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.
We were given the typical appetizer at first. ❤
We ordered Quattro Formaggi for Php 535 – Four Cheese topped with Truffles
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
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. ❤ ❤ ❤
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. ❤
The place is open and surrounded by glass. It’s lit with sun so the entire place is bright, which is why I also like it. ❤ We had a reservation that’s why we were able to get a table. I suggest you do the same because while we were there, there’s a couple of groups which they had to turn down because the place was full and tables were already reserved.
Anyway, so we ordered a LOT. It seems like all Filipinos are – we are afraid to go hungry. 😀
Paella Negra for Php 690
Thanks to my husband, this is now one of my favorite food to order anywhere. I’m glad that the serving of seafood is very generous. The calamari was still crispy and the actual squid is not gummy and not just flour. The paella is flavorful unlike some where it tends to get bland. Love, love, love this. ❤
Pasta del Parmigiano Pasta (Parmigiano Wheel) for Php 520
I didn’t get to taste this but according to my sister and brother in law, they really liked this. I think the serving can be for 2-3 if you ordered other food to go with this.
Tomato Cream Spaghetti Al Gambheri for Php 825
4 Stagioni for Php 485
This is basically veggie pizza – Tomato based topped with artichokes and mushrooms. This is a no for me. I’m definitely not their customer.
Carnivora for Php 550
Pollo Al Mattone for Php 720
There’s a lot of food I didn’t get to try. I apologize. 😛 Hahaha. BUT, a lot of good feedback.
Serving is good for groups. ❤ Next time, I’ll stick to pasta and paella. ❤ Happy Birthday to me! ❤
I ate here before so I didn’t take the pictures. But here’s a new one that I loved.
Angelizzas – Php 150 Crisy Mini Pizzas with Meat Sauce, Mozarella, Tomatoes & Basil. It was superb!
Sorry for our starving faces. We were on the road for 4 hours from Cubao to Makati. Traffic during fridays is absurd!