Sbarro: satisfying Filipinos' Italian cuisine craving for decades

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

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Sbarro is a name that I have come to associate with fresh, delicious, and high-quality Italian cuisine. Since coming to the Philippine shores in 1990, Sbarro has been one of the longest-serving foreign restaurants in the country with an almost three-decade local presence. In fact, Sabarro is the first Italian restaurant that I became familiar with.

Sbarro Restaurant Review

Sbarro: satisfying Filipinos' Italian cuisine craving for decades


    I remember seeing a Sbarro branch at SM North Edsa when I was a freshman in college. I was very new in Manila then and thought how nice it might be to try eating in an authentic Italian restaurant. I got to try it eventually and I remember enjoying every minute of my experience at Sbarro.

    Just recently, Khris and I were taking a stroll at SM City Fairview after Miguel’s haircut. When we saw the Sbarro branch at the mall, we immediately craved lasagna and baked macaroni so we decided to have lunch there.

    Ambiance


    I really could not say much about Sabarro’s ambiance except that it’s a fast-food restaurant. I did not mean that to be a bad thing, but that is the easiest way of conjuring an image of this Italian restaurant.
    Well, we were in a mall and this Sbarro branch is small. There were just a few diners when we went there but it obviously could not accommodate a large crowd. The restaurant is clean and well-lit, and the seats are comfortable, nonetheless.

    Sbarro restaurant ambiance
    The counter where food is also prepared

    What we liked about Sbarro is that every batch of food is newly-cooked, as can be seen in the open prep area and big oven. If you want to see how the cook prepares the big pizzas and pasta, just take a peek over your shoulder and feast your eyes on the cook skillfully kneading the pizza dough and seasoning the pasta dishes on the spot.

    Food at Sbarro


    We ordered Sabarro’s Baked Zitti (whole, Php209), Meat Lasagna (Php237), and a slice of Chicago Deep Dish (Php229). We loved how savory the Baked Ziti was. The tomato sauce had the right balance of herbs, seasonings, and acidity. The cheeses also provided a deep and rich flavor to the dish.

    Sbarro meat lasagna
    Meat lasagna

    Meanwhile, the Meat Lasagna was loaded with ground beef and cheese. Likewise, the sauce was well-seasoned, herby, and had the right balance of flavors that diners look for in authentic Italian cooking. What we also like about the pasta dishes is that the noodles remain al dente and delightful to eat.

    Lastly, Sbarro’s version of the Chicago Deep Dish pizza is recommended if you are looking for a filling and delicious pizza meal. It’s actually heavy on the belly and can even be shared when dining with a companion.

    Sbarro Chicago deep dish pizza
    Chicago deep dish pizza

    All in all, we had an enjoyable and filling meal at Sbarro’s. We actually had leftovers which we asked the servers to wrap for takeaways.

    Price is also reasonable. The servings are big and can easily satisfy two hungry adults.

    Sbarro Branches


    Sbarro at SM City Fairview can be found in two locations: One is at the Food Court, Lower Ground Floor, Main Building (telephone numbers (02) 83514071 and (02) 88121000) and the other one is at Lower Ground Floor, Atrium Annex Building (telephone number (02) 88121000).

    Sbarro Italian cuisine freshly-cooked pizza and pasta
    Food is freshly-prepared here

    Aside from the addresses above, Sbarro is also present in the following locations:

    SM Mall of Asia
    Ground Floor, Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
    Telephone number: (02) 85560149

    Trinoma Mall
    Second Floor, Trinoma Mall, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
    Telephone numbers: (02) 79166837 and (02) 88121000

    SM Megamall
    Upper Ground Floor, Building A, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
    Telephone number: (02) 86331882

    SM North Edsa
    Upper Ground Floor, Main Building, SM City North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City
    Telephone Numbers: (02) 84550109 and (02) 89207000

    Glorietta 2
    Second Floor, Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    Ali Mall
    Second Floor, Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
    Telephone numbers: +63 9228415163 and (02) 87089821

    Market! Market!
    Second Floor, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    Festival Mall
    Lower Ground Floor, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City
    Telephone numbers: (02) 88504074 and (02) 88121000

    UP Town Center
    Second Floor, Phase 1, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
    Telephone numbers: (02) 79585698 and (02) 88121000

    SM Aura
    Food on Four, Fourth Floor, SM Aura Premier, C5 Road Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Telephone numbers: (02) 88479440 and (02) 88121000

    Eastwood Mall
    Fourth Floor, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City
    Telephone numbers: (02) 85848563 and (02) 88121000

    Robinsons Magnolia
    Lower Ground Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City
    Telephone numbers: (02) 76254202 and (02) 88121000

    Venice Grand Canal
    Food Court, Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    Cash & Carry
    Food Circle, Second Floor, Cash & Carry Mall, Palanan, Makati City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    Alabang Town Center
    Basement 1, Food Avenue, Metro Gaisano Market, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City Telephone numbers: (02) 85117956 and (02) 88121000

    Fisher Mall
    The Galley, Third Floor, Fisher Mall, Quezon Avenue, Del Monte, Quezon City
    Telephone number: (02) 83612374

    SM Manila
    Second Floor, SM City Manila, Ermita, Manila
    Telephone number: (02) 85368047

    Power Plant Mall
    Rustan's Supermarket, Lower Ground Floor, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    Uptown Place Mall
    The Food Hall, Fourth Floor, Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Telephone number: (02) 87720562

    SM Green Residences
    Ground Floor, SMDC Green Residences, Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila
    Telephone number: (02) 82433509

    The Landmark
    Food Court, Lower Ground Floor, The Landmark, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    Lucky Chinatown Mall
    Second Floor, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila

    SM Makati
    Lower Ground Floor, SM Makati, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    Robinsons Galleria
    Food Court, Level 1, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas, Quezon City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    SM San Lazaro
    Food Court, Lower Ground Floor, SM City San Lazaro, Santa Cruz, Manila
    Telephone number: (02) 83530368

    Shangri-La Plaza Mall
    Food Forum, Lower Ground Level, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    Resorts World Manila
    Fourth Floor, Resorts World Manila, Newport City, Pasay City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    SM Sucat
    Food Court, Second Floor, Mall A, SM City Sucat, San Dionisio, Parañaque City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    SM Marikina
    Food Court, Third Floor, SM City Marikina, Marcos Highway, Calumpang, Marikina City

    UST
    Ground Floor, UST Multi-Deck Parking, UST Campus, Sampaloc, Manila
    Telephone numbers: (02) 88121000 and (02) 82422418

    Ayala Mall Feliz
    Food Choices, Fourth Floor, Ayala Malls Feliz, Dela Paz, Pasig City
    Telephone number: (02) 8121000

    Ayala Circuit Mall
    Food Choices, Second Floor, Main Mall, Ayala Malls Circuit, Carmona, Makati City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    Ayala Fairview Terraces
    Ground Floor, Ayala Fairview Terraces, Maligaya Road Corner Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City

    Century City Mall
    Hole in the Wall, Fourth Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City

    Starmall
    Lower Ground Floor, Starmall Alabang, South Superhighway, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

    Fisher Mall
    Fourth Floor, Fisher Mall, Quezon Avenue, Del Monte, Quezon City
    Telephone number: (02) 88121000

    Alabang Town Center
    Food Court, Second Floor, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

    The One Grand Centre
    Second Floor, The One Grand Centre, España Boulevard Corner M.F. Jhocson Street, Sampaloc, Manila Telephone number: (02) 8121000

    Medical City
    Bridgeway Food Court, Level 2, Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City

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