Cafe Lidia

64 Calderon St., Marikina, Metro Manila

Cafe Lidia
4.5
4.5 Stars

221 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 134
  • 4 stars 65
  • 3 stars 19
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 1
  • 261 Reviews
  • 688 Recommend
  • 221 Reviewers
Category:
Italian
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 11:30p
Phone
+6326477606

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 10:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street
Kids Menu:
No
Take Out:
Yes
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Joanne P.
5.0 Stars
10

And because hubby and I are famished, we decided to dine in Cafe Lidia for a happy tummy experience. I highly recommend this place to eat when in Marikina.

FOODS:
127860HER: Pasta Carbonara (PHP165)
Pasta lover here and this is really good. The cream is not so heavy. Taste is perfect! 128523

127860HIM: Grilled Pork Chop (PHP240)
This is one sulit meal - 2 porkchops. You may opt to order this and just add extra rice; a meal good for 2. 128513

127860US: Clubhouse Sandwich (PHP195)
Sandwich na lang pero masarap pa din. 128522

127860Choco Marshmallow Cake (PHP95)
My oh my! This is something I would definitely crave. That mallows cream...chocolate filling with bits of chocs. Wow! Soooo good! 🤗

✔ Value for money
✔ Staffs are attentive
✔ Ambiance is okay for family, friends and couple dafes

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Lily A.
5.0 Stars

From main course to desert! I loved everything about this place. Sarap ng pasta and marshmallow cake nila... 9786

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars

Cafe Lidia is our go to Restaurant in Marikina . Located at 64 Calderon St in Calumpang Marikina. Open from 10am to 11:30 pm from Monday to Sunday .

Back again here 6 days ago for family dinner . We ordered the following dish this time:

10084️ House Special Pizza - 127829 pepperoni, ham, bacon , mushroom , onion , bell pepper , pineapple (250 pesos ) whole pizza . Loved this pizza , very crunchy since it’s a thin pizza 127829

10084️ pasta carbonara - spaghetti with fresh cream and bacon 🥓 ( 165 pesos ) loved this pasta . My specialty dish at home is carbonara and I Haven’t tasted it in any italiajb restaurants and my carbonara tasted like Cafe Lidia. So creamy128523

✔️ Spaghetti Gamberi- hubby likes this kind of pasta . In garlic oil, pasta and shrimp . (180 pesos )

✔️ roast pork loin - roast pork loin seasoned with garlic and herb served with mash potato and mesclun salad (220 pesos )

So many people here most of the time but the place was very big and they can accommodate everyone . Service was really fast . Too bad WiFi is not working that time but loved the food anyway .

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars

Cafe Lidia is the most popular restaurant in the City of Marikina. It offers wide variety food choices - from appetizers to entrée to deserts and snacks - that satisfy dining pleasures :)

It’s our family ‘s favorite comfort food place , very homey , food are really delicious , affordable price and they accept credit card 128179 and fast service plus they have WIFI and has a parking space and guards will assist you .

Went there last March 8, 2018 with hubby and my daughter Adelheid L. At first she was on diet but because the food is really good , she can’t control to her diet.

I ordered my favorite Pasta Carbonara , this is the best carbonara I’ve tried in all the resto I’ve been to. It has fresh cream and bacon . So creamy and price is only 160 pesos with free garlic bread 🥖 And has generous serving !We ordered cakes 127856 too for dessert . They have a lot of delicious cakes here . Try their molten lava here .

How to get there:

Commute

From Cubao, take a jeep or fx going to Montalban, Cogeo, Taytay, Binangonan or Angono. Tell the drive to drop you off at Ligaya. From Ligaya, take a jeep going to Marikina, Palengke. Tell the driver to drop you off at Cafe Lidia.

Private Vehicle

From Aurora Blvd., take Marcos Highway. Take a u-turn after Ligaya (you know when you're approaching Ligaya when you see LRT Santolan Station, Sogo and Jollibee). From Ligaya, just follow Marikina, Palengke jeepneys which lead to Cafe Lidia :)

Cafe Lidia address is 64 Calderon St. Calumpang Marikina.

They open from Monday - Sunday 10am to 11.pm

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Judy R.
5.0 Stars
2

And as promised I will be back for the rice meals! lol!

Had dinner at this resto last night and tried their best seller rice meals. I had Crispy boneless chicken and my chum ordered Porchetta.

Porchetta is  a savoury, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition. The carcass is deboned, arranged carefully stuffed with liver, wild fennel, all fat and skin still on.

It's like lechon belly cut in small portions. It was soo yummy and even the crispy chicken was so flavorful!

Prices? not so bad. We paid around 400 plus php for the two meals. Highly recommended resto.

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Judy R.
5.0 Stars
5

First time to dine in this place and I was amazed! My chum was craving for pizza and he told me to try this place.

Located in Marikina near the Feliz Mall is this cozy cafe named Cafe Lidia. I was under the impression that the food will be pricey as the place looks so expensive.

To my surprise, prices were reasonable! We ordered the pesto pasta which cost only 170php. We also tried the 4 cheese pizza for 270php and the yummy Rocky road friz for only 150php.

Best food experience and will go back to try their rice meals.

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Mian L.
4.0 Stars
2

I liked it.

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
3.0 Stars
10

Marikina is up and rising on restaurant boom. Cafe Lidia is a bit hard to find and surprisingly a large restaurant that can sit more than a 100 customers at a time.

Restaurant offers a wide range of American, European, Filipino mostly. We had Italian as we were there for the afternoon. They have a lot of entree dishes as well.

Our pasta picks were not the usual ones. We had the Black Ink and Enrique. The former was disappointing. On top of making your mouth stained, it didn’t merit anything else. No taste. The latter, Enrique was flavorful. It’s the best one we had in this trip.

The Barbecue Pizza was simply cheese, veggies and chicken barbecue on top. I asked myself why it was that simple. Bothersome.

Desserts were aplenty for 5 of us. 1st was Chocolate Paradise. Nothing here is paradise. 2nd cake was Cotton Caramel Cheesecake. It was more like crumbling cheese with no ingenuity.

We also had two ice cream picks which can most likely guess what’s in it. Third party ice cream with third party fruit and chocolate from somewhere else. They put it together for you. It doesn’t count.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
4

Celebrating our anniversary as BF/GF last July 26 at our all time favorite Cafe in Marikina, Cafe Lidia at Calderon St. Marikina

Instead ordering my favorite carbonara here which is really good, I tried their beef salpicao for a change. Then we had their Cafe Lidia House Special PizZa, 127829 very colorful and loved the thin crust. For deserts we ordered different slices of cakes and one of their special cakes and my hubby's favorite , the marshmallow cake. Price varies on flavors. 110-140 pesos.

Their molten lava cake is good here by the way.

They have parking slots don't worry and a lots of seats and a function room for occasions .

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Mian L.
5.0 Stars

White Chocolate Sansrival 128536
Taste 5/5
Sweetness 4/5
Texture 4/5
Value for money 4/5

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Mian L.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Ginno J.
5.0 Stars
2

Had the Porterhouse Steak and Dark Mocha Sanzrival. Also tried some of their pizza, mozarella sticks, buffallo wings, and spaghetti gamberi.

Food Taste 5/5

The meat itself wasn't the best I've had but if I take everything like price into consideration it was not bad at all. I like my steaks medium rare abd they got the doneness of my steak. I totally was expecting them not to but it was such a great surprise that they did. The meat also was relatively tender which made it great. The only thing I'd improve is that some of the tendons was a bit tough to chew but again given price it was still pretty ok. The pizza, sticks, wings, and spaghetti were pretty good too.

Value for Money 5/5

Definitely great value of money here. Dishes aceeqge at about 300/dish altho the steak was at 500. Still I'f say it was worty it given the taste and servings.

Service 5/5

This had to be the best service I've had in a while. The food came out super quickly. Afterwards it left me wondering how the food came out so quickly and still taste good. We also were not the only people there so kudos definitely to the staff. Another thing I like is the waiters pretty much make sure that they remain visible at all times. So if you need something it's easy to get. They also make sure to checkin from time to time to see if your order and side requests are complete. Again great work guys!

Ambiance 5/5

The place has a very homey feel to it. Kinda like that familiar tito's place where you get together to eat once in a while. Nice and cool too so definitely a plus in the hot philippine weather.

Overall 5/5

If you want a nice comfortable place where you can eat great food then you should definitely try this place. From what we've tried everything was pretty good and there were still a few more things I'd like to try. Even if I live pretty far from this place I will most likely come back to try out other items on their extensive menu.

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Claire R.
5.0 Stars

went here on a weekend. good thing my friends were early enough for our group to have a good table. the place was packed during lunch due to early father's day celeb. the place was great. ambiance is top notch even the washroom is clean. 128077 I was an hour late so my friend ordered already when I arrived. and since I was too hungry and tired due to traffic and one hell of an uber ride, I asked for the menu and ordered right away.

pasta alfredo - cream sauce with mushroom and bacon bits.
the food was great. serving was more than enough for me. it was flavorful and the mushrooms are legit. not the canned ones.

iced choco - one word to describe. " yummy"! ( with the coco martin accent) hahahha. it didn't disappoint.

so after the kwentuhan and eating we decided to end it with dessert.

blueberry cheesecake - the usual cheesecake nothing really special. it was yummy though. dont get me wrong. but there's no omph! factor.

overall, the experience was great. will definitely be back.. =)

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Pauie P.
5.0 Stars

Because the food we're delicious :)

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Foodie F.
4.0 Stars

Caffe Mocha by Cafe Lidia: YEY
Price: Php110

Today we went to Antipolo to have Pepito (my car) blessed. Just had a hearty meal with the family at Cafe Lidia and a dessert of sweets and stories are currently on the table. I'm going for the coffee, instead. Let's take it easy with the reviews today, shall we? Take it from Snoopy.

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Cocoy P.
4.0 Stars

Price is affordable and food is good.

The porcheta was delicious.

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Muffy T.
5.0 Stars

Cafe Lidia is one of the top rated restaurants in Marikina for a reason - they have fantastic homey food and great service!

I was fortunate enough to try many of their dishes in one night, but my favourites are: callos, four cheese pizza, steak, spicy tuna pasta, and the kit-kat sundae. Everything was well made and reasonable priced.

This place should definitely be on your to-eat-at list!

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Aster L.
5.0 Stars
4

This is our favorite place and we'll always come back (and order the same things? Lol)

The place looks like one of those ancestralhouse-turned-restaurant. Veerrry cozy (which my husband loves!).

We visit Cafe Lidia on weekdays, always get on the waitlist but still get seated immediately. Hehe. The staff is very accommodating and always ready to give your needs. It rained that night. Their parking is on the other side. We're very pleased that the guard has a huge umbrella and he took us to our car. They actually have two of that HUGE UMBRELLA. Mind you, simple things like that satisfies us, customers.

Of course, I won't left out the quality and affordability of the food. We had all these with just 500 pesos. We ordered:

Buffalo Wings
Pasta in Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Mashed Potato
Blueberry Cheesecake Slic *melts in my mouth!! Soo good!!

I'm giving every single dish a 5* rating. 128522

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Unisse C.
3.0 Stars
3

On the way to Masungi, the group wanted to have brunch before we got there because our scheduled slot was at 1PM. We arrived at Cafe Lidia at around 10AM and we were probably the first customers for the day.

I rarely end up in Marikina because it's so far! 128514 But I am aware of the unique food finds here in the area.

The place is quite huge. It's an Italian place and it has this homey vibe to it. They also have a small garden inside on the way to the restrooms.

Their menu has so much variety!! It was so hard to choose! I wasn't in the mood for something too heavy or too complicated so I just ordered the Penne Amatriciana. It was okay, nothing really special about it.

Maybe we should have gone for the pizza. 128517

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Kyla B.
5.0 Stars
5

I loved it.

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