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Kermit Manila in Poblacion to hold ‘last hurrah’ before closing for good

Kermit Manila in Poblacion to hold ‘last hurrah’ before closing for good

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Another one bites the crust

Kermit Manila, the sole branch of Siargao’s popular pizza spot in Metro Manila, is permanently closing its doors on Saturday, October 9.

The two-level restaurant in Poblacion, Makati City announced its closure to the Kermit family “with a heavy heart” in an Instagram post on Sunday, October 3.

“We have missed you during these trying times. Thank you so much for allowing us the honor of serving you, and for your support the past years. We will miss you all dearly,” Kermit Manila wrote.

The pizza and pasta joint is holding a “last hurrah” get-together for dine-in customers at their restaurant on Friday, October 8 and Saturday from 11 am onwards. Kermit Manila is also open for delivery and pick-up orders of their authentic brick-oven pizza and pasta until then.

Kermit’s first branch along General Luna Road, Siargao Island was founded by Italian ex-patriate and entrepreneur Gianni Grifoni in 2011.

The small hut grew to be a favorite post-surf grub spot of both locals and tourists, serving up what “might be the best pizza and fresh-made pastas in the country,” Conde Nast Traveler wrote on their website. The travel website named the surfing paradise Siargao Island one of the Best Holiday Destinations of 2020.

Kermit opened its first and only branch in Metro Manila in April 2018 at Molina Street, Poblacion, Makati City, and then its first La Union branch at Great Northwest Philippines Travel Stop & Viewing Deck in February 2021.

Before Kermit Manila closes for good, patrons can already book table reservations or delivery orders via SMS at 09176256773. – Steph Arnaldo/