July 31, 2017

Ponte Rialto in Mckinley Hill Is the Perfect Place for a Romantic Meal By The Grand Canal

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  • Aptly situated in the romantic setting of the Venice Grand Canal Mall in Mckinley Hill, Ponte Rialto is a restaurant that serves authentic Italian dishes.

    Ponte Rialto’s romantic setting is perfect for dates with loved ones

    The name of the restaurant was inspired by the famous Rialto Bridge, the oldest of the four bridges spanning Italy’s Grand Canal. It is owned by Kalila Aguilos, a well-known TV and Broadway actress. Ponte Rialto restaurant, combined with the atmosphere of the Venice Grand Canal, is a perfect place for a romantic or intimate meal together.

    A must-try from their array of Italian entree is their Gnocchi al Gorgonzola (Php 480), a pasta made with potato dumplings and Gorgonzola cheese baked to perfection. It has a rich flavor and fluffy texture.

    Gnocchi al Gorgonzola (Php 480)

    If you love seafood, you must try their Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino con Vongole (Php 450). It is made from soft shoe-string pasta seasoned with garlic and olive oil. What makes this pasta rich in seafood goodness is the fresh clams, plus a bit of chili for an appetizing kick of flavor.

    Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino con Vongole (Php 450)

    An Italian meal wouldn’t be complete without the staple Italian dish, the pasta. Ponte Rialto’s Capricciosa (Php 510) is a great pizza choice for diners. It is made from rich dough topped with tomato sauce, artichokes, ham, and oozing mozzarella cheese.

    Capricciosa (Php 510)

    Diners can either savor their meals inside the restaurant or experience an al fresco dining setting by the Venice Grand Canal.

    How to get here:

    • By car: From Market! Market!, drive along the McKinley Parkway then make a left turn onto Bonifacio Avenue towards 21st Drive. Exit at 5th Avenue and drive straight to Lawton Avenue. Turn left onto Upper McKinley Road towards South Road. Make a left turn at Service Road and another left at Venezia Drive entrance of Venice Grand Canal Mall.

    Written by: Rizelle “Rei” Leaño
    This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s April 2019 issue.
    Updated as of March 28, 2019

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