Friday, July 17, 2015

Project Pie at Fairview Terraces

Fairview Terraces offers almost entirely different restaurant options compared to the 'usual' ones you'd find at SM Fairview or Robinsons Fairview. It is a good thing especially for people who want to have something different from the usual. As we are usually in the area every other Sunday, we try to go to a different restaurant every time for lunch. This time around, we decided to go to Project Pie. 

We have been curious about the restaurant since it opened many months ago and observed many people going to the restaurant. We were usually early at the mall (we go there for lunch right after church) and so there were few people at the restaurant. We quickly familiarized ourselves with their system and decided to order several pizzas. Following are some photos we took of the interior and the pizza we ordered.

The interior of the Project Pie branch at Fairview Terraces had an industrial feel. Part of the decor is a wall containing scribbles of sayings or quotes from famous people.
You can purchase drinks at the counter that entitle you to several refills of any soft drink - their version of 'bottomless' drinks.
Another look at the industrial interior of Project Pie complete with air conditioning, drop lights and sprinklers.
Counter and staff - their staff we're helpful and knowledgeable of their products.
#1 - Classic cheese pie
#7 - Prosciutto, caramelized onions, mozzarella, parmesan
Dessert pizza - nutella and banana
#6 - Grilled chicken, sliced red onion, cilantro, mozzarella, gorgonzola, BBQ sauce
Project Pie's gimmick is to build your own pie. Hence, the term 'project'.
#2 - Pepperoni, Italian sausage, crumbled meatballs, mozzarella, signature red sauce and garlic
Project pie served good pizza. We thought their ingredients were high quality. Of course they won't compare with really good pizza places we've gone to abroad but here perhaps they would be at par with the regular offerings of Shakey's, Domino's and Pizza Hut, and definitely better than Greenwich or The Old Spaghetti House. Better than them would be Yellow Cab, California Pizza Kitchen (though I haven't been here for some time), Amici and Italliani's. Their dessert pie was good and I guess would be a hit with children and those who like Nutella. #6 was surprisingly very good (we ordered a second one just to be sure).

Their come-on, which is basically 'build your own pizza' is a good one but not many people would probably take on this option given the choices of pizzas that are practically ready to go. Maybe customers will just add some ingredients like pepperoni, sausage or cheese to their basic pizzas. After everything I've written about their pizzas above, Project Pie is a relatively expensive option considering the serving sizes (small thin crust pizzas). This is probably the biggest factor why we see less and less people eating there (at their Fairview Terraces branch, at least). Of course, they basically offer only pizza so they are automatically at a disadvantage against the other pizza places and especially those that are actually full Italian restaurants (Italliani's, Amici, Bellini's). I think they should do something about their pricing and expand their menu to attract more people.

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