For this month of October I’ve decided to feature places Mike and I often eat at when at work. We both work at Eastwood City and the food options are so limited but still filling if you have the insider details.
First up in this series of restaurants is a “quick-casual Italian restaurant” nestled in the center of Eastwood. Ristorante Bigoli has a very wide selection of food products ranging from pizzas, pastas, Italian chicken, salads, fish, gelato and even alcoholic beverages.
Ambience: One thing I think I have to include in this post is the fact that this restaurant is self-service. As soon as you walk inside, you’ll be greeted with cashiers eager to get your orders. Their menus are plastered on the walls and they have posters of their best sellers all around.
Food/Drinks: Mike and I mostly have pasta here since we are trying to avoid rice. One GREAT thing about Bigoli is their pasta is always al dente. I have this weird habit of eating pasta without its sauce and Bigoli has never failed me. 😉
For this review, I’ll be featuring two of our favorite pasta dishes. The Spaghetti Polpette (Kitayama Wagyu Meatball Pasta) and the Pesto Rosso Pasta Bigoli.
I ended up having the Spaghetti Polpette because we can’t both have the Pesto Rosso Pasta Bigoli. It didn’t disappoint me. The noodles were cooked to perfection and the sauce was just amazing. It wasn’t over powering and it was just enough to leave you asking for more. Oh and that meatball is just perfection. I don’t normally like spaghetti with meatballs but this dish is the exception to the rule. 😉
The Pesto Rosso Pasta Bigoli on the other hand is an all time favorite. First of all they use Bucatini. It is a thicker version of spaghetti but it has a hole running through the middle. On most days, you wouldn’t notice the hole in the middle, but when you do, you end up with a feeling like you are eating air. It’s a little weird but still delicious. The dish has this unusual sauce. It’s mildly spicy which perfectly compliments the mushrooms and beef.
Oh and it’s important to include that all pasta dishes come with an unlimited bread sticks.
Value: The pasta dishes are very reasonably priced and it fits our daily budgets well. One thing we don’t like about this place is their over priced drinks. Good thing is, Mike and I have figured out a way to cheat the system. Only one of us buys a refillable drink (P65) and we just share it. Don’t tell the manager. 😛
Overall Rating: This place is a regular for us especially since they close late. Working at night really limits our food choices especially if we end up having “lunch” late in the evening. Overall, this place really hits the spot without denting our wallets too much. What’s best is their food covers almost everything, from pasta, bread, fish and even beef! This place is an absolute favorite and I’d love to share with you more of their food soon!
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Eastwood Citywalk 1, Libis, Quezon City