Friday 28 October 2011

Spices: Va Bene Pasta Deli

Nowadays, there are only a few restos that serves fresh pasta. When I heard that Va Bene Pasta Deli serves great tasting fresh pasta, I definitely had to try it out.

Va Bene Pasta Deli

When we got there at around 6pm, the place was already close beacause they were fully booked for the night. The server agreed to have us as long as we only stayed til 7:30pm, we happily agreed. A complimentary tray of crispy slices of  Baguette and dip of Tomatoes in Olive Oil topped with Parmesan was served.

Slices of Baguette and Dip

For starters we ordered the Buffalo Mozzarella with tomatoes, capers and mixed lettuce in balsamic reduction. The balsamic reduction was drizzled on lightly. Though I wanted more of it, the salad tasted nice, clean and fresh.

Buffalo Mozzarella Salad -  Php 370

What stood out of the salad was how the Buffalo Mozzarella was prepared. This type of soft cheese is virtually tasteless and is usually enjoyed for its stringy feel. Va Bene topped the cheese with pesto imparting a nice flavorful stringy cheese treat.

Buffalo Mozzrella topped with Pesto

For the pasta dish, we tried the Organic Egg Tagliolini with Portobello Mushroom, White Cream Sauce with Truffle Oil. The Tagliolini was divine, you'll definitely notice how fresh, tasty and al dente the pasta is. Nothing beats fresh pasta. The sauce was nice and creamy but there were only small chunks of Portobello Mushrooms and I wanted more Truffle Oil on it.

  Organic Egg Tagliolini with Portobello Mushroom, White Cream Sauce with Truffle Oil - Php 380  

No doubt Va Bene Pasta Deli serves impeccable top-notch pasta. My only gripe is it's quite expensive to dine here. For its price, I'd expect the servings to be bigger or the ambience to be better. But overall, it all boils down to the food. Va Bene Pasta Deli is one of the best restos that serves great tasting pasta dishes.

Va Bene Pasta Deli: Making Great Tasting Pasta

Va Bene Pasta Deli
Adress:  2/F Petron Gas Station, EDSA
cor. Pasay Rd., DasmariƱas Village, Makati City

Tel No: 556-9442

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