10 Squid Ink Pasta Dishes in Metro Manila that will Keep You Coming Black for More!


Squid ink is the new black.

Pasta lovers, rejoice! We’ve already done several pasta articles featuring restaurants that serve good carbonara, lasagna, and even aligue pasta! It’s interesting how squid ink pasta works, where the pasta itself turns to jet black when the ink is mixed into the fresh pasta dough, and then cooked with wine, red pepper flakes, olive oil, garlic, and seafood; it’s a tasty dish and the daring color makes it look even more unique and appetizing.

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Thanks to these restaurants, we get to enjoy this one-of-a-kind pasta every now and then to curb our cravings.

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Black Ink Seafood Marinara – Va Bene Pasta Deli

Va Bene Pasta Deli was one of Makati’s best-kept secret Italian restaurants. Their fresh and handmade pastas are the stars of their menu. 

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Fusilli Lunghi Neri ai due Salmoni – Rossini Ristorante

Rossini Ristorante Italiano offers Italian fine dining with a Mediterranean twist. It is named after the famous Italian composer and gourmand Rossini. Their version has salmon, broccoli and cherry tomatoes.

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Level 2, S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard cor Coral Way, Pasay
(02) 800-8061

Fisherman Squid Ink Pasta – Olivia & Co.

Olivia & Co seeks to become the go to place for a gourmet experience, serving artisanal coffees and teas to complement great food inspired by various cuisines of the world. Read our full feature here.

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Squid Ink and Aligue Pasta – Earth Kitchen

Earth Kitchen, a joint project of the Got Heart Foundation and Hizon’s catering, is a farm-to-table concept restaurant dedicated to promote the products of local farms and indigenous people. Their version is a combination of aligue and squid ink, topped with scallops and anise liquor.

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Lot 10-B-10 White Plains, Katipunan, Quezon City
(02) 577-9138

Squid Ink Lasagna – Todd English Food Hall

Named after the famous celebrity chef, Todd English incorporates the food hall setting with 9 different food stations to choose from–raw bar, pasta section, sushi, burgers and more. 

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5/F SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 621-4002

Pasta al Nero – Mama Lou’s

From humble beginnings to a success story, Mama Lou’s definitely hits the spot when it comes to Italian comfort food. Aside from their Spaghetti Seafood Olio, the Pasta al Nero is a must-try too!

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Squid Ink and Clams – Chelsea Kitchen

Chelsea Kitchen, owned by Raintree Restaurants, offers home-cooked meals with a twist. They serve specialty cakes, mix your own salad and stone- fired pizzas. 

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G/F Serendra Piazza, Mc Kinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 909-7011

Black Tagliatelle – Woodfire

Woodfire is an upscale Italian restaurant specializing in brick oven-fired pizzas and handmade pasta. You’ll never go wrong with their Black Tagliatelle!

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G/F Joya Lofts And Tower, Rockwell Centre, Makati
(02) 511-7484

Squid Ink Pasta – Obladi Oblada

Obladi Oblada is owned by a chefwho has garnered experience in restaurants like Hillside CafeNinyo Fusion Cuisine, and other hotel restaurants. Would you believe that their Squid Ink Pasta costs P99 only?!

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1109 Red Manor Bldg., G. Tolentino St, Sampaloc, Manila
(0915) 665-6655

Black Squid Pasta with Aioli – 5 Loaves & 2 Fish

5 Loaves & 2 Fish has an expansive comfort food menu serving dishes with a modern twist. The Squid Ink Pasta is a must-try!

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GF The Rock Lifestyle Hub, Holy Spirit Drive, Don Antonio Heights, Batasan Hills, Quezon City
(02) 366-5375

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