Went to lunch to catch up with my friend Dennis last week. He suggested we eat at an authentic Italian restaurant called Va Bene, that happens to be on the second floor of a gas station. I'd never heard of the place before but after tasting their food, I was so glad he suggested it. Va Bene is small and intimate, and the owners are there to personally greet customers and walk you through their menu items. The food is really worth going back again and again. Make sure you try their pasta dishes with freshly-made noodles. I love places that make their noodles from scratch; it makes a huge difference.
Their salads are light, fresh and flavorful
I especially LOVED this one with fresh mozzarella!
We really enjoyed their Minestrone Soup
I forgot what this was called exactly, but it was a filled pasta with a Lobster sauce. Really good!
Their famous Squid Ink Pasta
Panna Cotta with mango, the perfect light ending to a great meal
Chef Massimo Veronesi's Va Bene Pasta Deli
2nd Floor, Petron Gas Station,
Edsa Corner Pasay Road,
Dasmarinas, Makati City Philippines
(info from OurAwesomePlanet.com)