Recommended EATS at the Venice Grand Canal at McKinley Hill in Taguig!

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Have you ever been to the romantic and enchanting Venice Grand Canal at the Venice Piazza, McKinley Hills in Taguig? Well, it’s considered as one of the most beautiful places in the metro right now, so if you haven’t been there, I recommend you visit really soon.

Aside from the Venice Grand Canal’s majestic gondolas and love locks bridges, this place also features a variety of unique restaurants that you wouldn’t find anywhere in the city. And so, to tell you what restos and dishes to try, I personally went there last weekend to try some of their stuff…..

5. Rice & Dough Sushi and Pizza Bar

Craving for much needed highly satisfying carbs to get you through the day? Head to Rice & Dough Sushi and Pizza Bar and feast on their array of tempting dishes that will surely make you leave the resto with all smiles. We tried a bunch of stuff, but personally, I recommend their Perfect Catch (Fried Sushi filled with cheese and raw salmon) as well as their Prosciutto Focaccia.

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Perfect Catch (P339.95): Raw salmon and cream cheese rolled over panko crumbs golden fried topped with bonito flakes and unagi aioli cream.

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Prosciutto Focaccia (P349.95): Crunchy baked Focaccia bread filled with Prosciutto, mozzarella and tomatoes!

4.Toni & Sergio Gastro Italiano

Located at the ground floor of the newly opened Venice Grand Canal, is the newly opened Toni & Sergio Gastro Italiano- The newest Italian Spanish resto pub, that serves authentic Italian and Spanish dishes, perfect for family feasts, bonding moments with friends and celebrations of all sorts.

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We tried their Paella dela Casa, Fruiti Di Mare (seafood pasta), Vegetarian Pizza, Toni & Sergio Chicken Wings, Pizzaoilo Burger as well as their Italian Sodas.

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We enjoyed almost everything, but I must say, their Toni & Sergio Chicken Wings stood up from the rest! They were full-flavored and really tender!

3. Comfort Tuesdays 

Liven up each day of the week with Comfort Tuesdays’ take on our well loved comfort food that’s fairly priced and artfully styled, to put you in the mood for hours and hours of dining frenzy. No wonder this is becoming a popular “gimik” place for yuppies as they unwind after a day’s work.

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Here’s what I recommend….

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Their very own colorful version of Sago Gulaman

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Pinoy Beef Nachos (P335)

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Comfort Pink Sinigang (P385): Combination of pork & shrimp sinigang with a twist of sugar beets for that vibrant pink color!

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#WalangForever Ampalaya Brownie (P125) – baked healthy ampalaya brownie with cashew nuts, topped with whipped cream then drizzled with rich chocolate syrup. You won’t even notice the bitter taste right a way. It just leaves a subtle kick after. The cake is also ultra-moist like a perfect lava cake.

2. Gran Caffe Lavena

I would have to admit that Gran Caffe Lavena is my most favorite in this list, since I’m a huge fan of Chef Davide‘s style of cooking. Here at Gran Caffee Lavena, taste is ace! Each dish speaks for itself…. no need for grandioso flowery descriptions  or marketing gimiks to lure people in.

What I love most about Chef Davide is that, his dishes look so simple and plain when it lands on your table…. but wait til you taste it!! SMASHING!!! I love the way how he surprises me with each course and leaving me craving for more!

What do I recommend? EVERYTHING! By all means try everything! I don’t even care if I’ve tasted it or not, I’m just so confident that whatever Chef Davide serves you, I know it’s gonna be mind blowing! So better prepare!

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Cheese platter which includes a unique variety of cheeses like, Pepe Neso choco/coffee cheese, chili cheese, Pepperoncino, walnut cheese, Asiago and more!

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Penne Quatro Formaggio (penne four cheese) (P520) with Asiago, Parmesan, Taleggio and Gorgonzola. This one’s soooo good that I remember dying and resurrecting a couple of times. lols

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 Tres Leches Cake (P320): Here we go again with Chef Davide’s seemingly plain looking (low profile) cake. This “angelic” looking piece, is wickedly good!

  1. Ramen Kuroda

Last but certainly not least is Ramen Kuroda:  makers of authentic Japanese ramen that’s super affordable for only P180/bowl!

Ramen Kuroda promises authentic Japanese quality ramen, meticulously made under strict supervision of a top-class ramen chef with over 20 years of experience. I heard they intentionally lowered the price without sacrificing taste and quality, so people can enjoy ramen everyday as they please, just like in Japan. I believe this is indeed the most affordable quality tasting ramen in the metro today!

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Spicy Aka Ramen (P180)

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Mild  tasting Shiro Ramen (P180)

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Roasted Garlic flavored Kuro Ramen (P180)

Have you visited any of the restos mentioned above? If not, which one will you most likely visit first?

Would love to read your comments! =)

Recommended EATS at the Venice Grand Canal at McKinley Hill in Taguig!






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