Pizza lovers all over Cagayan de Oro should check out the newest pizza place in the city, especially since it offers authentic New York-style pizza. You know, that mouthwatering and filling extra large pizza that we often see in Hollywood movies? Yes, that’s the one!

The Big Apple Pizza Co is located at the Food Hall of SM CDO Downtown Premier. As far as I know, it is the only pizza place in the city that serves 20-inch New York-style pizzas. It currently serves 11 different pizza varieties, with more coming as the owners like to constantly add excitement to their offerings.

In 2003, The Big Apple Pizza Co set up shop in Metro Manila (in Paranaque and Makati). There was also a branch at Brent School. Everything about it is authentic because the owner actually spent some time in New York learning how to make New York-style pizza before bringing the concept here in the Philippines. Later on, after the store stopped its operations, the franchise was sold to Ms. Elvira Go. So now, the only Big Apple Pizza in the Philippines is here in CDO.

Owners and Staff_Crew
Ms.Elvira Go and MJ Neri together with some of their staff and crew.

Ms. Go and her partner, MJ Neri, were lucky that they were able to acquire the original recipes and hire the services of the chef who knows all the Big Apple Pizza secrets.

More Than Just Pizza

The Big Apple Pizza serves more than just pizza. It serves a favorite family meal.

With pizzas so big and filling, every order can be considered a complete meal. Their bestsellers – All-Meat, Big Apple Pizza, and Hawaiian Barbecue – are made of the freshest and most satisfying ingredients.  Every bite is sure to make you crave for more (especially if you have a big appetite)! Don’t believe me? Here are some photos as proof.

Mexican Taco Pizza - The Big Apple Pizza Co
Mexican Taco Pizza
Look how big it is!

One slice of New York-style pizza.
Three mouthwatering 20-inch pizza slices…all for you!

Additionally, The Big Apple Pizza Co also serves other special dishes. Its Buffalo Wings can very well be everybody’s favorite. Unbelievably delicious, you’ll love how “hot” it is “to the bones”.

Buffalo Wings - The Big Apple Pizza Co

Big Apple’s fried chicken (served with rice or pasta) is another dish you’ll learn to love easily.

Fried Chicken Meal - The Big Apple Pizza Co

If you love pasta, you’ll want to taste The Big Apple’s Fettuccine with Grilled Chicken, as well as other classic favorites like Spaghetti Puttanesca, Chicken Creamy Pesto, Ziti, Baked Beef Macaroni, and Spaghetti with Tomato Meat Sauce.

Fettuccine - The Big Apple Pizza Co
Fettuccine with Grilled Chicken.

My biggest discovery, however, was the Stromboli, an Italian bread dough or pizza dough turnover that contains a lot of cheese (preferably mozzarella). We were served the Philly Cheesesteak and the Bacon Chicken Mushroom Stromboli. I almost devoured one whole order of the cheesesteak! It’s the perfect appetizer. (Don’t let the photo below deceive you. It looks plain but it is extremely addicting!)

Stromboli - The Big Apple Pizza Co
Stromboli. Yumyum!

More Delicious Surprises Coming Up

As previously mentioned, more pizza flavors or varieties are being prepared, so expect a lot of delicious surprises coming your way anytime soon.

The Big Apple Pizza Co CDO
Emmanuel Mulawan, artist extraordinaire, demonstrates the proper way of eating a 20-inch New York-style pizza.

The Big Apple Pizza Co is also drawing up plans for promo treats and maybe even a fiesta special. So if you want authentic pizza that’s sure to satisfy even the most discriminating palate, head on to The Big Apple Pizza as soon as you can!

Located at the 4th floor of SM CDO Downtown Premier’s Food Hall, The Big Apple Pizza Co is open from Monday to Sunday, 10am to 9pm. See you there!


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