I've always been curious about Cantina Sicilianita whenever we pass by the Babyland compound along Shaw Boulevard. Finally, we were able to check it out while on a double date with D's younger brother and his girlfriend.
The place is quite small but we totally admire its interior and ambiance. It was very reminiscent of Italy's restaurants and trattorias according to D.
We started with some antipasti of Eggplant Parmigiana (P135)- A Southern Italian dish made of deep-fried breaded sliced eggplant topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese then baked until bubbly delightful
And ordered 4 kinds of pasta:
Gambretti Fra Diovolo (P205)- fresh spicy shrimps marinated with the Godfather's secret recipe, tossed in linguine pasta with red wine sauce
Vongole Con Pomodorini (P170)- a traditional Neapolitan dish with cherry tomatoes, white wine, garlic, clams, and parsley sauteed in olive oil
Pesto Siciliano (P170)- a different take on the heavenly and herbaceous concoction with the addition of fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, cashew, pine nuts and olive oil
Pasta Al Salmone Affumicato (P200)- A favorite on the seaside city of Cefalu. Linguine in cream and fresh gremolata, tossed with smoked salmon and Italian spices
Our pasta were cooked perfectly al dente and the unanimous favorite was the Pesto Sicialiano, since it was the most flavorful among all the pasta dishes we ordered. I would probably order this again on our next visit!
Menu prices in Cantina Sicialinita are surprisingly very affordable. Their pasta ranges from P140-P205 pesos, though serving size is just enough for one.
Too bad we missed ordering their best-selling Cannoli. Well, that just gives us a reason to go back right? I'm also looking forward to trying out some traditional Sicilian dishes like the Polpette Al Sugo or Sicilian meatballs, and Chicken Marsala.
548 Shaw Boulevard, Facilities Center Building, Mandaluyong
Tel Num: 570-2905