I wasn't very keen when I got an invite for Papa John's because I had a not so good experience when I tried them for the first time - back in 2011, in their first ever branch in Greenhills. The food wasn't so bad but there wasn't anything special about their pizza, etc. But then I believe in second chances HAHAHA! So I decided to give them another chance, after 6 longs years, since I thought that they should have improved after all these years.
Braved the traffic to Megamall for a sponsored dinner c/o looloo! Papa John's Pizza x looloo x foodfanaticph!
|A portion of Papa John's open kitchen in their Megamall branch|
|A feast of pasta, pizza and more!|
Sides: Herbed Parmesan Bread Sticks & Ultimate Potato Wedges
|Herbed Parmesan Bread Sticks for 120Php|
|Ultimate Potato Wedges for 145Php|
|A closer look at this delicious appetizer!|
Pasta: Creamy Crab Meat, Spinach Alfredo & Mediterranean Seafood Linguini
|Creamy Crab Meat Pasta for 99Php (Single) | 297Php (Platter)|
This was a little bland for me. Alfredo sauce with spinach, hints of garlic, Parmesan cheese and Mozzarella cheese. I would love more saltiness in this pasta.
|Mediterranean Seafood Linguini for 99Php (Single)|
Rich tomato sauce based pasta with crab sticks and shrimps - this was just okay. Nothing special about it and could have been better if they added pieces of seafood meat.
|A trio of Papa John's Pizzas!|
|Super Papa Pizza - Small (9″) – ₱350 | Medium (12″) – ₱485 | Large (14″) – ₱595|
Super Papa Pizza is their signature pizza. It has the ultimate combination of ingredients - pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, mushrooms, onions, green peppers and black olives. It's one loaded pizza and it's pretty good. Far from the first time I've tried it, I guess this has improved.
|Clock-wise from the top: Cheesy Chicken Pizza | Tuna Pesto | Super Papa's Pizza|
Cheesy Chicken Pizza is one of their new flavors. Tender chunks of chicken with spinach onions, a hefty serving of mozzarella and a drizzling of their special cheese sauce, this pizza was oozing with cheesy goodness!
|Tuna Pesto Pizza - upgraded to Cheesy Stuffed Crust|
PSA: Cheesy Chicken and Tuna Pesto are part of their Summer Duo Savers Promo where you can get both for only 495Php (family size each).
|Hearts for Valentine's Day!|
|Mi Amore Stromboli - Pineapple Caramel Stromboli|
|A closer look at this Valentine's Day ready Stromboli!|
Savory Stromboli had some ham/bacon in it but it was surprisingly sweet! Layton explained that the sweetness can be attributed to the base sauce. Could have been good if they added lots of cheese. The other half of this half and half Stromboli was Cheesy Pesto. It was oozing with cheese with a good pesto flavor but overall, it was just okay.
PSA: They also have set meals for their Mi Amore Stromboli - Meal A for 299Php that includes 1 Mi Amore Stromboli, 1 featured pasta & 2 glasses of iced tea AND Meal B for 369Php that's the same as A but you'll get 2 featured pastas.
Overall, it was a satisfying dinner. I'm glad I joined in because I discovered that they can also be our go to pizza place when we're too lazy to cook at home. A good alternative to our trusty Pizza Hut, since they also have a store near our village and we can always call for delivery.
4 out of 5 Stars for Papa John's Pizza!
--- Papa John's Pizza: Unit 335-C, 3rd Level, Mega Building A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
***you can also check their other branches HERE!