We know how hard it is to keep up with all the restaurant, bar, and club openings in Metro Manila. Sometimes they’re local concepts bringing something totally fresh to our city’s F&B scene, other times they’re big international brands coming to the Philippines for the first time.
The Coconuts Manila Restaurant Roundup is here to help with a breakdown of what these new places are all about, to help you decide which spots are worth your time and $$$. Watch out for these lists monthly and stay updated.
The family-owned Italian restaurant Amici already has eight branches in Metro Manila, but it just opened its first flagship store in One Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City this past Monday.
Diners can expect to get the same dishes that are available in other outlets, but in a more spacious setting. This includes the bestsellers Mediterranean Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad (PHP280 for regular/US$5.46), Seafood Diablo pasta (PHP388/US$7.56), Creamy Pesto and Prosciutto pasta (PHP380/US$7.41), and Il Supremo pizza (PHP468/US$9.13).
Chef Carlo Moran said during a media preview event that his kitchen will eventually introduce dishes that are exclusive to this branch.
Amici is owned by the Moran family who bought it from priests of the Salesians of Don Bosco in 2007.
Amici’s flagship branch is at 3/F One Bonifacio High Street, 28th St. cor. 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Open every day, 11am – 11pm
Phone: 63 2 555 1000
Find other Amici branches here.
Misto at Seda BGC
Boutique hotel Seda BGC reopened its Misto restaurant on Thursday after a renovation that expanded the area into a space that can now accommodate about 220 people. Definitely worth checking out is their buffet during breakfast hours (6am-10am) and lunch (12nn-2pm), which are on offer daily.
The buffet Coconuts Manila tried during a media launch consisted of food stations with Asian and European dishes. The charcuterie table, grilled steak and prawns, and Singaporean cereal fish were especially good.
The buffet is priced at PHP888 (US$17.31) per person.
Misto is open from 6am to 10pm, but note that only a la carte orders are available during non-buffet hours.
Misto is at G/F, Seda BGC, 30th St. cor. 11th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Open every day, 6am – 10pm
Phone: 63 2 945 8888
Wild Flour Italian
Contemporary restaurant Wild Flour opened its first Italian outlet on June 4 and now serves Italian staples like carbonara (PHP495/US$9.65), osso buco (PHP895/US$17.44), and Margherita pizza (PHP695/US$13.55).
It also has an extensive bar list including wine, coffee, tea, various liquors, and even digestivo drinks — Italian after-dinner liqueurs like limoncello.
Like other Wild Flour restaurants, Wild Flour Italian has casual but lush interiors that are great for long brunches or dinner parties.
Wild Flour Italian is at G/F, The Finance Centre, 9th Ave. cor. 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 11pm
Phone: 63 2 244 3930