Bellissimo Ristorante – Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City

Bellissimo Ristorante, the name speaks for itself- “Beautiful Restaurant”; it delivers a very beautiful dining experience that is worth repeating.

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Previously located in the busy Tomas Morato area, Bellissimo is now located within the residential area of Scout Rallos Ext. in Quezon City since September 2012. Celebrity couple Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz- Montano developed this place where people can celebrate their passion for Italian food, appreciate art, and enjoy music.

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Upon entering, we were welcomed with warm lights, wooden tables and seats, brick walls adorned with Cesar Montano’s fabulous paintings. His interesting artworks can be a conversation starter, as you wait for your food, with a classical music playing in the background.

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Upstairs, there are rooms for private gatherings or business meetings; Each room has its own design and is named after a family member of the Montano’s which gives this places its own unique charm. Overall, it has a great ambiance for a date night or catching up with friends.

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On the table:

For appetizer, we had a basket of  Italian Bread Stick with marinara and pesto dips.

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Pescatora spaghetti (Php370) is spaghetti enveloped with a tomato based sauce with shrimp, squid, and mussel and Parmesan cheese. This seafood pasta dish is rich, creamy and delicious. This festive dish encompasses a balanced flavor; I like it that it’s not too tangy. The sauce did not overpower the delicateness of the seafood. The pasta is cooked ‘al dente’ – firm to the bite; Good job for this one, chef!

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Cesare Pasta (Php 340) is spaghetti with extra virgin olive oil, bell pepper, black and green olives, tomato, capers, basil leaves, and Parmesan cheese. This dish is perfect for vegetarians. It has a light and fresh taste even non-vegetarians would enjoy. I like how the olives, tomato, and bell pepper give a refreshing taste.

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Aglio Olio (Php 365) is a classic Italian dish. It is spaghetti with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and chili anchovies, shrimps, clams, and Parmesan cheese. Alio Olio in English is garlic and oil; if you love garlic then you would love this pasta dish. This dish has my two thumbs up for the night; the garlic infused olive oil creates a gorgeous flavor that tickled my taste buds. Though it is packed with flavor, it does not overpower the sweetness of shrimps and clams. This dish is heavenly and worth coming back for.

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Ali di Pollo (Php 285) consists of 5 pieces chicken wings slowly cooked to perfection and smothered with Original or Hot Barbecue sauce. Although the amount of heat/spiciness is variable, I like the way Bellissimo Restorante’s Ali di Pollo is made; it’s sweet with just a hint of spicy flavor aftertaste.

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The best way to quench the heat is to match it with the Cesare Iced Tea (Php 75). It’s not your regular iced tea as it has secret ingredients that make it interesting.

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Sunshine Pizza (Php 465) is another favorite. It is a thin- crust pizza delightfully embellished with white sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, beef, Pocini mushroom, onion, minced garlic, bell pepper, oregano, and olive oil. I’ve tried different kinds of pizzas and this one gets two thumbs up for the flavor. It has superb- quality ingredients the restaurant should be commended for. You will undoubtedly fall in love with this pizza after taking your first bite.

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Bellissimo Supreme (Php 465) is another gourmet pizza cooked from a wood-fired oven. This visually appetizing pizza is loaded with tomato, mozzarella, cooked ham, spicy salami, sausage, mushroom, bell pepper, onion, pineapple, and oregano. I like the texture and taste at every bite. The crunch of the crust and the burst of flavors is ‘Amore’. It’s a feast to the eyes and the stomach.

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Bellissimo Ristorante offers a sufficient selection of wine to appease wine aficionados.

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Bellissimo Ristorante – The Chef in Action

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The Staff with Mr. Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz-Montano

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The Staff:

Christina D’ Souza – Head Chef

Ryan Tolentino- Asst. Chef

Chuck Dennis Amante- Asst. Chef

Giovanni Loyola- Asst. Chef

Lara Patricia Tio- Bartender

Margarette Cuerda- Server

Patrick Sison- Server

Jayr Muega- Server

Suzette Antigua- Cashier

Marivic Vargas- Secretary

Perla Corpuz- Asst. Secretary

The menu

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What I wish they could improve on is to extend their entree selection, perhaps Roasted Chicken or Baked Salmon, other than steak or ribs to provide more options for guests. On the bright side, I commend Bellissimo Ristorante for their wide selection of pizza and pasta.

To conclude, I would say that Bellissimo Ristorante is a restaurant that not only serves food with excellent quality but beyond that, it is a venue for sharing the passion for good food, art, and music. It’s a clap, clap, clap for Bellissimo Ristorante for great food, outstanding staff who are attentive to the customer’s needs, and cleanliness of the place.

We’ll definitely visit this place again…soon!

Bellissimo Ristorante

Contact Numbers: 4123553 / 9273162

Address: 135 Scout Rallos Ext. Brgy Sacred Heart, Quezon City

Domino’s Pizza Buy 1 Take 1 Promo (Philippines) 2012

It’s CUSTOMER’S APPRECIATION MONTH!!!

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Super Bowl of China- Unli-Birthday Noodles

 

From September 17 to November 30, 2012 you and your family/friends can enjoy UNLIMITED Birthday Noodles for only Php79 per person. You read it right! Even if it’s not your birthday, you may enjoy this special treat from Super Bowl of China.

 

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El Portal Inn – Tagbilaran, Bohol

There’s no doubt that El Portal Inn deserves to be the #1 Bed&Breakfast /Inn in Tagbilaran City. Our 3days2nights stay(P1,000/night for double deluxe room) in El Portal Inn was hassle free. We were accommodated by the friendly staff the moment we arrived— about quarter to 11am. That was an early check in -without additional fee.

All the basic things a budget traveler needs are offered here. It made me even happier when I found out that room service is available. We had snacks and booze brought to our room after an afternoon adventure in Antiquera. We also ordered breaded porkchop with  veggies for dinner on our 2nd night, right after our countryside tour. How relaxing!

Here’s the dining area where we had our Filipino breakfast —we chose tapsilog, coffee or juice, and a fruit.

Here’s the lounge area (In the picture Mishale, Kuya Mike, and me). This was taken after our countryside tour, which will be featured in another post.

I wasn’t able to take photos of the rooms but I can say that the room where we stayed in is squeaky clean, has clean, comfortable, and thick mattress, has clean and soft towels and a free soap.  🙂

Check out the services they offer to their valued guests:

  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-fi Internet Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Bohol Tour Assistance
  • 24hr. Customer Service
  • 24hr Security Guard
  • IDD/NDD/Fax Services
  • 2 Function Rooms for Various
    Occasions
  • Stand-by Power Generator
  • Free Transportation Service from
    the Pier or Airport*
    (Between 6:30am to 8:30pm)        
    By Arrangement Basis Only–

El Portal Inn is the perfect place to stay in Tagbilaran City. Two thumbs up for the food, the clean and comfortable room, and quality service. Clap, clap, clap for the courteous staff who made us feel like we were staying in a hotel.

I give this inn my highest recommendation. This is the only Bed and Breakfast inn I would consider staying at in Tagbilaran. Experience quality service at affordable rates.

Check  out their website. http://elportalinn.net/index.html

El Portal Inn

Address: 56 Belderol St., Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines 6300

Contact Numbers: (038) 411-2124/ Globe- (038) 501-0744

Telefax Number: PLDT- (038) 411-3579

Mobile Number: +639287591352

Email: elportalinn@yahoo.com

 

Hollywood Inspiration Theme Photo Shoot – Pinkz Photography

Hollywood Inspiration theme photo shoot is EXTENDED til the end of September. First batch for September is on Sept.3. 5pm. Book now! Contact 09065058527

 

 

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Shakey’s Prima Lasagna Bundle

I’ve been craving for lasagna since last week. Happy to find out about this promo. Wohooo! This awesome bundle is good for 5 persons and it’s only for Php 995.

Chip in Php 199 each, and you get to enjoy a large thin crust Italian Sausage, 5 pc Buddy pack Chicken n’ Mojos, a pitcher of Coke, and of course… the Prima Lasagna Platter.

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What are you waiting for? Stop staring at your computer screen. Go to shakey’s now.   🙂

 

*photo taken from shakeys facebook account