Restaurante Pia y Damaso

2/F Greenbelt 5, Legazpi St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Restaurante Pia y Damaso
3.8
4.0 Stars

48 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 10
  • 4 stars 22
  • 3 stars 14
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 1
  • 56 Reviews
  • 83 Recommend
  • 48 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6327295511

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Heizelle S.
4.0 Stars

Sweets are simply the best after having a great meal right? So since i still have room for dessert, let me share with you my experience here in Pia Y Damaso.

3pm is usually the "afternoon slump" of the day. This is the perfect time to go grab some sweets and coffee! If you're in the area of greenbelt, you might want to try something new, then check out DAMASO.

It looks intimidating, but don't be scared because you can surely afford to buy your coffee at an affordable price. They do serve meals which i haven't tried yet. I just had my coffee and some sort of pieces of cakes which i enjoyed every bite, especially the brazo de mercedez. The only prob is that, the place is really small inside and it looks crowded. They have outside seats though! 128522

Check the other menu and give it a visit!

-xoxo

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Camille A.
4.0 Stars

Truffle cake with white chocolate almond pastille, dark chocolate mousse & ganache. I love its bittersweet taste. 128522 I also recommend Brazo ni Doña Vicki. So yummy!!!

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Reich T.
3.0 Stars

I've read Noli Me Tangere in high school.  I barely remember the story,  some of the characters escaped my memory except for three.  Ze well known love team Philippine Literature - Ibarra and Maria Clara and the Spanish Friar who raised hell over dinner due to a bad chicken part.  Kids,  that's Padre Damaso.

Nope,  i aint writing a book review.  I am gonna spill the beans on the namesake of Padre Damaso in restaurant form.

Restaurante Pia Y Damaso.   I'll be honest this joint intimidates me for some reason.  I feel like a high school kid again.  My fear is that the servers would ask me Noli related questions or there is a secret password before one can enter.

Had dinner here with Grams and my uncle visiting from Canada.  We ordered a shitload of stuff,  all i remember is Kapitan Tiago's Kare Kare and Tubig ni Maria Clara.

Dibs for creative names for the dishes. They are staying true to the Noli theme.  Kare Kare - native stew made with peanut sauce,  beef tripe,  tail and meat,  served with bagoong shrimp paste on the side.  I have always liked this homegrown stew. Damaso's version is not as good as the others I've tried though (Kanin Klub's seafood kare kare).   Dont get me wrong,  the meat is cooked well,  it lacks the peanut flavor that I'm looking for.  The shrimp paste saves the day.

Tubig ni Maria Clara.   Fresh cucumber juice,  ginger and citrus water.  Light and refreshing.   Do not let your fear of ginger hinder your from trying this, no traces of ginger flavor. 

Overall,  my Damaso experience is okay,  not remarkable,  their price is a lil steep compared with the other restaurants.  One can get an awesome kare kare without coughing out too much dough.

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Lexi M.
4.0 Stars

It was definitely a rich, flavorful evening for two! I especially adore this place and wish to come back to soon! For starters we had Pumpkin Puree. That alone, the thickness and flavor, was already filling. We had Shortribs Rioja for main course, absolutely tender, I could've added another cup of rice had we not been catching up for Pitch Perfect 2 that night. Plus ginger-calamansi smoothie and strawberry-mint smoothie were quenching and delicious unlike most smoothies that are watered down because of too much ice. And the sweet, sweet dessert surprise, the Tocino del Cielo by one of their staff named Mike. Wow! I love it! Our server named Ely flashed a cute smile the moment we arrived. He's cute too haha! I would really really want to try their other dishes when I come back. Oh! And the ambiance, yes! Totally Noli Me Tangere/El Filibusterismo-ish vibe. I super love the box seat where you move both sides together and close it into a private table setting like you are literally inside a box with an open top portion. Downside though is that it is a small restaurant. Wish it was somehow designed like the house of Kapitan Tiago. But overall, WOW! Love the concept. Kudos!

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Divine C.
4.0 Stars

Back for the 4th time

Bbq pork (pictured) is yummy. Comes with rice and spinach? 4.5/5
Paella was 3/5 lacked flavor
Sardines for appetizer 3.5/5

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Divine C.
4.0 Stars

️salad with goat cheese 3.5/5
Tinapa pasta 5/5
Chicken pastel 4/5

Love the tinapa pasta. Would keep on coming back for this!

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Cliff M.
4.0 Stars

The place is quite cozy, maybe because it's small. They serve good pastries and great smelling coffee. I had cafe latte with espresso on the side for that extra kick. Their cakes are named quite interesting, like Sisa's Dementia, Ibarra's Kiss, Braso ni Doña Vicki, Guni-Guni, etc. It's a good place for a nightcap. I forgot to take a photo (blame it on the caffeine) 1285639749

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Mike S.
4.0 Stars

Halo halo was superb. The chicken gallantina on pandesal did not disappoint. Will definitely recommend this place.

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Cheska S.
4.0 Stars

We wanted to go to XO 46 for dinner (Sunday night). We got there at around 7:30 and it was closed so we went here instead as we were craving for pinoy dishes.

It's a nice and clean restaurant. The menus are interesting. They serve Filipino food with a twist and also the names of the food are connected to certain characters in Noli Me Tangere.

For appetizers, we ordered the Almond stuffed dates wrapped in bacon (Php175). It was delicious! The bacon was like christmas ham, because of the dates:
Sweet and flavorful! We enjoyed eating this!

We also ordered the Pork belly with chorizo and chickpeas. It was good. My boyfriend loved it. It's made of seared pork belly and chorizo de bilbao. When we ordered it, I thought the chorizo might not taste good but I was wrong. It is kind if like kaldereta/menudo-ish but with pork belly and chorizo. The potatoes were toasted and really very good. It had a huge serving for 2 and we could hardly finish it. It is quite expensive though, at Php600.00.

Then we ordered Kapitan Tiago's Kare Kare, which was also Php600.00 it also had a big serving, and it was full of tender meat! Yay! The bagoong was vert delicious too!

We also ordered a pitcher of tubig ni Maria Clara. It is water with lemon and cucumber and some ginger. My boyfriend loves it and found it refreshing. I would have preferred it with sugar or honey.

I hear that the desserts here are fantastic! I saw the menu and I wanted to try alot of things. But they had no coffee at that time so I saved eating desserts for next time. We will definitely go back and try out their other pinoy dishes with a twist!

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Abigail B.
4.0 Stars

I only order dessert here. Their Brazo de Mercedes is really delish!!!

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Andrei d.
3.0 Stars

I got their pumpkin ravioli and pasta negra. Food's so-so - Filipino food, but not really. There's a lot more of the Spanish flare going. Their desserts are really good though - and presented nicely too! I have to say though, I thought this place was expensive - but it's actually just right.

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Julie J.
5.0 Stars

Was still craving for something sweet after lunch with #teamclingy Makati so Yina M and Kirby G suggested this place..

* Sisa's Dementia 128070 - Truffle chocolate cake, One of the best I've tasted 128076 smooth, moussey (not a word but you get what I mean right?!) Definitely to die for chocolatey goodness!!!

* Salvi's Canonigo - basically just egg white but it was really good as well with their tasty syrup and some mango on the side 128076

Paired with coffee / tea , it was dessert heaven 128519

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Yina M.
4.0 Stars

The desserts are to die for!! Oh, I used that line already in my last review. Since it's my line, I don't have to rob myself of it. The desserts are to die for! No naman, medyo Lang.

We brought Julie J since dessert was in order after Torch. Kirby G and I shared a slice of Sisa's dementia because nakakaloka naman sa sarap yun. I love mousse-y textures in dessert, this one did me in. Julie was smitten by the looks of the canonigo and shared it with us. We all had some form of caffeine to supplement our sweets. It was a bit of food coma prevention but after eating, sleep was creeping into Julie's system.

Parting is not sweet sorrow for this bunch! It's nice to know that we'll see each other soon, or at least be left with the thought that you can see each other soon. 128522

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Clifford K.
4.0 Stars

For late lunch on a Tuesday, I ate here and had the crispy adobo chicken skin and tails (P160) for starters and the pork belly with chorizo and chick peas (P600) for the main.

General comments:
- "chicken skin and tails" had no tails, but cooked and seasoned well, and portion size is big enough to share 128077128077
- pork belly reminded me of good caldereta. Portion was probably big enough to share if you're a light water, but was a good size for a hefty eater like me. 128077128077128077

Only other comment is like to make is that their cutlery (particularly the spoon) was a little oddly shaped, which made it a little awkward to use, but not a big problem.

Overall, I was pretty happy with my meal. It might be a bit pricey, but still ok.

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JP G.
4.0 Stars

Na-Gonzaga sandwich nanaman sj Yina M 128514 after having lunch with master Julie J, utol Kirby G, and kapatid, we decided to look for dessert. Sadly, Julie couldn't join because work beckons. So it was the just me and my siblings from another motha! 128514

We tried this joint out as no one had tried it before. We each got an order (why hello there diabetes 128514) to try out different things.

Yina got the damaso banofee pie (I actually liked this one), Kirby got the sisa's dementia (good but too sweet for my taste), and I got the bibingka waffles (it's weird but it works perfectly).

The Bibingka waffle was a delightful surprise. You get the same Bibingka flavor (there's salted egg inside) but with the crunch. They sprinkle it with queso de bola (how can you go wrong with that) and they have the batik/rice sauce to pair it with. The sauce is similar to the topping of kakanin or bico. It was too sweet but in moderation, it provides the perfect kick to the crunch of the Bibingka waffle.

Love how they put a twist on their dishes to match the Jose Rizal books. Must try their main dishes next time! 128077

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Gelai G.
5.0 Stars

Foof Specialty: Filipino Food
Price: Php200 to Php400
Person: 2 Persons

What's unique about this place is the how they named their food. For example their most famous dessert called Dementia ni Sisa. Great eh!

The ambiance - sosyal! Very quiet and private during our visit.

Their sisig is not something to rave about but I love their Bagnet!

Of course their range of desserts - a must try!

128516

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Yina M.
4.0 Stars

The desserts are to die for!!!!! I exaggerate.

I've never bothered going into Pia Y Damaso, not because of the name, but because of the floor area of the restaurant. It seems tight. So when the Gonzaga twins JP G and Kirby G said they could have dessert after our lunch with Julie J, this place was not what I had in mind.

There were no seats available inside, and I did not want to dine there as my eyes did not deceive me, the place is quite small. Also inside sat a group of 12, so that wasn't my idea of good dessert dining. The wind's been cool lately, nothing like the winds of Sta. Ana, so it was a good suggestion to dine al fresco. Plus dessert wouldn't take long, the heat would be bearable.

We were planning to share dessert but we had differences in preference. Sisa's dementia for the chocoholic, Ben Zayb's Toffee banana tart (seen in photo) just cause and the bibingka waffle for the palate craving for traditional Filipino dessert with a twist. Match the dessert to the diner, I dare ya! 128521

Turns out that the menu looks interesting that it makes me want to go back.

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Marianne Grace O.
3.0 Stars

i remembered this way back in 2008, and I never came back. The ambience is okay if you like old spanish filo ambience

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Divine C.
4.0 Stars

Loved the creamy tinapa pasta, their sandwiches (chicken galantine and spanich with cheese) and also the bangus belly salad.

Didn't like the black risotto/paella (local version) as it was very bland and was very much like sticky rice in texture. I guess the risotto was bland because the fish on top was very salty. They had to be eaten together. But even then, it wasn't good. I was expecting something close to paella negra.

Would come back to try the other sandwiches and desserts!

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars

Everything on their menu is great!!! 128513 Very tasty Spanish-Filipino cuisine! Names of dishes are very creative and every plate explodes with flavor! Their servers are well trained in recommending wine pairings and they know what is in their menu. I was very impressed with the whole dining experience! 128525 Pricey but worth it. 128077

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