EAT ALABANG: Da Gianni Cucina Italia


In this laidback neighborhood in Alabang, there’s this place called West Gate. In this, you’ll find secret gems that will feed your hungry palate. And by gem, I mean Da Gianni. ❤

We are having our late lunch on a Sunday at 2:00 pm and the restaurant was still almost full when we got there. I had to pick the one nearest the window for a good lighting. (hihi). The place looks posh with brick walls and wooden tables.

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We were given the typical appetizer at first. ❤

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We ordered Quattro Formaggi for Php 535 – Four Cheese topped with Truffles

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I’ve had A LOT of Four Cheese pizzas in my life, it’s been a favorite variant of mine and this, I have to say is my favorite out of all my favorites. ❤ It’s just oozing with goodness.

We also ordered an Oil Based Pasta, Gambas Aglio Olio for Php 450 – Olive oil and garlic

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The Chef had to improvise. If you see their menu, they don’t really have an aglio olio dish with shrimps but we requested it. The Chef happily obliged. We just asked that we be informed of the cost first. And they definitely delivered. The pasta is PERFECT. ❤ Good is an understatement. Every bite is heavenly. ❤ ❤ ❤

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With this, we also ordered 2 Wines by the Glass, Trebbiano D Abbruzzo Doc, a sweet white wine for me and Rosato Salento, a rose for the husband.

A perfect lunch to end our weekend. Definitely not our last. ❤

EAT MAKATI: GINO’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA


Hooray for Saturday Nights! This restaurant has been on my list for ages! And come to think of it? This is just a 10 to 15 minutes walk from where I work.

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We arrived at the scene of gluttony past 7 I think and the place was crowded already. A group of friends, couples and families are gathered outside waiting for their turn. We were fifth on the list and I think it took us 30 to 40 minutes waiting period for us to be seated. I’m not sure if they have reservations but if you want to try this, I suggest that you go there early.

We were I-can-eat-a-whole-pizza-by-myself kind of hungry already. And it was too hot outside – it probably is summer but nonetheless.

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We asked for their Best Sellers in the Pasta and they gave us two choices: Salted Egg or the Lemon Mushroom. Both are quite unique right? We wanted to try both but we figured that our pizza was already full of dairy. So we ended up ordering the Salted Egg Pasta for Php 190.

It’s a mix of Bacon, Parmesan, Cream, Salted Egg in Fettucine Pasta. It was good. It was creamy yet it had texture. This is not to mock this dish, but to me, I am reminded of the tiny orange bits and pieces that comes with a Malabon Pancit. It actually is a compliment because it’s one of my favorite dishes. Jude loved it!

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We ordered the Four Cheese Pizza for Php 340. It’s Tomato Sauce,  Ricotta Cheese, Mozarella, Cleu Cheese and Parmesan. What not to love?

I guess there’s one. The crust was a bit hard and difficult to pull. The taste though, I loved it.

We also ordered the Buffalo Chicken and it was deliciiiooouuus! This one is spicy though.

IMG_3793We will be back soon! This is making me hungry at 11 in the evening – or it’s probably because I haven’t eaten anything for dinner.

Any, You should definitely try this!