Cafe Lidia

64 Calderon St., Marikina, Metro Manila

Cafe Lidia
4.5
4.5 Stars

212 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 127
  • 4 stars 64
  • 3 stars 18
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 1
  • 245 Reviews
  • 683 Recommend
  • 212 Reviewers
Category:
Italian
Business Hours
Reopens: 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

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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Allen Y.
4.0 Stars

Seafood rice. Yummy dish that will fill your tummy at a reasonable price. I wish they had more of the seafood topping though. Bigger and more shrimps, squid, and fish.

They say it's good for one. I say two people can share and then get a pizza for dessert. 128514

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Aileen L.
4.0 Stars
5

Eid'l Fitr lunch date with hubby yesterday at Cafe Lidia.

Went here for a brunch, it is located at 64 F. Calderon St. Calumpang Marikina. Our all time favorite cafe in Marikina. We've been here many times already.

They have a very big space for their parking and no worries coz someone will usher you also. Glad that there was not much yet people when we came.

I got my favorite carbonara , it's one of the best carbonara I've tasted, similar to my home made cooking recipes, very creamy. Hubby had his Aglio Olio. For pizza we got their best seller House Special Pizza for only 250 pesos only, this colorful thin crust was so good and crispy. It has pepperoni, ham,bacon, mushroom, onion, bell pepper and onion. And of course there will always be room for dessert. Hubby's favorite cake was there, the marshmallow cake, for around 85 pesos only.

Craving satisfied and service was fast. They accept credit cards and they have wifi also

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Hey it's Alexander T.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
3

The best cafe in Marikina and one of our family favorite cafe known for their delicious food, affordable price and good service.

Went here last April 28 with my family for a Thursday lunch. Hubby didn't go to work so we decided to have our family lunch here.

My usual order is carbonara and pizza and this time I tried the porkchetta. It's like Cebu Lechon belly, so crispy. But my favorite part was dessert. All of them ordered my favorite Choco lava, but I decided to try something new, got the mud pie ice cream and it was so good. I love ice cream 127848128076

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Steffhanie S.
3.0 Stars
2

Cafe Lidia has been one of the most raved and talked about restaurants found in Marikina City since last year. With its visitors who keep on coming back, the place has been known by loads of people, frequenting it even if it's nestled inside a small street.

We visited Cafe Lidia one weekday night as we wanted to try something out of the usual dinner meals. As it was just a few steps away from our house, we walked going there.

As always, the place was almost full even on a weekday. But hush, no worries, with the place having 2 wide and spacious floors, you would certainly get seats for you and your squad.

Upon entering, you'll see how well ventilated the place is. The mixture of couches, round and wooden tables with chairs give that feel that the restaurant is actually open for any group sizes. There's always room for you inside Cafe Lidia.

Their menu has a lot to offer so you wouldn't run out of choices. From breakfast meals, to different pastas and pizzas, to heavy entrees and cakes and shakes for desserts, they almost have it all for you.

We ordered their Clubhouse Paradise with Fries and a slice of Chocolate Paradise paired with a specialty drink, Cafe Lidia's Black Forest Crush. All good yes!

The Clubhouse sandwich was surprisingly big! Per serving, it can actually feed 2 people already. The bread was fresh and a bit toasted, I liked that. The fillings included ham, egg, cheese and veggies plus the mayo sauce that tasted well. The fries, as always, comforted and matched well with the sandwich.

The desserts that we got were some sort of chocolate overload. The cake was good, moist enough to make me like it and the chocolate was rich and legit. I liked the drink too as it was really the shake version of Black Forest. The taste of the cherry gave it some different delicious taste.

As always, this cafe restaurant has always new things to offer. Find time to check it out and enjoy what they got!

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
7

After we attended a mass last night at the Our Lady Of Abandoned, we went straight at 64 Calderon St. Calumpang Marikina. Our favorite cafe in Marikina, Cafe Lidia.

We've been here many times and will always keep you coming back for their good food. They have a parking space and glad that there will always someone to assist you. Then before we enter , staff asked how many are we then they set up the table first before letting us in. Set up was so fast and were in.

We order the following :

128204 Buffalo wings - (180) My daughter Adelheid L ordered this. The chicken was spicy and has a ranch dip that was perfectly when paired to chicken, chicken has a generous serving. Then she had plain rice for only 20 pesos .

128204 Shrimp Pasta Ala Enrique (205) hubby is tired on eating pesto so he tried this one, it's an oil based pasta too, if you loved seafood you'll like it also and it's healthy, serving was generous .

Carbonara - (160) this is my all time favorite here! My son Latrell Joshua L had this too. The carbonara was so creamy and serving was generous, paired with garlic bread too. A must try here .

For desserts , we had the following :

128204 blueberry cheesecake -120
128204Choco marshmallow -170
128204Choco lava - my first time to try it. I was surprised that they offer this already, it was last piece actually, I'm a fan of Choco lava, will make you drool 128523 it was a bomb!

Craving satisfied and total bill is only 1,1100. Serving time was fast. Will never get tired coming back at this place

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars

One of the best Cafe I would recommend when you visit Marikina for a foodtrip.

Hubby did not go to office one Thursday lunch last March and we decided to have lunch at Cafe Lidia. We've been here many times and has been our favorite cafe in Marikina.

The place was very popular, they have huge parking , someone will assist you so good job. The place was huge , clean, the food were so good, fast service and very affordable . They even have fast wifi connection .

We ordered our favorite carbonara and pesto pasta, then thr house special thin crust pizza was so crispy and so good, then for dessert we had this chocolate paradise which is good for sharing. Craving satisfied 128077

Will never get tired visiting this place 128077

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Jamie N.
5.0 Stars

Favorites are Trio Formaggi pizza, grilled pork belly, beef salpicao, grilled salmon.

Food 5/5
Service 4/5

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Rey A.
4.0 Stars

Stepping inside Cafe Lidia's door was a surprise indeed. The place at 3pm was a jampacked but luckily we didn't have to wait for our table. The spirit of Christmas was all over the place with a big Christmas tree matching their wooden swings and a man made falls. Ambiance was 7/10 as i may rate. Their specialty pasta was a bang. It tasted really good even the macaroni and cheese. We ordered their Lidia's pizza and it was good. Plus their deserts was really that awesome. Their marshmallow cake was superb. But the best of all, we didn't shred big bucks when we dined here. #12Days

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Guia G.
5.0 Stars

Compared to other italian-filipino cuisine restaurant this is more affordable and delicious 128523128523 Good serving with calm and serine ambiance 128522 plus the inspiring history of the owner 128525128525 two thumbs up 128077128077

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Michelle A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Aileen L.
3.0 Stars

Mom Elaine P treat us at Cafe Lidia one Saturday night four weeks ago. We've been to Cafe Lidia many times but it was mom first time here.

We waited for few minutes because it was full pack as usual on weekend. We were supposed to try rice meal or other dish but we failed to do so. We end up again on our usual orders. We got creamy carbonara in a big plate and rich in creamy sauce. The carbonara is a must try here and the pizza but sad this time we explore a different flavor , it's a cheeseburger pizza and we didn't like it much. I should have stick with our usual pizza flavor. Then hubby and kids got their favorite slice of cakes, blueberry and marshmallow cake which is good here.

We enjoyed the food and busog talaga except for the pizza , will try other flavor next time but not this one sorry

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

Cafe Lidia.  One of the popular restaurants in Marikina.  This is my second time to dine, first review.

This joint is always full of customers,  we are slightly early hence no wait time to get a table.  Same seats as the first time we dined here.

The place screams homey,  usage of brick and earth tones.  Think log cabin meets an ancentral house sort of thing.  There were a couple of vacant seats when we arrived but soon after the place was packed and a lot of patrons are waiting outside.

We ordered the following:

Garlic and shrimp pizza.  Napoletana-ish pizza.  You can tell if the former is the inspiration by scrutinising the crust.  Napoletana pizza is famous for their thin crust.  Lidia's pizza is good,  bang for your buck.  The pizza is generously slathered with cheese and topped with shrimp.  I think an excellent pizza doesnt need ketchup,  hot sauce and other condiments.  If one can eat pizza neat (no add-ons) means that the flavor is spot on.

Pasta ala Lidia.  Spaghettini in olive oil (not number 3 128522) Capers,  black olives,  tomatoes and tuna.  This one i weally weally like.  The pasta is cooked al dente.  Flavourful,  i think they reduced the tomatoes for a lil bit,  then added the capers, olives and tuna.  A dash of spices,  a little tossing and turning,  then they added the pasta.  I am assuming they cooked it this way, i am not an expert in the kitchen,  just a novice cook.  Tomato reduction and olive oil make a mean combination,  hence the pasta is oozing with tomato goodness,  tangy and just a fraction of sweetness.  The capers and olives tones down the tuna flavor.  Overall,  this is a sophisticated,  simple pasta dish.  A good pasta dish for only php 160, good deal eh?

Bucket of fries.  Nothing out of the ordinary.  Deep fried potatoes placed in a bucket.  They served this fresh off the fryer.  It took us a couple of minutes before we can dig in.  He likes Heinz,  good thing this is the ketchup Lidia serves.  I am not that particular with ketchup though but i think it's worth mentioning. 

Second visit at Lidia is worth braving the wrath of Lando.  He said they serve good ribs here.  Next visit perhaps.

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Cathy A.
4.0 Stars

Started the meal with fish and asparagus cream soup and the best buffalo wings ever!!! Since Cafe Lidia has that kind of menu where you want to order everything, every time I come back, I try something new but I cannot not have the buffalo wings.

Tonight, I tried the braised beef and requested it with rice instead of mashed potatoes. The olives gave off a strong flavor which I didn't really like but overall it's still a good meal.

We finished off the meal with a slice of yummy Grandma's Chocolate Cake.

Quite disappointed, however, with the service which is a bit slow. Servers aren't as attentive and friendly as before and we had to ask for the bill 5 times before we got it.

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Prince A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Alyssa K.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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