Focaccia Italian Restaurant

Focaccia Italian Restaurant A. Venue Mall

A. Venue Mall, Makati Ave. cor Antonio Luna St. Poblacion, Makati Metro Manila Philippines (02) 729-9403
Focaccia Italian Restaurant 2.71428571428571 5 8 0
Marlene Ymasa

Marlene Ymasa craved for Italy Pizza and Italian Sausage Penne Pasta

7 years ago

abw

wrote a review

Surprisingly great

3

We were supposed to head over to the Fort Strip branch, but as it was closed for renovation, we had no choice but to visit the A venue branch instead. It's a quaint small restaurant that has a modern italian feel. Menu was complete and offered variety. They gave out complimentary bread baskets and the staff were pleasant. I was first disappointed at their pizza selection since there was no conventional pizzas offered, but after trying their own spin on pizza (which you are supposed to roll up with arugula and alfalfa sprouts) I was pleasantly surprised. Even my grandmother, who despises pizza, really enjoyed this one. They have big and tasty servings in reasonable prices. One knock out dish was the tartufo pasta (truffle pasta). Overall, they have all you would want in a restaurant. Good food, pleasant service, warm and creative ambiance and value for money. Highly recommended!!

8 years ago

1983

wrote a review

nothing special

2

lousy ambience, untrained staff, so so food

the poor waiter could not even open our wine...as it was a screw capped one... he could NOT figure it out...

seems to me that Gordon Ramsay should pay this place a visit

8 years ago

jotan23

wrote a review

Panizza Crazy Rolls

4

I have been wanting to try out C' Italian Dining's Panizza and to my surprise, there's also a similar one here in Manila. Yahoo!!!

I was too excited when i learned that Focaccia is also serving Panizzas!!!
But here, they call it Pazzo Rolls, meaning CRAZY rolls!!!

http://jotan23.blogspot.com/2010/01/focaccia-italian-restaurant-slice-of.html

10 years ago

tina_m

wrote a review

great italian dining experience!

3

tried this restaurant with my family on valentine's day... we were lucky, there weren't much people that day...

and it's true, they serve great italian food that isn't heavy on the pocket... loved their focaccia bread and the server kept on providing extra servings in a basket, for free... isn't that wonderful!

unfortunately, the cannelloni in bechamel sauce (their specialty) wasn't available... darn! so we tried another pasta dish in tomato sauce and it was delicious too... we ordered the soup trio (tomato&basil, pumpkin, and cream of mushroom-- superb at P150) and loved their roast beef! the rolled-up pizza (slice of italy) was an amazing experience as well!

will surely come back to focaccia for more!

11 years ago

foodieme

wrote a review

Different kind of Pizza!

3

the pizza in Foccacia is sooo good, paper thin! then you will wrap arugula leaves with the paper thin pizza. super addicting! -- the other entrees though are so-so ..... i got disappointed when i ordered the lengua. it was soooo salty. and just didnt taste like lengua. overall- stick to the pizza , thats yummy!

11 years ago

quicksilver

wrote a review

different pizza

2

This restaurant serves paper thin pizza, a poor copy of a paper thin pizza found in an Italian restaurant in Clark. Nevertheless, the pizza is tasty though a bit soggy at times. Good value for money considering you don't have to go to Clark when you crave for this pizza, the other dishes...so,so...brewed coffee is awful...just stick to their pizza!

11 years ago

vcdvj

wrote a review

pizzas worth trying.

2

Maybe it's just me, but since the restaurant is named Focaccia, I kind of assumed that bread would be their specialty. Or that it was decent at the very least.

I should have known I was in for in for an unpleasant meal when 4 measly pieces of crumbly bread was brought out in a big basket, with olive oil and balsamic vinegar served in a container too tiny and deep for the bread to be dipped in.

So we proceed to order, calling the attention of waiters chatting with one another and with the kitchen staff. The restaurant has an open kitchen, and sharing shelf space among the condiments and ingredients I spot a pack of Marlboro Lights, presumably owned by one of the chefs.

Anyhow the food arrive, and for starters we had Spinach Artichoke Formaggio which would have been OK except the dish was overpowered by too much garlic. It reeked of garlic and obliterated the slightest hint of spinach or cheese.

We had better luck with the Canelloni. It was tasty and the cheeses were fantastic.

Next was what was supposedly the restaurant's specialty -- those rolled-up pizzas. We ordered the Quattro Formaggio, but I couldn't detect one, let alone four cheeses. I have to say it was quite a novelty, with the arugulas and alfalfa sprouts that you were supposed to roll the pizza strips with. But it left me curious about the original Panizzas from C Italian Dining, the restaurant which supposedly was copied by Focaccia.

Will I go back? Maybe, if only to try another pizza flavor. The restaurant isn't bad. Just left me wondering, if I were to believe the talk that Focaccia's menu was copied from C, how much better the original would be.

11 years ago

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Type
Italian Casual Dining
Budget
P150 - 300
Hours
  • M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, Su: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
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