Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Foodie: La Grotta Cucina Italiana

If you are looking for a great Italian restaurant around Makati City, you may want to check out La Grotta at G/F,Angelus Plaza Bldg., V,A Rufino St. in Legaspi Village.

The ambience of La Grotta is similar to that of Bellini's in Cubao. It looks like a traditional Italian restaurant that has a very homey yet sophisticated feel, thus, perfect for formal meetings and romantic dates. The place is very intimate that it can only accomodate about 40 to 50 pax.

While waiting for your order, you will be served with an assortment of breads, liver pate, butter and a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Their liver pate is a must try. Though it is a sophisticated version of liver spread, their liver pate is good as it doesn't have an annoying after-taste. The balsamic vinaigrette (mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar) also goes well with their warm assortment of breads and is also a great way to tease your palate before your main course.

Our favorite is their Tagliatelle Di Tartufo Crudo, a flat pasta mixed with porcini mushrooms topped with parma ham in a rich truffle cream sauce (P395). We usually split the serving into 2 or 3 as one serving is too much for me to finish.

We also ordered Margherita pizza (Tomato, mozzarella, oregano, basil and extra virgin olive oil). This is good for 2 if eaten alone or for 4 if you will order pasta or other entrees. The tomatoes and herbs in this pizza counteracts the richness and creaminess of Tagliatelle Di Tartufo Crudo. Priced at P380.

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