(SPOT.ph) It’s no secret that Italians are some of the most food-loving nations around—and this translates to them having exceptionally good fare that hardly fails to please. It’s delicious in its diversity, with different regions each bringing forward different profiles—from the hearty bolognese sauce of Emilia-Romagna to the meaty osso bucco of Lombardy and the simple but satisfying tomato-sauced pasta dishes of Tuscany. Worth mentioning, too, is the way they balance the use of rich cheeses and sauces with fresh, seasonal ingredients, putting emphasis on quality and achieving a harmony of flavors.
If you must get your fix, the good news is that there are several Italian restaurants in the Metro that are taking orders for delivery—so you can enjoy a hearty plate of pizza or pasta without having to leave your house.
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Hungry for Italian? Call these restaurants for delivery:
Cibo is known for their consistently al dente pasta and other simple but stellar dishes, and you can now get their famous Penne al Telefono (P435/regular, P765/la famiglia) and Farfalle alla Genovese (P375/regular, P655/la famiglia), as well as starters like the Crema di Zucca Pancetta (P295), pizzas like the Prosciutto Praga (P489), and mains like the Tagliata Di Manzo (P595)—delivered to your home. You have two options for delivery: direct delivery by calling up their branches and through GrabFood. You can pay via cash, credit card, and BDO bank transfer.
For orders, contact 0919-073-8720 or 8930-2426 (Araneta City); 0919-075-2426 or 8839-2426 (SM Aura); 0947-993-2426 or 8818-2426 (Ayala Malls The 30th); 0947-993-2426 or 8818-2426 (Alabang Town Center); 0919-073-8721 or 8895-2426 (Power Plant Mall); or 0919-065-2426 or 7238-2426 (UP Town Center). You can also find them on GrabFood. For more information, check out Cibo's Facebook page.
Va Bene Pasta Deli
No one does handmade pasta quite like Va Bene, and if you’ve been missing their food, you’ll be happy to know they offer a selection of their signature pasta dishes every day. Check their Facebook page for the latest menu; some of the items they offer as of writing are their Organic Eggs Tagliatelle with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Truffle Oil (P480)—a.k.a. our favorite truffle pasta in Manila—and the Black Ink Tagliolini Seafood Marinara (P480). They also sell their fresh pasta (P150/100 grams) if you feel like being creative in the kitchen. You can pay via BPI or do cash on delivery, and have it delivered using Lalamove (pickup address available upon request).
For orders, send a Viber message to 0917-722-5780. For more information and to see the latest menu, check out Va Bene Pasta Deli’s Facebook page.
Known for serving “faithful and fresh” Italian cuisine, a mano delivers to the Rockwell and Makati community from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On their menu are hearty pizzas and pasta dishes from the different regions of Italy, like the Stracciatella Pizza (P880) with its creamy namesake cheese on their chewy handmade crust; the Pomodoro e Basilico Paste (P490) with spaghetti alla chitarra, tomato, and basil; as well as satisfying mains that include the Pollo al Burro (P490) or chicken in rosemary-scented butter.
For orders, contact 0917-552-6266. For more information, check out a mano’s Facebook page.
European bistro La Collina serves a mix of Spanish and Italian eats—the latter of which is represented by dishes like the Arancini (P350/four pieces), Ravioli Blue Crab (P495), and Lamb Osso Bucco alla Milanese (P1,265). They deliver in Metro Manila from Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For orders, contact 0945-306-5673, 0947-398-6425, or 0917-817-2487. For more information, check out La Collina’s Facebook page.
Sicilian Roast by Giuseppe Genco
This Legazpi Village spot is the place to be for Italian classics, and if you’re in Makati, you’re in luck because their pasta and pizza dishes are available for delivery. Go classic with their Quatro Formaggi (P380) pizza, or try the Boscaiola al Tartufo (P480) pasta with porcini and white mushrooms, green peas, and pancetta in cream and truffle sauce for an earthy-meets-creamy bite. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there’s a 5% takeout fee and delivery charge of P150. You can pay via BPI bank transfer or GCash.
For orders, contact 7216-3132 or 0977-857-0101. For more information, check out Sicilian Roast’s Facebook page.
Headed by Chef Francesco Rizzo, Francesco’s serves homey Italian fare with fresh ingredients. Their Mabini branch is currently open from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. At the moment, their menu is limited to their pizzas—but we’re not complaining, really. Try the Francesco (P680) with zesty tomatoes, creamy and stretchy mozzarella, fresh sausage, earthy mushrooms, roasted bell peppers, and nutty and sharp gorgonzola bits; or the Smokey (P680), which lives up to its name with mozzarella, spinach, smoked scamorza cheese, ricotta, and mushrooms. You can either order through GrabFood, or get it delivered via your courier of choice (such as Grab or Lalamove).
For orders, contact 8777-9777, 0919-9127785, or 0917-1444395. For more information, check out Francesco’s Facebook page.
Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen
Mama Lou’s serves the kind of Italian food that feels like a huge, comforting hug—think huge portions and full-on flavors. They’ve reopened selected stores for delivery, including the BF International Las Piñas, Ayala Malls The 30th, UP Town Center, and Evia Lifestyle Center branches. You can get everything from their famous Lucio’s Truffle Pasta (P360/single, P1,455/family), Mama Lou’s Special Pizza (P420/regular, P525/large), Minestrone Soup (P220), Chicken Piccata (P370/single, P1,775/family), and their winning Lasagna (P360/single, P1,500/family), which placed ninth on our 2018 Top 10 Beef Lasagnas in Manila list.
For orders, send them a message through their Facebook page.
This Italian restaurant by the Bistro Group offers both cooked and ready-to-cook dishes from their Bonifacio High Street and Greenbelt 2 branches, which you can order from by calling directly or order via GrabFood or Foodpanda. Treat yourself to their Truffle Fries (P395/solo, 795/for sharing)—one of our favorites of its kind in Manila—or go for one of their pasta dishes like the Spaghetti and Meatballs (P485/solo, P1,350/for sharing), or main entrees like the Chicken Milanese (P565/solo, P1,450/for sharing).
For orders, contact 8856-3890 or 0935-860-4544 (Bonifacio High Street), or 7728-0283, 0995-095-1002, or 0961-756-0728 (Greenbelt 2). You can also find them on GrabFood or Foodpanda. For more information, check out Italianni’s Philippines’ Facebook page.
Trufa Pasta Bar
This pasta bar lets you concoct your own pasta dishes with your choice of salsa (sauce), pasta, and alegria (toppings). You can order for delivery either by calling them directly and booking your own courier, or finding them on Foodpanda or GrabFood. Start your feast with their Ilonggo chorizo-infused Croquetos de Chorizo (P195) or Montadito de Salmon (P225) before moving onto your own personalized pasta dish—some of the sauces you can pick are their signature Trufa (P350) or truffle sauce, the more classic Pomodoro (P240) with tomato sauce, or the more offbeat Tapastalog (P325) with tapa and egg.
For orders, call 8771-2581 or 0917-804-5011 or find them on Foodpanda or GrabFood. For more information, check out Trufa Pasta Bar’s Facebook page.
Wildflour proves time and time again that they can also do just about every cuisine right—including Italian. The good news is, they’re delivering their pizzas with a crisp-yet-chewy crust for pickup, takeout, and delivery from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Try the Cacio e Pepe (P795) for an understated yet excellent pie with the flavors of pecorino, mozzarella, and parmigiano cheeses; or the Prosciutto (P895) with tomato, arugula, and mozzarella for a meatier bite. You can either call them directly or order through Foodpanda; they accept payments made via credit or debit card, BDO bank transfer, GCash, or Grabpay.
For orders, call 8244-33930 or 0917-632-9384, or find Wildflour Italian on Foodpanda. For more information, check out Wildflour Italian's Facebook page.
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