“to love the kitchen” in Italian
If you’re in Baguio City and looking for a unique dining experience, you have to check out Amare la Cucina. We dine at their Microtel by Wyndham Branch in Baguio City on day four of our 12-day Baguio food trip vlog.
Even though the name AMARE is a combination of Alvin, Marianne, and Edmark, which are the names of the Bustos’ siblings, Amare La Cucina means “to love the kitchen” in Italian. The restaurant tries to live up to its name, which means “to love,” by knowing how much Filipinos like Italian food and being committed to making everything LOCAL better, from the fresh ingredients to the great service.
The fact that Amare la Cucina is inside the Microtel by Wyndham Baguio hotel makes it stand out from other restaurants in the area. This makes it easy for diners to get a meal without having to leave the comfort of their hotel. The hotel is also a great choice for people who want to stay in the city in a comfortable and affordable way.
You also have the option to toss your own pizza. Yes, you can choose from a variety of fresh, high-quality ingredients to make your own custom pizza, which will then be cooked to perfection in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven. It’s a fun, interactive experience that the whole family can enjoy.
Even though I didn’t know what I was doing, I tried it myself and toss one of the pizzas we’d ordered. Don’t worry, though; their staff will show you how to do it and finish off the pizza, or fix your pizza if you mess it up.
After the pizza is tossed and different kinds of cheeses and toppings are added, it is ready to go into their wood-fired brick oven and our pizza is ready in just a few minutes.
DISCLAIMER: My star ratings are based only on my own experience and do not represent that of other guests.
One of the pizzas we ordered was the Premium 6-Cheese Pizza, and we could tell right away that the crust and the pizza as a whole were cooked in a wood-fired brick oven instead of a regular one. The aroma was strong, and the taste was delicious. They also have this spicy honey that you can drizzle on your pizza to make it taste even better.
Php 790 ($14.27)
Next is their Alvin’s Pizza, which had a homemade basil sauce, bacon, mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, herbs, and Parmigiano Reggiano on top. We love how it’s topped with basil sauce, and their combination of toppings is great.
Php 370 ($6.68)
We also tried their Wood-fired Ribs, which are pork ribs cooked in a wood-fired oven and served with vegetables and a homemade garlic-yogurt sauce. It was very tender and tasted great.
Php 520 ($9.40)
Next, we got their Burrata Salad (Sharing), which is made with a bed of garden-fresh greens and cherry tomatoes topped with Italian Burrata that has been seasoned with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the quality of the burrata. The cheese doesn’t seem to be fresh or of poor quality.
Php 495 ($8.95)
And lastly, for our drink, we ordered their Mint Ice Tea (PITCHER). It was so refreshing, and the mint and ice tea went together perfectly.
Php 360 ($6.50)
Total Bill: Php Php 2,544 ($45.95)
(For 4 – 5 Pax)
Overall, we had a great time. Making pizza was fun, and the wood-fired brick oven pizza has a taste and aroma that set it apart from other pizzas. We didn’t order much for the night, so there are still a lot of dishes to try here. Are we returning? Yes.
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