Il Ponticello Cucina Italiana – rediscover this old favorite in Makati, with a gorgeous looking bar that sets a focal point of the restaurant and then there’s the spacious dining room with tasteful interiors and cozy booths, giving this right balance of comfort and classy vibe that I really like. But what impressed me the most was their food – simple Italian Cuisine done right and some dishes given a new spin and I’d say the execution was very much on point. We had a leisurely weekend brunch here that turned out to be a 4-hour feast – good food a lot of it and quality time with some amazing people.
Happiness is when you see a gorgeous log of slow roasted pochetta / pork belly that’s generously seasoned with fennel and garlic, a nice crackle as you cut into it that’s good enough to have as your smartphone’s alert tone. That brunch was definitely a feast and all of the stuff we tried, I really liked.