A Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante along Visayas Avenue in Quezon City was one of the better restaurants in the area when I was living there. I remember that my friends and I would go there for a weekend dinner and the place would be packed to the rafters. It was a little dark, smoky, hot and noisy for my taste, but they served decent pasta, and when one is hungry the taste of food always trumps ambiance.
I have moved out of that area more than two years ago, and I am sure a lot of things have changed. I have not been to any other branches of A Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante (Italian food is not my go-to cuisine) so, I was pleasantly surprised when Che decided to treat us for lunch at A Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante in Glorietta 3. I could vividly remember the texture of their carbonara pasta with chicken and of their huge meatball parmigiana that I could almost taste them in my mouth.
A Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante – Glorietta 3 was not pretentious by all means. It was small, with simple interior. It was very homey. Their two-page large menu was also uncomplicated. It actually warmed my heart that everything was so familiar. Yet it was not. It was not dark (obviously the time difference mattered), but the glass floor-to-ceiling windows that were lacking in the Visayas Avenue branch helped, it was neither smoky nor noisy. However, it was still hot, but it was more a personal preference than a problem. And I was wrong about the carbonara pasta with chicken. It did not taste as good as before. Sad. However, their nut-pesto with seafood was glorious!
Here are some of the photos taken at A Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante – Glorietta 3:
Thank you, Che!!! 🙂
A Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante – Glorietta 3’s Contact Number for Reservation: (02) 818 – 3090
A Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante – Glorietta 3’s Hours of Operation: 11am – 1030pm daily
A Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante – Glorietta 3’s Address: G3 – 119, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila