Friday 18 January 2013

Spices: Galileo Enoteca Deli

Galileo Enoteca Deli is said to be a great place to have wine and feast on great food at the same time. I looked forward in dining here and have a first hand experience to find out if what people were saying was true.

Galileo Enoteca Deli

I really liked how the deli/resto looked like, it felt like being inside a wine tavern. It had a cozy, warm and intimate ambiance.

Inside Galileo Enoteca

We started the meal with a complimentary plate of warm bread with a chicken liver pate and an olive oil balsamic vinegar dip.

Complimentary Bread, Pate and Olive Oil Balsamic Vinaigrette

The meal started on a good note because the pate was SO GOOD!!! The creamy smooth texture and the balance of the sweetness, saltiness and tinge of bitterness was spot on.  Hands down, one of the best I've tasted.

Chicken Liver Pate

The wine we had was a big disappointment. The bottle of Il Poggio Dei Vigneti Sangiovese tasted so flat, the Italian brand medium-bodied wine didn't have any character.

il Poggio dei Vigneti Sangiovese

Together with the wine, we had the 60grams of Assorted Cheese, the Pecorino, Provolone and Asiago. For a couple of slices of cheese, I found it too pricey. I've read that the store sells real buffalo mozzarella cheese, I was looking forward in tasting it again but sadly it was out of stock.

Pecorino, Provolone, Asiago Cheese Platter - Php433

If only the wine tasted better, I felt that we could have enjoyed the cheese more.

Cheese and Wine

The Red Frutti de Mare Pasta was an absolute delight, it was lovely. The pasta was al dente, it just had the right amount of toppings and the Pomodoro sauce had that harmonious sour and sweet flavor coming from the tomatoes. We were having forkful of the pasta one after another.

Spaghetti Ai Frutti Di Mare - Php390

I wished I carefully read the menu better before ordering cause I didn't like the Salmon Marinated in White Wine. Written below the dish it read, 'baked salmon marinated in white wine, sprinkle with honey and nuts'. I was so taken aback when I took my first bite off the fish, it tasted oddly sweet. It was so sweet that it made me cringe, we had to add a lot of salt to be able to finish the slice of salmon. This was my first and only time that I got to taste fish prepared in this manner. Though the salmon was perfectly cooked, this for me tasted so wrong.

Salmon Marinated in White Wine - Php420

Though the fish dish was a major disaster, I would still go back and try out more of Galileo's other dishes. The Chicken Liver Pate and Pasta dish was delicious and of excellent quality, I'm pretty sure I just ordered the wrong thing. Next time around, I would ask for their bestsellers and the right wine to pair with it.

Galileo Enoteca Deli
Address: 80 Calbayog St. cor Malinao, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City
Tel No: 534 4633


  1. I'm intrigued with this place, will have to save up for a visit. :)

    1. hi michy! do try it out and keep me posted if you'll liked it.