Italian Delights at the Cantinetta
Plain and simple, Italian cuisine is magnificent! If you find yourself in Baguio City and you want to whet your palate with Italian food, Cantinetta is the place to be.
Set in one of the cottages in Camp John Hay, you’ll have a better ambiance to go with your meal when you dine al fresco. Surrounded by trees, breathing in the cool air, one of the best tables in the house is probably outside (when it’s not raining or too cold).
Cantinetta opens just in time for lunch but be prepared. Bring a wad of money because food here can really put a dent in your pocket. If you wanted to order one dish from every category from antipasti to grigliata, that’s going to cost you. Beth, Race and I came here for a little snack. (Shyeeww what a relief, we didn’t have to spend that much.)
Don’t forget to take your best Godfather accent with you, too. It’s going to come in handy reading what’s available in the Cantinetta menu =)). (Oh man, did I have a lot of dishes I wanted to order from here…ai porcini risotto, ravioli verdi di spinaci al pomodoro… just so I could say it. *harhar) Spinaci e funghi al vino bianco, pescatora pasta and the Cantinetta classica pizza, per favore. (Emphasis on the eh =D)
We also got tiramisu for dessert and cups of caffe latte. (“Cappuccino is black coffee…you drink only during the morning. Please do not drink cappuccino after 11 a.m. *matter-of-fact expression. It sounds strange and definitely you become a tourist.” *disapproving look, rolling eyes. ~ Italian woman, The Layover Rome =b – She’s so cute!)
Oh, the flavors in the appetizer, spinach and mushrooms in white wine sauce. I thought I died and went to heaven. (More, please, more…) The pasta pescatora is seafood pasta. (See, Xine going bleh. See, see, her face as it turns green. =))) Not really, I’m exaggerating. It was good pasta but it would’ve been better for me without the seafood *heee. That’s my take on it, but maybe you like seafood so go ahead, dig in! The pizza was simple and delicious, just the way Italian pizza should be. *I’m doing the Italian gesture for ‘delicious’!
When Race and I came back a year later, we got the picante pizza (“,). It didn’t look any different from the classica and it wasn’t spicy but it was good. We also got pasta tartufo. (Yes, I just wanted to say it. Let’s say that again, tartufo, enunciate! TaRrrtufo, tartufffffo) It proved to be a good choice. For its price, I really loved it. (I just might get myself a truffle pig so I can use it to forage for truffles *waha)
In both Cantinetta dining experiences, they did themselves proud. My foodie friends and I will have to come back here again (when we’ve earned enough to go all out Italian *wink).
X marks Cantinetta for good Italian food in Baguio. Ciao!
Camp John Hay
Baguio City, Philippines
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