12 Italian Restaurants Perfect for Family Night


Pastas are a guarantee!

No matter how much we love other cuisines, most of us will agree that Italian dishes will always be one of our go-to comfort food. How can we resist those handcrafted noodles, balls of cheese, and the sauces.

So there’s no better way to celebrate family time than with some of the newest Italian restaurants we found around the metro.

Also read: 10 Most-Loved Restaurants in BGC

Rossini Ristorante Italiano – S Maison Conrad

Owned by the couple behind Buona Vita, a popular Tuscan villa-inspired Italian restaurant in Alabang, Rossini will stand for Italian fine dining with a Mediterranean twist. The restaurant is named after an Italian composer and gourmand. 

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

La Spezia – Tomas Morato

La Spezia is an Italian hole-in-the-wall and one of Metro Manila’s best new homegrown restaurants of 2016. It serves timeless pasta dishes and dessert standouts. They recently just launched new menu items including their now signature Italian donuts! Read more about their new dishes here.

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90 Scout Dr Lascano St, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
(0917) 317-8992

Foo’d by Davide Oldani – Shangri-la Fort

FOO’D is a Michelin-star contemporary restaurant that serves Italian dishes with a modern twist. It aims to provide quality Italian dining at an affordable price. Their 3-course menu starts at P800 only! Read our full feature here.

Fun Fact: 'Foo'd' is pronounced as /foo-dō/, similar to "foo-dough".
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G/F Shangri-la Hotel at the Fort, 30th St corner 5th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 950-8492

The Happy Chef – Linden Suites

The Happy Chef Restaurant serves authentic local and international (specifically Filipino and Italian) cuisines to the fast-paced and the well-traveled alike.

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Linden Suites, Tower 1, 37 San Miguel Ave, Ugong, Pasig
(02) 638-7878

Trufa Pasta Bar – Legaspi Village

Trufa is a cozy and rustic Catalan-inspired pasta bar that creatively combines the best of Barcelona and Manila, a fusion of Spanish and Filipino cultures through the art of taste. Its concept revolves around building your own pasta from the choice of noodles, sauces, and toppings. Read more here.

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109 Esteban St., Planters Bldg, Unit A, Legaspi Village, Makati
(02) 771-2581

Amici – multiple locations

Amici started off as a friendly neighborhood canteen headed by an Italian priest. From Italian coffee and gelato, they delved into wood-fire oven baked pizzas and homemade pastas. Word got out that this small canteen was serving authentic Italian food and the rest is history. Today, Amici is a well-known Italian favorite for many families. Try these new dishes from Chef Paolo Moran:

Meatball Arancini 

Savory combination of fried Italian style beef and pork meatballs stuffed with cheddar cheese and served with a side of pomodoro and béchamel dip

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Creamy Truffle Rigatoni

Bechamel and cheese sauce mixed with truffle paste and topped with Italian style croutons and bacon

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Balsamic Chicken & Bacon

Shredded roast chicken, balsamic vinegar, bacon, white alfredo sauce, fresh spinach and fresh tomato slices

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Pappare – The Food Hive Food Park

Although Pappare isn’t exactly a restaurant, you can expect top-notch pasta dishes here at very affordable prices. Pappare specializes in old-fashioned handmade noodles and pastas with varieties such as the Bleu Blanco, Reginette alla Pesto, and CRABonara–all served in a to-go cone. You mustn’t leave without trying their Panini de Porchetta too! Check out our full feature here.

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The Food Hive Food Park, #80 Visayas Ave, Quezon City
(0917) 830-9290

Gran Caffe Lavena – Venice Grand Canal

Gran Caffe Lavena is a Venetian-inspired cafe along Venice Grand Canal in BGC that serves authentic Italian dishes, and beautiful pastries and desserts. 

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Rialto Bridge, Venice Grand Canal, Upper McKinley Rd, McKinley Hill, Taguig
(0995) 455-7389

Salvatore Cuomo – Uptown Parade

Salvatore Cuomo is a half Italian, half Japanese celebrity chef from Naples, Italy. This is his first restaurant in Manila and his first collaboration with coffee specialist, Paul Bassett from Australia. The restaurant specializes in pizza, pasta, and other Italian favorites.

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G/F Uptown Parade, 9th Ave. cor 38th Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 946-3072

Vitto’s Wine Bar & Restaurant – Tomas Morato

Vitto’s is a hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant that offers fine wine sourced from all over the world, a great selection of tapas, pasta, pizza and more. Read our full post here.

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#114 Scout Lozano Street cor Tomas Morato, Laging Handa, Quezon City
(0906) 136-1712

Ponte Rialto – Venice Grand Canal

Ponte Rialto is an Italian fine-dining restaurant that serves authentic dishes made from the finest ingredients imported all the way from Italy. The restaurant is named after one of the four bridges that can be found at the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. 

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Venice Grand Canal, Upper McKinley Rd, McKinley Hill, Taguig
(02) 957-1573

Toni & Sergio – Venice Grand Canal

Toni & Sergio is an Italian restaurant that offers a gastronomic feast of Italian and Spanish cuisines including pizza, pasta and tapas. The restaurant is from the same team behind Parmigiano. 

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G/F Venice Grand Canal, Upper McKinley Rd, McKinley Hill, Taguig
(0922) 754-7743

Francesco’s Kitchen – Addition Hills

Francesco’s Kitchen is a traditional Italian restaurant serving regional cuisine with a selection of homemade pastabrick-oven pizza, and more. Due to its situation in a residential area in San Juan, the bistro is highly underrated. For those looking for classic Italian dishes that are both familiar and new to their palates, we recommend the Ossobucco in Gremolada Con Fettuccine Alfredo, and the Ortolano pasta.

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863 A. Mabini St, Addition Hills, San Juan
(02) 777-9777

For more restaurants like these, simply search for ‘ITALIAN‘ on the Booky app to view the complete list of Italian restaurants all over the metro. If you still haven’t, download Booky for free on iOS and Android and enjoy the convenience of searching and booking restaurants offline.

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