June 13, 2011


Il Ponticello has been serving authentic Italian cuisine for more than a decade now. True to its name, meaning Little Bridge, Il Ponticello has been bridging the flavors of the various regions of Italy in every dish they serve.

Undergoing a minor facelift in 2008, Il Ponticello continues to cater to their regulars and has managed to engross new clientele with their creatively organized themed nightly events and festivals. They have come up with movie nights, takes you back to the hits of the 80s, bands play the alternative and is even a good place to celebrate birthdays with their Blue Card Night - Birthday Bash Nights where one can enjoy discounts.

Partying is not all that matters when in Il Ponticello as they advocate social responsibility by donating the proceeds of the sales of their old furniture for a good cause.

For Antipasti, they serve a visually appetizing Pietanza di Salmone which is made with asparagus tips wrapped in smoked salmon and topped with dill mustard. The slightly pungent asparagus coated with firm texture and rich flavor of the fresh salmon and the yellow creamy mustard explodes in every bite.

Il Ponticello serves one of the best tasting pizza in town - brick oven baked, their thin Pizze (pizza) may be served in two variants - like this one, Gongonzola and Montagnola. The Italian gorgonzola cheese is made from cow's milk that is pungent in flavor and becomes crumbly as it ages while the Montagna has toppings of salami milano and pepperoni salami, prosciutto di parma (a well-seasoned Italian ham that is usually cured and air-dried), and mortadella (may be similar to America's bologna but the Italian version is smoked sausage and flavored with coriander and white wine thus possessing a delicate and mild flavor). Their pizza comes in two sizes, six inches and 12.

Still have room for their decadent desserts? Check their luscious Chocolate Cake.

IL PONTICELLO was included in my article Italy On My Plate published by Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine Issue 6 Volume 2 under the Island Food and Cuisine Section. For subscriptions, you may email them at subscription@7107magazine.ph. You can also check their website at www.7107magazine.ph.

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All photos in this site were captured by Pie Rivera unless otherwise stated.

Pie Rivera is a food columnist at Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine and a freelance writer for other food & travel magazines.

Photos by Mike Caballes.
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