Casa Italia

Forbestown Rd., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Casa Italia
4.2
4.0 Stars

34 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 16
  • 4 stars 12
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 44 Reviews
  • 84 Recommend
  • 34 Reviewers
Category:
Italian
Phone
+6228138138

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Reservations:
No
Kids Menu:
No
Delivery:
No
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Alcohol:
None
Waiter Service:
No
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes
Noise Level:
Average

Most Recent Reviews

Norman Lester T.
5.0 Stars

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Geez. That's old huh. But my friends and I really craved for ice cream after our dinner at Shrimp Bucket.

Since I really love Casa Italia's Pistachio gelato, it's almost given that we'll have our dessert here. 128541 Although I already knew that time what to order, I still availed their free taste. No judgement please, I just want to try them all. 128517 I tried their Melon gelato and I loved it. It did really taste like melon + milk refrigerated for several hours. I just didn't like the consistency as I wish it was smoother. I also tried their Snickers. If you love the chocolate version of it, then you'll love this gelato too. However, it's too sweet for me! Anyway, I ordered their medium size for 195php, 2 scoops. I had my favorite Pistachio, and I partnered it with Dark Truffle. Like what I kept telling my friends, Casa Italia's Pistachio gelato is legit. When they say pistachio, they mean pistachio. Really really yummy! Their Dark Truffle was good too. I loved its bitterness and sweetness at the same time.

What I loved during this visit aside from their ice cream? Their service. We came in a big group and they were still all smiles to let us try as much flavors as we want. I was happy that they have second floor for a bigger tambayan. They have self-service water station too.

P.S. Their flavor of the month is After Eight. Mint chocolate baby! Only 95php for a small cup. 128517

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars
3

I love Casa Italia for a couple of reasons. First, their second floor has just about the right size for barkada hang-outs. Second, they have stable and fast wifi and lastly they have a wide selection of gelato flavors. It's my default place when I need some work done outside of home. They also do not mind if I stay there for a long time.

On this particular visit I decided to get a double scoop of gelato: Chili Choco and Avocado

> Chili Choco - dark chocolate that had the right sweetness and a little bitter made more delectable with the added chili. You won't notice the chili at first but after a few seconds, you'll feel the heat in your throat. It isn't too spicy. Just the right kick to enhance the flavor of the chocolate.

> Avocado was thick and creamy. It had a rich avocado flavor in it. It was like the real mashed fruit with milk kept in the freezer for hours! What I liked the most was that it didn't have too much sweetness nor milk.

Always a challenge to choose which flavors to get. There's just a lot plus most really taste good! Good thing they're generous enough to let you taste test as long as you want LOL

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MAKCHIATO O.
4.0 Stars
4

Kung tahimik na place at masarap na pagkain ang gusto mo, Casa italia is the place for you.

Nachos : 127775127775127775
Beef Lasagna : 127775127775127775127775
Gelato : 127775127775127775127775

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars
2

Ang daming choices! Nakakatuwa! 128525 Ang sarap!

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Cindz C.
5.0 Stars
3

New found happiness their gelatto is heaven. For tonight tried thier pinacolada, melon and berries on a sugar cone and the best unlimited toppings. Will be coming here often to enjoy gelatto heaven.

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Rhency L.
4.0 Stars

Had the Valrhona Dark Truffle and it was okay. It was more bitter than your regular dark chocolate but it was rich and tasty. Just order Piccolo (one scoop, 130php) because it tends to have an umay factor. I also tried their Avocado gelato but it had a bitter aftertaste. I still prefer Farmacy's which was more on the creamy side.

Note: dont be shy to ask for free taste before buying cos they have a wide selection of flavors!

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Abbey A.
2.0 Stars
6

And right after a healthy dinner, we find ourselves in Casa Italia. Wahahaha

The first thing you’ll notice when entering is their high ceiling and well-lit display! I got excited to pick my flavor, but upon seeing the names, the picky side of me, was kind of disgusted that they were mostly fruity flavors. Disgusted talaga eh. Hahaha

Anyway, to get to the bottomline of this visit… I think their flavors are unique, but their gelato is nakakaumay!!! Although, I had 2 servings of the 2 scoops..

And this is why… at first, I picked Valrhona Chocolate Chip and Formaggi (Cheese) for my flavors. That was a good combo! But… not even half way through my cup, I started chewing on something that seemed like a small piece of plastic. I examined it… and it was in fact plastic.. I immediately called someone from the staff and just reported it so that they’re informed. I didn’t think of it as dirty, so I didn’t feel the need to ask for a new cup. Sooooo, I thought everything was going to be okay already. Until… there it was again… another piece of plastic. Another spoon, just to make sure.. another piece of small plastic.. for awhile I thought that hey maybe it’s some type of cheese I’m encountering for the first time.. Lol but I told my friend to try and when she did.. PLASTIC!!!!

Of course, the next thing I did was inform the guy who served it to me himself. I left my cup with him and the tissue with all the plastic, went back to my seat, and waited for him to get to the bottom of it.

He came out of the kitchen in less than 5 minutes, calling me to the display and asking me if I wanted another cup, while explaining what went wrong. He said that the gelato-maker might have accidentally scraped of some of the plastic packaging of one of the ingredients.. Okay, at least they’re admitting that something was not right and they’re sorry, but what threw me off was it was like he was asking me if I still wanted to get the same flavour after… Seryoso.. then he goes on telling me or I can opt for another flavor instead. Hayyy I don’t know what he was thinking, but in my part that was wrong. He shouldn’t have offered me the same flavor from the same batch anymore. 128542

I ended up with another cup of Valrhona Chocolate Chip and got the Bailey’s flavor as an alternative. Good combo too! But super umay nga! My throat got sore and itchy after. Huhu

I really liked the cheese tho, so maybe I’ll try again in the future. But not soon. Not yet over it..

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Tei A.
2.0 Stars

Food was bad. Pizza tasted like it's from the frozen section of the supermarket, pasta (no photo) was bad too. I didnt anymore bother to take a photo.

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Abe C.
4.0 Stars
3

Gelato time after a great lunch at the Japanese Wagyu next door! This is my first time at Casa Italia. Thought it was only an Italian resto before, not glancing inside and checking out their awesome display of over 30 flavors of gelato. It's not my usual cuisine, Italian, I'm afraid. But having a better look at their display in recent months, I knew I'd eventually get the chance to try it. This beingmy erstwhile 'hood and all.

My mother-in-law peered in and tasted their samples after we had ordered in Japanese Wagyu, and she settled that we will definitely have coffee and dessert there afterwards...

Finally, Casa Italia…

As is customary, you can taste flavors before choosing. After trying several gelatos, I decided on Bailey's, and my wife ordered Pink Guava. For the grande cup, you can put 3 flavors and you get a free cone on the side. So I was torn between Earl Grey and Salted Caramel, and settled on the latter.

The Bailey's nailed the flavor! With that Liqueuer aftertaste that Bailey's is known for. Awesome. Creamy, with just the right liqueuer sweetness and the familiar Bailey's sublime whiskey aftertaste. And all the flavors ordered had the right sweetness, nothing overly cloying. Their Pink Guava tasted good, blending the sweet and tartness. More to my liking than that of Farmacy. Their salted caramel was nice, but too subtle for my taste. Had caramel bits, but lacked the saltiness. Didn't like their Pistachio (trial only, just had to mention it), having tried Salvatore Cuomo's a few days ago so it pales in comparison. The cone was crunchy but too thick to eat. Good thing we ordered it on the side. Gelato experience, 4/5

Also shared a cup of Americano, which tasted good but I'm not an over expert on coffee. It had a good balance to it. I like mine black with a Splenda.

I'll try their other savory dishes next time. Service efficient and friendly. Ambiance modern, clean and bright cream colors, and casual. They also sell pastries and pizza based on their display on the far end of the resto. The gelato display is pretty nice to look at, too.

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Annechile S.
5.0 Stars
2

Their gelatos are one of the best in town! Loved it! Would like to go back again and try some other combination. 128077🏻128076🏼128525

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars
2

I'm here again and i was surprised to see new gelato flavors.

128204128525 valrohna
Last time i was hooked on dark valrohna, this variation is of course a little bit lighter but it still got that Belgian sort of kick at the end

128204128525cacao
Yummy. Filipino style chocolate. Pure champorado flavor. There were sticky whole chocolate parts!

128204128525chili choco
Semi dark chocolate with a spicy feel at the throat after two seconds of swallowing it--- mmmm.

128204128525 liquorato
Gelato with a kick. Get to choose a scoop of gelato plus either a shot or two of available liquor. I chose cacao over baileys and it was just gorgeous!

At the end I ordered a liquorato and a medio cup with chili choco and pistachio flavors! So gelato splurge day it went!

I did not know that there's a common CR on the second floor.

Also, i was surprised to see clarissa dining alone by the corner. She took notice of Dennis O and voila. Chat time! Nice to meet you in person Clarissa P 9786128077🏼

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Moritz S.
5.0 Stars
3

Hands down, the BEST pistachio gelato I've ever had 128539

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars
2

When I go to Casa Italia, it's always about their gelato. My daughter and I loves trying their flavors then picking out two to share. On this particular visit, it was just me. They also didn't have a lot of gelato flavors to choose from because one of their display freezer was under "preventive maintenance." I went for their coffee instead since I haven't tried it yet.

I got a Flat White - smallest size. Paired it with a butter croissant and asked them to warm it. Went up to their second floor and waited for my orders.

The coffee was good! It was bold and strong and had a good bitter and sour notes. There was a little too much milk, but that's just my opinion. I added a teaspoon of sugar and enjoyed my warm drink. Not bad at all.

The croissant was flaky on top but tends to get a little bread-ish towards the middle. It's best when consumed while warm. Smothered with butter then with strawberry jam is the best way to go.

Really love the vibe of this place and since it's very spacious, you won't get that too cramped feeling even if it's packed. Wifi is ultra fast too!

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Dana P.
3.0 Stars

Didn't like the Avocado flavor. 128546 It had a bitter taste. We asked one of the crew if it's supposed to be that way and he said yes. Hmm...Really? Anyway, the Ferrero flavor was good.

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Norman Lester T.
5.0 Stars

I will always love their Dark Truffle and Pistachio.

The staff here were very accommodating that they can allow you to taste as much flavors as you want. Interesting, right?

P.S. They also serve coffee! I like their hot mocha! 9749

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Tei A.
1.0 Stars

Dont come here for the food. Food's really bad. Cheap tasting. Lasagna was cold in the middle, burnt watery. Gamberetti past was also bad! and The spaghetti was too al dente (hilaw) and sauce was bland and watery. Pizza was also bad, crust seemed store bought.

Seems they're only good at gelato. Though I didnt anymore try. Too disgusted to even try.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Since we don't want to go home yet, from Gino's we went here for dessert. 128513 Luckily, they have a promo!! The "It's Gela-Tuesday"!!!! 127881127881127881 So you only have to guess the mystery ice cream flavor (check their IG account, follow them, like the picture, and provide your answer). If you're correct, you get a piccolo sized ice cream for free (when you buy one). So it's a buy one take one promo. Don't be shy to ask them if you're not sure, they'll give clues!! 128521

Of course, Pistachio and Dark Truffle are still the must try flavors because they are super good! 128525 Other good flavors are the green tea, cookies & cream, and mango yogurt. 128077🏼

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

Was in Makati when Jayson J tagged me on his visit to Casa Italia. I actually thought he's pertaining to the restaurant with the same prefix name (I'm talkin' about Casa Verde). So I was puzzled when he told me that he'll go there for the gelato! I was like, "Talaga? May gelato sila?". Pretty much not convinced, so I went there and laughed at my own mistake. Casa Italia pala! 128514

Jayson was on his second cup of ice cream, I think, and sipping on his coffee as well. Damn tatag ng sikmura! Lol. He recommended me to try the Pistachio! He pronounced it as Pistakio - awkward! Lol. Not really a fan of Pistachio so I'm kinda hesitant at first.

So I went to the counter and wander my eyes looking at the colourful gelato flavors! Such a wide variety!!! Very inviting! I wanted to try everything but nah, I guess I'll try the other flavors on my next visit.

I got the Medio size (2 scoops) for Php 190. I got the Salted caramel and Pistachio flavors! Both flavors are just really good! You can never go wrong with Salted Caramel because it's always a best choice! 128522 Special mention to Pistachio for being a stand out! I like Salted Caramel to pieces, but the Pistachio flavor deserves the spotlight because of its sweet earthy flavor!

Can't wait any longer to go back and try their whiskey gelato! I'm also eyeing on their sweet baked goodness especially the muffins! 128522

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Criz S.
5.0 Stars

#50ksummergiveaway

This is probably the best gelato I have ever tasted! Plus I love that you can taste every flavor they have and then you'll decide which one you would choose. My friend decided to go there since it's very near our workplace. She's been talking about it non-stop and we decided to try it for ourselves. When I tried one of their flavor I felt that the angels are singing because they are so good! Also I have a hard time picking he flavors because I've tasted most of my favourite flavors.

For 130 per scoop I think it's worth it. My friend and I settled for 2 scoops each, because we felt like 1 scoop is not enough plus we wanted all the flavors we tasted. I settled for cookies 'n cream and hazelnut. For 2 scoops its 195 pesos so I thibk we have saved more money.

When I posted it on instagram, one of my school mate asked where was it, I told her that it was in Burgos Circle i front of Robinsons Selections. She tried it herself and she said it's really delicious!

I will be coming back for more of these "best gelato i town" and I will make sure to try all of their flavors.

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Camille A.
3.0 Stars

Pistachio was okay. I still prefer their chocolate chip gelato.

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