C'Italian Dining: Classy Casual Italian Dining in the Heart of Makati (Salcedo Village Makati)

June 26, 2015 Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

If you've been to Salcedo Village in Makati, then you have certainly seen C'Italian Dining.  The facade exudes a grand luxurious intimidating elegance

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But, to my surprise, "C" in C'Italian actually stands for casual. 

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I can easily point out what makes its facade stand out.
  • First, the entire building is made of stone.  
  • Second, it has an enormous maroon dome awning above it's glittering and well-lighted gold entrance.  
  • Third, its sophiscated window pane design.  
  • Fourth, it's usher waiting to open your door.  
  • Fifth, its al fresco area covered with striped awnings and misty effects.

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Step in and you'll find yourself even more enthralled by the golden framed paintings, stylish chandeliers, classy and well-polished furnitures and fixtures and tip-top shiny servers.

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There's a shelf filled with white plates authographed by distinguished personalities.

Food
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Complimentary Bread

C' Original Panizza

C'Italian Dining is the home of the original panizza.  It is their original recipe.
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Jando La Famiglia (500 php)
The Jando La Famiglia is a panizza topped with salami, toasted sliced garlic and sun-dried tomatoes.  It is served with arugula.  You can also spice it up with their chili oil.  All my companions loved this.  This is the first time for them to try a panizza and it surely left a great first impression.

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Kristina La Famiglia (520 php)
The  Kristina is a panizza topped with bacon, ham, caramelized onions, sun dried tomatoes and mushroom.  Having tried the same item in My Kitchen by Chef Chris, I can't help but compare them.  This is the clear winner in terms of price as this is only 520 php (against 790 php).  Both has roughly the same amount of toppings.  The texture is almost the same, but I have a slight preference towards My Kitchen's.

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Rolls Royce La Famiglia (690 php)
The Rolls Royce is a panizza topped with salami, scallop flakes, shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes.

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KarMichael Solo
If you prefer the familiar pizzas, you can order the KarMichael which has olive, ham, green bell pepper.

Pasta

linguine al tartufo e proscuitto
Linguine Al Tartufo E Proscuitto La Familglia (790 php)
The Linguine Al Tartufo E Proscuitto is linguine in rich truffle cream sauce topped with Parmesan, prosciutto and asparagus.  I like that they didn't scrimp on the truffle because I love truffle!  But, the pasta was a bit undercooked for me.  It was a bit tough and dry.

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Linguine Ai Fruitti De Mare La Familglia (590 php)
The Linguine Ai Fruitti De Mare would be my top choice among the pasta dishes I've tried.  It has generous bits of salmon mahi-mahi, and prawns and pieces of imported mussels in extra-virgin olive oil and tangy pomodoro sauce. 
 
penne roberto
Penne Roberto Solo (320 php)

The Penne Roberto is a great option for those who prefer cream-based sauce.  It is penne in gorgonzola and parmesan cream sauce with chicken fillet, sliced garlic and sun dried tomatoes.


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Spanghetti Con Polpette La Familglia (490 php)
Carnivores would prefer the Spanghetti Con Polpette La Familglia with its beef and pork meatballs, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs and spices, roasted in olive oil and braised in pomodoro sauce over the Linguine Ai Fruitti De Mare

Secondi: Poultry
tuscan chicken
Tuscan Roasted Whole Chicken (890 php)
The Tuscan Roasted Whole Chicken is a marinated in extra virgin olive oil, white wine and lemon served with vegetable pilaf rice.  I don't recall having encountered this dish before so I guess the bold flavor took me off guard.  It didn't appeal to my taste buds.  I also fount the chicken meat lacking in moisture.

Secondi: Beef
angus beef flank steak
Angus Beef Flank Steak 1000 grams (3490 php)
As you can see, the Angus Beef Flank Steak is marinated with black pepper, rosemary and garlic, served with caramelized onion roasted potatoes, baked pumpkin slice and rapini topped with red wine reduction.  It also comes with kale as side dish.  For the price, this is unbelievably affordable.  It is also tender and succulent. 

Dolce
lemon cheesecake
Lemon Cheese Cake (230 php)
The Lemon Cheese Cake is a very visually appealing baked lemon cheesecake topped with sweet jellied lemon sauce, almond slivers and cream.  This was swiped clean by my friends.  But, I found it too sweet for my preference.  Having this made me miss My Kitchen's version

tiramisu
Tiramisu (210 php)

I prefered the Tiramisu over the Lemon Cheese Cake.   But, it's not something I'd order again.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
I've long heard of C'Italian Dining and have been meaning to visit it n Pampanga.  I'm glad it's already here in Metro Metro.  Now I can have panizza as often as I want without breaking the bank.  Given the amazing ambiance, this is also a great place to bring guest/s you want to impress.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating C'Italian Dining Menu
Ambiance Panizza 1 | Panizza 2 | Panizza 3 | Antipasti
Insalate | Zuppe | Potato Gnocchi
Pasta 1 | Pasta 2 | Secondi 1 | Secondi 2 |

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Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
C'Italian Dining Makati
Business Address L' Ermitage Apartments, 115 L. P. Leviste Corner Toledo Street, 
Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-11pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 800-2,000
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 246-9069
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