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Caffe Caruso

LRI Business Plaza, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #207 of 942 Restaurants in Makati
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 7, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Located across the street of Alliance Francaise, we decided to walk in for lunch as we didn't have to move our parked car (parking is scarce in this area which might be a problem on busy evenings). We had spinach ravioli, tuna carpaccio, brushetta and a pizza. All of the dishes were good. Nothing fancy but good. Prices were on... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I'm Italian, and when I go for Italian food probably I'm a bit severe in my evaluations. Having read quite good reviews, I was having great expectations about Caffe' Caruso. Well, at the end of the evening I was having a mixed feeling. The restaurant is located in Makati, in a quite busy area, and parking might be a problem.... More

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Makati, Philippines
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Can't say it enough pizza, pizza, pizza! The food at Caruso is good but if it's pizza you are looking for this is the place, probably the best in Makati. I like the open kitchen, parking is always easy and the service while not over the top is decent. They have a good selection of Italian food and will even... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Best authentic Italian I`ve had so far in Manila. Easy to see there is a strong Italian influence behind everything in this restaurant from the ambiance, wood oven, open kitchen, wine list, and service, to the quality and selection of food. Located directly across from the Alliance Francaise in Makati, this Italian resto is deceivingly large and an unexpected treasure... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have been a fan of this place for years but yesterday I showed up 20 minutes early for a 6pm meeting and was told by a staff member that was perched on the steps that the restaurant was closed till 6. I explained that I was meeting guests there at 545 and can he just let me in, his... More

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Las Vegas
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

While all the food is good at Caruso when it comes to pizza this is the best you will find in Makati.

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Hong Kong, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had three amazing meals here. I would strongly recommend the Octopus Carpaccio, Tuna Carpaccio, Lamb Shank, Pasta with clams, garlic and chilli and the pasta with creamy white wine sauce, and to finish the meal, the best Gorgonzola... We had a splendid few evenings, the restaurant is tranquil, amazingly sheltered from the hectic sounds of some of the party... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

A great restaurant outside of a mall (for a very welcome change in Manila) with great ambience and very well executed food. It is always a pleaser. The porcini mushroom crepes is a 'must' appetizer. Pizzas are made in an incredible wood-fire oven. Great quality ingredients and overall yum! You will never spend less tha 1000 pesos here if you... More

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I dined here recently on the advice of a friend living locally - excellent! We started with bruscetta and a seafood salad, this was preceded by some of their excellent homemade bread and a most interesting dip of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and grated parmesan cheese. This was followed by seafood tagletelli and a tomato pasta - all excellent. This... More

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Makati, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have been a Caruso fan for a couple of years and everything about the place is first class except for one thing. It is located in a cockroach-infested building. How do I know? One of those pesky critters was hiding on the dinner plate of a fellow dinner when we last visited. This was extremely off-putting, to say the... More

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