Caruso Ristorante Italiano
The first time I walked into Caruso the front of the house bar caught my attention immediately and before the waiters were able to approach me and offer me a table, I was already seated by it. It’s quite rare to find a well-stocked and inviting restaurant bar nowadays, and this automatically reminded me of the countless times I’d visit my friend in Milan and we would indulge on the amazing apperitivo offerings that the whole city seems to participate in at around 6pm onwards.
Chance has made it that the co-owner Dario Gardini is also from Milan and like most authentic restaurants outside of Italy, he learned everything he knows from his Mama. I must of gotten there at the right time because it was close to empty and only one table had patrons on it, all Italian, all loud and all looking like they belonged to the mob.
Vinnie was there biting into a wood oven pizza margherita made with the most delicate mozzarella flown in from Italy, Marcello was double handling a Lamb shank piemonte style with reduced red wine sauce, Vitto seemed to be thoroughly enjoying his Home made ravioloni with spinach ricotta cheese butter and sage and the odd female of the group, probably Alessandra, was quietly relishing her Bucatini Alla Amatriciana.
I chose my table and continued in my Soprano’s fantasies before getting kicked back into reality by delicious food and spot on faithful flavours.
210 Nicanor Garcia St. (formerly Reposo St.) Bel-Air Village Makati City, Philippines
- Hours MONDAYS TO SUNDAYS 11:30 – 2:30 Lunch 6:00 – 11:00 Dinner
- Contact Tel: (632) 895-24-51 Fax: (632) 895-87-90