Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen

Mama Lou's Italian kitchen

There’s something undeniably heartwarming about gathering loved ones around a table laden with delicious food. This past weekend, my family and I decided to celebrate Mother’s Day in advance and have lunch at Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen. Syempre, it was celebration for Mama Lucy, ate Arlene, and Me. Tatlo na kami at advance to avoid the crowd and traffic next week.

The inside of the restaurant has the inviting aroma of garlic, herbs, and freshly baked bread. The atmosphere was warm and casual, with a touch of rustic charm but we were seated at a table outside because the a/c was broken. Our friendly server presented us with menus boasting an array of classic Italian dishes.

Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen Must Orders

Deciding what to order was the hardest part! We were tempted by everything from the antipasti platters overflowing with cured meats and cheeses to the hearty pasta dishes and the thin-crust pizzas that looked impossibly delicious.

While waiting for our meal, we were given complimentary bread with olive oil and balsamic glaze for dipping. And of course, to start off our meal, we had Caesar Salad (₱505) and Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip (₱309) which came with Pita Chips.

Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen

We also ordered Calamari Fritti (₱443) for Twinkle. I wanted Risotto Tartufo Funghi but it wasn’t available to I opted for Risotto Pesto Al Pollo (₱447). It was good naman but I don’t think I’ll order it again.

I loved the Vesuvio Pasta (₱689), a wall of rigatoni pasta with mozzarella, ricotta, peas, and egg then topped with homemade pesto, alfredo and pomodoro sauce. It’s a flavor explosion. Ykaie wanted to try the Golden Truffle Mac and Cheese (₱499) – it was served piping hot and so cheesy!

Mama Lou's Italian kitchen

No Italian meal is complete without pizza, and Mama Lou’s did not disappoint. We ordered their classic Margherita Pizza (₱729/14 inch) with a thin and crispy crust, fresh mozzarella cheese, and a touch of basil. You have to put alfalfa sprouts and arugula leaves — so good especially when drizzled with hot honey. Simple yet bursting with flavor.

Throughout our lunch, the service at Mama Lou’s was attentive and friendly. Our server was happy to answer our questions and make recommendations, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable dining experience.

As we left the restaurant, our bellies were full and our hearts happy. It was exactly as we knew it seven years ago. Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen isn’t just about the food, although that’s certainly a highlight. It’s about the warm atmosphere, the sense of family, and the joy of sharing a delicious meal with loved ones. It’s a place I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend, and I know we’ll definitely be back for more soon.

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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