Gabriele Italian Restaurant – Tiendesitas


I’m a foodie who fancies Italian food for merienda while insisting for a cup of brewed coffee to sip in between bites of cake. So I didn’t think twice about giving Gabriele Italian Restaurant a try one weekend.

What I liked most about this casual sit-down nook within Tiendesitas is that I could still taste the freshly baked dough when I ordered a double cheese pizza. Even when it comes to its angus beef burger, I was mighty glad that the bun used was prepared from scratch, and smothered with mozzarella cheese. The fries that came with the burger as well as the pesto pasta were on par with the usual Italian joints, but I certainly appreciated the affordability of Gabriele’s prices in general. This is especially so when you come in on weekdays, around 3PM until 6PM, when it gives unlimited brewed coffee refills.

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In spite of its small space and lack of house water, I didn’t feel cramped because of the cool air-conditioning, upbeat jazzy musical background and friendly waiters who were glad to adjust the table setting depending on the number of guests who arrived in its premises.

Gabriele’s Menu

Angus Beef Burger

Double Cheese Pizza

Pesto Pasta

More Gabriele’s Photos here

Gabriele will be one other reason for me to come back to Tiendesitas.

Gabriele Italian Restaurant:


Address: Tiendesitas, Ortigas Ave Cor Rodriguez Jr Ave, Pasig, 1604 Metro Manila

Contact No: 0977 184 4845


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Denice Christine Garcia-Pilla is a freelance published writer and editor in between her profession as a market research professional. Her works have appeared in numerous print and online publications in Asia and the United States including the Asia Pacific Business Guide, Launch Asia, Quantum Spirit, Men Zone, The Philippine Star and Lifestyle Asia. She has profiled a number of CEOs, Presidents, entrepreneurs and tycoons of top corporations in the Philippines, as well as renowned international authors such as Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Philip Kotler. After a decade of hiatus from the writing scene with motherhood taking center stage of her schedule, Denice is once again picking up from where she left off via the Side Tripper, where she shares her travel adventures and side trips through the lens of photographer Kit Elton Pilla, also known as her husband and father to her son Kyle David.

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