Jino's East Pizzaria

BATANES HOMEMADE PIZZA: Jino’s East Pizzaria

Our discovery of one of the best home made pizza maker, Jino’s East Pizzaria, was really unplanned.

Jino's East Batanes

Prior going to the island, Me-An already did her research on the places to visit, and, most especially, places to eat. Me-An wanted to try the famous Casa Napoli. However, our tour guide told us that not only was it far from where we were, but it might also be closed for the day.

The good thing was our tour guide insisted that we should try this other pizza place which is Jino’s East Pizzaria. We were hesitant at first since we thought it was Gino’s Pizza (it sounds alike), the Neapolitan-style Pizzeria from Katipunan, Metro Manila. We were very glad that we did go.

As the town proper of Batanes is relatively small, we had no problems going there. We actually went to the place by bicycle and just parked it outside.

Jino's East Batanes

 

Upon entering the place, I had an impression that it was an unassuming place. It was actually just a home’s backyard turned into a casual al fresco dining area.

Jino's East Batanes

It was a good decision on the part of the owners since customers can enjoy the fresh and cool breeze of the province. Yes, there are no need for air-conditioning or electric fans because the whole island during our visit was cool. It feels like spring according to Me-An.

 

Jino's East Batanes

Design-wise, it’s as simple as it can be with plastic tables and chairs. Its main decor are plants and mini-structures.

 

Jino's East Batanes

Huge mushrooms for Jino’s East Pizarria? 😉 Why not?

 

Jino's East Batanes

There is also a swing near the entrance for children and kids at heart to enjoy while waiting for the pizza to arrive.

It’s definitely refreshing for me to be here since it’s been a while where I am in a place with no smoke or loud noises. I also get to dine with clean, fresh air and with nature. In fact, the Mt. Irayat can be seen at a distance from this pizza place if it’s a bright summer day.

Jino's East Batanes

 

The owners who also operates the business were there when we visited so we took the opportunity to learn about the story of their business. We learned that Jino’s East Pizzaria is owned and operated by a Filipino-American couple.

Jino's East Batanes

The first half of the couple, Ms. Amy Ruiz, is an Ivatan (Batanes native).  She takes the orders of customers and also serves the food.

 

Jino's East Batanes

Meanwhile, her husband, Mr. Abel Ruiz is of Italian descent but lived in Chicago. And as Mr. Abel used to live in an area where the name Jino is famous. They used it as the name of their pizza place. Their goal was simple which was to bring Chicago style pizza to the people of Batanes.

What a great tandem for a business. We were inspired by them.

 

 

The Food

Jino's East Pizzaria

Since it’s our first time trying our Jino’s, and we’re not sure when we’ll be able to come back here, we opted to try their best-selling, flagship pizza which is JINO’S SPECIAL PhP 440 (or USD 9.42). Look at those nice-looking cutlery that one can get to use if he/ she decides to dine here.

 

Jino's East Pizzaria

This pizza really gives that homemade feel not just because it was literally made from home, but rather because of its dough. The simple thin-crust is crispier compared to the other pizzas I’ve tasted in the past which I found to my liking.

Served hot and fresh, what I particularly loved about this pizza had to be its tomato sauce. Its taste was slightly sweet and sour which made it savory for me. I also like how the sauce’s taste doesn’t overpower the generous toppings of the pizza which were onions, mushrooms, green bell peppers, ground beef, olives, and, our favorite, mozzarella cheese.

I honestly don’t know what to look for in a Chicago style pizza. Regardless, this pizza is really good and the combination of ingredients really made it special.

 

THE EXPENSES

Expense of Jino's Pizzeria

 

The price is reasonable for its quality and also for the fact that resource for ingredients is very limited in Batanes. When we ordered these items, it fit four people, us, Me-An’s brother and our tour guide.

 
Jino's East Batanes

Overall, we liked Jino’s Pizza. With its fresh and peaceful atmosphere coupled with that really good pizza, you get yourself a simple and reasonable place to hangout with your friends or family after a strenuous day in touring Batanes.

 

Available for Delivery

Jino's East Batanes

For those who feel too tired to go out, you can have it conveniently delivered at your accommodation. They’re just one call away.

 

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Jino’s East Pizzaria

National Rd. Near Lighthouse Brgy. San Antonio (Diptan), Basco, Batanes.
Operating Hours: 9AM to 9PM (Mon. to Sun.) and Saturday (9AM to 3PM)
Contact No. for Delivery: 0908 370 4971


 

15 Responses to “BATANES HOMEMADE PIZZA: Jino’s East Pizzaria”

  1. That looks really tasty. I usually associate Chicago pizza with deep dish, but that doesn’t look deep dish to me. I sure would like to eat it though! I personally prefer the thin crust pizza.

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  2. i would really love to visit Batanes someday. This would be the first place I’ll bring my kids for a summer experience as soon as they are old enough to travel and appreciate the place’s beauty. We all love eating pizza and I had a pizza addiction during my second pregnancy. We will be definitely dropping by this place when we hit Batanes.

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  3. If the owner is from Chicago, then he knows pizza! I love pizza. I think the decor is so adorable and colorful, that would definitely encourage me to stop there.

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  4. YUMYUM!!! Being a pizza lover myself, I think the awesome photos you guys took makes up for the fact that we readers can’t taste the pizza over the internet. Although I can’t be in Bataan for now, I would really love to put this one on my to go list when my family goes there maybe next year. 🙂

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  5. This post made me hungry! Now, if ever we’ll get to Batanes, we have a pizza place to go. Thanks to you! Yay!

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  6. Mmmm.. Pizza! Hahaha. I’m have a palette of a 9-year old so finding good comfort food when traveling is always a plus. I’m pleasantly surprised that they have pizza in Batanes- it went up a few more notches in my must-visit places. Hahaha. On a side note, I’m a fan of Gino’s in Manila too!

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  7. Is the dough freshly made? Other than that, the place itself I like! I like homey restaurants and this one is in a house. How good could it be? Nice post and appreciated!

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  8. I like the fact that the pizza place is just right at a the owner’s house. Looks comfortable and fresh. And the pizza looks yummy! I’m jealous you’ve been to Batanes!

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  9. When will be your Batanes post will be ended? Ahahha Seriously, na inngit na ko…

    Going back, looking at the picture itself palang ng pizza. It looks soooo delicious. No doubt it was prepared by an Italian.

    I can’t wait for the day that Ill visit Batanes. And do the same thing 🙂

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    • Still have 4-5 posts left :)) Sorry about that. We want to encourage people to visit Batanes. We’re glad to know that it’s working.

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  10. Jino’s looks like a very nice and quaint place! I love the colors they use for decorating, and the swing really is a nice touch. It adds to the quaintness that it is a family run business. I am so glad you all enjoyed your meal there! God bless! 🙂

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  11. This is Amy the owner of jinos I’m glad and appreciate that you really love my home pizza.. Thank you very much God bless you always

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    • Wow! Thank you for reading our post. It’s our pleasure to inform our readers of reasonable food experiences. God bless you too always. And all the best to your business 🙂

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  12. OMG BATANES! I want to visit Batanes dating dati pa! Batanes has a lot of beautiful places and shops to visit. Jinos East Pizzaria place looks cozy and a perfect place to relax. Ohh the Pizza looks so Yummy!!

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