Not really a part of our Baguio tour, we found Pizza Volante when we inquired for horseback riding rates at Wright Park. Unfortunately, the horses looked tired and stressed so we just looked for a good place to eat nearby. The restaurant is fronting Wright Park Horse Stable which is very strategic since people would normally starve after horseback riding.
With the city’s naturally cool weather, who wouldn’t want to experience alfresco dining in Baguio? Another aspect that captured my interest upon seeing the resto. Not to mention I was craving for pizza! Pizza Volante came at the right time, in the right place!
Upon entering the place, a wait staff readily assisted us and asked us to sit while waiting for a vacant table as the restaurant was fully booked. After about 5 minutes, the wait staff finally assisted us to our table. We placed our orders right away as we were already starving.
The restaurant is mainly known for pizza, but since it was lunch time and a pizza wouldn’t suffice, we ordered Porterhouse Steak and Spaghetti with Meatballs along with Vegetarian’s Dream Pizza. The orders came one at a time, with intervals of about 10 minutes. Meaning to say, the waiting game was about 30 minutes. Long enough to make a starving person burst with anger. 😅 But thankfully, we still managed to wait patiently and politely follow up our orders. We just chose to be considerate since the restaurant was full.
Porterhouse Steak is a grilled beef topped with gravy. It is served with Corsican rice and mixed veggies. The perfectly grilled meat is thick and juicy while the veggies taste fresh. We both liked it and marked it a good call.
However, the Spaghetti with Meatballs was too sour for my taste. I know it’s Italian but still it’s too sour and dry. And when I say dry, there was literally no sauce in it, only chunks and chunks of tomatoes. As a Filipino who’s used to sweet style spaghetti, I honestly didn’t enjoy it. Plus the “meatballs” wasn’t really plural. It was just a big piece of meatball (without “s”). We marked it a bad call.
To counter the meaty texture of our former orders, we picked Vegetarian’s Dream Pizza. It is topped with fresh broccoli, mushrooms, chopped basil and red onions, and drizzled with Parmesan cheese. And as always, mozzarella cheese makes a good pizza. We both liked it and marked it a good call.
Let’s take a closer look at them.
Note: There’s a 5% service charge.
Overall, it was a good dining experience in Baguio. It’s not everyday that we get to experience alfresco dining in a cool mountain weather and clean air. I can only imagine what it feels like to have this kind of resto setup in Manila. 😜 Attentive and helpful staff, but serving was quite slow.
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