I love pasta and Italianni's is one of my favorite places to dine in, that's why I jumped at the chance to sample their new big lunch promo menu.
They had 6 new dishes lined up for sampling, but I think the star of the night was the Costina Brasatta (braised ribs). It's loin back ribs braised in tomatoes and red wine, flavored with herbs and garlic and served with spaghetti alio e olio and grilled vegetables. According to chef Sonny Ong they bake the ribs for 3 hours! And you can literally brush off the meat from the bone. Ganun kalambot!
I also loved the Pesci in Vino Bianco (fish fillet in white wine). The fillet was simmered in white wine and herbs and served with spaghetti aglio e olio and grilled vegetables. The fillet melts in your mouth!
Other dishes include: Pollo con Rucola (chicken with arugula), Manzo di Arrosto (roasted rib eye), Marinata del Manzo di Arrosto (beef pot roast) and the Spiedo del Pollo e Dei Pesci (fish and chicken skewer). I got bewitched by the first two dishes that's why I did not try the rest of the dishes, but my companions said that they were made in heaven too.
My son was overjoyed with the dessert too.
And I also loved the salad.
Price Range: PhP295 to PhP350
Italianni's has braches at the following locations: Gateway, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 2, Greenhills, Libis, SM Megamall, Bonifacio High Street, Mall of Asia, Tomas Morato, Alabang Town Center and Trinoma.