I was never able to visit the much-acclaimed Italian resto Amoroma all the time it was in Alabang. That old place is closed, and now am glad this “best-kept secret resto” has permanently settled in Tagaytay. You’ll see it if you use the Sta. Rosa Road. It now even boasts of a bed and breakfast!
The ambiance is that of an airy and spacious trattoria. The dining room lay-out was actually interesting. As you enter the main door, there’s a bar on the right, a pizza-making counter on the left and the cashier at the back-end. In between, there’s a display freezer for deli items.
What to order when you’re just a first timer to the place? Pizza, of course! In the counter, we saw an unassuming woman making pizza. It turned out to be Pholie who owns Amoroma together with husband Nino Mastropietro. The Amoroma menu is quite extensive but it’s quite safe to stick to the basics if you’re just trying out the resto.
We enjoyed her Pizza Bianca (P315), a 13-inch diameter thin crust pizza that is so called because it is white. I liked that it was crispy and chewy at the same time, not to forget creamy because of the generous spread of mozzarella cheese. The salami slices on top added oomph to this mild-tasting pizza.
Prior to this, we had Insalata Caprese (P320), the classic Italian salad of sliced tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil. There was also a complimentary basket of their assorted breads. All I remember from the basket was the focaccia since I was feeding the baby. It must have been good coz my twins + hubby left only a piece there 😀
I was craving for some pork that day so I ordered their Braciole di Maiale (P235) – grilled porkchops with olive oil, garlic and thyme herb. The chops were tender and I liked the way it was cooked so that the natural flavors would come out. No taste that overpowers you and makes you forget you’re eating pork 😀
Hubby had the lasagna al forno (P230). He wished it had a stronger taste, but otherwise it was good. I forgot to ask if Amoroma had a wood-fired oven, but I guess there is 😛
To cap off our meal, we shared a single serving of tiramisu (P155) and savored the heavenly mix of espresso and mascarpone cheese. Paired with my favorite brewed coffee, of course!
On this Tagaytay trip, I was certainly glad to discover Amoroma. Their prices weren’t bad either. Mr. Mastropietro even found the time to greet our baby and to talk about the rigors of doing business (for instance, owning the place in Tagaytay is better than paying the rent in Alabang)
I am curious to see their bed and breakfast next time. Just in case you’re curious, their B & B room rates are P3,200 from Monday to Thursday and P3,500 on weekends and holidays.This is already inclusive of breakfast for two and welcome drink. Rooms have cable TV, aircon, mini bar, hot & cold shower, imported towels and bed linens and fire-proof blankets (!!!) 😀
Amoroma Ristorante Italiano & Bed and Breakfast
Bgy Tolentino West, National Highway, Tagaytay City
Tel. No. (046) 6963582, 0929-2690370