Beloved and I had dinner at Nolita. This Japanese-sounding restaurant is apparently an Italian restaurant named after a portmanteau of “North of Little Italy”. We ended up here after a recommendation from a friend on where to eat at Boni High Street, a place we rarely frequent, that is up to our budget. We soon learn that it’s not really a full-fledged Italian place, but rather specializes in pizzas. Big pizzas.
Beloved and I ate at Amici a couple of times over the past couple of months. The first time was dinner on a whim, looking for what’s open. Amici happened to sound satisfying as I was craving pizza that day, and so we went.
Yesterday, for lunch, beloved and I ate at Aveneto. This is one of the more overdue nomnom adventures we’ve had, since we’ve been here more times than I can accurately remember. And if you’re a mall-goer or live in the vicinity of Visayas Ave., you’ve probably at least heard of this resto, if not have eaten in it. If not, well, you can probably assume from its name that it’s Italian, and it is. Being an Italian restaurant, they specialize in pizzas and pastas, but also have some nonstandard Italian fare ranging from their appetizers and their hero sandwiches (then again, maybe the latter is also Italian). This restaurant has a lot of branches, and I’ve been to most of them. The particular one we ate at yesterday was their Trinoma branch. When we go here, it’s usually full because it’s dinner time. Their lunch hours are the opposite of that, and we were practically the only table when we came in.
Beloved and I ate at Friuli Trattoria for dinner. Yes, I know I said it’ll be a while before our next nomnom adventure. But because Starcraft II’s Southeast Asia server lags like hell, it didn’t really take plenty of my time. Anyway, Friuli is an Italian joint found in Maginhawa St., one of the closest pizza places from home. It’s also our family’s restaurant, so I might be a bit biased. I hope you trust that I won’t be despite saying that this is my favorite Italian place, as I’ll try to back that claim up. I’ve basically tasted everything on the menu, but recently, they’ve renovated and added a lot of brewed coffee-based drinks on the menu. It’s also been a while since we went here, so we did.
Yesterday, beloved and I ate at Bigoli while doing my errands. It certainly wasn’t the first time we went here. In fact, this is one of the most frequent places we eat at in Trinoma. Not that I fancy Italian food that much, which is what Bigoli specializes in. And even for an Italian place, it’s not among my favorites. However, for the fact that they offer unlimited bread sticks and bottomless drinks for a very affordable price just makes it somewhat impossible to just shun this one away. Beloved also likes this place due to the fact that they serve cream dory.