If you happen to be in Tagaytay and on a quest for a perfect dining experience, you might just want to go further down the Tagaytay-Nasugbu road where you can find Twin Lakes, the country’s very first Vineyard Resort Community, a property developed by Megaworld Company that opened in 2014. It’s premier location has that refreshing view of the famous Taal Lake & Volcano including an overlooking grassy terrain with cool, fresh mountain breeze. This, for me, is an ideal match for great food.
We decided to have lunch at Buon Giorno! Caffe & Bistro, a newly opened Italian restaurant that has the best view of the Taal Lake. Buon Giorno is an Italian word for “good morning/afternoon” but my experience was nothing less than the best. They serve authentic Italian food but their menu is also varied – from carnivores to vegetarian to children’s favorites, therefore you can find something that will surely satisfy your appetite. As a certified foodie, my tastebuds know exactly what good food is, and Buon Giorno delivered. They serve gourmet food that brings out the best flavors of my Italian favorites.
We ordered several pasta and pizza dishes as well as their famous risottos. In that way, we can envisage what they can offer to our palate. We intended to skip the entree and all-day-breakfast meals in the menu so that we will have a good reason to come back some other time. Here’s what we ordered:
Risotto Crimoso con Salmone Affumicto e Asparagi Php 325
(creamy risotto w/ smoked salmon & asparagus)
Risotto con Salsicce e Cippole Arrostie Php 350
(cuts of Italian sausage w/ roasted onions)
Penne All’Arrabiata Php 325
(penne pasta w/ bacon bits in spicy tomato sauce)
Spaghetti Vongole e Gamberretti Php 320
(spaghetti pasta served w/ clams & shrimps)
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Pph 290
(spaghetti pasta w/ olive oil & anchovies)
New York Pizza Php 320
Quattro Formaggi Php 375
(four cheese pizza – Mozzarella, Feta, Parmesan & Gorgonzola)
Mudslide Freeze Php 135
Iced tea Php 105
Overall, I was satisfied with the food although the portions are a bit small and is not favorable for sharing. My personal favorites are the Salmon risotto and linguine pasta in seafood sauce. The food is a bit pricey but what the heck, you are not only getting delicious food but also great ambiance so it’s practically a win-win for me.
Check out the complete list of their menu (courtesy of zoomato.com).
Buon Giorno! Caffe & Bistro in Twin Lakes Tagaytay is settled in an overlooking forested ridge with a perfect view of the Taal Lake about 2,000 feet above sea level. What else could be better than that? Tagaytay is a favorite summer destination so it’s quite timely to go ahead and book your trip and enjoy a tranquil getaway in the cool climate of the mountainous range of Nasugbo.
Buon Giorno! Caffe & Bistro
General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City, Ph
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