Restaurant Review: La Piazza Ristorante Italiano

Address: Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City  

Date visited: February 2019

The Taste

4/5

The Filetto di Manzo alla Rossini was delicious. The dish was made up of Wagyu beef tenderloin with duck liver escalope, spinach, asparagus and truffle sauce. The tenderloin was supple while the duck liver tasted beautifully. Beef and duck liver go really well when prepared properly and with this dish, the combination was nicely complemented by the truffle flavor in the sauce. Definitely the best dish of the night.

The Tagliatelle con Polpette di Pollo, Ragu’ di Funghi, Spinaci was described as having homemade fresh tagliatelle with chicken meat balls, mushroom and spinach. The dish sounded delicious but the taste of the chicken meat balls was disappointing. The rest of the ingredients were ok but we were put off by the odd flavor of the meat balls. The taste of the meat balls is hard to describe but they definitely did not go well with the pasta and the other flavors.

The Contadina pizza had mozzarella, tomato, shiitake, potato, parma ham and red onion. This was a good pizza with high quality ingredients and the size was large enough for probably 3 persons. The amount of ingredients in the pizza was sufficient for people to be able to taste them all without any overpowering flavor. The crust was toasty on the outside but airy in the middle and was the correct thickness for the amount of toppings. It was a good pizza.

The Service

4/5

The servers were attentive, as they should be, for a fine dining restaurant. However, there was nothing special about their service to deserve a perfect rating.

The Place

5/5

The restaurant was beautiful. It is located inside an “Entertainment City” and everything about it radiated elegance. It had a bar and a premium casual section with wine cabinets as walls and, upon going further inside, there was a fine dining area.

The fine dining area had a romantic atmosphere. Everything felt clean and comfy plus the high ceilings, luxurious decor and overall layout made eating there a very enjoyable experience. There was also a way outside towards “The Fountain” where there were nightly scheduled shows: perfect for a romantic dinner with a loved one.

The Value for Money

4/5

The pasta was P768, the pizza was P668 and the tenderloin was P2488. The positives: the tenderloin, the pizza and the place; the negative: the pasta. The price points are typical for a fine dining restaurant and hopefully they improve on their pasta since they claim to be an Italian restaurant.

Pro Tip: Make sure you confirm the schedule of their fountain shows and make reservations accordingly to get the best experience.

#happyfoodtrippers

Click here for their website. Below is its Zomato Spoonback:

La Piazza - Okada Manila Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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