Il Ponticello: Italian Cafe Restaurant and Bar

Il Ponticello is an award-winning Italian Cafe restaurant and bar we recently discovered hidden in the facade of Antel 2000 Building.  

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The bar area is easily noticeable with its adequate lighting.  It has a couch in the area by the side while the rest of the space is for partying.  

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The dining area is bigger housing numerous black tables and cushioned seats.  Each table has a glass of bread sticks.   


degli imperatori
♥ Degli Imperatori (290 php)
Il Ponticello's version of caesar's salad with olive oil based dressing over crisp lollo rosso and iceberg lettuce with bacon, croutons, onion rings and parmesan cheese

al pomodoro
♥ Al Pomodoro (180 php)
The Al Pomodoro is a thick, fragrant and zesty tomato basil soup.  The spices complements the tomato-base well.

ai funghi porcini
♥ Ai Funghi Porcini (235 php)
I loved the  Ai Funghi Porcini  which is a porcini mushroom cream soup.  The soup was able to bring out the holistic taste of the porcini mushroom. 

patata e porri
Patata E Porri (160 php)
The Patata E Porri is a light potato and leeks soup.  It was good but the other soups outshun this one.

tagliolini Con Le Capesente
♥ Tagliolini Con Le Capesente (545 php)
The Tagliolini Con Le Capesente  is one of the best pastas I have ever encountered.  Not only is it aesthetically appealing, it was delicious with its seafood cream sauce too.  The soft and succulent shrimps and the scallops made the experience even better.  

pesce al vino bianco
Pesce Al Vino Bianco (490 php)
The Pesce Al Vino Bianco  is fish fillet sauteed in white wine and extra virgin olive oil with lemon butter sauce.  Although I enjoyed the taste, it felt a bit dry for me.

picatta petto di pollo
♥ Picatta Petto Di Pollo (380 php)
The Picatta Petto Di Pollo  or pan-seared chicken breast in white wine and mushrooms is a must-try for mushroom lovers because of its sumptuous sauce.  The chicken meat is tender and juicy and the chicken skin is savory.

spinaci saltati
Spinaci Saltati (78 php)
The Spinaci Saltati is simply sauteed spinach with garlic.  It was nothing special but worth ordering if you want to have greens for side dish.

Caponata Siciliana
Caponata Siciliana (95 php)
The Caponata Siciliana  is an eggplant stew that is worth the try.  The tomato-based sauce and sweet eggplant chunks go well together.  

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Il Ponticello may be known for its bar but the food is pretty good too.  Like all other restaurant and bars, I find the pricing to be a bit heavy on the pocket.  But, I assure you that they have excellent dishes that's worth your money like the Tagliolini Con Le Capesente.

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Il Ponticello
Business Address 2nd Flr., Antel 2000 Bldg., Valero St., Salcedo Village
Makati, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10am-1am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 400-700
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 887-4998
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