Bono Artisanal Gelato is a Filipino brand that boasts of serving authentic, artisanal Italian gelato that taste like no other. As their tagline suggests, all gelato is made from the finest all-natural ingredients, sourced from different parts of the world. They don’t add anything artificial and “unreal.” The process, however, takes days to finish. They use pozzetto cabinets as storage because it can preserve a constant temperature and ensure the least amount of air and light contamination. They make it daily and traditionally, like how it is done in Italy where the gelato originated. Now, there’s no need to go to Italy just to have a scoop of the […]
Sink your teeth into one of Motorino’s pizza anytime of the day. The famous pizzeria located on the 2nd floor of Greenbelt is really worth the detour. SALUMI PLATE. Coppa Ham, Proscuitto, Salame, and Bread (P425) Declared by the New York Times as the “City’s Best Pizza,” Motorino Pizzeria Napoletana is the brain child of Chef Matthieu Palombino. His passion for pizza was developed during his travels to Naples in Italy. Studying the art of making pizza from the original century-old artisans in Naples, Chef Palombino perfected the art and developed what is one of the best pizzas in the world today. With Motorino’s prefect charred crust and flavorful ingredients, […]
Because of the rave reviews received by their main branch in Katipunan, Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza opened another branch in the heart of Salcedo Village, Makati early this year. Owned by Filipino food entrepreneurs Jutes and Cello Templo and named after their son, this Neapolitan style restaurant offers only the freshest pizzas carefully and individually baked in brick ovens. They use their own kesong puti (white cheese)made with milk from the Philippine Carabao Institute. For a small restaurant in Bautista near Tordesillas Street, Gino’s is surprisingly packed with customers. Customers line up outside and have their orders placed in advance, especially during peak hours. Once you take your seat inside though, […]
Mama Lou’s is an Italian restaurant located in the residential area of B.F. International, Las Pinas. Their authentic Italian cuisine is famous among the local residents. This home restaurant is owned by a French Canadian and his late wife, whom the place was named after. Now, it is managed by their daughter, Crystal Tremblay, and his partner David Sison. Pizza and pasta are well-known in the menu. The secret to the strong aroma of their pizza and baked lasagna is the way dishes are made which is using the traditional brick-oven. It is recommended to try Mama Lou’s Special pizza topped with prosciutto ham, mango, and mozzarella cheese in rich […]
If you are looking for a place where you could eat affordable Italian cuisine, with a casual setting, why not go to Grappa’s? This restaurant is located on the second floor of Greenbelt 3. Thanks to Grappa’s Filipino staffs, not only customers can enjoy good food, they can also enjoy a hospitable and fun atmosphere. Furthermore, it also has a bar counter where you can enjoy a generous amount of Italian wine. Pizza is this restaurant’s recommended dish, which you can actually witness being prepared by the chef in the open kitchen. Peperonata is a pizza that has cheese, green peppers, salami, etc, and once you eat this pizza, you’ll […]
Italianni already has 8 stores in Metro Manila and the popular branches of it are located in major shopping malls, which are patronized by local Filipinos. This vibrant restaurant serves dishes with great quantity that is perfect for group meals. Pizza and Pasta is Italianni’s main dish, plus, Primer recommends that customers should try out its salad. Italianni uses fruits, which are simply unique and can be found in the Philippines, for its dressing. Mango and pomelo (a kind of citrus fruit) are some of those fruits. In addition, if it’s your or your friend’s birthday, why not celebrate it in here so you could hear a special birthday song […]
In the luxurious 5-star hotel Dusit Thani, Makati, you can find Tosca, an Italian restaurant named after the famous opera of Giacomo Puccini that was screened during the early 1900’s in Italy. Tosca has an elegant interior that is designed by award-winning decorators. This restaurant exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere that you will surely love, along with its authentic Italian food and wine. Since Tosca has some private rooms, business meals and special events can be held in here.
Paparazzi is an Italian restaurant located on the 2nd floor of EDSA Shangri- La Hotel. This restaurant always uses fresh ingredients and has a modern interior. Its Lunch Set Menu is affordable so it is highly recommended! In addition, Paparazzi’s pasta can be cooked according to the customer’s preference, so, if ever you want to try out its pasta, feel free to talk to the waiters.
Pepato Cibo di M is located in Greenbelt 2. It is a restaurant that has a new, unique Italian style and visited by a lot of western customers. Its name PEPATO means “pepper” and “exciting” in Italian. As its name suggests, Pepato serves food that is always surprising. Papardelle Onion Cream with Red Eggs (P350) is a rich pasta dish with white sauce. What’s more, the saltiness of the red eggs intensifies the taste of the white sauce. The ‘jumbo clam’ called Angel Wings (P395) is just simply grilled and has a moderate salty flavor. Chilean Seabass La Sorpressa (P800), on the other hand, is this restaurant’s recommended main dish. This […]
Feel free to enjoy this restaurant’s Italian cuisine. For starters, you can enjoy its Cold Cutlet, Pumpkin Soup and Salad, then for the main course, try out Bravo’s Pizza and Pasta that will surely deliver the taste of Italy to you. Also, to further enjoy your elegant meal, why not drink a glass of wine with it. Margarita Pizza (Small, P160/ Large, P270) is Bravo’s best dish. It has tomato, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and oregano. The appetizing Spaghetti Gamberri (2- 3 people per serving, P335/ P635) is a meal with plenty of shrimps, tomatoes, and garlic.
Whenever we hear the word ‘steakhouse,’ we tend to imagine an American atmosphere. However, in Makati, there is a chic, Italian-style steakhouse named Bistecca. It offers rib-eye and T-bone steaks along with appetizers and pasta. The tender and flavorful 1-kg red meat steak that Bistecca offers can be enjoyed by 2 to 3 persons. This restaurant also offers a wide variety of wines which is Php 1,000 per bottle.
Aresi is an Italian restaurant that is located in the middle of the Boardwalk. It offers 8 kinds of California wine (P900- 1 bottle) that you can enjoy while savoring Aresi’s delicious meals. Their seafood lasagna (P265) is the recommended meal in this restaurant. Fresh seafood, which is caught from Subic, is abundantly used in this dish together with creamy cheese. The crispy pizzas that this restaurant offers have an authentic Italian flavor! *** RECOMMENDED DISHES Their seafood salad (P295) is finely chopped. Their seafood pesto lasagna (P265) is the favorite dish among the locals. The devilled Chicken Italiano (P365) is grilled chicken with fresh tomatoes.
L’Incontro Ristorante Italiano is an Italian restaurant that creates dishes that will leave you lost for words. Even executives, who know delicious restaurant spots in Makati, guarantee that this restaurant offers dishes with high-quality taste. The Crespella ala Funghien Tartufo (P550) is this restaurant’s bestseller for 12 years. The aroma of black truffle, the rich flavor of its thick cream, and its tasty ham spreads in your mouth once you eat it. L’Incontro also offers a P1000+ (for a minimum of 40 people) buffet meals that are commonly acquired for farewell dinners for colleagues. This restaurant is also a perfect romantic venue for those couples who want to create an everlasting date.
Because of its unforgettable homemade pasta and sauce, Caruso has been patronized by a lot of people. This restaurant also has 3 varieties of pasta with different flavors you can compare with each other. Risotto and pizza are the main dishes of Caruso that always come in big servings. Caruso is a restaurant that is perfect for different occasions, such as a couple having their romantic date or just friends hanging out. There is also an available room for smokers.
Having Swiss and Italian for parents, the owner of Picobello was summoned to Italy to reproduce pizza with an authentic taste. This restaurant’s pizzas are carefully baked one by one and use only the freshest vegetables and ingredients that are picked by the owner himself. Picobello is always crowded by a lot of people because of their fresh and affordable meals. Come and visit this restaurant and take pleasure in eating genuine Italian cuisine!
If you want to eat Italian food in Boracay, visit the very famous Aria! This is a restaurant that serves authentic dishes made by Chef Gino, who is an executive chef from Italy. Customers won’t get bored eating in Aria because it has a weekly and monthly special menu. Moreover, it also uses fresh seafood from Boracay, ham, tomatoes and other ingredients that are imported from Italy. Aria’s recommended dish is its Special Asparagus Pasta that has cheese, ham, asparagus, and truffles in homemade fettuccine. The truffles give this dish a wonderful aroma and the rich cheese is well with the al dente pasta and spreads slowly in your mouth. Various kinds of wine are […]
Relish Ponte is a popular restaurant on Valero St., which can be called Salcedo main street. This restaurant’s predecessor, which was located in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, was run by the grandfather of the current manager. And even after moving to Makati, this restaurant still retained its charm and the recipes from previous generations. The famous ‘Amazing Artichoke’ (photo 1) is a dish with spicy chips that is diped in baked artichoke and cheese. With just a bite, it seems that you’ll become addicted with its rich and refreshing taste. Some of the old customers from the old restaurant just come to visit the new Relish at Ponte to eat this […]
Amici is an Italian restaurant that already has 8 branches in Metro Manila. One of its branches is located in Don Bosco, facing Pasay Road. It is also a 3 minute walk from Little Tokyo. Its name, amici, means friend in Italian. Amici has a casual atmosphere and serves dishes with reasonable prices. All of its 8 stores have authentic wood-burning ovens, where Amici’s highly-recommended pizzas are baked. The dough of their pizzas are crisp because they are baked in high temperature over a short period of time and with only a small amount of oil. Amici also uses various pizza sauces that are even imported from Italy. Customers can also enjoy sharing their meals with […]
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of January 15, 2019. Gotti’s is a casual Italian restaurant that is located outside the Promenade, along the first floor of the main mall. The pasta is only Php 150; while the pizza is Php 260. Seafood Pizza is a dish that has shrimp, squid, mussels, tomatoes and olives that is tangled with thick parmesan cheese. Its crisp dough, which is baked in stone, fits perfectly well with all of the ingredients. Seafood pizza The Siciliana Spaghetti and Mediterranean Salad are some of the regular dishes that have a lot of volume. Siciliana spaghetti Mediterranean salad Gotti’s dishes are popular among young customers because of its […]
Capricciosa is an Italian trattoria restaurant that originated in Japan. This restaurant uses ripe tomatoes that are imported from Italy. This is the reason behind the sweet and rich taste of its dishes. 30% of Capricciosa’s customers in Greenbelt 3 are mostly Japanese. The classic appetizer, Sicilian Meat Sauce over Rice Croquette (Photo 1), is a popular dish in this restaurant. If you’ve already been in Capricciosa’s branch in Japan, then you should visit its branch in the Philippines.
Cibo is a casual Italian restaurant that has already expanded to 11 outlets in Metro Manila. Cibo actually means ‘food’ in Italian. Pasta (P200), panini (P100), and other dishes in this restaurant are reasonably priced, so customers do not need to worry about their budget. Porchetta (photo 1) is a Roman style roasted pig that is perfect to be eaten with wine. This dish is also served with sweet apples, pears, and spicy tomatoes. The penne al Telefono (photo 2) is an authentic pasta with thick crème that mixes well with an al dente penne. Beer or wine can also accompany this scrumptious dish.
My Kitchen by Chef Chris is an Italian restaurant that is set up on the first floor of a hotel called The Oasis near the Paco Park Hotel. Many of this restaurant’s authentic Italian dishes have combined both tradition and innovation to create a menu that is simply for My Kitchen. Vegetables with vivid colors, meat, seafood, and cheese are served in an amiable amount. Any of this restaurant’s dishes are very tasty and its serving is quite large, which is a meal that is good for 2-3 people. My Kitchen seats 120-140 persons, but has a lot of customers during weekends. It is advisable to make reservations during those days. […]
Il Paccino Trattoria is a perfect hideaway that serves a homely, authentic Italian cuisine. You can locate this restaurant in Alfonso Street, near Chef Natalia’s home. Il Paccino Trattoria changes its menu on a regular basis. Their chef, Natalia, had culinary training in Florence, Italy. After returning home, she just cooked for her friends and family. Then, three years ago, Chef Natalia was able to open her own restaurant. As much as possible, this restaurant uses ingredients that can be found in the Philippines, creating a meal with simple yet high quality ingredients. The main dishes of this restaurant until the end of September are lapu-lapu, lamb chops, beef stew, […]
To enjoy delicious cuisine with an affordable price. That is the concept of Mom and Tina’s Bakery. This restaurant opened in Pasig City 25 years ago. Now, the homely cuisine it offers is loved by its local patrons. In 2008, Mom and Tina opened a store in Legazpi; hence, boosting its popularity. During lunchtime, about 100 seats are always fully booked! Customers can also enjoy dining at this restaurant’s terrace for a change of ambiance. Chicken spinach lasagna, which seems to be a popular lunch item among office ladies who are regular customers, is a dish with creamy tomato sauce and homemade pasta. Chicken Spinach Lasagna They also serve chicken relleno, […]
If you happen to be in Burgos Circle and yearning to taste authentic Italian cuisine, come to Cantinetta to savor its pasta and other dishes, which use ingredients that are imported from Italy. Cantinetta’s chef has experienced culinary training in Naples, Italy for 6 months. This restaurant’s recommended course is the Fettuccine Tartufo (photo 1), aromatic pasta with truffles. Its rich and creamy sauce with plenty of truffle oil is an exquisite combination with the fettuccine. Parma ham is added to make the dish even better. The Salmon Al Prosecco (photo 2) is another dish that is worth mentioning. It has the taste of white wine that is combined well with the […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. If you are a wine fanatic, then this is a place that you can call paradise. The modern European-style interior, which is decorated with vintage furnishings, gives out a high-end atmosphere. CAV is a restaurant that serves wine and food with reasonable prices. From a P350 to a P200, 000 bottle of wine, this restaurant recommends a wide range of fine wine that comes from all around the world. It is said by one of the staff that the wine they offer are not of the same prices as the ones being sold in supermarkets. Customers can also try CAV’s wine tasting […]