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Country > Philippines > Bohol > Loboc
Date > 2017 > Oct
Activity > Pizza


Savouring Villagio Pizza Oct 19, 2017

Savouring Villagio Pizza

Rating: star star star star star 5 stars (out of 5)
Hours: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Price Range: small P160, medium P200, large P290
Waiting Time: 15mins
Features: alfresco, small space, opens to street, open kitchen, street parking
Location Google Map: Villagio Pizza, Loboc (municipality), Bohol (province), Philippines

2 Good Things
I'm a pizza guy, so one of the surprises I had in Loboc is Villagio Pizza. It cooks pizza using a wood-fired oven and it serves cold Cerveza Negra - 2 things that don't happen too often in big cities, let alone in a small (municipality).

This pizza joint has no pretention whatsoever. The chairs / tables are spartan and space is small even though it opens up to the street. The kitchen is open so you can see the cook prepare the pizza from dough until it's tossed inside the wood-burning brick oven. Preparation is meticulous and detailed. This is joint is the closest thing to a neighborhood hangout.

They have a vegetarian offering but best to order in advance so they can source the veggies. They serve traditional pizza offerings but also some specialties like Creamy Carbonara with Chicken pizza - kinda like a mix-match of their viand meals made to top a pizza. Great try!

Savouring Villagio Pizza
pizza nite with Juan and Jeffrey at Villagio Pizza

"Agent Orange" Pizza
Since I'm acquainted with the owner, I rolled-up my sleeve for my Agent Orange - a carrot overload pizza. I grate a carrot on top of the pizza before the cheese topping - this way, the carrot isn't too cooked. When the pizza is done, I add another layer of freshly grated carrot. For added flavor, I would add a sprinkling of grated turmeric and ginger. That's what I love about pizza - you can throw anything on it!

Smores Pizza
Smores is a Canadian campfire roasting of marshmallows and chocolate on Graham crackers - it's to die for! I was on a roll. Next, I offered to prepare traditional smores to the staff - and we did. But then, I was thinking, intead of Graham crackers, why not use a pizza dough instead, put the marshmallows and chocolate on top and put the entire thing into the wood-fired oven? And we did! It took a few trys to perfect the dessert offering. Hey, maybe you see it on the menu next time.

Ending Thoughts
Villagio's is a good chill out place for friends looking for great pizza, laid back atmosphere and good conversation. You might have to travel a great distance to find another pizza joint with a wood-burning oven serving cold Cerveza Negra. Stop by for treat if you're in Loboc!

--- Gigit (TheLoneRider)
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Reader Comments:

Kins AppearsKins Appears
(Oct 21, 2017) negra!

Charlotte BelogoloCharlotte Belogolo
(Oct 21, 2017) (coming to Loboc)....very soon

Dodette BernaldezDodette Bernaldez Philippines
(Oct 21, 2017) I must admit, I am addicted to ur posts! I am a pizza-lover but most of all, I am a Loboc-lover!

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Loboc, Bohol, Philippines

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Bohol Travel Info/Tips

Bohol FYI / Tips

  • the tourist area where most of the hotels, restaurants, ticket offices, tour operators are, is located within the Alona Beach area
  • the tourist attractions in Bohol are far apart and spread-out. It would be difficult to visit them all using public mass transit. Better hire a van (P3500/day) if in a big group, or rent a motorcycle (P400/day + gas)
  • Bohol relies on its tourism for revenue. As expected, everything they can capitalize on from tourism is extensively used and developed

Tagbilaran Port to Panglao

You can charter any tricycle from the port all the way to Panglao (~P300), but if you want to do it on the cheap,
  1. don't take the tricycles lined-up inside the port. Walk past the port gate and immediately outside, you'll see many tricycles. Take one to the bus terminal in Dao (~P15)
  2. in Dao, take the jeep that plies the Panglao route (~P20)

Tagbilaran (Bohol) to Cebu City by boat

** schedules and rates keep changing, call for latest schedule
  1. Weesam Express - departs 6:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 4:00 PM
    one way: Economy (aircon) P500.00, Economy (non-aircon) P400.00, First Class P600.00
    round trip promo (at least 2 days advance booking): Economy (aircon) P600, Economy(non-aircon) P500, First Class P1200
    round trip promo (1 day or on the day booking): Economy (aircon) P800, Economy (non-aircon) P700, First Class P1200
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    Open Air / Tourist Class P800, Business Class P1000
    +63(32)255 7560 / +63 (32) 255 0115 / 0917 638 0000
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    P 500.00
    +63 32 233 7000

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