I wrote my first Italian food review eons ago while I was having a vacation in Cebu City, it was my first Italian Dining in Sbarro at Ayala Mall.
But first let me introduce you how Sbarro started. According to wikipedia, Sbarro is a chain of pizza restaurant that specializes in traditional Italian cuisine, including its most popular menu item “pizza by the slice.” Its headquarters located in Melville, Huntington, New York.
Chicago Deep Dish, mozzarella, meatballs, ham, pork, sausage, pepperoni, romano cheese – Php 172.00 – The mightiest stuffed pizza of them all.
Sbarro was founded by Gennaro and Carmela Sbarro. The couple and their three sons, Joseph, Mario, and Anthony immigrated to America from Naples, Italy, in 1956 with help from the Padovani family, who took them in. They gave Gennaro employment in their deli. The same year, the Sbarro family opened their first Salumeria (an Italian grocery store) at 1701 65th Street and 17th Avenue in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, which became popular for its fresh food and genuine Italian fare. Their Sbarro Italian Delicatessen in Brooklyn was well received by the local community and was the first of a successful chain.
The Sbarro SM Davao branch was easily swarmed on that day – March 17, 2012, the experience was like a traffic jam, bumper to bumper distance considering the influx of people lining up to get a taste of their food on display – ready to eat – rte, if it were compared to a clothes it would be called rtw or ready to wear, impromptu.
The entrance from where I was sitting is narrow I could not imagine people passing by, got bumped and snagged a few times, So I have to change position, but managed to eat well, I was able to enjoy my meal.. hehehe…