Italia Restaurant Bacolod
If you are looking for one of the finest Bacolod restaurants, look no further than Italia Restaurant Bacolod.
Italia Restaurant Bacolod had been around for more than a decade here in Bacolod City, but it was only this year that they moved to a more spacious, airy, and bright location at the Ground Floor of Paseo Verde Bldg., located at Lacson St., Mandalagan, Bacolod City.
As the name obviously tells passersby, Italia is indeed an Italian restaurant that serves brick oven pizza, pasta, and steaks. They serve the best and the freshest and surely, they do not scrimp on their ingredients because you can taste and feel the quality of the food with each bite.
Arts and Culture
But more than a restaurant, Italia is like the hot spot of the arts, culture, and fine food here in Bacolod. Aside from the fact that it has a mini function room that doubles as an art gallery for frequent art exhibits, the whole place itself with its arched hallways is like a big gallery. On the white walls hang paintings from different artists or from those who are featured in the gallery.
The nooks and crannies are peppered with sculptures of various kinds as well as objets d’art made by crafty hands. The artsy atmosphere is not coincidental or just a marketing ploy. The de Luzuriaga family that is behind this restaurant are art aficionados who are bent on giving local artists a venue for their creations. And Italia is just the perfect venue.
A Class of Diners
The beauty of Italia Restaurant Bacolod, does not end there, however. Aside from the food and the art, what would interest you are the beautiful diners. There is a certain feel of class and elegance while dining in the place but yet you are not obliged to dress up to the nines in order to feel welcome around here.
Many people who are important in their fields of endeavor go to Italia Restaurant Bacolod because not only are they guaranteed a secure parking space, they get reliable service, great food, and a sense of freedom to be themselves.
There are also many who dine casually–a group of yuppie friends, a young family with some young children, or the elderly gentlemen who prefer wine after their wonderful lunch. Yes, Italia Restaurant Bacolod is for anybody and everybody who enjoys not just the food but the art of dining as well.
It also seems that most of the people who dine at Italia Restaurant Bacolod have set time loosely for a good sit-down meal. Yes, people venture here leisurely, sharing thoughts with the waiter on the different menu offerings or just discussing the ways they want their fares done, waiting patiently for the different courses to be served, while being engaged in vigorous exchanges with their companions.
A solid two hours for lunch may not be enough, especially if you want to include the customary after-meal coffee. Not only is this a Negrense thing, the easy dining pace allows you to savor the different flavors and textures of their dishes, something that you cannot do when you are hurrying to your next stop for the day. Italia Restaurant Bacolod is not a place for the harried diner, otherwise, he or she would miss the point of the whole experience.
That is the reason why Italia Restaurant Bacolod may as well be summed in five “P” words–Pizza, Pasta, People, Passion, and Paintings.
If you want a special lunch or dinner with your family or if you want to treat some friends from out of town who would appreciate the good life of Negros, then bring them to Italia Restaurant Bacolod.
Note: Italia Restaurant Bacolod has an extensive collection of deli items like cheese and preserved meats as well as wines and international beer brands for the discriminating taste.
Italia Restaurant Bacolod
They are open daily, from 11am to 11pm, at Paseo Verde, Lacson Street, Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. For reservation, please call (034) 703 2978.