6 Hearty Italian-Inspired Dishes Filipinos Love

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

     It’s no secret that Filipinos have a deep appreciation for Italian food. Pasta dishes are not just a fixture at our parties and fiestas, they’re also part of the regular menu at our most popular fast-food restaurants—and we tend to look for it whenever we crave an alternative to rice or noodles. We also know that there are few better ways to feed a crowd and make sure that everyone comes away with full bellies than with pizza. You can also find Italian restaurants everywhere in the country, even in the most far-flung of regions.

     We love this cuisine so much, in fact, that we’ve put our own unique spin on some of its most iconic dishes to better suit our palates. This phenomenon, called “cultural morphing”, has been the catalyst to many of the Italian-inspired dishes that we enjoy regularly today. Here are 6 of them:

6 Hearty Italian-Inspired Dishes Filipinos Love
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Feature: Gelatofix Philippines

Sunday, September 03, 2017

     Craving for authentic Italian fares like gelato and pasta? Worry no more! Gelatofix, an Italian Artisanal gelato café, opened its doors in its first Philippine branch at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig. The world-class café is renowned for its over the top gelato creations and exquisite Italian cuisine created by award-winning chefs, Gelato World Cup Champion, Master Chef Filippo Novelli and Gelatofix Master Chef David Chang. 

     Gelatofix sent over some of the items in their menu like their gelato and pasta dishes that are made from natural ingredients, prepared via a process that is both masterful and artisanal. See what's in store for you after the jump!

Feature: Gelatofix Philippines 

Casa Italia for Authentic Gelato and Other Italian Favorites

Thursday, May 18, 2017

     With so many restaurants opening in the market, one begins to wonder how one is able to choose. While some are driven by price, others opt for the more familiar or their “go-to cuisine”.

     And yet, there are those who just can’t sacrifice their longing for true, authentic dishes- such as those prepared daily by Casa Italia. Since they started in 2015, Casa Italia’s full-service restaurant has not held back in making sure their customers get what they pay for.

Casa Italia for Authentic Gelato and Other Italian Favorites
photo from Casa Italia's website

A Piece of Italy with Casa Italia

Friday, February 03, 2017

     Gelatos, pasta, pizza, and more! A piece of Italy that's authentic and brought to use by Casa Italia! More than a year since introducing authentic Italian cuisine to the Filipino palate, Casa Italia continues to delight with its best-selling fares and awe with its new flavorful creations. 

     Never the one to stop churning out a menu with only the finest and freshest ingredients, Casa Italia takes the helm once again with their glorious array of dishes. Where to start? Scroll down below to see their menu :)

A Piece of Italy with Casa Italia

Casa Italia After Dark Series

Saturday, August 06, 2016

     The best way to end the day is to chill with best buds, loved ones, and friends over good food and drinks. I know a place where you can sit back and relax- Casa Italia! Happy hour is made more delicious and homey because of delicious authentic Italian fare.

     Fans of Casa Italia’s signature gelato are sure to love its After Dark series, a lineup of flavors spiked with liquor. Made with all-natural ingredients and infused with premium alcohol, it is a party in every scoop. See more of Casa Italia After Dark offerings below :)
Casa Italia After Dark Series
After dark drinks:

1. Ocean Dreams

  • Cravings for piña colada are satisfied by this drink.
  • Containing 4% alcohol, this tropical sorbet captures seaside getaways lounging with a concoction of pineapple, coconut cream, and white and dark rum. 
  • Tempting taste buds is Night Eire (6% alcohol), coffee gelato infused with Bailey’s Irish Cream. 

2. Berry Bite 

  • This drink with (4% alcohol) is the perfect combination of juicy blackberries and red wine—a rich, velvety flavor that brings to mind luxurious wine vacations in Italy. 
  • Those who prefer smooth white wine can toast to Tipsy Pink (5% alcohol), which partners the crisp drink with luscious strawberry. 

3. Beers

  • Casa Italia’s cool vibe is complemented by its array of beer, always served cold and priced less compared to neighboring bars, giving more bang for one’s buck. 
  • Cooling down with the crew can also be all-night parties, as the restaurant serves local beer on a buy-one, take-one promo from 7:00PM until the restaurant closes at 1:00 AM. Local craft beers are also available.
Casa Italia After Dark Series

     Celebrate festival of flavors by complementing Casa Italia’s spirited selection of treats like the new artisanal pizza variants, filled with prime ingredients that can’t be topped.

1. Exclusively available at the Bonifacio Global City branch are the Shrimp & Caviar Pizza, topped with shrimp, caviar, and arugula, and Smoked Salmon Pizza, which is piled with slices of smoked salmon.
Casa Italia After Dark Series
2. Meant for serious meat lovers is the Amante di Carne, which is served only at the SM North EDSA branch. A hearty mix of pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, and ham, this pizza satisfies in every bite.
Casa Italia After Dark Series
Amante Di Carne
3. The Capricciosa Pizza has bell peppers, onions, mushroom, pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon, ground beef, ham, and black olives served on a bed of creamy mozzarella cheese.
Casa Italia After Dark SeriesCapricciosa Pizza
     Whether you’re in the mood to celebrate or looking for a picker upper, take “happy hour” on a whole new level at Casa Italia, and savor great Italian food made from honest, fresh ingredients.

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Good Times!~


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