August 16, 2019

Casa Napoli in Basco, Batanes: Serving Comfort Food and Fresh from the Brick Oven Pizzas

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  • For a province that is mostly panoramic pasturelands and seascapes, you’d be surprised to find a pizza place in Batanes.

    At Casa Napoli, you can enjoy delicious pizzas fresh from their brick oven at two different locations—may it be in the town proper of Basco or the secluded area of Brgy. Chanarian.

    Also Read: Batanes 4-Day Itinerary: Experiencing Heaven’s Beloved Island

    Made-as-you-order comfort food of Casa Napoli

    The story of Casa Napoli started back in 2003 when owner Xavier Mirabueno became invested in experimenting about pizzas and pasta.

    Its inspiration came after he worked with a crew from Naples, Italy—who usually serves traditional Neapolitan cuisine. Soon after, Casa Napoli was born.

    Also Read: North Batan Island, Batanes: The Center of Local Livelihood and Breathtaking Landscapes

    Casa Napoli has developed from a small place to a full-blown restaurant

    Try a slice of their Supreme (Php 460) packed with meat and veggies, or get the sweet slice of the classic Hawaiian (Php 360).

    Also Read: South Batan Island, Batanes: A Rustic Harbor of Pasturelands and Fishing Communities

    Supreme (Php 460) 

    Hawaiian (Php 360)

    Meanwhile, if you crave for some Italiani (Php 460), you might want to try their version too! It has a sweet and tangy flavor that comes from the fresh tomato toppings.

    Italiani (Php 460)

    While they are famous for their pizzas, Casa Napoli is also known for their hearty serving of Chicken with Mojos (Php 695)

    Chicken with Mojos (Php 695)

    Its crunchy and tender meat makes it an all-time favorite along with a plateful of their Spanish Sardines Pasta (Php 250) with olive oil.

    Spanish Sardines Pasta (Php 250) 

    While most restaurants seem to constantly change, Casa Napoli will remain as a small, family-oriented pizzeria as there is really no substitute to the home-cooked, made-as-you-order comfort food that they have been known for.

    If you want to experience a laid back dining experience on a garden-like setting with fresh air circulating around a cubiform building, then dine in at Casa Napoli in Basco.

    However, if you are staying in one of the hotels near Chanarian Beach, then you might want to try Casa Napoli inside Bernardo’s Hotel. While you may still enjoy Casa Napoli’s treats at Bernardo’s Hotel, watch out as they will move to Bernardo’s Lantia Building real soon. 

    Also read: Sabtang Island, Batanes: Home of Heritage Villages With Centuries’ Worth of History

    How to get here

    • From Basco Municipal Hall, take the National Rd., toward Port Rd., then turn right to La Fuente St., The main branch is located at La Fuente St. Meanwhile, if you like to check out the second branch, they are located inside Bernardo’s Hotel.
    • The easiest way to go to Casa Napoli is through a tricycle ride. You may call the Basco Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (BATODA) at 0929-703-8404 and just ask them to take you to either the La Fuente or Bernardo’s Branch.

    This first appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese and English Magazine August 2019 issue.
    Written by Denisse Tenorio

                 
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