Tuesday, February 18, 2020


FRANCESCO'S  the eponym of Chef Francesco Rizzo of Papparazzi  Edsa Shangrila Hotel fame and that best kept secret  authentic Italian restaurant in Metro Manila located in Mabini San Juan, just opened its 2nd branch  in BGC and we got first dibs on their delicious food.

Now is your chance to experience Southern Italian Cuisine from an Italian Chef sans the requisite plane ticket.

MFT Group of Companies , a private company that loves family legacy business is proud to be part of Francesco's salvo into BGC

Last week  during the media launch, we met Chef Francesco himself  and tasted  his food..


Polipo P560
grilled octopus oven roasted cauliflower puree wiht salmoriglio dressing

Le Polpette P460
Meatballs in a tasty tomato sauce with grana padano cheese

Vitello Tonnato P580
thinly sliced poached veal loin with creamy tuna sauce and assorted greens


Risotto P540
Mushroom risotto with slow cooked beef cheek

Orechiette P480
Ear shaped pasta in broccoli puree with sausage, sundried omatoes and pecorino cheese

Spaghetti Puttanesca P440
anchovies, olives and capers in garlic sauce with pecorino cheese


Parma P530
mozzarella prosciutto di parma, arugula, shaved parmesan andn cherry tomatoes

Tartufata P560
truffle flavored white pizza with assorted cheese

What PigOutSundays Loved?

My favorites would have to be the  Tartufata or White Truffle Pizza, Puttanesca and the Risotto with beef cheek.

That Tartufata Pizza is to die for. If you love cheese and truffle , this is a must try. Absolutely not sharing because I know I can finish an order of that all by myself haha

Puttanesca although simple and familiar hits the spot. Nothing like pasta and sauce  made from scratch by an Italian Chef to make the experience unforgettable.

The risotto with that melt-in-your-mouth beef cheek  was nothing to sneeze at either. Although some foodie friends found it bland,  the flavors for me were delicate and subtle which I liked very much.

The octopus although tender and succulent  had a bit of a burnt taste sadly. So it was a bit of a disappointment.

I had to leave early so missed out on the desserts which I heard were delicious.

Overall, I am happy to discover another authentic Italian restaurant to bring the handsome hubby and piggery to. I found their price  reasonable considering the premium quality of the ingredients, the location, the ambiance  and the Italian Chef at the helm.

I can not wait to explore the other items in the menu with the family and perhaps give that octopus another go after all its a family favorite.

See you there!

with @johnbunag @chefedbugia @alwayshungryph, @boyeatworldph, @eatsasmallworldph

Francesco's is located at BGC  Corporate Center 11th Corner 30th BGC Taguig

Francesco's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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