Lunch decisions can sometimes get so hard especially when you've already run out of options and you have a budget to follow. That's why it's quite fitting and helpful when restaurants come up with lunch sets!
|Welcome to Italianni's Greenbelt!|
Good thing Italianni's decided to make lunch decisions easier, especially for those working and usually pressed for time! BEST OF LUNCH! Four Sets of lunch meals served from Monday to Thursday, 11AM to 3PM. Starting at 375Php, they have pork and beef options that are not only tasty but filling too!
Got the chance to try all four sets, together with some classic appetizers during a sponsored invite - Italianni's x Zomato x foodfanaticph!
|First two of the Lunch Sets, ready for your next lunch date!|
Best of Lunch Sets: Herb Pork Chop, Grilled Pork Skewers, Beef Roast Melt and Beef Stew with Aglio Olio
|Herb Pork Chop with Garlic Rice for 375Php|
A good portion of pork chop that has the right fat trimming, this was tender and juicy. With just the right amount of herb rub, this piece of meat was well seasoned. Don't forget to pour in some of the gravy and make each spoonful count with lots of garlic rice!
|Grilled Pork Skewers with Garlic Rice for 375Php|
Least favorite during our visit, the pork chunks had too much herbs and spices but were tender nonetheless.
|Beef Roast Melt with Garlic Rice for 425Php|
Tender chunks of beef in a thick and tasty sauce, veggies and a good amount of melted cheese on top - this was my favorite!
|Beef Stew with Spaghetti Aglio Olio for 395Php|
If you're not in the mood for some rice, substitute your carbo portion with some pasta! Italianni's Classic Aglio Olio was paired with Beef Stew in this set. I would take the Aglio Olio even on it's own anytime. Al dente pasta, just the right garlic kick, pepper and herbs - simple but delicious! The Beef stew had tender chunks of meat, tasty sauce but was a little sour.
|Last two sets from Best of Lunch together with this delicious shrimp appetizer!|
We also ordered a couple of appetizers ---
|Spinach Artichoke Formaggio for 345Php (lunch) | 595Php (regular)|
My all time favorite appetizer in Italiannis! A creamy and gooey blend of cheeses with spinach, artichokes and mushroom - lather a good amount into toasted garlic bread! Perfect start to a great meal!
|Prosciutto e Formaggio for 695Php|
A new found fave, who doesn't love PROSCIUTTO? This platter has my favorite Prosciutto, Milano Salami, Gorgonzola, Parmigiano-Reggiano, cherry tomatoes, black olives, grapes and arugula. Get a bit of each or put them all together on a toast and drizzle with olive oil - the best!
|Mussels Lombardi for 295Php | 595Php|
A little underwhelming, the appetizer was overall bland. Though the mussels were cooked perfectly, I would love a more buttery and salty treat!
|Shrimps Aglio for 545Php|
Shrimps sautéed in olive oil with garlic, black olives and cherry tomatoes - this one was simple but delicious!
Then came dessert! We tried the following ---
|Tartufo for 425Php|
It was my first time to try this dessert. It's your usual dome cake with three layers - dark chocolate mousse, white chocolate mousse and chocolate cake. Frosted with thick and fudgey chocolate sauce, this one will delight the chocolate lover in you!
|New York Cheesecake for 425Php|
One of their house specialty desserts, I must say that this is one of the best in town! Served on a bed of strawberry amaretto sauce, the cheesecake was soft but thick and creamy with a slight tartness from the cream cheese. It's reminiscent of Cheesecake Factory's!
|Boconne Dolce di Mango for 395Php|
A new dessert in their menu, this is their version of Frozen Brazo de Mercedes. A graham crust, a layer of custard, mango ice cream and meringue, topped with mango sauce and fresh cubes of ripe mango - this one is the perfect summer dessert!
|Peach Mango for 145Php|
For my drink, I opted to try one of their Lemonade Twists - Peach Mango. A huge mason jar of freshness - your usual freshly squeezed lemonade was loaded with bits of peach and mango! Burst of summer goodness in every sip!
|Cooler Cucumber for 125Php and Freshly Squeezed Lymonada for 145Php|
Cooler Cucumber and Freshly Squeezed Lymonada are also recommended especially this summer!
Run into the nearest Italianni's today for lunch! Don't forget to let me know which one you tried :)
4.5 out of 5 Stars for Italianni's New Lunch Sets!
--- Italianni's: Level 1, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
***you can also find a list of their other branches HERE!