Mona Lisa Ristorante: Authentic Italiana Cuisine (SM Aura Premiere)

Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Almost three years ago, I spotted Mona Lisa Ristorate at The Commerce Center in Alabang when I dined at Studio Kitchen (now Allium in Makati).   I vowed to come back to try it but never managed to go back due to hectic schedule.  I'm glad it opened in SM Aura which was more convenient for us to visit.

mona lisa ristorante sm aura premiere
The glass grants us a view of its alluring interiors.

mona lisa ristorante sm aura premiere
I love the structural design, paintings and the chandeliers.

mona lisa ristorante sm aura premiere
Even the tie of the servers fits the motif of the place.


Fagioli Bianchi Di Tonno
Fagioli Bianchi Di Tonno (350 php)

The Fagioli Bianchi Di Tonno is mixed greens, chunky tuna, red beets, feta cheese, boiled egg, red and white beans (supposed to be white asparagus according to the menu) in Italian vineigrette.  We found this salad interesting enough to be emptied quickly.

smoked salmon pizza
Smoked Salmon Pizza (550 php)
We're quite health-concious so we chose their special thin-crusted multigrain pizza.  The
Smoked Salmon Pizza is topped with ricotta cheese, asparagus, caramelized onions and sliced lemon.  My family is very picky when it comes to pizza but they adored this to the littlest bit.

Prima (Pasta) Vegetarian
Cannelloni Spinaci and Ricotta Solo (315 php)
The Cannelloni Spinaci and Ricotta Solo is spinach bits and ricotta cheese filled in cannelloni shells.  If you can appreciate the special flavor of spinach enhanced in terms of the creaminess and mild zesty ricotta cheese, you'll find this heavenly like we did.

Prima (Pasta) Meat and Poultry
Spaghetti All' Arrabiata Calebrese Solo (315 php)
The Spaghetti All' Arrabiata Calebrese is supposed to be penne on the menu but we requested to have it substituted to spaghetti.  It has Italian sausage, black olives, mushrooms in spicy and tangy vodka tomato sauce.  I found the blending of flavors quite balanced so I enjoyed this.

Pollo Pizzemente Solo (320 php)
The Pollo Pizzemente Solo is a penne pasta with bite-size slices of chicken thighs and breast, asparagus, brocolli with creamy porcini mushrooms, light cream sauce and truffle oil.  The light cream sauce masks the dryness of the white chicken meat.  The truffle cream sauce is light allowing us to appreciate the natural taste of the asparagus, brocolli, porcini mushrooms and chicken.

Home Made Pasta
Ravioli ai Funghi Porcini Solo (305 php)
Ravioli ai Funghi Porcini tops among all the dishes we had that night.  It's ravioli stuffed with porcini mushrooms in a creamy porcini parmesan sauce with truffle oil.  I love that they didn't scrimp on the truffle oil!

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Mona Lisa Ristorante is one of the best authentic Italian restaurants we've tried!  Their subtle but not bland or dull blending soothes our taste profile.  We'd love to come back when craving for Italian.  Everything we ordered is cooked with precision.  The service is good too.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Mona Lisa Ristorante Menu
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Mona Lisa Ristorant
Business Address Alabang
2nd Floor. The Commerce Center, Commerce Ave. Alabang,
Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
(02) 556-0708

SM AURA Premiere
5/F Skypark Mckinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio,
Taguig City, Metro Manila
(02) 403-6834
Business Hours 10am-9pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 300-1,000
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
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