La Nuova Pasteleria

San Antonio Plaza, McKinley Rd., Forbes Park, Makati, Metro Manila

La Nuova Pasteleria
4.7
4.5 Stars

56 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 43
  • 4 stars 11
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 66 Reviews
  • 116 Recommend
  • 56 Reviewers
Category:
Italian
Business Hours
Reopens: 9:30a - 9:00p
Phone
+6328178568

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:30a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 9:30a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 9:30a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 9:30a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 9:30a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 9:30a - 9:00p
  • Saturday
    • 9:30a - 9:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
7

Post Christmas lunch date w Ony here because I can’t just let the year end without eating here. 128518 And I am so happy that I’m finally trying this place out I wanna cry!! 128557128555128517

PLACE: The place is small with just, I think, around 8 tables inside. I also don’t think 20 people can fit inside. 128517 Anyway, the design/interior is also very simple and plain. You’ll just see tables and chairs and then an area where you can see different types of cheese and meat as well as other Italian ingredients. The place is just like your neighborhood Italian restaurant (but sosyal because Forbes! 128517).

FOOD: The complimentary pita bread was just okay but Ony liked and finished it (or he was just hungry? Hahaha 128517).

Of course, we ordered the TARTUFO PASTA because we both love TRUFFLE PASTA!! 128525128525 Too bad the calamari was not available so instead, we ordered pizza, half DUE GUSTI and half LA LOCA.

The pasta was heavenly!!! It’s still not the best imo but it was GOOOOOOOOOD!!! The rich white truffle cream was just right, not too much na nakakaumay; the truffle smell and taste, my god!!!; the salty but yummy prosciutto; the porcini mushroom which added more flavor; and lastly, the perfectly cooked al dente pasta!! Ang sarap lang!!! 128557128557 I can eat this everyday and not get sawa! 128540

The pizza was ohhhhhhkay. The DUE GUSTI is something new and not your usual pizza topped with veggies. Surprisingly, we liked it. Super generous spinach with super konting chorizo, mushroom, and mozarella hahaha but it was yummy!! 128521 The LA LOCA was just the usual mozzarella, ham, sausage, onion and bell pepper pizza.. hmm, nothing special. KALOCA! 128540

VALUE FOR MONEY: For just the pasta and pizza, total bill was almost 1300php. It’s pricey but worth it especially if you like truffle pasta or Italian food in general.

SERVICE: 2/5. Not sure why but the servers are kinda off. There’s something weird. We already started eating but they never gave us water. And oh, they lied when they said that they don’t have liver pate anymore when I asked. Ginagawa pa daw. BUT they have liver pate displayed (see 4th photo) and the table beside us (they arrived after us) was given water right away and also the liver pate. YUNG TOTOO? 128557

WORTH THE VISIT? YUP YUP YUP!!!!!!!! 128155128155128155

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Sandra Y.
5.0 Stars
3

Back to this classic place in Forbes, its La Nuovo. Same ambiance since The last time I first visited it, early 2017.

For appetizer we had, Sicillan (P295) It has sun dried tomatoes and arugula wrap in a bread, drizzled with parmesan sauce.. love it and highly recommended. For spicy lovers, its perfect with chili flakes.

We had pasta for our main course, Linguine Salmone (P613) pasta in white sauce, with Salmon cut in pieces and caviar. -i’m not a big fan of white sauce, but in an authentic Italian resto like La Nuovo, its always perfectly seasoned. Caviar adds a new flavor.

For dessert: of course we had their best seller, Concord Cake.. it has chocolate and meringue. Coffee would be a match for this.

Verdict: one of the best Italian places here in Metro Manila. A classic place, worth dining here128522

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Sandra Y.
5.0 Stars
5

After our dinner date in Va Bene (across Pasay Road) last last Friday, we had brunch in another Italian Resto the day after.It was surprising to know that there's a mini resto in San Antonio Plaza, an authentic Italian place, its La Nuova Pasteleria. Its a small place with about 15 tables inside. At the counter, it has wide range of Italian cold cuts and cheeses, cakes as well too. Having been inside, you can forget you are in Metro Manila.

We had:

Prociutto farcito, stuffed with spinach & gorgonzola, shrimp & bell pepper

Aglio Olio misto de pesce- mixed seafood, garlic, white wine and spaghetti noodles

Tartufo, white truffle cream, proscini mushroom and prociutto

Concorde cake, definitely a must try dessert! Creamy and scrumptious layers of chocolate mousse with crunchy meringue sticks.

Verdict: prices are a bit higher than other Italian resto, but the quality of food, ambiance, as well as the service is worth the price. Servings are quite big, good for sharing. But once you tasted the dish, I can't tell if you would still want to share 128540

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Pat D.
5.0 Stars

Try the La Loca pizza. Thin crust and fully seasoned. The coffee they served was also good. :)

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Jess R.
5.0 Stars

1st 5 star review! I'm fond of Italian dishes so when I saw the reviews this restaurant had, I didn't hesitate to try it out and I'm glad I did because it didn't fail to deliver. Love their tartufo pasta, the truffle oil taste is very evident. The parma ham provided a nice contrast to the creamy goodness of the pasta. Their staff was also very attentive to our needs. I love the location of the store, it was very quaint and unassuming. Would love to come back and try other dishes. :)

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Marc M.
5.0 Stars

Back again for some Tartufo! This time we ordered Mushroom Bruschetta (off menu) to go with it. Topped with ingredients pretty much the same as tartufo, the Bruschetta took me further to Mushroom Heaven via death by carbo-loading. 128519

Craving definitely satisfied! 9786

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Marc M.
5.0 Stars

TARTUFO!!! This is by far the best Truffle Pasta anywhere in the Metro! It may be expensive but one taste and you'll understand why. The Parma Ham on top just works! It adds a bit of saltiness and texture on the already perfect pasta dish! Wow! I just can't comprehend how I never knew of this place all these years! It's like a well kept secret of the elite. 128513

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Jaya M.
5.0 Stars

Once you are seated inside, it is quite easy to forget that you are still in Metro Manila as this restaurant is exactly what I imagine the local restaurants in Italy would be like.

My favorite here is the tartufo pasta because the presence of truffle is quite evident in this dish. Once it is brought to your table, the smell of the truffle cream alone will have you salivating and make you regret not ordering 2 of this for yourself! The pasta is al dente and coated with the perfect amount of truffle cream making sure not to drown the pasta in the sauce.

Let's also not forget their Risotto Colorato (Vegetable Risotto) which is a mix of fresh veggies like mushrooms, asparagus, carrots and zucchini all cooked to perfection! Each vegetable retains a certain amount of bite leaving the risotto to be one of my favorite Risottos in Manila!

Check out my full review on http://girleatsworld.org :)

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Paul G.
5.0 Stars

2nd time here. Loved their Agli Olio Con Salsicce - capellini with garlic, sundried tomato, Italian sausage, chili flakes in olive oil. 128077128077128526
The kids ordered their favorite, carbonara and peperoni/4 cheese pizza.128102128103128077
Still no Carmen's Best pistachio almond fudge so I ordered Buttered pecan and it was delicious!128077
Thanks to the staff for making us feel like VIPs.

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Amabel Kay L.
4.0 Stars

Their concorde cake is a must try!

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Paul G.
5.0 Stars

Last night's dessert was Carmen's Best's Malted Milk. Love the smooth silky texture. Perfect way to end the weekend :D127848128077128523

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Paul G.
5.0 Stars

Had dinner here earlier.
Their chicken liver pate was delicious and was a perfect match to their pita bread.
The kids loved the carbonara.
Half cheese and half pepperoni ftw! Not on the menu but they accommodated our request.
Service was excellent!
A bit pricey but it was worth it!

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Barbara d.
5.0 Stars

While eating this delicious (and cute!) pizza, this song kept on playing in my head..

127926 when the moon 127773 hits your eye 128064 like a big pizza pie127829, that's amore 128149127926

I honestly don't know why La Nuova's margherita pizza didn't make it to spot.ph's Top 10 Margherita pizzas in manila list, it's definitely one of the better ones I've tried and I consider myself a margherita freak 128516

Plus, love the ambience of this quaint little place, perfect for valentine's day10084

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Ian O.
5.0 Stars

We were only supposed to only hear mass because of my wife's sensitive pregnancy, but she pleaded to go on a quickie and sudden Sundate. She's been cooped up at home for the past couple of weeks on doctor's orders, so we're grabbing her fave tartuffo pasta and some pizza before heading home. We love truffle cream and the pasta was wonderful. The aroma alone will have you salivating. We just wished it was cooked al dente though. The house specialty pizza with its Parma ham and asparagus was the perfect complement to our pasta.

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Monique A.
5.0 Stars

Many in our group have been to Italy multiple times and all agreed, the pasta here rivaled any that we have had in Italy.
Everytime .. we all fell in love with the homemade pasta which is lighter than air... Friends know my love for this place & brought over some of my faves:

truffle pasta with Parma ham it was fresh, flavorful, light and delicious.

Spinach pizza is healthy , crust is thin with a little chew to it. Everything is cooked from scratch and cooked to order.. meal has always been exceptional "ottima"!

Cozy and warm atmosphere - perfect for great conversation with family & friends when dining in...

With thoughtful friends like mine, they have brought a little piece of Italy (food, ambiance and charm) to warm up my room & hv lunch & spend some time with me 9786128525128525

"The best feeling in the world is realizing that you're perfectly happy without the thing you thought you needed"

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Cindz C.
5.0 Stars

Pesto al mara so goooooodddd.... Still the best italian resto for me..

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Melody T.
3.0 Stars

Nothing special and the menu prices did not match the interior & ambience. Maybe it's because they're situated in the Forbes Park area hence the high prices?

We only tried their sandwiches though and it seems the pastas are the bestsellers here. Maybe next time, IF there's a next time.

Pictured above it their VERY watered down cappuccino. 128078128078128078

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Cindz C.
4.0 Stars

This is by far the best pesto al mara the we tasted the pasta is aldente and the white sauce taste good very well balanced the only flaw is the squid is over cooked that made it rubbery but the clams and the mussels all made up for it. The pizza is great as well the crust is perfectly cooked and there's lots of spinach in the pizza that overpowered the tiny bitsy chorizos. All in all i love the place and i will come back for their salad and ham and cheese selections. La dolce vita. Ciao

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Jig B.
5.0 Stars

Best ravioli in town ... really the best! My hubby and I will always make it a point to eat here at least once a month to satisfy our pasta cravings!

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Kenneth N.
5.0 Stars

I don't usually write reviews, and actually this is my very first.

Well, it is indeed a nice place but not that big. As for the food, I give it 5/5!! The best Tartufo pasta I've ever tasted! Will come back again to try a solo plate of that 'cause my friends and I tried the Trittico pasta or 3 kinds of pasta of our choice so as expected small servings for each. :))

As for the calamari fritti (the one posted), since I'm searching for the best calamari in town, I found it here! :) (hoooray)

I will definitely come back for that and try their pizzas as well :)

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