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“Great Food, Cozy Place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of IL Ponticello Gastrolounge

IL Ponticello Gastrolounge
Ranked #539 of 1,338 Restaurants in Makati
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Long Known for its great Italian food and upbeat vibe, Il Ponticello Recently re-opened in June 2014 STI doors under new management with a new, exciting menu and updated interiors lounge. New entrees Have Received rave reviews - Signature Porchetta alla Romana (6-hour whole roasted pork belly, Roman-style), Lasagna Carbonara, the Rotolo (first in Manila) and Flat Iron Steak. Of course, new dessert hits are not to be missed - signature Cheesecake Panna Cotta, Budino al Cioccolato (Chocolate Lava cake), and (touted as Manila's best) Tiramisu. Now open for Lunch (11 am-2pm) and Dinner (6.30Pm-12mn) Mondays-Fridays and 6.30-2Am on Saturdays
Paranaque, Philippines
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food, Cozy Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have been to Ponti twice more after my first try and the food was always superb. Consistent quality and value for money. Desserts to die for, too.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A new and improved Ponti”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

Excellent ambience. Plush interiors and layout makes it conducive for socializing or be in an intimate conversation with a date.
Great food. Reinvigorated Italian foods make choosing dishes an adventure. Tried several menu items and I've never made a single mistake so far. Everything tasted so good. Refined and fresh!
Awesome drinks. They have my favorite drink, the azzuri. They also have new drinks.
Chill music. Different themed music every day. Makes one feel relaxed or energized.

You couldn't ask for more.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Paranaque, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun times and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Try going here on a Friday night. You'll get to enjoy Ponti-oke. Perfect place to de-stress and sing away the blues.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“risotto, ravioli”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had dinner for a friends birthday here last year and got a taste of their italian cuisine. The Risotto was my personal favorite, very filling and generous in serving. Raviolis were cooked perfectly adn the pizza and pasta were really delicious. Desserts were also a delight as they had a good selection of pastries like panna cotta, tiramisu and baklava. we capped the night with a few glasses of their famous frozen margaritas. Prices on their menu are very reasonable compared to other italian restaurants in makati. Service was also fast and because the place is big in area, you feel really comfortable and it doesnt feel crowded despite being almost packed. On issue for us is that they close very early so we had to transfer venue instead of having some more drinks.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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