It’s nice to know that there’s another food spot in town that just opened lately for me to try. Casa Italia Cafe is one of the few establishments that opened its doors to the public at the newly-rennovated Lower ground floor of SM North The Block in Quezon City.
You will never have a hard time finding Casa Italia Cafe. Just as you enter the lower ground entrance(entrance near BDO), just look to your right and you will see it already.
Lovin’ the inetriors and the ambiance of this place. Actually if you will look from the outside you would never think that the place is really pretty. Casa Italia Cafe would be a very nice hang out place that will give you the mood of staying in a traditional italian homes which is the cafe’s look inspiration.
Casa Italia Cafe is a modern day interpretation of the traditional Italian bar serving a wholesome menu of handicrafed premium gelato, freshly-made food like salads, oven-baked pizzas and panini. The cafe also serves Italian beers and wine.
So let me show you some of what Casa Italia Cafe’s have in their menu which I tasted(non-liquor only).
This is said to be Casa Italia Cafe’s hottest new way to enjoy their gelato. If you are fond of eating icecream sandwich then you will definitely love this. Surprisingly, the nutella gelato is not the sweet which is perfect for me. It’s not the “nakaka-umay” sweetness. The bread is really tasty, full and not spongy.
FYI, there’s also another variant of Gelatonini which is the Ham & Cheese Gelatonini which is composed of the cafe’s bestselling Formaggi gelato(cream cheese and cheddar cheese flovors) paired with smoked ham sandwiched in between grilled buns of pandolce or Italian sweet bread.
Casa Italia Cafe Gelato masters really did an amzing job with this. The flavor is so rich as if you are eating the fruit. That’s how flavorful their Guyabano Gelato is. By the way, Casa Italia Cafe gelatos uses natural and fresh materials and absolutely free from artificial flavors, chemicals, colorants and preservatives.
For Gelato sizes and prices refer here: Piccolo- P130, Medio- P195, Grande- P265
If you want to put a little twist to your Gelato, Casa Italia Cafe also offers Gelato infused with liquor under their Liquoratto menu. Too bad that I’m allergic to liquor, I can’t taste it or I will soar like a roasted pig in minutes. haha.
WHITE VELVET: (Single serving P195, Double serving P245)
LIMONCELLO(Single serving P195, Double serving P245)
You can also choose from other variants like Caffe Coretto, Tropical Bliss, Swiss Baileys, and Pink Sensation.
To warm up your tummy, Casa Italia Cafe serves soups like this Pumpkin Soup(P150.00). This creamy pumkin soup really made my day. the mixture of flavors really seeps into every corner of my palate. With this dish alone, I’m satisfied.
Sole Fillet wih Lemon Pepper Cream Sauce(P490.00) I would be honest, This dish is my least favorite, since the fish is quite bland in taste. And the Lemon Pepper Cream sauce placed on top did not enhanced the fish’s flavor as well. It’s also a bit pricey, but this dish can satisfy a rumbling tummy since it’s quite big. And if you are not into meat, then this is a suitable choice for you.
ITALIAN BAKED CHICKEN(P330.00)
I’m up for a praise for this dish. I love how the taste of the chicken , tomato-based sauce and the cheese on top blnds well in every bite. A must try!
HICKORY PORK BELLY(P430.00)
I would give my double thumb’s up for this dish. I could order for one more rund of rice. hahaha!. The pork is well cooked that you don’t need a knife to cut it. It is well marinated too. This dish is superb!
For another round of dessert, Casa Italia Cafe served us Sunny Day Dream(P650.00) and the other one is Midnight Surprise(P450)
Casa Italia Cafe also offers different flavors of Gelato frappes and Gelato Smoothies for you to indulge.
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If you would ask me if I would want to come back at Casa Italia Cafe? Yes definitely. I still have more to try. But considering the price range, I still have to save up a few bucks(that’s if I will dine there with a company) to order several meals . It’s quite expensive which I believe serves the middle B, upper B and above class market.
Drop by Casa Italia Cafe in SM North The Block and satisfy your indulgence for Gelato and other good food. Try it now. 🙂