My Tummy is Full was invited to witness Ristorante Bigoli’s All-You-Can-Eat Pizza and Pasta Challenge finals held last April 25, 2013 at the Eastwood branch. Challengers came and got themselves ready, probably skipped breakfast and lunch to make sure their tanks had enough gastronomic space as they aim to get hold of that iPad Mini prize while getting stuffed with pasta and pizza goodness. 🙂
Ristorante Bigoli takes its name and inspiration from bigoli, traditional pasta from the Veneto region of northeast Italy, named after the extrusion press made to create it. The press called “bigolaro”, dates back as fas as the mid 1400s.
My friends and I have always been frequent patrons even way before Ristorante Bigoli was yet known as Fazoli’s. We are thrilled that our favorites from their menu remained and introduced a wider variety for us to choose. Ristorante Bigoli is definitely our default hang out place. It’s more than just because of the bottomless drinks and addictive bread sticks. Maybe its Eastwood branch being so strategically right smack the City Walk stage where live bands are usually held. Now that I think about it, it’s probably because of the Italian dining without the ouch on the pocket. We are one but very practical bunch, you see. 🙂
Ristorante Bigoli is an Italian restaurant that brings together two of the most popular dining concept- the Italian Family Restaurant and Quick Service in a casual setting. Ristorante Bigoli offers a new, contemporary style of Italian dining with a mix of classics and can’t miss dishes, cozy interiors, homey and warm ambiance. Feast on house specialties like Cheese Overload Pizza, Spaghetti Bolognese, Fettucine Carbonara, Spaghetti Al Pesto, Italian Chicken, Pork Picatta, Cream Dory, Stromboli, Baked Ziti, our famous Breadsticks or Panini among others. For those who want a taste of familiar favorites, try Bigoli’s combos. I have this thing about their platters too. 🙂
Going back to Ristorante Bigoli’s Ultimate Pizza-Pasta Face-Off Challenge, the contenders were given 30 minutes to feast on all the pizzas and pastas they can eat. I like that throughout the challenge, there were no side comments done by the host that would have caused unnecessary pressure (as if there was not enough) to the challengers. It was such a fun event! Judges were representatives from Ideal Pasta, Coca-Cola and New Ventures Group.
Face-off finalists were given 2 plates of pizza-pasta combo to start with. When the 2nd pizza-pasta combo is in the process of consumption, another pizza-pasta combo serving were served. Succeeding plates of pizza-pasta combo were automatically replenished. Participants are not allowed to leave the contest table for any reason (ex. restroom break, etc.) during the duration of the 30 minute.
Congratulations to Aaron Marasigan who came all the way from Cavite!
On my next Ristorante Bigoli visit, I am shooting to try any of their Sagra Della Bistecca Meal. This is Feast of Kitayama Wagyu Steaks, with our Arrosto di Manzo, Bistecca Macinata and Spaghetti Polpette. The fusion of different flavors unravels with each bite providing an experience that is familiar yet unadulterated, and distinctly unique and perfect for good company.
Follow Ristorante Bigoli on Facebook. You will find more photos of the All-You-Can-Eat Pizza and Pasta Challenge grand finals via My Tummy is Full’s Facebook page. 🙂