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“Exquisite food in classy tropical garden”
Review of Villa Formosa

Villa Formosa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Villa Formosa is managed by an Italian and Filipino couple who used to live in Hong Kong. The Italian Chef, Mathias has outstanding years of experience around Asia in cooking superb Italian dishes and specialties as well as managing top restaurants. His wife, Matet who has Management & Teaching experiences has an exceptional personality in giving the best service and a hassle-free stay to their guests. We only serve fresh, high quality ingredients from Italy and the Philippines. We have a wide variety of choices of Italian specialties, and some Asian and European favorites.
Paris, France
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“Exquisite food in classy tropical garden”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

We got to Villa Formosa by suggestion of some friends living in Panglao and we will thank them forever!! This is what real luxe is about: relaxed, smiley, classy atmosphere in a tropical garden, huge pool with jacuzzi and very few precious bungalows....the owners just opened it, a young italian/philipino couple, enthousiastic and adorable. Their food is like them: fun, precious, healthy,
creative italian, accompanied by fantastic wines that Mathias will suggest you as he is a real connaisseur. We found there the original north italian aperitive "spritz", fresh and agreable by 34 degrees!! Don't miss the spaghetti "al dente" and a very light tiramisù. Amusing detail: the resort is totally hidden behind a high fence and you have to ring a real COW BELL to get in!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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