Hot off the oven from its opening last May 2010, Mamma Maria’s Pizzeria has become the newest pizza joint to tickle the taste buds of Davao residents. What makes it attractive to clients is their slogan: “Home of the biggest pizza in the world”.
As much as I wanted to try, I knew we couldn’t consume their XXL Party Size pizzas measuring a gastronomically gigantic 30 inches across! We settled to sample two of their bestselling flavors in Single Size (that’s 8 inches in diameter).
Hawaii Pizza (P69, Single Size): It’s quite what you expect of a hawaiian pizza. The overall taste was sweet because of the pineapple chunks, but without masking the salty goodness of ham and mozzarella cheese. It was a simple and unassuming pizza that can take on popular pizza chains.
Fantastico (P115, Single Size): Their version of the meatlovers pizza is heavy with meatballs, pork tenderloin, ham and salami. It could have gone better with some pepperoni slices to spice up the flavor, though.
What sets their pizzas apart from popular pizza chains in Davao City is the care that they give to the crust. Their version is a hand-tossed, homemade-type pie crust similar to Boyd’s Pizza House and Picobello Ristorante Italiano. Our pizzas were perfectly thin and crisp, and definitely no soggy parts.
As of this writing, the place is still teeming with customers especially at night. That’s why we made sure to drop by on a weekday lunch. Anyway, we’ll give Mamma Maria’s Pizzeria some time to breathe before we return with friends or family. We’re itching to try the 30-incher!
Mamma Maria’s Pizzeria
J.P. Laurel Ave. Corner Iñigo St., Davao City
Phone (082) 221-4411
Visit their official website and Facebook page