Saturday, May 24, 2008

Galileo Enoteca

A friend of mine recently brought me to an interesting place called Galileo Enoteca in Pasong Tamo, it is a two floors Italian deli restaurant that looks more of an old wine cellar. Oh, Enoteca is an Italian word for wine library, so that explains it; With dark brick walls, dimmed lighting, nice painting off the wall and a wall of wine bottles,hard oak wooden benches and table -- sitting might be tough on the butt but it was tolerable. The setup is really nice, ambiance is very Italian.

Service was great. Our server Mark which by the way is shown in the picture was attentive and knowledgeable, he willingly accommodated our questions and given us free taste/samples of wines and liquors.

Like other Italian restaurant, our dining experience starts off with a free bread basket with pesto and tomato dip, followed by the soup (P60) which by the way I do not recommend.

The eggplant parmigiana (price I forgot.. sorry) had a generous filling of eggplant and was tasty.

The price is quite reasonable- They offer set meal for P500 or less...
It includes a glass of red wine, antipasto (cold cuts + cheese platter) , a choice of pasta and a cup of coffee or tea.

I was intrigued by the red small bottles called sanbitter(P75) , according to our server it comes with 2 types alcoholic and non alcoholic; I tried the non alcoholic one... it taste strange - indeed it is bitter and have some sort of bitter aftertaste. Takes time to actually like it or maybe not ...

Don't leave the place without trying their three-layer chocolate-mint-chocolate gelato cake called after eight. For P120, definitely a must must try.

By the way, this Italian place does not serve pizza.

Galileo Enoteca, Makati
Unit 14 La Fuerza Plaza, #21 Chino Roces Avenue
Makati City, Metro Manila
(632) 817-9118

Galileo Enoteca, Mandaluyong
80 Calbayog St., cor. Malinao St.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
(632) 534-4633

That's All!


Kai Cruz said...

aylabs enoteca's cheese selection.

ALiNe said...

Cheese cheese cheese =) Thanks for dropping by!

Anonymous said...

omg, i have been wanting to go to galileo forever. hahaha! will definitely drop by next time i'm home. ;-) nice post. thanks!

ALiNe said...

Caryn- Thanks!... You sound excited.. ;-)

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