Il Ponticello Gatsby

IP6Being at this place makes one feel quite gatsby. No matter what time of day it is, you just want to grab any of their dishes coupled with some wine. And at a late lunch hour, we did just that.

IP_1IP_2IP_4IP_5It was my first time dining here, and I have always been curious as to how this place looked like. From the outside, it doesn’t look much except for that signage. It’s like entering a secret path really. The guard leads you up the stairs, you take a few corners to your left, and you are greeted by the restaurant’s signage. Upon entering the place, you can sense the grandeur it holds. It was very classy gatsby style. All the details make up for that moment. Will it live up to its dishes as well?

Grilled Chicken Insalata (P 390)
Grilled Chicken Insalata (P 390)

IP_salad1Drizzled with Gorgonzola Dolce Dressing and topped with candied walnuts and sliced Fuji apples, this was just okay. I couldn’t sense the grill method in the chicken though it was quite tender. The walnuts weren’t as candied as I would’ve preferred it to be.

Crema Di Tartufo (P 450)
Crema Di Tartufo (P 450)

IP_pasta1This is one of their bestsellers. You could really taste the truffle in this dish. A bit too creamy for my liking but if you’re a fan of truffle, this dish will be a win for you.

Ortonese Malvasia Chardonnay (P 180)
Ortonese Malvasia Chardonnay (P 180)

Not really a wine person but this one was a tad strong. Wasn’t able to finish my glass but I have to say, it was a good pair to our dishes.

IPThis may not have been the gatsby moment I was looking for. But my friend did say that she was able to taste their other dishes which were good. So yes, there will definitely be another round of wine here. A good place for yuppies to chill the night away or for quick lunches, experience a cool and stylish dining experience at this resto.

Il Ponticello
2/F Antel Corporate Center, 121 Valero Street,
V.A. Rufino Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City


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