La Piazza Ristorante Italiano in Okada Manila: The Sweetness of Italian Dining at Its Finest
Amid the expanse of Okada Manila in Parañaque City sits an accessible gateway to the far-flung land of Italy that goes by the name La Piazza Ristorante Italiano.
This restaurant is bedecked with the country’s quintessence from the dining areas that serve their own purposes to the lines of food that drip with purely Italian flavor.
Filetto Di Branzino: Seabass with eggplant stew, cherry tomato, and broccoli (Php 998)
If you are in the mood for a casual dining experience, you may opt to reside at La Piazza’s Trattoria where you can enjoy light meals such as appetizers, freshly-made focaccia or pizza either on any of the barrel tables or bar counter as you relish in the individuality of your preferred drink.
One of the pizza choices offered at the restaurant is Contadina (Php 665), a variant that is molded into what it is by means of mozzarella cheese, tomato, shitake, potato, parma ham, and red onion.
Contadina (Php 668)
Moreover, La Piazza features a vast selection of curated premium wine in its exclusive cellar, so you can definitely find something that fits your palate and mood for the time being.
The Ristorante, meanwhile, is outfitted for those looking for a fancier sphere. With its plush seating and crystal chandeliers hanging from a high ceiling, it is the perfect place to savor lavish antipasti, pasta, steak, and seafood dishes.
And just in case you need any more reason to go here, its floor-to-ceiling glass wall provides an undisturbed view of The Fountain.
The mind behind this authentic Italian experience is the Russian-born Chef Gleb Snegin who started his culinary career at age 29 and trained in Milan, Italy. He then worked with a number of prestigious restaurants in Italy and then in different Asian cities.
He was also chef de partie at the one Michelin-starred Terrazza restaurant at Galaxy Macau.
Chef Gleb Snegin of La Piazza
Dine at La Piazza Ristorante Italiano and embrace the sweet life or the la dolce vita it promises!
How to get here:
- Okada Manila is very accessible to visitors as it is within 10 minutes by bus from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
- Okada Manila offers chauffeur-driven luxury Limousine service and hotel car rental. Free shuttle service also runs to and from SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM BF Parañaque, Binondo, and SM Southmall.
This first appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese (Vol. 139) and English (Vol. 44) magazines.
Images courtesy of Okada Manila