Great Pasta for Cheap! Andiamo al Cucinino!
Good things come from small packages and in the case of pasta, great dishes come from Cucinino, a small food booth in Porta Vaga.
Serving three regular pasta dishes (pasta pomodoro, pesto pasta and aglio olio), you’ll be all set if you’re a pasta monger. If you ever find yourself indecisive about what to get on a particular day, you can always get the Cucinino triple treat. (Yes, all the three types of pasta in one plate all for you. Oh my! ^^,) I really like their pasta pomodoro. What a flavor! (Reminds me of the spaghetti I used to order at The Flying Gecko – tomato overload *delish.)
If you’re looking for something different, you can get their today’s special which is the most variety from one food establishment I’ve seen for a pasta offering. \m/ They have dishes like the gran sugo pomodoro, bagnet longanisa spaghetti, neopolitan pasta, old Italian spaghetti, and more. Get a heads up of what the today’s special is by visiting their Facebook page. I, for one always look forward to skillet stroganoff as the day’s special. These pasta dishes go for P75 a plate. (And that’s a good deal, especially with their serving portions. Three cheers for Cucinino! =D)
With an order of the tour of Cucinino, you’ll get all the pasta in the triple treat as well as an extra serving. That’s right, the today’s special. Spending a little more than P100, you’ll be pasta loaded in no time.
Besides these delicious Italian noodle dishes, they also have stuff like Panini pressed sandwiches, grilled sausages, butter and jam sandwiches, salads and desserts. With my visits to this humble food booth, I haven’t really tried any of the desserts. (The love triangle dessert did call to me. When I wanted one, however, it wasn’t available. I guess it’s telling me to stick to one – for now *heeehahaha.) I like easy food too – food that’s no fuss and no trouble to eat and that’s why the Panini selections are such hit with me.
With regard to drinks, their best seller is raspberry. I don’t care much for raspberry. (I think it’s a bit overrated. I like the honey mint iced tea better. (“,)) One issue I have about these beverages is that their serving sizes seem to have gotten smaller. On our first visit (after being freed up, almost finishing my Baguio restaurant list), we were given glasses of drinks that had a wider circumference – there was lots to drink there. (*sip ahhhh, refreshing!) On our next visit, (just two days after), we were reduced to smaller and thinner glasses *aw =(. (I’ll leave it to you to compare the glasses in the photos.)
Glass sizes aside, X marks Cucinino for good food (great pasta for cheap …and easy food, Panini sandwiches) in Baguio. Now, let me get a move on so I can try another one of their today’s specials. (I spy on Facebook. =b) Andiamo al Cucinino!!!
Ambiance: The Cuninino booth is set right in the middle of the Porta Vaga third floor walkway. Hope you don’t mind people passing by you as you eat. Anyhoo, you can always get their lip-smacking products for takeout. They’ve got a really cool mock packaging…hope they push through with that. (“,)
3rd Floor Porta Vaga
Baguio City, Philippines
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