aVeneto Pizzeria Ristorante is one restaurant that I feel guilty of just passing by it. It is not that I do not notice it, I guess I just always choose to dismiss it! Why? Maybe either because of the unassuming and non-attention-grabbing facade or the green, white and red color scheme which give you instantly an idea that this is a place that serves Italian dishes, and you have to know that I am not really a craver of Italian cuisine! But one Saturday, my brother speaks of this Italian restaurant that he tried a couple of days ago which serves this yummy chicken pesto pasta and is very sulit because of the big serving and the affordable price.
We start off with this aVeneto Family Platter (Php 315) that should have contained buffalo wings, crabsticks, cheddar munchers and french fries but since my brother is allergic to crabs, we requested to replace the crabsticks and munchers with onion rings instead (which I could not ever resist!). They gladly grant our request and, moreover, increase the quantity of the buffalo wings and fries for just the same price! How accommodating is that?
The Nut Pesto with Chicken (Php 260) tastes like fresh garden in your mouth! An exquisite version of the infamous Sicilian pasta dish with 5 different kinds of nuts, this dish surely intensifies my love for anything Pesto. The light and herby taste of the pasta hit off well with the flavorful and tender chicken strips.
Oh my, this is something that I will really find myself craving for and eating again in the near future! The hefty Oil and Garlic Seafood White Sauce (Php 305) complete with generous servings of shrimps, mussels and squid is a real knock-out! Perfect with the creamy and insanely delicious white sauce, this dish find its rightful balance with the pungent taste of garlic.
Literally and figuratively hot, the Seafood Pasta Parmigiana (Php 290) is a delectable mixture of everything gorgeous and nice. Tossed with a mix of seafood, this pasta is then topped off with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese and baked to goodness! Do not get too excited though and make sure you get your serving with care as you might burn yourself with the hot container!
A real delight to eat because of the stringy and stretchy mozzarella cheese!
I tell you, aVeneto surprised me in an entirely new level. I very much enjoyed their pastas and the big servings that are to be expected in every order. Casual Italian atmosphere serving great food coupled with affordable prices, I did not know until now that there was a restaurant like this somewhere in the metro. It truly beats some of those overrated Italian restaurants that offer the same kind of dishes but with half the serving size and twice the price. Even non-follower of Italian cuisine would surely enjoy aVeneto's offerings. And for those who have not tried eating here yet, better put this on top of your list of must-try restaurants because this restaurant will surely leave you wanting more.
A VENETO PIZZERIA RISTORANTE
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