**edited and updated some information 2/20/14
This business has been around for quite some time and now it has boomed into a full-blown restaurant that’s worth visiting if you’re in Cebu. I have been witness to their claim to fame, from the time they started to what they are now. I owe this blog to the maker of Ryan’s Pizzarelli – Ryan Yu.
They started small – with a simple antique gas oven and personally delivered goodies – just like many successful businesses. They started out simple with their signature flavors, but now the menu has surprisingly expanded to about 10 flavors of each dish. With much hard work and hands-on handling of both the kitchen and restaurant, it has become one of Cebu’s best kept secrets. And apparently it’s no secret anymore!
From what seemed like a limited menu, their specialties have expanded into a full-blown menu worthy of any foodlover’s craving. My personal favorite is their wide range of Calzone flavors. I love their Calzone! I’d like to call them Cebu’s Best Calzone Place, not that the pizza is anything less than awesome. My favorite pizza flavor is and always will be Harsimran’s Special. While my favorite Calzone flavors are Romantico and the Throwdown Calzone. To add to their menu are also other specials like the Panzerotti, Panizza roll and their vegetarian and dessert pizzas.
Both weekends and weekdays, you’d see a lot of people going there in groups. If you want to know how many customers they have served, look at their walls. The walls are covered with photos of their customers and that’s proof of their being the best pizza place in Cebu. What’s good is the place is very homey, there is absolutely no need to dress up to impress people, everybody’s welcomed here.
I guess the most basic thing about keeping a place like this is not about how big you start up, it’s about building your ties with your customers. That’s how it is at Ryan’s. Everybody will feel very welcomed because they’re treated as Ryan’s friends. Plus, you get to see your picture on their wall and on their Facebook Page! It’s one of my favorite places and I have converted my friends to it. I hope my readers will also love it as much as I do. A cebuano food trip will never be complete without Ryan’s Pizzarelli. NOTE: They have already transferred to a new and bigger location at F. Ramos Street near Beehive and the Bigffot Bldg.
FOOD: 10/10 – this is not because i’m partial to Ryan and their store, if you compare it with other affordable pizza places in Cebu, this one’s the best. I won’t even attempt to compare it with gourmet pizza, if I were you. The toppings are very generous and the flavor is rich. AND YES, it’s the closest thing to gourmet pizza, with a wide selection to choose from.
VALUE FOR MONEY: 10/10 - VERY AFFORDABLE! the size is big, good for a group and the toppings again are very generous. With your calzone, you’ll be stuffed and it won’t eat up much of your weekly budget.
SERVICE: 9/10 - hmm the people behind the cashier are a little unapproachable at times. I’d like to say, people better visit at night when Ryan is around, especially if they want their pictures taken, haha!
CLEANLINESS AND AMBIANCE: 10/10 – to my delight Ryan’s is already very accessible. It’s new place is bigger and is on one of the main streets of Cebu City – F. Ramos St. I am not sure if the kept the walls that were covered with pictures of customers, but I would like to get some feedback about more of their improvements. It’s basically somewhere anyone could hangout at.
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