Mandaluyong’s Hidden Gem: Galileo Enoteca Deli

*slides my way into your screens* Well hello there~

I knowwwww it’s been so long since I posted. As you all know, school has started and so has the S T R E S S. The amount of readings just won’t decrease and thesis writing has officially began, although we’re still in the process of choosing a topic. So yes, you can deduce that school has kept me occupied for the past few weeks.

Last week, we had the much awaited ‘long weekend’ because it was a holiday on Monday. Well, it actually didn’t feel like a long weekend. There was the whole ordeal in EDSA, so I wasn’t really able to go out. So, while watching Korean variety shows, ding!, an idea popped into my mind. Why not go out and finally try Galileo Enoteca Deli since it’s just a few blocks away from our place? And so that’s what we (I tagged my brother along of course hehehe) did.

I’ve heard many good things about Galileo Enoteca, and I’ve wanted to try it ever since. However, new restos kept popping up and I just had to go, but since EDSA was not passable at that moment, it was finally the perfect opportunity to check the place out!

I love the interiors! It totally felt like I was in a different place! It felt quite intimate and private too.11998393_10205305574061259_1636234014_n

Feels like I’m in an underground restaurant

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The whole place is decorated with wines

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It’s also a delicatessen!~

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The Menu

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Selection of wines

I was craving for prosciutto and fortunately, they had a pizza with prosciutto & salsiccia. It also has Pomodoro, Parma ham, and sausages.

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Prosciutto & Salsiccia (P480.00). I’d give this:

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I’m not really crazy about pizzas, some say pizza is life, but for me it’s fries. Usually, I just have 2-3 slices max, but this time I finished most of the whole pizza! For one, the prosciutto alone is so good, and then the cheese is so different from the usual pizzas I eat. The cheese is exceptionally delicious! This pizza is a WINNER.

Aha! They have truffle pasta! Of course I had to order it! I’ve always tried the creamy ones, so this time I tried the olio one.

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Spaghetti Tartufata (P350.00). I’d give this:

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The taste is similar to that of Mamou’s, but the taste of the herbs in this one is more profound. I really like simple pastas, so I enjoyed this one a lot, although the serving is kind of small for one person. I remember my best friend Tricia commenting about a certain pasta that it’s ‘hanggang sa lalamunan ko lang’. Well, this pasta just might be another one, but it’s delightful so the serving size can be excused 😉

Here’s another pasta, and it’s smothered with squid ink!

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Tagliatelle Al Nero Di Seppia (P384.00). I’d give this:

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The flavor of the squid didn’t stand out and it felt like something was lacking. It was good but it missed the oomph we were looking for.

Lastly, we had this humongous sirloin steak!

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Bistecca Ala Florentina (P1200.00). I’d give this:

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It was so-so and the mashed potato tasted burnt. The sauce and the meat were ordinary, so different from what I was expecting since they were on a roll with their pizza and pasta. The price is quite cheap though for a steak as enormous as this. I think it’s fit for three people! Then again, you get what you pay for.

Galileo Enoteca Deli is indeed a hidden gem  that is seemingly unobtrusive, but carries with it a splendid charm inside . It gave me a taste of Italy and delighted me with its interiors! I would definitely come back for the pizza and bring my friends here! This place is the bomb!

Galileo Enoteca Deli

80 Calbayog Corner Malinao Street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City

Opening Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (Mon-Sun)

Budget: About P1500.00 for two people

Contact Nos.: (+632) 532-0482, (+632) 534-4633, or you may visit their website http://galileoenoteca.ph/ for reservations and more information. 

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