When you step inside this pizza place, you'd be entranced by the astonishing mirage of the Manhattan. It is like crunching all the anchor spots of New York into this quaint splendid stop, from Times Square to Radio City Music Hall, to the New York Stock Exchange, Broadway, all the glitzy goodness of the Big Apple, right here.
What catches my attention is the scrolling LED board on their ceiling that is reminiscent to the NY Stock Exchange.
The New York Pizza Palace is an American-Italian quick casual pizzeria primordially conceptualized and originated in New York, thus explains the street signs and decorative theme to be NYC-centric. It is meant to spur the look and feel of NYC to the Filipino culture that is very much enamored with Western influence. It featured state-of-the-art clinched TV screens on the ceiling capturing the actual live footage of NYC.
I swing by for a quick gustatory break and ordered a Penne with Grilled Chicken & Pesto(Php200) and a slice of Prince Street Clam Pizza(Php195). The Penne is a pasta sauteed with Pesto sauce, chicken, and a roasted vegetable. It is so delicious especially if you're like me had been a self-professed health buff lately(had it not been because of my diabetes). The Prince Street Clam is one of their signature hand-tossed pizza with anchovy and clam mixture topped with mozzarella, provolone, roman cheese, bread crumbs and onion. Eat it folded in half. This is a topnotch pizza too. One can actually taste the clams although they're in a bit small pieces.
New York Pizza Palace also caters to the guests on the go(road warriors and mobile professionals, like me) who long for value snack meal in a cool and cozy ambiance. To complete that, they have free wifi too.