Pair it with a glass of wine and you’re good to go!
Pasta is probably one of the best comfort foods out there. It’s readily accessible in so many Italian restaurants in Manila, easy to cook, easy to eat, and it’s great for sharing.
If you’re a hardcore pasta lover and want a low-down on the restaurants in Manila that serve your favorite pasta dishes, simply check the list that we’ve curated for you down below!
Whether you’re craving for traditional Carbonara – that consists of three humble ingredients – or innovative, out-of-the-box Carbonara, here are restaurants that’ll satisfy your desire for this creamy pasta.
Pappare – Quezon City
Must-try dish: CRABonara
The Stockpile – Ortigas
Serving up Western comfort food like pizzas, handmade pastas, sandwiches, roasts, meals and all-day Pinoy breakfasts that go well with the variety of drinks that they also offer, The Stockpile is a go-to place when you just can’t choose between wanting to go to a diner or a bar.
Recommended dish: Sausage Carbonara
Le Petit Souffle – multiple branches
With their selection of both sweet and savory dishes made from scratch, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience at Le Petit Souffle, a playful and modern French-Japanese bistro.
Must-try dish: LPS Carbonara Souffle
Mamma Mia Ristorante E Bar – Taguig
With only one branch in the Metro, when you’re looking for homemade pasta, stuffed crust pizzas, salads and drinks, you should definitely head on to Mamma Mia Ristorante E Bar.
Recommended dish: Spaghetti Carbonara Alla Mamma Mia
Cafe Enye – Taguig
Inspired by colonial Spanish cuisine, Cafe Enye serves dishes and drinks that’ll give your taste buds a trip to the past.
Must-try dish: Lechon Carbonara
Truffle may be an acquired taste but once you do learn to appreciate the earthy flavors and try them with pasta, you’re sure to keep coming back for more. Check out these restaurant’s that serve the best truffle pastas in town.
Va Bene Pasta Deli – multiple branches
Get it fresh at none other than Va Bene Pasta Deli, the first Italian restaurant within the Metro who only serves fresh pastas on their menu.
Recommended dish: Cacio E Pepe Mushroom Truffle
From humble beginnings to a success story, Mama Lou’s definitely hits the spot when it comes to Italian comfort food.
Must-try dish: Truffle Mac and Cheese
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.
Must-try: Build your Own Pasta with their Signature Truffle Sauce
Mamou – Taguig
Mamou is a casual dining and award-winning restaurant that’s best known for its steaks and
Recommended dish: Lorenzo’s Truffle Cream
Pesto. It’s the pasta that not only has the strongest herb flavors but is also considered one of the healthiest. It’s perfect for those who are quite conscious of their health. If you’re one of those people or if you love the taste of herbs, then check out these restaurants that serve up delicious pesto pasta!
Conti’s – multiple branches
Conti’s is a family-friendly cafe and bakeshop that serves a number of homegrown signature dishes and desserts.
Must-try: Seafood Linguine in Pesto Sauce
Pomodoro Pizza – multiple branches
Pomodoro Pizza is your affordable go-to for some authentic and delicious Italian pizza and pasta.
Recommended dish: Pesto con Pollo
Cibo – multiple branches
A homegrown Italian restaurant by acclaimed Chef Margarita Fores, Cibo serves well-loved classic dishes including antipasti, salads, pasta, pizza, and mains.
Recommended dish: Farfalle alla Genovese
Italianni’s Restaurant – multiple branches
A favorite gathering place for families and friends, Italianni’s is a classic Italian restaurant that serves Italian home-style recipes that everyone can enjoy.
Must-try: Uni Carbonara
FETA Mediterranean – San Juan
If you’re looking for authentic Mediterranean dishes, then it’s time to dine at FETA Mediterranean by Chef Beyto, a man filled with experience and expertise on the cuisine, reflective in the mouth-watering masterpieces he serves.
Recommended dish: Classic Italian Pesto
Consisting of beautifully balanced layers of flavors – creamy, herby, and tart – it comes as no surprise that Lasagna has been a go-to comfort food for both adult and kids alike. Check out the restaurants below for some kid-friendly as well as “for adults” kinds of Lasagna.
The Food Hall by Todd English – – Taguig
Can’t choose which cuisine you want for lunch or dinner? Have them all at no other place than Food Hall by Todd English, a restaurant that offers food from all over the world in an upscale food hall setting.
Must-try: Squid Ink Lasagna
Rossini Ristorante Italiano – Pasay
Have you ever been to a restaurant that’s Italian fine dining with Mediterranean twist? If not, we suggest you head on to Rossini and try out their appetizers, pizza, meat main courses, and of course, their handmade pastas.
Recommended dish: Lasagne Al Formo
Green Pastures – multiple branches
A farm-to-table concept restaurant by Chef Robby Goco of Cyma, Green Pastures is a go-to place for clean, healthy, and organic dishes.
Must-try: F2T Lasagna
Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes – multiple branches
A bakery and cafe established in 2007, Banapple serves up freshly-baked pies, cheesecakes, sandwiches, pasta, entress, and more, perfect for those who have cravings for savory and sweet food.
Recommended dish: Lasagna Roll Ups
With love and effort placed into every component of their dishes – the pasta to the cheese – you’re sure to get the best that lasagna has to offer at Bhest Lasagna.
Must-try: Beef/Chicken Lasagna
Other Kinds of Pastas
Pastas come in all different shapes, sizes, and flavors. If you want to change it up a bit and order something that are not the usual kinds of pasta, check out these restaurants below!
Grape Escape is a wine lounge and restaurant that serves Italian and Spanish favorites as well as sangria.
Recommended dish: Vongole
Wildflour – multiple branches
Must-try: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Single Origin – multiple branches
A hangout spot where both coffee and alcohol lovers can find common ground, get your fix of caffeine and breakfast, lunch, or dinner with their dishes at no other place than Single Origin.
Recommended dish: Crab Fat Pasta
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