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“Nice Ambiance, Good Service, Fair Food”

Tito Chef Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 356 Restaurants in Paranaque
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is the first time we ate here. We actually walked in a few weeks ago to check out the menu as we were eating nest door and had to wait for our table. We liked what we had seen in respect to a clean and well designed interior. The menu looked pretty good with some unique dishes but was just a wee bit pricey. None the less this area is full of mediocre restaurants and we are more than happy to pay more for quality and creative cuisine. As a local resident we really want to give the local restaurants our business.

My family, Wife and 2 boys aged 12 and 16 were excited about trying this new establishment. Like I said the interior is well designed. The lighting is ambient and relaxing. The furniture, couch, chairs and table are very pleasant and comfortable. We ordered 3 appetizers. The Calamari with Wasabi sauce . the New Zealand Muscles and the Spinach Souffle. The Muscles in a rich creme sauce was very very good. The four of us were fighting over the last remaining one. The Souffle was prepared well except for the fact that it was a wee bit bland. The Calamari, unfortunately, was lacking. We thought it was a bit "well done" and asked the waiter if it was supposed to be prepared in this manner? He returned it to the kitchen and brought another. It was almost the same, nothing to write home about. I think the oil used may be the issue? It had little redeeming feature and the Wasabi sauce was lacking any kick at all. To me it was almost a Russian dressing. I scratch my head and wonder why this would even be on the menu when prepared like this?

Our main dishes were Osso Buco (two orders), lamb shoulder (rose marry), and the hamburger. My 16 year old, as most boys big and small, love a good burger. This one was very good. The lamb shoulder was only fair as it was not seasoned well (Drats). That was a real shortcoming. Even a rose marry lamb dishwith peppermint sauce needs a bit of salt and pepper? I was hoping for something better. Oh well. Am glad to say the Osso Buco was Very Very good.

For desert we ordered the Strawberry Shortcake, the "la opera", a cheese cake, and Tiramisu. Each and every desert was Very, Very good. My favorite was the Strawberry Shortcake. This place does a great desert!

Tito Chef scored high marks on ambiance, cleanliness,and service. The food was good but I think the chef needs to focus on training his cooks. Now... The deal with this restaurant is that they want to deliver a quality product at a fair price. The way they accomplish this is by cutting down on the size of the portion. And that they did. So go there with the idea of quality on your plate and not quantity. if you do so i think you will be a satisfied diner. I will definitely be going back.

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1  Thank DanntheMan
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Surprised to see some bad reviews here about this place... Went here today, New Year's Eve, as it was one of the few places open in the BF Homes Paranaque area. Had somewhat low expectations because of the its strange name, "Tito Chef Restaurant and All Things Culinary"... But were really very pleasantly surprised! We loooooved everything we had! :) Thumbs up for The Truffle Mushroom Soup (P150), Spinach Raclette Souffle (P255), and Fish & Chips (P295). Two thumbs up for the Chorizo Penne (P240), Callos (P310), and Steak Mushroom Pie (P395). Maybe the huge difference was "Tito Chef" himself was in the kitchen today... Everything was flavorful, without being salty. Also fell in love with our dessert, a slice of Choco Citrus Cake (P170). The ganache icing was really creamy, but the citrus in it was so refreshing! I suppose it helped that our group was only 1 of the 2 tables being served at that time, but we also found their staff nice and attentive... They served us our food in record time! Only negatives for us were that the beef cubes in the pie were a little chewy, and my mom thought the coleslaw sidedish was "bitter", and maybe the portions are on the small side. This is a little expensive for weekday meal (at least for our family :p ) I'd recommend this place for a weekend dinner or a special meal... Would come back again soon! :)

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Thank jkesee
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

There is a saying that "you get what you pay for". In the quest for great food, I'm prepared to pay a lot, and often end up not just disappointed, but bitter about the fraud.

The good news about Tito Chef is that it's cheap. So my low expectations were met perfectly. I ordered "Grilled Chicken Marsala" which is described as "Smokey grilled chicken supreme over creamy potato puree, onion confit and sauce marsala". The danger when cooking supreme is that it overcooks easily. So it was with mine which was way too dry to enjoy. The marsala sauce put up a valiant fight to add some moisture to the overall texture, and were it not for the mashed potato, might have saved the day. Sadly the mash, rather than being the "creamy puree" that the menu teased me with, was run-of-the mill stodge. No flavour, not sieved, and no buttery finish.

Having said that, it was less than p300, so near Jollibee price to match the near Jollibee quality.

The search for great food continues...

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Thank Jason B
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Heard few comments from friends that this place is okay but a bit pricey... So we thought it is worth a try since we don't mind paying more for quality and good food.

First impression was not that high as we expected it to be on fine dining scale and it was not. Table set-up and the whole restaurant atmosphere gave a feeling of being in a school/office canteen.

Waiters can be observed as wanting to please but still a bit confused and lacking the basic know how. At first, we thought the price for each dish is very very reasonable and not really till it was served. Presentation is exceptional but the portioning is a big joke...

Barbecue Spareribs is expected to be served in a half or full slab but what we got is three fingers of ribs. The surf and turf I ordered also is a disappointment as I ordered the steak medium rare but got it at medium done with one piece of bland small prawn., both on top of a lousy mashed potato. Chorizo Penne is nothing to to write home about, Cedar planked grilled Salmon sounds better than how it is really while the Pesto Prawn pasta came out soggy and not 'al dente'. Though the crispy pork salad tasted good, the mussels had more of the cream that you only have the cream rather than the mussel. Osso Bucco also was a surprisingly so small that the marrow was bigger than the meat the Grilled prawn a bit over done on a bed of risotto.

The red wine was served very cold instead of just being chilled if only to neutralize it with our warm weather. The weather offered to have it in a bucket of ice which was strongly declined it definitely ruin it more.

My daughter in law ordered one whole cake for my son who was celebrating his birthday and it would have made it more special if the servers also made an extra effort to serve it with a more festive spirit as most restaurants do... they brought the cake and that's it. we even have to wait for the dessert plates and utensils.

One try is okay... I wish I can recommend but cannot...

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Reviewed August 13, 2017
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