Piadina Italian Passion Food: So-So Italian Concept from Tokyo (Robsinson's Place Branch Closed)

As our neighboring mall, the family has found Robinson Place the go-to mall for last minute shopping necessities.   As shopping is such a tedious task, it is a must for dinner to immediately follow.  Piadina Italian Passion Food seemed like a reasonable choice due to proximity. 

piadina italian passion food robinsons place
I believed we've dined here before but the experience did not leave a lasting impact.  So, I was intrigued to try it out once more. 

It had black tables and red chairs that matched its red walls.  It had Italian movie posters hanged on its walls. 

Food

Contorni
zuppa del giorno
Zuppa Del Giorno (Soup of the Day) (75 php)
The Zuppa Del Giorno (Soup of the Day) was cream of asparagus.  It was served with Piadina bread.  It was served warm so it quite a soothing starter.

panzerotti
Panzerotti (Italian-Style Empanada) (80 php/3 pcs.)
I don't believe I've tried a Panzerotti before.  This is an Italian-styled empanada with thin crispy shell and savory meat filling.  It is topped with zesty tomato sauce.     

allete di polo
Allete Di Polo (Specially Marinated Chicken Wings) (400 php)
The Allete Di Polo is their specially marinated fried chicken wings served with Piadina bread and soup of th day.  Flavor-wise is pretty good but I hope it was more tender and succulent.

Piadina Classico set (All Served with Soup of the Day)
piadina con pollo rosto
Piadina Con Pollo Rosto (with Roast Chicken, Mozzarella and Lettuce) (180 php)
The Piadina Con Pollo Rosto is a tender and moist roast chicken strips, mozzarella and lettuce wrapped in Piadina breadI rather enjoyed this more than the Allete Di Polo.

Pasta (all original recipes served with 2 slices of Piadina Bread)

Meat Based Pasta
pasta con polpette
Pasta Con Polpette (with meatballs, onions, and smoked cheese in spicy tomato sauce) (250 php)
The Pasta Con Polpette is pasta with chunky meatballs, onions and smoked cheese in spicy and tangy tomato sauce.  This is my kind of spaghetti with meatballs.

Vegetarian Pasta
pasta al pesto pomodoro secchi
Pasta Al Pesto Pomodoro Secchi (with sundried tomato, garlic and olive oil) (260 php)
The Pasta Al Pesto Pomodoro Secchi is a combination of two bases: tomato sauce and olive oil.  It offered the rich zesty flavor and smoothness in texture.  The sndried tomato and garlic couldn't have done a better job in enhancing its taste.


Seafood Pasta
pasta architetto
Pasta Architetto (with fresh mix seafood and garlic in olive oil) (275 php)
The Pasta Architetto is a mild tasting pasta with garlicky olive oil base.  It is filled a variety of seafood: clams, squid and shrimps.  Nothing interesting but I do have to compliment the softness of the squid rings.


Update (January 2014): This branch is now closed.  Check out their other branches instead.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Piadina Italian Passion Food stroke me as a so-so Italian alternative.  It seemed to lack identity and authenticity to make me want to dine there again.  The serving size of the dishes are advisable only for solo as its not the usual Italian-sized serving. 

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Piadina Italian Passion Food Menu
Ambiance ★★★ Menu 1 | Menu 2 |
Taste ★★★
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Piadina Italian Passion Food Robinsons Place
Business Address Robinson's Place
2/F Padre Faura Wing, Adriatico St. Ermita, 
Manila, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10am-9pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-600
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 567-6527
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