6 May 2015 | Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
Upon arriving in Cubao, we were so starved and the first restaurant that caught our sight was Bellini’s. It is located inside Cubao Expo (formerly Marikina Shoe Expo) and we didn’t even bother to look around for more.
An attendant opened the door and gave us a warm welcome as he saw us coming. When we entered the place, it was quite dark that the staff had to switch on the lights, but it gave me an Italian vibe in an artistric way. A chromatic, miniature replica of the Coliseum is seen on the wall on my upper left side, mural paintings of the leaning tower of Pisa was my front view and more paintings on the ceiling.
As we were studying the menu, the waiter recommended their 5 kinds specialty appetizers and I think I heard him say it was for Php500, if I’m not mistaken. However, we got some complimentary bread sticks.
The coating can be compared with tonkatsu. The meat was almost similar with ground beef but grainy. None of us liked it.
The crust is thin and crispy, good for 2 persons with an average appetite. The bigger size costs Php600.
We also met Mr. Bellini, who checked with all his customers on each table. When he turned to us, he noticed that my bag was on my lap, offered me an extra seat for it, and assured me that there are no thieves around.
We were already at the door, about to leave when they served 3 shot glasses of complimentary sweet wine. They must’ve not noticed that Danny and I were accompanying a minor.
Overall, we weren’t satisfied with the food and the price is utterly expensive. It must have been a timing of picking the wrong choice of food. This restaurant was also featured in “One More Chance”, one of the best Filipino movies of all time. But, I couldn’t relate to it ’cause I never watched it.
Note: This is based on our honest opinion and personal experience only.
Address: Cubao Expo, Gen Romulo Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City
Operating Hours: Daily 10:00 am — 10:00 pm