Salvatore Cuomo & Bar

G/F Uptown Parade, 9th Ave. cor. 38th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Salvatore Cuomo & Bar
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Chloe C.
5.0 Stars

I love celebrating my birthday with a nice dinner date at a new, intimate, and special resto every year. But, as much as I wanted to go look for something new to try, I came back to Salvatore (like last year) in the end. I guess it was because my birthday dinner experience here was just so lovely last year!

As always, the staff members were all so friendly, attentive, and accommodating. The atmosphere was elegant and intimate too - something I look for in the places I choose for special dates. As for the food, here's what we had this time:

127800 Grigliata di Carne - We're both huge meat lovers so I decided to order this for us! The lamb and beef ribeye were cooked to perfection. Medium rare, just the way we like it. As for the sausages, they were good but not really the star of the platter. The menu says it's good for 2-3 people but in our opinion it's only good for 2, maybe? We could've finished one each too since the meat was so good 12851710084

127800 Quattro Formaggi Pizza - Another favorite of ours here. The salty, tangy cheese just pairs deliciously with the sweet honey.

127800 Sangria - A nice treat from the owner once he found out it was my birthday. The glass was bigger than I expected and it was a great addition to my birthday dinner.

127800 Birthday Plate! - Okay, I really didn't see this coming but the staff came over again with the owner and they started singing. The matcha cake is perfect for matcha lovers since it had that authentic flavor that is more bitter than sweet. The chocolate mousse was fluffy, with a rich, glossy finish on top and a nice, firm crust underneath.

As always, a perfect experience. Can't wait to go back!

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Chloe C.
5.0 Stars

We decided to have my birthday dinner date at Salvatore Cuomo & Bar at the Uptown Parade in Bonifacio Global City last year. The brainchild of world-renowned chef, Salvatore Cuomo, this premium Italian restaurant opened its first (and currently only) branch in the Philippines in 2016.

As soon as I stepped inside, I knew I was in for an incredible dinner. The beautifully elegant interiors featured dark wooden furniture, warm lighting, full glass walls, and a great view of the kitchen where you could watch the chefs prepare an assortment of quality meats. The romantic ambiance was further enhanced that night by the live music from their piano.

The service was equally pleasing, since I found the waiters to be very friendly and attentive. At my guy's signal, they even brought out his gift and a special cake while singing "Happy Birthday" in Italian. That was one experience I'll never forget!

As for the food, here's what I had:

127800 Prosciutto e Melone (Parma Ham with Fresh Melon) - We both aren’t huge fans of fruit, but I’m glad we made an exception for this dish because of the delightful combination of flavors. The rich saltiness of the prosciutto worked well with the sweet, fresh melon slices, crisp arugula, and briny olives.

127800 Quattro Formaggi (“4 Kinds of Cheese” Pizza with Honey) - This dish soared to the top of my “favorite pizzas” list as soon as I took my first bite! I love how simple this dish is. Just like our first order, this is also a successful pairing of salty and saccharine. This pizza is best enjoyed with a light drizzle of honey, which comes with the order. No, wait, it’s the only way to enjoy this pizza.

127800 Ossobucco (Braised Lamb Shank with Mashed Potato) - I really enjoyed this dish. It’s hearty, it has that gamy lamb flavor I love, and it’s incredibly warm and comforting. Lamb is always a great choice!

As far as birthdays go, this was definitely one of my favorites. I loved everything about the restaurant – the romantic lighting, the elegant interiors, the delicious food, etc. If you love pretty restaurants and great food, it’s 100% worth visiting!

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
3.0 Stars

From the outside, a bright and nice ambiance invites you. I had my eyes set to here from the first time I passed by while going around the relatively new Uptown Parade. It is one of the few restaurants that are currently open and more awaits on the second floor of this food and party hub in BGC.

Celebrated Chef Salvatore Cuomo offers mostly European favorites particularly Italian. Two friends and I had a number of items here to share. We had salad, pasta, pizza and steak. For one, the price tag is steep for the serving size they offer.

The only saving piece for me was their Caprese di Mozza Bufala. Light and exquisite cheese with cherry tomatoes impressed. After this was downhill.

Fritta Pizza impressed with its presentation but it’s taste was forgettable. It’s served to you first blown up and then sliced to make it flat. We would have appreciated if it was explained to us that it didn’t look like the traditional pizza. So inside was seemingly lifeless on top of almost all bread.

Gnocchi Formaggi was just waste of money. For Php 580, the portions were not going to make you happy. The four cheese lacked its expected overwhelming flavor as well.

Finally, the Fiorentina. We had the 900 gram piece for almost Php 5,000. The ratio of fat on meat was 35-65. I wish for one it had more of the steak and it was tender than I had my mind set for it. The flavor was just normal and could use more seasoning too.

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Sandy P.
4.0 Stars

If I had to eat here for the rest of my life, I'd definitely need unlimited cash, I'd be drunk everyday, I'd be in and out of the hospital because of too much caffeine (hello migraine and gastritis) and I'd be really fat. 128134🏼128055128514

What we ordered:
•Soup : Zuppa di funghi con Gamberetti (P290) - Mushroom soup with grilled shrimp! This is their best seller, thought the taste would be weird since it's black but was really good though

•Pizza : Margherita - tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella (P680) The usual margherita pizza, nothing really special but the mozzarella added up to its flavor

•Australian Wagyu T-Bone Steak 800g (P4,400) - This is the bomb! 128557128557 I must admit, it was perfectly done and it really tastes goooood but the price! Geeez! Tbh, we didnt know the price of this steak up until we had the bill. LOL The staff just mentioned that it's 800g and we didnt bother to ask how much! How clever! 🙄 I can buy a lot with this steak. Never again! 🤣🤦🏼‍♀️ It's actually P550/100g so you can just get a smaller order.

•Pasta : Spaghetti alla Carbonara (P480) - this one's pretty good, creamy and saucy but what's really special about it is the BACON! The reason why I ordered this haha

Linguine al Pesto Genovese (P500) - It has potato, green beans, mushroom and pork. This is just ok, I didnt like much the green beans on it.

•Dessert: Amaretto Panna Cotta (P320) - if you want something sweet and refreshing after the heavy dishes, you should try this! It's not just ig worthy but it tastes really good!

•Coffee (P180) - But of course, cant miss the coffee, I ordered for their white coffee at the bar. 9749

The resto has finest food menu with a sophisticated casual and a bit of fine dining experience. I like the concept of fully open kitchen and their high ceiling with customized lights interior. This place is good for groups or family gatherings. Well can also be a good date place because of the vibe. Plus, they serve a good wine menu. 128521


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Abe C.
3.0 Stars

In celebration of its anniversary, Salvatore Cuomo has lunch buffet at P600 M-F and P900 weekends and holidays. The selection isn't extensive (a salad bar, some appetizers, sides, a pasta, two pizzas, and a few things like Zeppole 128525 (salty mini bread). 1277751277751277751/2

The "buffet" includes a selection of about a dozen mains which include a selection of pastas, risotto (one dish each person only) plus a seafood or meat option for PhP 300 more.

The main we ordered arrived 30 minutes after. Good thing the manager profusely apologized and offered us free dessert. I did not like my fettuccine with Italian sausage in cream sauce. My wife's risotto was lacking in flavor. Our cousin's pork porchetta was a tad salty. But on the plus side, the Tiramisu improved vs last year.

Food & Drinks : 127775127775127775 (Tiramisu deserves a mention at 4 stars)
Service of dine in: 1277751277751277751/2 the manager salvaged the kitchen booboo by offering us free dessert. The Tiramisu was good but the Cannoli was not to my liking. Weird crunch, nothing worth writing about.
Kitchen Service : 127775127775 our mains arrived 30 minutes after. Disaster! Plus the food served was just okay at best. Nothing wow. The Zeppole was simply divine. Ask from the waiter for olive oil and balsamic to dip. Mmmmm... 128516
Ambience : 127775127775127775127775
Value for Money: 1277751277751277751/2 the buffet seems solid

Worth a Try : So-so for me but it is a nice looking place, Italian and Japanese in one. But sadly, it's not a place I returned to after I visited last year when it opened.
Worth a Return : No, for me. Sorry. I went here to meet with cousins.
VERDICT : 127775127775127775

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4.0 Stars

We had a get together for a weekend dinner before one of my friend will go back to Japan. We dined in super uber cozy place in Uptown Parade in Bonifacio Global City called Salvatore Cuomo & Bar.
Salvatore Cuomo & Bar originated from Japan, having branches in China, South Korea, Taiwan and now in the Philippines.

This is not my first time in Salvatore. I was here last year with foodie friends. That's why I recommended the dishes what I've tasted before.

🧀 A Basket of Zeppole (complimentary) - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"I am so addicted with these tiny herb breads. Putting olive oil around of it makes the zeppole more flavorful."

🧀 Quattro Formaggi (4 kinds of cheese pizza) for Php770.00 - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"Honestly, when I had this pizza before, I don't like it because it's already cold. But when I tried the pizza with honey while it was hot. Gosh! Ang sarap!" 128523

🧀 Butabara Yakitori (Pork Belly) for Php210.00 (2 pieces) - 1108811088110881108811088 5/5
"Always be my favorite in Salvatore. The juiciness and yumminess of pork belly barbecue was really appetizing."

🧀 Spaghetti ai Funghi e Salmone Affimicato (Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon, Mushrooms and Olive Oil) for Php490.00 - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"The oil based pasta was tasteful and I like the texture of the pasta "al dente"."

🧀 Tagliata di Manzo (Ribeye Steak served with Basil and Parmesan Cheese) for Php1,800.00 - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"The beef was so tender. Best served in medium rare to taste the beefy goodness of the grilled ribeye."

🧀 Porcini e Porchetta (Roasted Pork) for Php720.00 - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"It was roasted evenly although it's not that crunchy as expected but the pork belly meat was so tender."

Yes! It's EXPENSIVE (Be sure to have money before ordering)! But you will experience superb service from their accommodating staff.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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April H.
4.0 Stars


Cuomo was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary last year. This is a place that I have enjoyed with my friends, but I really wanted my then bf to enjoy the food...

I made reservations for two on a Monday night and that was a good thing because the place was PACKED. We got there a bit late, but our table was still waiting for us. He immediately liked the beautiful industrial interiors... I already knew what to order from our feast the last time, but it was the first time I have tried their cocktails. I would totally recommend the sangria-- it may be expensive, but it comes in a huge glass. He stuck to Super Dry...

We had the caprese con mozzarella di buffala, still light and fresh as ever with sweet cherry tomatoes. He liked the tagliata di manzo, the tender beef steak seasoned with basil sauce and balsamic vinegar... I enjoyed the sprinkling of Parmesan cheese as before. His favorite of the night was the quattro formagi pizza-- with that crisp, delicious crust and the mixture of cheese and honey, this is a real winner. You see the classic combination time and again from French to Japanese cuisine, because it is undeniably good and recognized worldwide. This dish is admittedly expensive, but you pay for the quality. I suppose, as one gets older, it becomes more about the quality rather than the quantity. This dish delivers and that's that.

We ended our meal with Paul Bassett coffee and the tiramisu. I was a little disappointed with the new plating of the tiramisu because it wasn't as neat as before. The taste remains the same though-- really good!

We spent almost three hours talking, laughing, reminiscing, and enjoying our food. That is the essence of dining for me-- enjoyed with friends and loved ones over great conversation, unhurried and unfettered. Every bite becomes better because of the interesting discourse. It's not about eating more food, or being the first to try the newest places, or going to the most number of places. That is merely the social media take on dining...

To be honest, the most memorable dinners I have had were not the most expensive or even at the best restaurants. Some were at far flung areas over candlelight with no ice for the drinks. Some were homecooked made with the simplest of ingredients yet the best of care. Some were spent eating worms, crickets, and salad, not wagyu or foie gras. I always appreciate passion for the craft, funny and interesting people, deep conversations, and novel experiences. There are some things that are universal and good food is definitely one of them.

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Maureen S.
3.0 Stars

Happy New Year!! 127881

I had to write this review, because I was looking forward to trying Salvatore Cuomo for some time now. And finally! Will i be able to start the year right?

Squid ink risotto.
I don't know how to describe this. It feels like rice with soup, almost congee but not mashed. The serving was so small too and the squid ink wasn't flavorful. Sad.

Chicken leg yakitori - mix (salt&pepper, teriyaki)
I like this the most! Hahaha. Came all the way just to like one stick of chicken yakitori. Ang tadhana nga naman. I really love the salt&pepper one though. Must try.

Roasted chicken (?)
Can't really remember what it was, i did remember how dry it was though. In fairness, it wasn't all bad - the skin was crispy and potatoes were good. btw, this dish took so long.

Why are all of the main chicken dishes taking so much time to cook? I've been in at least 3 other places where chicken dishes took more than 30 mins?!??? To even an hour or so. Chicken wasn't chicken after all 128556

Lastly, i super duper love their COMPLIMENTARY seaweed bread puffs. I can just come here to eat this hahahahahahahaha 128514128514128514

*bow* hi 2017!

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Christina R.
4.0 Stars

Modern Italian cuisine with a hint of Japanese under the tutelage of Japan’s “Pizza Man”, Salvatore Cuomo. Half-Italian and Half-Japanese, SC is credited to popularizing Neopolitan Pizza in Japan.

I gotta say, the place is swanky. I love the furniture, the seats are comfy, it wasn't crowded, there’s enough room in between tables. They have several sections subtly delineated with the different furniture they use. I really like the interiors. Loved the cutlery and the glasses. You get a loud, Japanese style, Italian language greeting when you enter (of course), and it sounded like they were shouting the number of people in our group.

While dinner service was packed when it was newly opened, we were able to dine here without having to wait for a table for lunch. We visited this restaurant on June 15 based on the time stamp on my photo, I think it was only a few days old then.

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Here’s what we ordered:

127853QUATTRO FORMAGGIO. 770. Four kinds of cheese, with a side of honey to drizzle on your pizza. 127775127775127775127775127775
Sarap!!! Neopolitan pizza has a soft crust and limited toppings which allow you to focus on tasting the ingredients. There are actual guidelines before you can officially call your pizza Neopolitan. The honey was a good contrast to the salty cheese. If they had spicy honey, that would be heaven. I had to ask to reheat the honey as you couldn't even pour the honey out of the container when they gave it to us.

127853RISOTTO AL FRUITTI DI MARE. 750. Tomato risotto with seafood. 2/5.
Not ordering this again. Risotto was too wet. Tasted bland.

127853BISTECCA FLORENTINA. 500/100g. paid 4500. 2/5.
Showstopper. We were so excited when this came. Came with chimichurri and lemon, which made the meat flavor shine. No complimentary sides. They cooked it right, medium according to our request, you can see it in the photo. Flavor, spot on. Just salt and pepper. But the meat was chewy. For that price I expect the steak to be like eating butter. This was not worth it.

I found both sides delicious, mashed potato was creamy. My only comment is, the serving size of the mashed potato was soooo small! Like less than a cup from a baking measuring cup lang. It’s definitely not to share.

127853ZEPPOLE. Complimentary. 127775127775127775127775127775
Great balls of fried yeast dough. Absolutely free and delicious. I had to ask several times for this as they didn’t seem to serve it. Ended up asking for a second basket.

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I really like this place. I feel so bad the risotto and the steak was not good, considering the steak was 80% of our bill. It was just me, my brother, my Lola, a teen and a toddler. So it was a bit pricy as only 3 of us actually ate the food.

3.5 pero sige, 4 na lang since I like the place. I've gone back a few times with a better experience, which deserves a separate review from my first visit.

Umaasang manalo,
Christina R.


Happy New Year |!


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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

It was my birthday week when the Kaladkarins decided to try out Salvatore Cuomo!!! 128588🏼

I've been to Salvatore Cuomo once and my experience was nothing but superb! I already had my eyes on their Four Cheese Pizza, their Signature steak, and the desserts especially the Tiramisu because they are all heavenly good! And going here for the second time won't just let me revisit heaven by getting my favorites but also to try out their other dishes.

I arrived a bit late (as always) because of my work schedule that night, but at least, I made it when the pizzas were just served on the table.

Four Cheese Pizza - my uber favorite pizza not just because of the cheeze but also the serving of honey on top makes it more delightful to the palate!

Salsiccia e Friarielli - Pizza with Italian sausage, mozzarella and chili peppers. I kinda like it though I think that it lacks some "catch" to its taste.

D.O.C. - Mozzarella, cherry tomato, and basil. Just light to the palate which makes it delicious and a worth the try!

Aside from pizzas, we also tried the Butabara or the pork belly yakitori and it's reaaallly good!!! 128588🏼 I enjoyed eating it even without the sauce! 128076🏼

And for the pasta, we tried Spaghetti Carbonara and Tagliatelle al Ragù di Agnello.

Spaghetti Carbonara - this is quite different from the usual carbonara. The white sauce wasn't too creamy or even thick, but its taste was actually glorious! Big cuts of bacon, that's a check! Pasta was firm and perfectly fits the light taste of the sauce.

Tagliatelle al Ragù di Agnello - Tagliatelle pasta that's long and flat (almost similar to fettuccine) with lamb meat. This one's a lot more tastier than the carbonara, but both are good anyway!

And the most awaited big star of the table was the Tagliata di Manzo. Beef ribeye steak served with basil sauce, lemon, and parmesan cheese. Gotta love this more than the first time I tried it. It was tender as always, and perfect with or without the sauce.

After filling up ourselves with meat and pasta, we decided to also try two of their best selling desserts.

Tiramisu with Pistachio gelato - Always a favorite! I've noticed that their plating quite changed but I wouldn't mind. It's still the same and heavenly tiramisu that I knew and loved!

Torta Caprese - Tiramisu is probably the most loved dessert from their sweets selection, but I'm also giving love to this dark chocolate cake served with cream and cherry on the side. I like how moist (with a little hints of dense) and dark this cake is. This one deserved the love too! 128525

Since it's my birthday week and everyone greeted me Happy Birthday during my entrance, I was given a complimentary chiffon cake with some greetings! The usual chiffon cake with creamy aftertaste! Thank you, Salvatore Cuomo for this! 127856

Overall, it's a remarkable experience and it's probably one of the best birthday celebrations I had!

Thanks Jayson J Patrick V Kristin A Christina R Dennis O Elaine O EJ B Marc David M and it's a pleasant to meet you Angela Marie C & Josh G!

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Josh G.
4.0 Stars

Once inside, you'll be enveloped with it's captivating ambiance. The lights hanging down from the ceiling emitted a radiant and romantic glow. These were the first thing that rushed through my mind when I saw the place. I think the servers were trained enough to be in that perfect balance between accomodating and aggresive. They were always ready at the moment's notice. The place was set up well enough so that it wouldn't feel it was crowded amidst the number of people that could dine in.

Once seated, we were given deep fried pizza bread. I could not stress enough to NOT NEGLECT THEM. They were dangerously addicting. I said to myself I'll just taste one, the next thing I know I'm asking the waiter for the 4th basket. Yes, they are that delicious. Don't worry it's free, and I know for others it's hard to, “exploit” these things but they are worth it. I would've made a stronger case if I had a picture, but I keep forgetting due to the fact that I'd rather stuff them in my mouth than to take a quick photo. I'd definitely take it next time around.

We had a lot of orders going around but I think I'll just mention what genuinely made me say “mmmhhh”.

Tagliata di Manzo: “Beef Ribeye steak with Basil Sauce and Parmesan Cheese” - When this landed on the table I already wanted to take a picture of it. It looked so appetizing. I was immediately hypnotized with the way it was presented. You'd have that urge to put a slice in your mouth instantaneously. The taste didn't disappoint the look. Ours were served with lemon as well. The overall experience in your mouth invited you to intake even more.

Butabara Yakitori: “2 piece pork belly”- With how it looked it was deceptively delicious. It did look good, but not great. It becomes great once you put one in your mouth. It was grilled perfectly. Don't worry about the feeling of getting sick because of the grease because there is none. The fat delivered the coup de grace. It erupted eith great powerful flavors of a pork dish.

Salsiccia e Friarelli: “Pizza topped with Italian Sausage, Turnip Leaves, Mozzarella, Chili Pepper”- The pizza was simply amazing. It didn't look fancy in any way but it was flavorful once tasted. The toppings complimented each other instead of overpowering it. You'd expect either the sausage or the mozzarella to win over the other but it didn't. Then you'd expect the combination of italian sausage and chili pepper to deliver a spicy after taste but it didn't as well. It created enough spiciness to linger over a few seconds then vanish upon the next bite. (You can ask for more chili pepper if you'd rather have it spicier)

The other food ordered were good as well but I just chose to focus on those that left an impression on me. The only reason I gave this review a 4/5 was due to the high price of its menu. The food was amazing but I believe I could find a more filling place with the same amount of money.


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Mark L.
3.0 Stars

father in law's birthday dinner..
mushroom soup 128077128077 tasted like drinking mang tomas
4-cheese pizza 128077128077128077128077 best with honey
margerita pizza 128077128077128077
aglio olio 128077128077128077 not on the menu but can be requested
tiramisu 128077128077128077128077

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Quito J.
4.0 Stars

Had a quick lunch with my love! Very nice place, nice
Open kitchen, very chic!

Now the food great bread to start with, had a mushroom and prosciutto pizza and the smoked salmon mushroom pasta in olive oil.

Great place next time we will try the steak!

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Angela Marie C.
4.0 Stars

I must say, I think I'm giving it 4 127775s mainly because I had so much fun with the |ooloo addicts! Nakaka-clingy kayo, Jayson J, EJ B, Christina R, Dennis O, Elaine O, Patrick V, Kristin A, Russel F and Marc David M. (Hope I didn't miss anyone.) It's always nice to be with people who also spend more than 10 minutes taking photos of food before starting the meal. Sorry, Josh G cause I practically delay food service time in every date. 128569

Personally, I just found this restaurant too pricey. It was just ok for me. Food tastes great, but I think I can get so much more with the same amount of cash in another place. 128569 Plus it's Italian food. (Well slightly Jap-Italian) In theory, Italian food is simple, and Cuomo's food really was just that: simple.

The unlimited deep fried pizza dough was delicious. Buono! I can certainly say, had they not been generous in giving these throughout the night, I will not be full. So I'm glad they have this cause I somehow I felt the value of my money. 128569

From the 3 pizzas we ordered, I liked the 4 cheese the most, mainly because of the honey. You can make me eat anything sweet-savory. I guess my palette is truly Filipino. The D.O.C. was nice, but not my favorite. I didn't really like the one with Italian sausage. 128569

I absolutely loved the Butabara Yakitori! They were large, very tasty and very affordable! This, I'd come back for! I can imagine myself trying out the whole Yakitori list instead, and maybe enjoy their bread basket and I'm good to go. 128569 Though it made the menu a tad confusing, it turned out to be my favorite! 128571

From the pastas, I found both recommended items just ok. The Carbonara was delicious, and the pasta was nicely al dente. I just found again super mahal for the plate. The lamb Ragu was good too, but again nothing too special for me. 128569

We also tried the Rib-eye. We were quite a number of persons so it was ok to split the price, but frankly my boyfriend and I could've finished this plate. It was delicious and all, but again very expensive. I really liked this dish though, the meat very tender and with a nice amount of fat and the sauce did not disappoint. 128569

I may be just in #hampaslupamode that I found everything too expensive, but maybe I'd come back... When I'm rich. (So not anytime soon. Hahaha 128569)

It was an absolutely great night with awesome people nonetheless. I wish I didn't have to leave so soon but I had to take a flight back to Cebu already then. I'm more looking forward to seeing these people again and enjoying more places! Grazie mille, everyone! Till the next meet up! 128571

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Patrick V.
4.0 Stars

I have been wanting to try this place out ever since it opened. Finally got to try it last Monday for Russel's birthday! 127881

Upon arriving, they offered the zeppoles which are really good!!! I don't know how many baskets were given but we were really spoiled! Haha!

Among the three pizzas that we ordered, probably the best for me was the Quattro Formaggi which I liked with honey! 128076🏻 Although the pizzas were not fresh anymore since we took some time taking photos. The DOC and the one with italian sausages were OK. 127829

Then came the Butabara!!! It was moist and flavorful. Gaaash sarap. 2pcs for P150 I think isn't bad.

We ordered 2 pastas but I liked the Tagliatelle al Ragù di Agnello. The lamb was good! Pasta was not as al dente but the flavor was good.

Then the Tagliata di Manzo was served. It was cooked in a perfect medium rare. Served with lemon, arugula and parmesan, and balsamic sauce. It was definitely the star of the night! 11088

And finally, dessert!!!

I need to emphasize that the Pistachio Gelato was THE BOMB! Seryoso. Ang sarap.

Overall, the food was good and the service was definitely panalong-panalo. A little expensive so it's a place I would just go to for special occasions.

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Dennis O.
3.0 Stars

The venue for the surprise birthday celebration of Russel F! After a glass of alcohol at brewery we proceeded here. The place is elegantly designed. I also love the open kitchen. Somewhat reminded me of Todd english.

While browsing the menu came the delicious freshly baked zeppole. Those deep fried dough was so good. I'm not sure how many I've eaten but I think it would be around 10-12pcs.128516 The waiter was also so generous and prompt in refilling our bread basket. 128077

For our dinner we tried out:
127829For the pizzas we tried Quattro Formaggi (4 cheese pizza), Salsiccia e Friarielle and DOC. Honestly I didn't quite like their pizzas. It wasn't that flavorful. I also didn't like their pizza dough. I had a little hard time chewing some portion of it. As per Tina maybe it was because we took too long taking pictures. So maybe next time I'll eat it while its hot.

127842Butabara Yakitori - this one is my fave for the night. Porkbelly was so flavorful delicious. Every bite was oozing with delicious smokey terriyaki taste.

127837For pasta we ordered Spaghetti ala Spuma di Carbonara and Ragu di Agnello. I like lamb flavor of the ragu pasta. For the carbonara nothing special.

128046Ribeye steak - the star of the night! Perfectly cooked medium rare serving size was big good for sharing. Very tender and juicy meat.128077

127848Russ was given a complimentary chiffon cake. For me it was just typical chiffon cake similar to goldilocks. Hehe. Russ also treated us with two more dessert the tiramisu with pistacio gelato and torta caprese (chocolate cake). The tiramisu was really good and for the gelato you can really taste delicious nutty flavor of the pistacio. I also love their moist chocolate cake.

Overall the place is really expensive. The yakitori and dessert are worth the price. For the pizza it was over expensive and didn't quite like it. Be sure to munch on the zeppole they are really what I'm coming back for if ever. 128522128076

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4.0 Stars

Finally, we're here at Salvatore Cuomo & Bar after a month of planning. In celebration of Russel's Birthday, Jayson made a reservation at Salvatore Cuoma & Bar.

We were just right on time when we arrived together with Christina R Dennis O Angela Marie C Josh G Jayson J and Elaine O. The server/receptionist assisted us to our table. I like the table arrangement and set-up of the place. Warm lights over the combination of classic and modern design of the restaurant. A very classy one. Huge and spacious too. It's really a proper place for Russel's Birthday celebration.

While waiting for the others, the staff served the complimentary bread. I like the dough with herbs, very addicting that I want to eat more of it after.

Zeppole - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

Then Patrick V and Russel F arrived... We tried the pizza, skewers, steak, pasta and dessert.

Quattro Formaggi (4 kinds of cheese pizza) served with Honey for Php750.00 - 110881108811088️ 3/5

Salsiccia e Friarielli (pizza with Italian sausage, turnip leaves, mozarella and chili pepper) for Php680.00 - 110881108811088️ 3/5

The award winning D.O.C. (Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato, Basil) for Php820.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

"The pizza is too pricey, there's nothing special in their pizza" so-so lang ang taste for me.

Tagliata di Manzo (Beef Ribeye Steak with Basil Sauce and Pamesan Steak) for Php1,500.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

Butabara (2 sticks of Pork Belly Skewers) for Php150.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

"This is really good, must try in Salvatore Cuoma & Bar"

Spaghetti Carbonara for Php480.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

Tagliatelle Al Ragu Di Agnello for Php580.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

Then a complimentary cake for the birthday celebrator served. We the celebrants digged in too.

Chiffon Cake with Whipped Cream for Php350.00 - 110881108811088️ 3/5

And... Marc David M arrived wearing the noticeable Looloo hoodie. LOLs 128514

Then we tried other desserts like:

Tiramisu served with Pistachio Gelato for Php380.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

Torta Caprese (Chocolate Cake) served with Cream for Php380.00 - 110881108811088️ 4/5

All-in-all, expect the restaurant to be pricey. The place is beautiful, classy and cozy. They also provide excellent service.

#ilovetoeat 12851510084

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars

Well, my long awaited visit to this Italian fine dining has finally come true. This is actually the "main event" last Monday as we celebrate in advance Russel F nth birthday.

It was indeed rainy that night, making its al fresco area empty; however the romantic regal vibes of this "bar" is immensely radiating from outside.

So the group from the brewery Christina R , Angela Marie C , Josh G , EJ B, Elaine O , Dennis O were still a bit alcohol driven when we went here. And yes, having to drop my name for reservation confirmation had us seated right away (note that i booked this before august!) but worry not--the bar is not that jampacked anymore (or is it because it's a rainy Monday night--hey but it's payday!) what to worry about is ATM. If you got no cash, the nearest is at the uptown mall itself na. (They accept cards but cash is just a must during eatups, you know)

The place inside is more regal and less romantic. Dress Code maybe a bit up a notch than your usual work clothes but if matami naman kayo, carry naman. So yeah, i did withdraw cash from uptown mall pa. Happy to see workaholics around the area Kristin A and Patrick V (ows?! LOL) arrive after my short walk.

128204128525 zeppole
Free as appetizers. This a must try. Actually, there were two kinds of bread served to us. The other one was ignored but the zeppole was just a hit! Dip it in olive oil, or ask for black vinegar--even the honey that goes with the quatro formaggi was good with it.

Good thing the appetizers kept us busy. Then the birthday boy arrived just in time for the pizzas!

128204128525 quattro formaggi at PhP750
Four cheese. It's provolone, fontina, gorgonzola and mozarella-- yup no cream cheeses. These just tastes good with the honey! You could also ask for more honey, you sweet tooth! 128518

128204 Salciccia e Friarielli at PhP680
This is italian sausages, turnip leaves, mozzarella and chilli pepper. This is the only meat pizza that we had. The sausage is smoky as usual.

128204 DOC at PhP820
Simple mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil leaves. This pizza will never go dry at the cherry tomatoes will always bring its juice to action.

So for the pizza dough-- i think i like this better than the CPK--just eat it right away so it would not get hard. Problem is we took time to take photos (problems of a foody blogger). Then it took time for the other entrées to come out. They bombarded us with more zeppole. We were worried we might get full but that's no problem. We really loved the zeppoles

128204128525 yakitori butabara at PhP120 per 2 sticks
Amazing they offer yakitori here. Yummy fatty and moist as opposed to izakaya sensu's dry but tender yakitori. The sauce that goes with is also is flavorful. Bagay sa fatty oil na lumalabas in every bite.

128204 spaghetti carbonara at Php380
If you go for quality, choose this. The spaghetti was 100% aldente. The bacon were scanty but big pieces. The béchamel was 10% runny. Lol.

128204128525 tagliatelle al ragù di agnello at PhP580
I go for taste. This pasta served was not aldente but it's hotter and tastier. The lamb was dominant after tasting tomatoes and a little soggy pasta.

128204128525 tagliata di manzo at PhP1800
The main protein for tonight-- it was served with lemon and arugula and parmesan cheese and basil sauce. super moist and tender. Parang some parts were medium rare.

Of course the padre de pamilya arrived sporting the looloo hoodie papi Marc David M hahaha! Always grand entrance 128518128518
Well, birthday boy decides to use his cuomo GC for our desserts!

128204 Tiramisu with Pistachio Gelato at PhP380
They got new presentation and it's no longer in a porcelain container. The pistachio gelato was similar to casa italia's rich pistachio taste! I wonder if they get it from CI?? Hmm... But no questions it was a great pair! (Mind me i could still find better tasting tiramisu)

128204128525 Torta Caprese at PhP380
Or chocolate cake with frozen whip cream in a glass. The cake was lovely. Heavy, moist and dark!

128204128525 Chiffon cake with whip cream at PhP350
This was Cuomo's birthday gift to our birthday boy celebrating his nth bday! The chiffon was a little dense but it was not cloying! The whip cream was lovely as well.

We ended up singing a birthday somg in italian--not! Kidding aside, the dinner experience was perfect. Though we waited for some time for some entrées to be served, the service was great. Jenoah the server (thanks EJ i did not forget the servers name) always refilling our goblet with water and unending supply of zeppoles.

We spent around 650 each which was really not bad (i wonder if we spent more sa bondi)

I love that they have a fast wifi we were able to post pics fast too. Then there are a few power outlets too. The place could accommodate around 100 pax. The best CR ever! High tech. Lol. They also got an assistant waiting for you at the CR doors. The bar looks really cozy and royal. 128525

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars

Il pranzo era delizioso. 128079🏼128523

Our sister treated us to one hefty lunch. She ordered on our behalf so I'm not what exactly she got for us.

Everything was delicious. I really liked the seafood soup, I think it's called Zuppa di Pesce. Also the pizza and pasta were scrumptious as well. Will try their steaks next time. 128523

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Cj A.
5.0 Stars

It was a gloomy Saturday afternoon and we wanted to eat somewhere south for our special day. I've been hearing a lot about Salvatore Cuomo from the interwebs and from the #kaladkarins (sorry for being MIA! Extremely busy!) and since we're both suckers for Italian food, we braved the Saturday traffic.

We got there a little past 2pm and we completely forgot that their menu is different during those times. It was fine, because they're still serving their Quattro Formaggi but too bad we weren't able to try their Carbonara. It was a slow afternoon and only a few tables were occupied, so we got accommodated immediately. I've been reading a few bad reviews about their service so I think I can't compare to what we experienced, considering it was off-peak at that time. But I find the service stellar. We were taken cared off really well and we didn't wait too long for the food. Plus the Piolo Pascual's son look-a-like waiter seemed to know how to read minds; he's there a right away bringing whatever stuff we were thinking of asking for.

Now, the food:

Fettuccine Bolognese - this was quite tasty. It's simple, straightforward, but cooked perfectly at the same time. The bolognese had the right tang and consistency, while the freshly made fettuccine was al dente. It was sorta bitin, but the taste made up for everything.

Quattro Formaggi - We both were hesitant to try the pizza with honey, so we asked Piolo's spawn not to pour it yet. First, we tasted it without the honey. It was perfect. It has the sharpness and saltiness from the cheeses,and the crust, just the way I like it. It was worth every toothache (I was scheduled for a periodontal surgery the following day, so it was a bit painful pa, pero kebs!). Of course we had to try with honey, we drizzled a little over half a portion of the slice, and as our teeth sank in, we understood why people love the combo. It worked. We didn't finish the entire pizza with honey because we want our pizza with old school, but now we totally get it.

Tiramisu with Pistachio Gelato - a few people here already know that I'm not fond of sweets. And there are only a handful of desserts that wow me. This dessert is an addition to that list. Grabe. The best tiramisu I ever had. But the clear winner on this dish for me was the gelato. My god, if they sell a tub of this, I'd buy it and finish it by myself. Walang girlfriend girlfriend! It tastes like real pistachios! I wanna know who made the gelato and I would give her/him (?) a kiss! Oo kahit lalake pa siya!

We would definitely go back here. We still want to try their other pizzas, and their carbonara too. And that dessert made in heaven will always be worth the trip!

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