Once upon a lunch, we did Italian. And we did Raffaelle Woodfired Pizza, a chic pizzeria housed inside the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila. Its floor to ceiling glass windows occupying three walls of the room offer a fantastic view of Manila, be it day or night. The purple and green furnishings just did me in. They screamed vibe and energy, a fantastic backdrop to a first or special date, or meeting. One could already expect good things to come out of get-togethers in the restaurant.
Food was great, and service was more than superb. You could say that we truly got our money’s worth, and the prices did not come cheap. I had the mushroom pasta with the truffle sauce, and it had the right flavor and serving. Almost perfect, but just a teeny tiny bit overpowering. Pizza was also two thumbs up.
Woodfired bread and balsamic dip
Pomodoro con Gorgonzola
Frutti de Mare
Pescatora and Quattro pizza
Vanilla Panna Cotta