Italian grub has got to be one of the staple favorites for every person. Who wouldn't be down for pizza and pasta on any occasion, right? Candy Girls, you are in for a fabulous treat because Balboa is here! This fresh concept resto offers the best flavors Italy can cook up. Check out our picks from starter to dolce.
Jumpstart your Balboa experience with a kale and romaine infused salad topped with prosciutto, figs, and walnuts. The unique blend of tastes and textures will actually make you like veggies if you're not a fan to begin with.
On to the prime meals: the lovely pasta treats! The classic spaghetti dish gets a delightful twist that you will surely enjoy. Try out the Spaghetti Boscaiola yourself!
If you're not into tomato-based sauces, worry not! We've got you covered. How about a Seafood And Fresh Lemon Tagliatelle? You'll be chowing down on this olive oil based pasta with shrimps, spinach, and huge cherry tomatoes in no time.
We simply can't put into words our undying love for pizza. We're obsessed with the Fennel Sausage Pizza where sausage is the new pepperoni.
Fancy more toppings? Have an equally yummy Spinach Truffle Prosciutto Pizza! Another bonus? These babies are baked to perfection in a brick oven. Sigh.
Balboa is more than just pizza and pasta. The Buttermilk Roast Chicken is tender and its warm buttery flavor is a surprise we can't wait to indulge in again. It melts in your mouth and is the perfect accessory to the smoked meat. Mac and cheese is yet another comfort food we're all too familiar with, which is why you have to try the Mac Cheese with Chili Beef. The chili beef spin is another revelation we'd gladly succumb to. The dish tastes like tacos, mac and cheese version!
Most people don't really think of dry aged steaks as part of the world famous Italian cuisine. This savory U.S. Rib Eye Steak will make you lick your fingers and smack your lips. It's that good!
Take gulps of the refreshing Fruit Safari in between bites. If there's such a thing as summer in a drink, we're pretty sure we've found it!
Finish everything off with a sweet and lavish treat actually brought in straight from Europe! Yup, you got it, this divine St. Honore Cake is actually transported from Italia to Manila with love.
These gastronomic pleasures come hand in hand with a great cozy-posh place and interiors. The ambiance momentarily takes you to a nightly stroll in a European art house slash museum.
Absolutely loved all the pretty pictures lining up the walls!
So round up your girlfriends, your fam bam, or your special someone now! Mark that milestone moment and make more memories as you fall in love with the Italian way all over again.
Balboa is located at 2F Greenbelt 3, Makati City (tel no. 729-0467) and East Wing Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City (tel no.942-2844)