Il Ponticello (PONTI) first opened its doors in the late nineties. By day, it was patronized by hearty lunchgoers and by night it was a favorite watering hole of tired Makati professionals who want to relax and unwind. Ahh the good old days…
Today, PONTI has a new look, a new menu and is under new management. The restaurant’s interiors creates an easy affluent vibe. Oversized couches line one side of the room, a mix of wooden and tufted chairs are paired per table, and luxe velvet drapes separate the main dining hall from the gentleman’s club (smoking area). “Our menu is fresh, current and easily good value for money. “ says owner Steve Magdaraog. “My partners and I want to keep the good memories of PONTI alive but at the same time we want to create a totally original and exciting experience for our customers. “
Il PRANZO É SERVITO (Lunch is served)
ANTIPASTI (Great Start)
PASTA (Signature Handmade)
PONTI prides itself in using quality ingredients. “We import our pasta from Gragnano – a region in Italy where the very best pasta comes from. Our cold cuts are also imported to stay true to the Italian flavors. Locally, we source fresh vegetables and fruits from trusted suppliers, ” says Steve.
PIZZA (Stone Hearth Baked Napoletana Style)
MAINS (Magnum Opus)
DOLCI (Perfect Ending)
THE BQP HIGHLY RECOMMENDS IL PONTICELLO
Congratulatons to Chef Panky Lopez for an inventive and distinctly appetizing Italian menu. Writing this made ME hungry! I’m already planning my next visit ! SEE YOU ALL AT IL PONTICELLO!
*IL PONTICELLO’s grand opening is scheduled this October. In the meantime, you may call the restaurant for special treats like the Chef’s table (special 5-course menu) or to reserve house seats if you want to listen to their weekend guest performers/DJ’s.