Yes, we were already at Nuvali come lunch time and on our way home from Tagaytay. Well, lunch time was more like 2pm but hey, it was still too early. You might be wondering why. It was the long weekend because of the Chinese New Year and traffic at this time was already building up in Aguinaldo Highway. I guess, everyone came because there’s no office the next day.
Honestly, we were scared to be stranded because of the traffic and we could see it coming. So, after going to Caleruega Church we went straight to Nuvali.
We were in the mood for Italian so we chose Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen. We were served this complimentary bread basket the moment we were seated on our table. The pesto dipping sauce is really good! I wonder if this is housemade…hmmmm.
Ykaie and Lola Sonia
peanutbutter♥ and Rome had Mama Lou’s Iced Tea (₱ 75). While Ykaie and I opted for the Bottomless Iced Tea (₱ 85). Both are brewed iced tea, the only difference is that Mama Lou’s Iced Tea has a special minty flavor. I think you get more value for your money if you get the Bottomless Iced Tea.
One of our starters was their Poutine (₱160) which is the only think I didn’t like from all our orders. It’s supposed to have mozzarella cheese on top as it says on the menu but it only has gravy and the bacon (which you get for an additional ₱35) when it was served.
On the other hand I loved the Baked Italian Meatballs (₱195), those crunchy breadcrumbs hugged those meatballs tightly and it helped maintain it’s juicyness. It was served on a bed of pomodoro sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese.
Pizzas at Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen are all thin crust and my favorite among them is the Mama Lou’s Special (₱450| 14″). Aside from the usual tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, it’s toppings include prosciutto, mango, arugula, and a drizzle balsamic cream. I love the freshness brought about by the sweet and tart mango and the peppery flavor of the arugula. It is served with extra arugula and alfalfa sprouts on the side.
We also ordered a 14″ Pizza Bianca (₱375) which is a white pizza topped with mozzarella cheese, mushroom, and bacon. I kind of forgot to take a photo because it was the last thing to be served and I was already busy eating and feeding Twinkle at that time, heehee.
Anything with truffle is L♥VE! Don’t forget to try the Risotto Tartufo Funghi (₱325) when dining at Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen. It is sooo creamy and they didn’t skimp on the truffle oil!
We love oil-based pastas and seafood so I made it a point to order the Vongole Olio (₱295) which was linguine with sautéed clams on white wine, fresh tomato, and garlic. Simple ingredients that bring out powerful flavors.
If there’s squid ink on the menu, expect that it will be ordered when sis and I are around. The Pasta Al Nero Di Seppia (₱325) was a bit spicy but everyone loved the homemade squid ink sauce.
Twinkle was so happy because I let her try the pizza and the pasta!! This baby is so takaw!
I’m sure you noticed that we ordered a lot of food — and I mean a lot! We had carbs on carbs on carbs!! Writing about this just made me crave for everything we had!
What’s your favorite at Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen?