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“Huge pizzas and great wine.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giuseppe Pizzeria and Sicilian Roast

Giuseppe Pizzeria and Sicilian Roast
Tawala | Alona Beach, Philippines
+63-38-510-1217
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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“Huge pizzas and great wine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Beware! the pizzas are massive, we could probably have just eaten one between us, but managed to scoff one each. They have a lovely crispy base and tasty toppings.The staff are friendly and helpful and let us select a wine from their store.
The toilets could do with regular cleaning though.
Worth a walk from town and you'll need to walk back to the beach to work off some calories!

Visited April 2014
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“No comparison with the other real restaurants in Panglao”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I have lived in Panglao since 2005 and try to keep up to date on all the dining options on the island. The staff is friendly and they try to be attentive. This place gets packed and things start to fall apart on several occasions it took our party 20+ minutes before being served water and bread. I have given this restaurant many chances over the years and will continue to do so because it is so close to my house. I am sorry, but if you are looking a for real quality dining experience DO NOT come here.

Anyone who thinks this is among the best restaurants in Panglao either have no taste buds or are not familiar with the other REAL restaurants on the island. There is more to Dining on Panglao than the restaurants on the Alona Beach "Strip which are fairly poor in quality.

If you are looking for pedestrian Italian food you can come here and overpay. The pizza is better than Philippines average which is not saying much. Again, this is a fine AVERAGE restaurant but not in the top 10 in Panglao. Tarsier Paprika and Linaw are 20 times the food quality and ambiance.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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“Worth the dusty walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It's a bit of a walk along a road under construction. But the food was worth it. The pizzas were definitely the best I've tasted in the Philippines and the penne was delicious. There is a good selection of reasonably priced Italian wine. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and has a good vibe.
The only downside was the hungry mosquitoes during the early evening.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Best food in Panglao”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Restaurants in Alona beach are all of ridiculously poor quality and overpriced so I would suggest you to go here instead. It's a bit of a walk. From the center of Alona, Take the main road up north and walk in the dark for 15 min and you will find it. Or take a trike.

Restaurant is classy and looks just like a proper Italian. Everything on the menu and on peoples plates looked so good. We ordered a pizza to share, they are seriously huge. Pizza was absolutely great. Service also. Prices OK, pizza was 400 p I think.

Only downside was red wine that we ordered by carafe. It was straight from the fridge! How can Giuseppe allow his staff to serve ice cold Italian red wine with his pizzas? Don't be put off by this though, the food is great.

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laguna, philippines
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“Yum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Pros: pizza was very good and large size; penne arrabiata was good, maybe i should have ordered the putanesca instead!; roast pork was tasty and different- not my taste but really soft and tender; tiramisu and chocolate cake were good!; service was excellent; credit cards accepted

Cons: had to take a tricycle to get here (50php one way); lasagna said meat- wished it was beef not pork; waiter did not stop me from over ordering (which was also good at the same time ); on -going road construction does ruin the ambience

All in all it was very good! Pizza is really authentic! Yum!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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