One Thursday evening, My B and I needed to go to the groceries but had to go to dinner first. I thought we would stop by our usual comfort-food-comfort-place but B surprisingly asked to have dinner in Cubao X. Since we haven’t dined together at Bellini’s, that’s our hot spot to dine, finally.
You won’t feel trapped in this space because of the paintings all over the place — the walls, the ceilings, practically everywhere. They assumed the colors of the rainbow and it would feel like you are really in a different country.
On The Table
Whenever I can’t decide which to order, my default order (if available) would have to be the pesto pasta with grilled chicken. With that said, it means I have tried and loved pesto pasta from different restaurants. And so… This is the most surprising element of the night! As soon as I took a bite of the pasta, it wasn’t al dente. The sauce was nothing special too. Although the chicken was a bit better than the last I’ve tasted, only because it has the right amount of saltiness to it. But that’s about all there is to it. Even though I wasn’t satisfied, I made my way to finish the last piece on my plate.
But that only backfired when we got the bill and found out that since they do not offer this pasta combo (pesto pasta with grilled chicken), that particular order was a special order which also has a special price of a whopping Php400!
I was about to let go of it but the thing that I hated the most was they weren’t trained to at least inform the dining customers that if they are ordering a “special combination”, it was on a special rate too. Although eating that pasta certainly did not taste special at all!
But… since nothing can be done anymore, we just had to pay our orders with two mental notes: 1) I will ensure that if I am ordering something that’s out of the menu, I will inquire if it will cost me more… and 2) If on the first bite I am not satisfied, I will immediately inform them, so as not to just settle and eventually backfired on me!
Although there were some mishaps, I was happy with our dining experience because of the guitar man singing on the background and the colorful paintings. With the food, I just wish I would be able to try something that is really delicious that would wipe off my memory of their expensive pesto pasta.
Have you tried this resto? How was your experience? I would love to know!
For more photos of Bellini’s in Cubao X, visit A Stormy Sky’s Flickr. Beautiful photos!
Bellini’s Italian Restaurant
Marikina Shoe Expo (Cubao Expo)
Gen. Romulo Ave., Brgy. Soccoro, Cubao, Quezon City
Telephone: +63 2 913 2550