The Ultimate Guide to Pasta Dishes in Metro Manila for Carb Lovers!


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.

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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!

Carbonara 

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

Pappare” in Italian means ‘to gobble up’. They specialize in old-fashioned handmade noodles and pastas prepared and presented using modern techniques, served in take-away cones.

Must-try dish: CRABonara

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

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

Sausage Carbonara from The Stockpile
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North Tower, The Sapphire Bloc Building, Sapphire Road cor Onyx and Garnet St., Ortigas, Pasig
(02) 635-6151

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

Le Petit Souffle Carbonara Souffle
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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

Spaghetti Carbonara Alla Mamma Mia from Mamma Mia
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UG/F Uptown Mall, 36th Street cor 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 541-8933

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

Lechon Carbonara from Cafe Enye
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Mezzanine Floor, Citi, Plaza, 34th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 581-1315

Truffle Pasta

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

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Mama Lou’s

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

Truffle Mac and Cheese from Mama Lou's
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Avail the discount at 6 branches

Trufa Pasta Bar

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

Build Your Own Pasta from Trufa Pasta Bar
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109 Esteban St., Planters Bldg, Unit A, Legaspi Village, Makati
(02) 771-2581

Mamou – Taguig

Mamou is a casual dining and award-winning restaurant that’s best known for its steaks and pastas.

Recommended dish: Lorenzo’s Truffle Cream

Lorenzo Truffle Cream Pasta from Mamou
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G/F Serendra, 11th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 909-5741

Pesto

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

Seafood Linguini in Pesto Sauce from Conti's
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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

Pesto con Pollo from Pomodoro Pizza
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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

Farfalle alla Genovese from Cibo
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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

Uni Carbonara from Italianni's
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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

Classic Italian Pesto from FETA Mediterranean
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G/F Intrawest, 33 Annapolis St., Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 705-7238

Lasagna

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

Squid Ink Lasagna from Todd English Food Hall
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5/F SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway
(02) 621-4002

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

Lasagne Al Formo from Rossini Ristorante Italiano
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Level 2, S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard cor Coral Way, Pasay
(02) 800-8061

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

F2T Lasagna from Green Pastures
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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

Lasagna Roll Ups from Banapple
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Bhest Lasagna – Quezon City

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

Beef Lasagna from Bhest Lasagna
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49 Malingap St., Malingap Marketplace, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
(0917) 836-0160

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

Grape Escape is a wine lounge and restaurant that serves Italian and Spanish favorites as well as sangria.

Recommended dish: Vongole

Vongole from Grape Escape
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99 Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
(02) 405-2546

Wildflour – multiple branches

Offering specialty breads, cakes, a delectable brunch menu until 3 PM as well as a diverse dinner menu from 5 PM onwards, get your fix of comfort food at Wildflour no matter what time it is.

Must-try: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs from Wildflour
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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

Crab Fat Pasta from Single Origin
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