna pizza was pretty good. Dabbed with garlic sauce made it even better. Anchovies … another ew for me. Good thing, they had that topping with mushrooms … mushrooms, I like. *hihi It provided for a good balance in the flavors of that particular slice.
Race liked the shawarma pizza best. That was a tasty one. So tasty that I got myself a glass of soda. I didn’t want that to be the last taste in my mouth. It had to be mushroom burger. =)) Race also liked the tuna pizza.
Pepperoni and Hawaiian were just okay. All in all, the dough did a lot for the quality of the De Leon pizzas. It was good, moist and chewy. My brother also liked that the toppings were spread evenly on the dough in all the pans. \m/
X marks Casa Pizzeria for good food (good and value for money pizza and milk shakes) in Baguio. We had a downpour of delicious De Leon pizza at the casa and we weathered it so well we’re coming back for more.
No pasta for this visit; too full after eight carb-packed slices. *harhar Next time, it’s a pasta downpour we’ll go for.
WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY
Casa Pizzeria/De Leon Pizza
UPDATE 07/13/2014: Moved to Post Office Loop, Upper Session
UPDATE 06/15/2016: Branch at Manna Garden Cafe is open to serve.
Baguio City, Philippines
0912 507 4273
0926 444 7891
***Just in case tropical depression Emong hits, stay safe, warm, dry … and satisfied, passion-eat people of Baguio! (“,)
***Weatherman job quote from pat-mac.com. Thank you so much! You said it better than I was trying to formulate it. *chuckle chuckle
***Title based on movie name, Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs.
Tags: #1, 6 inch pizza, 8 inch pizza, 80% wrong and still keep a job, adventure, affordable, affordable baguio, affordable food baguio, affordable fruit shakes, affordable pasta, affordable pizza, affordable pizza baguio, affordable rate pizza baguio, ambiance, anchovy and mushroom pizza, avocado fruit shake, backstreet, Baguio, Baguio cheap food, Baguio City, Baguio City eatsploration, Baguio City Philippines, baguio eat, baguio eats, Baguio eatsploration, Baguio eatsplorer, Baguio eatsplorers, baguio food, baguio food adventure, baguio food adventures, baguio food blog, Baguio food blogger, Baguio food establishments, baguio food guide, baguio food map, baguio food photo blog, baguio food quest, Baguio food review, Baguio food reviews, baguio food trip, Baguio foodie, Baguio foodie blogger, Baguio foodies, baguio foods, baguio guide, baguio guide what to eat, baguio new restaurant, baguio new restaurants, Baguio Philippines, baguio restaurant blog, baguio restaurant blogs, Baguio restaurant connoisseur, Baguio restaurant food, baguio restaurant guide, baguio restaurant map, Baguio restaurant review, Baguio restaurant reviews, Baguio restaurants review, Baguio restaurants reviews, baguio restaurants to eat, Baguio where to eat, bake, balance of flavors, beauty treatment, best, best restaurants in baguio, Beth, better, binge, blog, blogger, blogs, blogs about baguio food, breakfast, broccoli on pizza, budget, budget friendly, budget friendly dining baguio, business, businesses, call for reinforcements, carb packed slices, casa pizzeria Baguio, center, cheap price pizza baguio, cheap restaurants baguio, chest, chests, chewy moist good dough, chicken barbecue pizza, chips do not make a meal, city, city center, City of Pines, claustrophobia, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, comfort, comfort food, compare, comparison, comprehensive baguio food blog, comprehensive details about Baguio food, comprehensive information about Baguio food, connoisseur, cook, cost, costs, craving, cravings, cucumber, cucumber in pizza, cucumber on eyes, customer, customers, de leon building baguio, de leon pizza baguio, delectable, delicious, delight, delights, dining around baguio, dining out, dinner, discover, discovering, discovery, dish, dishes, doable prices, double pizza size baguio, downpour of pizza, easy on the pocket baguio eating, eat, eat baguio food, eat out baguio, eat-in-baguio, eateries, eatery, eating out Baguio, eating out in baguio, eats, eats baguio food, eats baguio foods, eats in Baguio, eats in Baguio City, eats-ploration baguio, eats-plore, eats-plore baguio, eatsploration, eatsplore, eatsplore baguio, eatsplorer, eatsplorers, eatsploring Baguio, empty pizza pans, empty stomach, English tutor, ESL academy, establishment, establishments, evenly seasoned, Events Next Door, explore, explore Baguio city, explorer, explorers, Facebook page, family size pizza baguio, fancy, fantastic, favorite Casa pizzeria pizza, find, find good Baguio food, find good food in Baguio, fit 'n right juice, flabbergasted attendant, flavorful, flood of pizza, flustered in the kitchen, food, food adventure, food adventures, food and drink, food establishment, food establishments, food quest, food trip, food trip in baguio, food trip with Xine, food trips, foodie, foodie trip, foodie trip Baguio, foodies, foods, four groups of people, full house, full house casa pizzeria, funds, garlic sauce, garlic sauce for pizza, garlic sauce for shawarma pizza, gastronomic, good, good Baguio food, good eats, good eats Baguio, good food, good foods, great, great time, guide, guide to restaurants in Baguio City, Hawaiian pizza, hidden, hot piknik potato snack, hot sauce, hotel, hunt, icky fruit, jaw dropping, junk food, Karla, life, life in excess, list, little casa of pizza, location, location in baguio map, location of baguio restaurant, lunch, mango fruit shake, mark, marks, measurements, memories, memory, menu, monsoon sunny fine and dandy weather, mushroomed burger pizza, new restaurants, newly opened food establishment baguio, no.1, no1, open for business, origins, outskirts, P3, P3 food trip, PAGASA, pampering, pan size, passion, passion for food, pasta next time, pepperoni pizza, philippine area of responsibility, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, philippine storm, philippine typhoon, Philippines, photoblog Baguio, photos, Piknik potato crisps, pines, pizza and beer, pizza dough, pizza overload baguio, pizzeria baguio, place, places, places to eat, price, quest, quests, Race, rating, ratings, restaurant, restaurants, scrumptious, search, searching, secret, service, Session Road Baguio, shawarma pizza, simple, Sky Cable Events Next Door, snack, snack addiction, snacks, solo pizza size baguio, spot, staple, strange weather Baguio, supreme pizza, sweet-ish hot sauce, taste, tasty, tasty pizza, textures toppings on pizza, the spot, time, tips, tips dining out Baguio, treasure, treasure chest, treasure chests, treasures, treats, tried, tried all Baguio restaurants, tropical depression emong, tropical depression philippines, Try, try eating at Baguio restaurants, tuna pizza, vegetarian pizza, weather the pizza downpour, weather the storm, weatherman best job, weird pairings of food and drink, where to eat, where to eat good food in baguio, where to eat in Baguio, where to eat in Baguio City, x, x marks baguio food in baguio map, x marks baguio restaurants in baguio map, X marks the spot, Xine, xmarks, xmarks baguio, xmarks baguio food, xmarks baguio restaurants
Search for Good Baguio Food
X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods is a personal blog. Everything posted in this blog is PERSONAL OPINION DERIVED FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and since TASTE can be pretty SUBJECTIVE, should NOT be taken as THE NORM or the LAW OF DINING around in the City of Pines.
Its (prosaic =b) contents are meant to help with the question “san tayo?”/where do we go? in relation to eating out in Baguio, to ENCOURAGE EXPLORING (eatsploring) and TRYING NEW THINGS offered in the City of Pines.
By all means, eat where you want to eat and eat what you want to eat. May you have a great experience with all the places you visit and may all the restaurants you go to deserve a ton of treasure chests! (“,)
(Also, if you have any second thoughts about a certain place you arrive at, please DON'T LET THIS BLOG BE THE REASON YOU ARE FORCED into ending up anywhere. If the restaurant doesn’t have what you want, please FEEL FREE TO WALK AWAY.)
Who Picks Up the Tab? ^^,
Relive Recent Eatscapades =)
- Intermission: In Mourning =((
- The Menu Road to A Food Coma
- A Lil’ Feastin’ in La Trinidad: Le Festin Bistro
- Woodnymph Military Cut Off: Baguio’s Longest-running Source of Delicious Korean Dishes
- Menu/Food Crawling the Newest Places to Eat in Baguio (tres)
- Maeve Cafe: Simple but Great Joys at Lucia’s B&B
- Menu/Food Crawling the Newest Places to Eat in Baguio (dos)
Food Trip Archives
Where to Eat in Baguio
- ***TabLe of bLoG ConTenTs*** (1)
- **iNFoBiTes for Dining in Baguio (71)
- *Comfort in the Familiar a.k.a Xine's Favorites (",) (82)
- Accommodation Dining (Eating at Baguio Hotels, Inns, etc.) – Is It Worth It? (69)
- Baguio Breakfast Buffet Bonanza (9)
- Baguio Diner Dash Competition (5)
- Baguio Food Photo/Blog (74)
- Contrasts & Comparisons (16)
- Fine & Fancy … Dress to the Nines Dining (or not, if you don't want to =b) (25)
- Food for Thought a.k.a Think Before You Eat (5)
- Healthy Eats, Shoots and Leaves …and then some (16)
- New in Town (133)
- NotabLe eDibLes Ű (20)
- Origins (21)
- Staple Foods Baguio (49)
- Uncategorized (25)
- Updates & Supplements (85)
- ~*Intermission*~ (46)
- ~ScrumpTiouS GiveAwaYs!~ (13)