dishesandplaces

tagaytay eats: amoroma

In places on October 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm

nowadays, tagaytay seems to function like an extension of manila. a place for people to go to on weekends that isn’t very far and has pretty much all the same establishments, with slightly cooler climate. but for all the global franchises and branches of manila-based places, there are some tagaytay places that are uniquely its own.

one such place is the italian restaurant amoroma (though this was originally an inhabitant of alabang, it has since transferred – at least, i think). it’s easy enough to find. from the sta rosa exit route, turn right and after a few meters, on your right, you will see this.

the interior is what many expect in an italian restaurant. bright, simple, rustic, lots of pictures or paintings of italian landscapes, and plaid tablecloth

the restaurant is very pleasant, with a small deli inside. other reviews mentioned delayed service, but as only two tables were occupied we were fairly confident. plus, we rushed the staff like crazy because we were actually in tagaytay for a meeting and couldn’t really afford a long leisurely european meal.

so, first up – ravioli

i’m afraid we forgot what this dish contains exactly. but it isn’t stuffed with spinach or seafood, that we remember. what struck us was that despite its rather plain brown appearance, this dish was quite tasty. not served hot enough though – but still quite good.

next we had the pizza with arugula

now this was very very nice. light and fresh with the arugula flavor perfectly intact.

each dish was in the P300 range which isn’t particularly cheap, but the ambience makes the whole experience pleasant enough to be worth paying that amount for. this place isn’t high on our recommendation list, but for a pleasant weekend getaway place it certainly fits the bill.

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