Al Dente!

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As a curious gastronomer, trying new food items is the best part. I do not care whether it will eventually give me extreme bad breath, a loud belch, an upset stomach, angry farts or even black teeth in a fine dining authentic Italian restaurant. But then again, if it would poison me, I'd appreciate a heads-up.

A few Sundays ago after church, we decided to head to Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila and try out a new restaurant. After a few walks going around the whole area, we got attracted to Parmigiano's butt chairs and appetizing ambiance.

Why I love Italian restaurants. Complimentary bread with olive oil balsamic vinegar dip.

Apple Juice and Strawberry Shake


Caprese Salad (P285.00). The reduced balsamic vinegar adds sweetness to the tartness of the tomatoes. Aside from being biased on this salad simply because it's one of my favorites, as long as the ingredients used are fresh and of great quality, there's no doubt that it is a must try. 


Ravioli Al Funghi (P275.00)
Variety of wild mushrooms in open-faced ravioli with grilled tomato in cream sauce

Pasta Salsiccia (P285.00)
Creamy sauce with Italian sausage on al dente pasta

Pasta Al Calamari Nero (P295.00)
Sautéed squid in garlic on al dente pasta tossed with squid ink and cream

The crunch on the calamari complemented with the well-flavored squid ink pasta. Finished the whole plate and took around five minutes trying to clean my teeth in the restroom. Nevertheless, this dish is a blockbuster to big pasta eaters out there. Definitely something different.

Friendly Reminder: NEVER EVER EVER order this on a date. They took a photo of me with black teeth and I believe that if ever it came out online, no man on the face of the earth would want to date me forever. Hahahaha! 

Cotoletto Di Pollo Ala Parmigiana (P395.00)
Crisp chicken breast with homemade tomato cream sauce topped with melted mozzarella 

Everything else was wonderful. If "Al Dente" could characterize an Italian restaurant as how it can describe perfectly cooked pasta, then that would be the most appropriate way to compliment it. Truly authentic!

Grazie Parmigiano. E 'stato molto deliziosa! *with matching hand gestures and cheek-to-cheek kisses* (They say you can't speak real Italian without those!)

Al Dente - "to the tooth" usually used to describe pasta, rice, and beans that have been cooked firmly but neither hard nor too soft and mushy.