Caruso Ristorante: Fine Italian Cuisine

The longevity factor of a restaurant is very tricky. Two separate studies done a few years back concluded that the average restaurant's life span is only 5 years. Some push it to ten, but to thrive beyond that - like marriage - can be a feat these days. 

Caruso Ristorante has been in operation for more than 15 years! It's been hailed as one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the Metro. Their long existence all boils down to that, me thinks.

A complimentary serving of warm slices of ciabatta with the standard dip of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and parmesan cheese is served first. Go easy on these. You want a lot of room for your mains. 

Parma Ham and Burrata  PhP 680

An antipasto of Parma Ham with Burrata set us off to a good start. It's a combination I love a lot! Thin strips of the supple meat {flecked with just the right amount of saltiness} paired with the rich burrata were both a good interlude prior to the mains. 

Garganelli Porcini  PhP 620

A comforting dish of garganelli cloaked with a robust porcini sauce. It's perfumed with truffle and was cooked just the way you imagine a good pasta dish should be. Thankfully, the serving size is not modest. It can actually be shared by two.

Calabrese Pizza  PhP 690

The thin, crispy pie with burnt edges was crowned with spicy Italian salami, mozzarella, black olives, grated parmesan, and strips of capsicum. You can opt to heighten the spice level a notch up by drizzling a satisfying slice with chili oil.

Scaloppine di Vitello al Limone  PhP 830 and Salmon Fresco Agli Agrumi  PhP 830

Thin and tender slices of veal ladened with lemon sauce. I prefer the Salmon Fresco Agliagrumi over the Scaloppine di Vitello al Limone because, well, I simply like salmon better than veal, and secondly, I like the combination of flavors better. The piquant sauce blended very well with the natural sweetness of the fresh and flaky salmon. 

Pana cotta Classic  PhP 320

Silky with no trace of overwhelming sweetness. It slightly resembles a caramel flan. The portion is small, but I still enjoyed it a lot with a good cup of cappuccino. 

A trio of digestifs was placed on our table after dessert. Digestif, as the name suggests, are taken to aid the digestion process. You don't have to take all the shots, but if you're up to it, the nice servers at Caruso Ristorante wouldn't mind, really.

Caruso Ristorante
210 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel Air, 
Makati City
Contact No.: (+632) 895.24.51
Facebook: Caruso Manila
Instagram: @carusoristorante

Onward and Upward!


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