Pay a visit to the Venice Grand Canal’s newest restaurant Ponte Rialto that promises an unforgettable Italian experience.
Venice is a global capital of whimsical romance. Every corner of this Italian city is dreamlike, a picturesque scene that makes the tourist the star of their very own romantic movie. Since the Venice Grand Canal opened in McKinley Hill, this iconic lifestyle destination has quickly become a host to world class Italian restaurants that makes it possible for Filipinos to have an authentic Italian experience without ever leaving Fort Bonifacio.
The newest Italian restaurant to debut at the Venice Grand Canal is Ponte Rialto Ristorante Italiano. It is a casual-fine dining restaurant that serves a wide variety of genuine Italian food, made with imported Italian ingredients.
Located strategically next to the mall’s very own replica of Italy’s most beautiful bridge and the namesake of the restaurant itself, Ponte Rialto has the perfect waterfront view of the Grand Canal and the Gondolas that pass by every weekend.
Outside the restaurant, Ponte Rialto features an alfresco dining venue that gives its guests a picture perfect location to witness the mall transform from colorful daytime destination to a romantic evening utopia.
Walk into the restaurant itself and you will be welcomed by Ponte Rialto’s friendly staff. The restaurant is sleek and stylish, boasting modern interiors inspired by Venice’s best restaurants. Upon entering you will feel as if you have stepped right into an Italian bistro completing the Venice Grand Canal’s multisensory Italian experience.
What sets Ponte Rialto apart from other Italian restaurants is their diverse menu featuring atypical choices of time honored Italian dishes from across the Italian peninsula. Each item on the menu is a specialty and masterpiece in its own right, that when customers request for a bestselling dish, Ponte Rialto’s accommodating staff can confidently direct them to close their eyes and point to any item on the menu.
Some examples of Ponte Rialto’s mouthwatering dishes are, the Carpaccio di Manzo – Slices of raw beef with arugula and grana cheese, the Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino con Vongole a Spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, fresh chili and clam or the Tagliatelle alla Creama Di Tartufo, a Home-made tagliatelle with truffle cream and parma ham.
Guests can also try the Risotto Ai Funghi Porcini an Italian Rice dish with Porcini Mushroom, Cernia alla Favignana or Lapu-Lapu with capers and Olives, plus the Ossobuco di Vitello Alla Milanese, a Milanese style veal shank with Saffron rice. For dessert, you cannot go wrong Ponte Rialto’s own take on the classic Italian Panna Cotta.
With the perfect food and the ambient setting, Ponte Rialto is the ideal date night destination as the restaurant is mindful to give guests a semblance of quiet and privacy. However Ponte Rialto is also perfect for corporate meetings for its elegance and style while its warm and homey feel makes it a great choice for family celebrations as well.
Be transported to Italy at Ponte Rialto and experience a genuine multisensory Italian delight. The restaurant opens from 11am to 11pm daily. For reservations please call 0917-3149933/9571573. For more information on the Venice Grand Canal, please contact Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-8380111 or visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.