A Veneto Napoli Pizzeria Ristorante:
- Seafood Pasta Parmigiana
- New York Style Pizza
Exploring new places means eating at new restaurants. I’m no native to Makati so my friend brought EverywhereWeEat to a new pizza place for dinner last Saturday night. We tried out A Veneto located at Glorietta 3 and had our fill of Italian food.
First up was the Seafood Pasta. As you can see, it was filled with chewy, stringy mozzarella cheese. Definite major points with me. You can never go wrong with cheese! I’ll stop myself before I go into a full-blown written devotion about my love affair for cheese right about…. now. Back to the pasta. After staring at the bed of yellow goodness for a couple of seconds, I was thinking “Uh… where’s the seafood?” Usually, seafood pasta has the bits of shellfish on top of the pasta or around the plate where you can see it. A Veneto’s version had me baffled as to where my main ingredients were. But after we dug into the first serving, ahh there it was, amass all the cheese and hot marinara sauce. It was a good generous amount too. The pieces of mussel, squid, and shrimp were all bite-sized and weren’t at all overpowering in flavour. The pasta actually kept warm even though we had already forked open the cheese and marinara on top of it. Impressive.
Then we were served with our New York Style Pizza, which in the menu’s description sounded a lot like a Manager’s Choice at Shakey’s, but hey, benefit of the doubt. Glad we actually ordered it because it was far from what I was expecting it to taste like. It wasn’t greasy even with all the meat ingredients on it. And the green bell peppers (my least favourite pizza topping next to black olives) actually tasted really good. It wasn’t bitter. It was crunchy and tasted fresh. My only problem with it though was that the crust was rock-hard. But other than that, it was a good choice.
The dining experience at A Veneto good. Aside from the hearty food, their wall decorations gave the place a lot of character. There was even this huge mural of famous Hollywood male stars dressed up in different costumes sitting together like chums. You can’t help but play a good game of “Name That Actor” with your dinner mates as you await your orders.
This restaurant is a good place for both friends and family because their serving is good enough to share.