With the advancement of technology nowadays, the culinary sector have also been included in these advancements. The sector is now equipped with modern ways to cook food in a more efficient and faster manner. However, the traditional way will still be there in one way or the other, as it seems to be the better way to go (sometimes) in terms of the overall taste of the food. In this food review, we are going to feature one that still embraces tradition in cooking Pizza using the old-fashioned brick oven.
Basilio’s Brick Oven Pizza showcases this traditional way of cooking directly from their garage, and we’re really excited to try it! As mentioned, the restaurant is situated right at the owner’s garage, and you’ll be able to actually see how your pizza orders will be prepared and cooked. It is something very understandable and somewhat exciting at the same time as you can clearly see how the labor of love is coming on the food you are going to eat later on. Excited to learn more about their food? We’re definitely are to feature some of them in this food review!
Sam Basilio Premium
Let’s start with the one with their namesake, Sam Basilio Premium. The toppings are generously spread all throughout and it’s well enough for each slice. The pizza sauce is somewhat different from the norm as it is on the higher end of sourness which probably indicates the amount of tomatoes it was mixed into, which is really great and complementing on the over-all taste of the pizza. The sauce and the toppings are very much complemented by the dough, as it is both soft and crunchy at the same time. We don’t know which part of the pizza ingredient made us eat even the sides (which is normally not eaten on other pizzas by reasons such as being hard or not being tasty at all) but this pizza that we ordered definitely has no leftovers.
Quattro Au Fromage
We love 4-cheese pizzas (as you may have seen on our other food reviews) that is why it would be impossible for us to not try if there’s one in the menu. Basilio’s Brick Oven Pizza’s version is one taste that we aren’t really used to, and it seems to be better. Usually, 4-cheese pizzas are on the salty side of the taste, but the version of Basilio’s that we featured here in this food review isn’t, but more on the somewhat sweet side of the taste. Along with the soft but crunchy taste of the dough, it is another pizza on their menu that you would eat with no leftovers.
Lasagna Al Forno
This Lasagna version of Basilio’s Brick Oven Pizza is another one that we haven’t been used to in terms of its taste. We normally don’t taste Pesto on Lasagna until we tasted this version from Basilio’s – and we’re getting to the part that it would become our favorite soon. The marriage of taste on the cheese, the sauce, the toppings, along with the Pesto is really something to look out for. We don’t want to disclose any other detail and we really do emphasize that you need to try this yourself.
The brick oven, the dough, the sauce, Boom!
All in all, the food from Basilio’s Brick Oven Pizza that we featured in this food review was superb. If only they are nearby, we will definitely visit again soon or even buy a takeout (as evidently seen during out visit, several food delivery riders are lining up and waiting for their orders to come, which directly means that Basilio’s is really popular among the nearby households). However, since the restaurant is located in San Juan, Batangas, it pains us to say that we cannot come back sooner to try their other food offerings. A good thing though – it is along the way if you are going on vacation on one of Laiya’s Beach Resorts so make sure to try Basilio’s Brick Oven Pizza if you are nearby, because for sure we are if an opportunity comes along!