An affordable Italian food experience.
With the rise of the new era of food establishments here in Manila, it’s sometimes hard to spot a restaurant that has all of the essential factors–taste and presentation of food, quality of service, ambiance and overall value for money. Nowadays, “authentic” has become synonymous with “expensive”; unfortunately quality does come with a price tag. But it’s not the case for Parmigiano Ristorante Pizzeria, one of the underrated Italian restaurants in Manila serving authentic Italian food, for less.
What is Parmigiano? Or Parmigiano-Reggiano, but we know it as parmesan cheese. It is considered as the ‘King of Cheeses’ and hails from the Italian provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Modena, and Mantua. Parmigiano-Reggiano is made from unpasteurized cow’s milk and takes more than a year to age in wooden case wheels stocked inside maturing rooms.
Fun fact: One circular case of Parmigiano-Reggiano uses about 600 liters of milk!
Parmigiano is an Italian restaurant that offers Italian dishes infused with the popular cheese ingredient. It is conveniently located inside Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila. The ambiance is simple and has laid-back vibe that is anything but intimidating, unlike its other fine dining counterparts.
Parmigiano serves steaks, carpaccio, caprese, ravioli, and risotto, but is really best known for their handmade pastas and signature Napoletana-style pizzas–brick oven-fired, thin crust, crisp edges and chewy middle. Choose from 24 varieties of tomato or white-based pizza flavors. The Calamari Nero, Spaghetti Carbonara, Spaghetti Al Granchio and the Frutti Di Mare are the crowd favorites.
Italian style sauce with squid ink, garlic and cream.
TIP: This dish may be served without cream upon request
Traditional and simple way for the carbonara: eggs, parmesan cheese, black pepper, and pancetta; can add cream mixture upon request. Single and sharing servings are available.
Spaghetti Al Granchio
Crab meat with cherry tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil and white wine
Frutti di Mare
Tomato, mozzarella, mussels, clams, squid, prawns
For their freshly-made brick oven pizzas, try their Pizza Carolina (truffle, mozzarella, eggs) and the Tre Salsiccia (prosciutto cotto, pepperoni, Italian sausage).
Cream pizza with truffle, mozzarella, eggs
Looking for something other than pizza and pasta? Parmigiano also serves sumptuous mains like their Pollo Al Mattone (grilled boneless chicken) and the Bistecca Mare E Terra (Australian rib-eye and grilled prawns).
Pollo al Mattone
Grilled boneless chicken cooked under brick and served with baked potatoes. TIP: It’s good for 2.
Bistecca Mare E Terra
Grilled Australian rib-eye with au jus and grilled prawns with balsamic dressing
Finish off your meal with their no-fail Tiramisu and Pannacotta.
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