Authentic Italian Place – Galileo Enoteca Deli and Restaurant

Hello there, fellow Titas of Manila!

If you’re looking for the next restaurant to have your next family or friends gathering, dinner with your girl friends, date place, look no further than Galileo Enoteca.

Galileo Enoteca Deli and Restaurant was brought to the Philippines by Gaetano Vitrano. Starting out simply in a hole in the wall somewhere in the small streets of Mandaluyong.

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The Italian restaurant, wine bar and bistro serves Cheese Wheel Pasta every Fridays and weekends. It’s literally pasta being cooked inside a huge wheel of cheese. It was a fun experience and the dishes were delicious. If you’re looking for a “Date night” place, Galileo Enoteca can be a perfect place for your romantic dinner.

The Cheese Wheel Pasta is available every Friday to Sunday from 11:00AM to 10:00PM. Each pasta dish that will be cooked inside the past wheel is P500.00 and that includes a glass of iced tea. There are 6 pasta dishes to choose from.

So Once you’ve chosen your dish, you just need to wait to be called by the chef, cooking the fresh pasta and sauce. They will ask you if you want to try cooking inside the huge wheel of parmesan cheese. As soon as your pasta is almost done, the chef will shave off a generous amount of cheese inside the wheel, your pasta will then be placed inside the pasta wheel, thats the time you can take over and finish the cooking.

The Food:

Our dinner began with their Complimentary Bread and Dips. I wasn’t able to take a photo of it as we were so hungry by the time we got to the restaurant but I have to tell you that the bread was so good! It was slightly crunchy outside and really soft inside. There were two dips served – tomato marinara dip and the usual Olive Oil/Balsamic Vinaigrette dip. I loved both dips, but I prefer the Oil/Balsamic dip.

We ordered the carbonara, creamy truffle, pasta con funghi and bolognese.

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Spaghetti Alla Carbonara (P330)
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Risotto Porcini Mushroom with Truffle Oil & Parmesan (Php 420)

This was hands down our favorite dish that night. The rice had just the right creaminess and you immediately will be able to taste and smell the truffle oil too. I highly recommend this dish. 

The Ambiance:

Nothing to hate, everything to love. Galileo Enoteca knows how to charm their customers easily. Long hallway with brick-like partitions for every dining area. Privacy matters with the way dining areas are structured. You can reserve this part of the restaurant for your private intimate functions. Spacious areas to bring over friends and family for wine and cheese.

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The wine cellar design adds a touch of sophistication but remains a casual feel as a whole. Servers treat you pleasantly with their smiles.

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The Deli that will greet you as you enter the front door. A hole in the wall you won’t regret searching for.

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Overall:

Looking for casual yet sophisticated Italian dining with bottles of wine, some cheese platter and risotto? Galileo Enoteca Deli and Restaurant might be what you are looking for.

Reservations are highly encouraged.

Galileo Enoteca Deli and Restaurant

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