Da Gianni Cucina Italia in Westgate Alabang.

My good friend from high school Leah is giving birth soon so we all got together for a baby shower at the new Italian place (because pregnant momma said she is craving for pasta) in Westgate Alabang, Da Gianni Cucina Italia. You've probably heard or read about this even if you're not from the area because the restaurant is owned by the family of actor Matteo Guidicelli.  This is actually their second, the first one being Trattoria Da Gianni in Cebu.


I brought along my new Fujifilm camera, which I bought for our upcoming trips, to test it. All the photos in this post were taken using the automatic settings and so far I'm happy with the outcome.  



T and I were still full from lunch so we only ordered the Quattro Formaggi (PhP485+) which is four cheese pizza topped with truffles.  I couldn't taste the truffles though even if you could see it on the pizza itself and the taste of the cheese wasn't as strong as what I would expect from a four-cheese variant.


I wasn't able to take photos of the other dishes because we came in later than everyone else but pregnant momma and her little princess were both happy with their Margherita Pizza (PhP350+) and Lasagna Bolognese (PhP425+).


T and I like how they serve fresh juices, especially now because it's so hot! Plus points too for using reusable glass bottles instead of plastic bottles.



Here is the facade of Da Gianni in case you are not familiar with the Westgate area.  You can also check out Bugsy's Bar & Bistro just around the corner for a few drinks or Bean & Yolk at the opposite side of the building for a cup of coffee.


Thumbs Up!
Opens early, serves breakfast.
Nice ambiance.

Has a private dining area for intimate get togethers.

Thumbs Down!

The servings are a bit small so I found it pricey.

We were asked to leave because another party was arriving. I was the one who made arrangements for our group and I wasn't informed about any time constraints regarding our reservation. This really isn't such a big deal because we were almost about to leave anyway but I feel like this could've been handled better. They could've informed us about the situation maybe an hour before the party arrives  (if they forgot about it at the time I made the reservation) or even better, saved us tables from another area which were vacated every so often, and offer to transfer us there instead.  

It would've been a totally different story if we were using the private dining area but we weren't. We were in the main dining area where the arrangement of the tables is flexible.  I understand the restaurant is still new though so I'm giving them a bit of leeway with regard to operation and service. On that note, I hope management gets to read this and do something to improve on it.

Verdict
Despite the experience I shared above, T and I will probably be back one of these days (most probably when the "soft opening" stage is over) to try the other dishes on their menu.



Da Gianni Cucina Italia
Dining Date: 22 April 2018

Contact Information

Westgate Hub
Westgate Center
Filinvest, Alabang
Muntinlupa City
Philippines

Mobile No.: +63 917 167 8350

Facebook Page
facebook.com/dagiannimanila

Instagram: @dagiannimanila

Operating Hours

Monday to Sunday
8:00am - 11:00pm

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