Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pizza Surprise

From my friend John in Manila

Davao Don Beppe Pizza
On a visit to one Don Beppe Pizza and Pasta at the rooftop of Gmall I was sadly disappointed in so many ways it isn’t funny. I arrived in the early evening and ordered a thick crust pizza. I arrived in the early evening and ordered a thick crust pizza. I spent 3 minutes emphasizing the fact that I “wanted a thick crust pizza” and as usual I got the “Yes Sir” approach by the waitress. After 20 minutes or more I was haunted with the fact that they gave me a thick crust pizza. I said right away “this is a thick crust pizza” which I got the answer “yes sir” this is our thick crust pizza. I started to eat it but I now realized that I paid a heavy price for something that is not even close to what thick crust is. I returned to the counter to once again inquire to the thick crust pizza and the extra cost in which I endured. This time I was confirmed to my first thought that this was indeed not a thick crust pizza.

Pizza Downfall
I was then told that they did not have the ingredients to make this said pizza but that they had sent someone out to buy them.

I was then told that they did not have the ingredients to make this said pizza but that they had sent someone out to buy them.

I was then told that they did not have the ingredients to make this said pizza but that they had sent someone out to buy them. I agreed to allow them to make the pizza but that took another 45 minutes and the people that I was dining with had already received their meals. I told them after waiting far too long to prepare it to take out. Now I’m a bit upset as it is but this is where it went even more horribly wrong. The girl’s puts the pizza face to face in thick slices puts it in a paper bag and staples it to go. I was so behind my other group I ran out of the restaurant to catch up. By the time I reached my car the paper bag was completely soaked in oil. When I reached home the bag was almost coming apart “and” upon opening it the pizza was a mess and stuck to the bag itself. Totally unprofessional and totally off limits to the reality of paying a strong price for a pizza here.


To make another matter worse it appears that the establishment has been abandoned by one Don Beppe himself as the stronghold of Filipino investors basically sent him running after they bought him out or voted him out, don’t know which. Now it’s being run under all the ideas that are wrong with the service of Filipino’s and probably without proper supervision and acceptance of what a foreigner like me expects when they order from a good establishment. This pretty much cures me for this place though. If I’m paying 700 to 800 peso for a pizza I’ll go somewhere who knows and understands what I want and actually has a box to put it in.

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