Feeling Eatcited at Mangiamo Ristorante & Pizzeria
In a word, I was eatcited. (Excited to eat.) ^^,
Vaccinated and boosted (Thank yous again go to the PH government, Baguio LGU; yes, frontliners/last lines of defense and volunteers, too. Lab-lab to you all.), the city moving into better normal, a powwow was finally set for P3+1. After two years of just keyboard catch ups and virtual hugs, man! AT LAST. \m/
The usual meeting with two of my favorite people involves gorging on foodstuff to power us on for the chitter-chatter with a few serious hushed discussions sprinkled around. *wink Luckily, I just heard about Mangiamo at the old C Boutique Hotel from Sir Albert of Ozark Diner. And so, a “let’s eat” meeting was set up the next day (Because eatcited much *hihi) at the in-house resto of what is now known as Giraffe Boutique Hotel. (Wait, we didn’t get an answer as to why giraffe, out of all the creatures in the animal kingdom. We’ll just have to remember to ask again when we’re back here.)
And back at this ristorante is where we want to be as soon as we took a bite out of Chef Giovanni’s signature pizza. Ate Beth was across the table from me when she bit into the crust of her slice when she gave Karla’s pizza-eating style a try of starting from the crust. It’s not like we were silent, but I tell you, I heard the crisp crunch of that crust breaking apart. Cue an angel’s chorus for the elation our tastebuds felt for this moza, truffle oil, scrambled egg, ham, asparagus, pepper, and parmigiano reggiano topped pizzapie. =)
Since this Let’s Eat Italian resto is also a pizzeria, we focused on the pizzas and also picked out Nicolas. In comparison to Mangiamo, this was a refresher type due to its subdued flavors, just the right slice to calm our palates down. Though I felt like it needed some oil drizzles around to have some moisture to it, and I’m not much into prosciutto, it’s all right. (I’ll live. *harhar) The parma ham strips on top of the pizza was also pretty to look at in tandem with the arugula.
Thinking we might as well get a bit from the other sections of the menu, we went with Mescolare l’insalata, a “surprise us” (Say it like Ego does to Remy at the end of Ratatouille movie *hee) kind of salad. Indeed, we were treated to a wonderful sight. Would you look at the beauty?
To be honest, I don’t remember what the salad tasted like since four of us shared the serving for one. I do know, it didn’t taste bad. *tahaha So there’s that.
From the pasta section, we got Spaghetti nero di seppia. You already know what’s in it by the look of it. Whoa, that was a briny sauce the squid ink made. Pro tip, I just alternated that with my prosciutto pizza and it was all balanced. =D
Oh, we had a chance meeting there with Chef Cris, who introduced us to her friends, the owners of Giraffe who gave us complimentary drinks – coffee and cappuccino. The Layover episode where an Italian woman was saying matter of factly with a disapproving look: “Cappuccino is black coffee…you drink only during the morning. Please do not drink cappuccino after 11:00 a.m. It sounds strange and definitely you become a tourist.” came to my mind again. I didn’t care. If we’re simply tourist on this day; why not, Chocnut?
The meringues that had macaron-like quality about them were given to us while we waited for our first order to be delivered at the table. How very “Life is short, eat dessert first” eh? =b
Feeling we still had room for one more pizza pie, we added quattro pormaggi to our list of Mangiamo pizza Italianas enjoyed. The four cheeses in this were moza, parmesan, gorgonzola, and fontina. A taste explosion as with the first one we got with the slight difference because this one doesn’t have truffle oil. I found myself forking some of the cheese here to my last slice of Nicolas. (“,)
Amid the face-to-face convo, not a morsel of the dishes we ordered was left on our plates. Tip to crust, lip smacking, fingertip kiss good were the pizzas … That again, we haven’t left the pizzeria yet, we were already thinking about when we’d be back with our other foodie lovies. =]
X marks Mangiamo Ristorante & Pizzeria for good food in Baguio. Into my favorites list, this restaurant goes! I’m (still) eatcited, aren’t you? Let’s eat!
Ambiance: Dining area expanded with a balcony. (Yes, COVID is still here so we truly appreciate the distanced tables so we can all keep on keeping safe.)
Mangiamo Ristorante & Pizzeria
Giraffe Boutique Hotel
Arellano Street, Gibraltar
Baguio City, Philippines
0916 497 7869
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Ate eat cited na din ako kumain sa Mangiamo Pizzeria
Hello, AvA! Eatciting no? *hihi Glad this feature post on Mangiamo Ristorante and Pizzeria is enticing you. I hope you have a great time dining here whenever that may be.
Thank you so much for visiting Find Good Baguio Foods! Stay safe! (“,)
Another restaurant offering proper Italian pizzas in Baguio. Mangiamo I’ll keep this in mind when my pizza cravings start again
Hello there, Sally! Yes, proper pizza Italianas at Mangiamo Pizzeria, thanks to Italian chef Chef Giovanni. Enjoy dining at Mangiamo!
Thanks muchie for dropping by this Baguio food blog! Keep safe! (“,)
Does Mangiamo Italian deliver? sobrang traffic papunta dyan.
Hello, Rick! Apologies but I’m not sure if Mangiamo delivers. I think they don’t have it yet since they just soft opened a week ago. Here’s to them signing up for delivery service like FoodPanda. I reco you do visit this pizzeria though (Tourist off peak, so it won’t be too traffic at Leonard Wood Botanical. *hee). Nothing like getting a pizza seconds from it coming out of the oven. *hihi
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You are eatsploring again. Mangiamo looks like a good restaurant. What happened to C Boutique?
Halu, Janna! Yes, this triggered my usi mode so much that I got giddy to check them off right quick. Mangiamo Restaurant didn’t disappoint. I’m still itching to go after checking them off.
C Boutique is now Giraffe Boutique Hotel. Sounds like new owners and management.
Thank you for looking in on this food blog from time to time. Thanks for leaving a comment, too. Stay safe! (“,)
Wow mangiamo ristorante squid ink pasta.They did not scrimp on the sauce
Hello there! The Mangiamo pasta nero squid ink pasta did surprise us with its rich blackness of a sauce. It was also pretty briny so I agree that they didn’t scrimp on the ingredients making this sauce.
Thank you kindly for dropping by FGBFs! Keep safe! (“,)
Chef Giovanni is the chef in La Locanda Restaurant in Batangas. Is Mangiamo Ristorante & Pizzeria a branch of La Locanda?
Hello, Iza! Apologies, I don’t have info if Mangiamo Restaurant and Pizzeria is some kind of sister restaurant to La Locanda … I am relishing the fact that Chef Giovanni came here to Baguio to share his expertise on Italian foodstuff. *hihi
Thanks for reading the feature post on Mangiamo! Stay safe! (“,)
Hi, Xine. Thank you for your feature on Mangiamo Italian Restaurant.
Hello there, Candy! Thanks for dropping by FGBFs and reading the feature on the inhouse resto of Giraffe Boutique Hotel. Stay safe! (“,)
Exact location of Mangaimo?
Hello there, DAN! Apologies for the late reply. Attaching Google Maps link with pins from Cathedral to Mangiamo at Giraffe Boutique Hotel. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Cathedral+of+Our+Lady+of+Atonement,+Steps+To+Our+Lady+Of+Atonement+Cathedral,+Baguio,+Benguet/Giraffe+Boutique+Hotel,+5,+Arellano,+Corner+Moran+St,+Baguio,+2600+Benguetfirstname.lastname@example.org,120.6020595,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x3391a15d384fb9c1:0x80bb1da1f22e438!2m2!1d120.5987112!2d16.4126148!1m5!1m1!1s0x3391a717e09b7ae7:0xbaa88075aa59478a!2m2!1d120.6233789!2d16.4169502!3e0
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I looked at their page on Facebook and I see Mangiamo Giraffe is pet friendly. Nice to see you dining out
Hello, Steph! Yes, Mangiamo Restaurant is pet friendly. My furry lovies and I did get our fill of pizzas here a couple of weeks ago. Was I glad to be eatsploring and not leaving them at home.
Thank you so much for dropping by Find Good Baguio Foods! Stay safe! (“,)
Where is their location Mangiamo Pizzeria?
Hello, Anon! Please see attached Google Maps link complete with pins starting from Cathedral to Arellano Street Gibraltar where Mangiamo is. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Cathedral+of+Our+Lady+of+Atonement,+Steps+To+Our+Lady+Of+Atonement+Cathedral,+Baguio,+Benguet/Giraffe+Boutique+Hotel,+5,+Arellano,+Corner+Moran+St,+Baguio,+2600+Benguetemail@example.com,120.6020595,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x3391a15d384fb9c1:0x80bb1da1f22e438!2m2!1d120.5987112!2d16.4126148!1m5!1m1!1s0x3391a717e09b7ae7:0xbaa88075aa59478a!2m2!1d120.6233789!2d16.4169502!3e0
Hope this helps. Thanks for leaving a comment. Keep safe! (“,)
Do you happen to know the rates for this hotel? It’s good they have a resto that has authentic Italian pizzas.
Hello there, lån! Here are the room rates at Giraffe Boutique Hotel
Superior Room 2 pax P3,500
Deluxe Room 3 pax P4,800
One Bedroom Suite 3 pax P5,800
Junior Suite (Loft type) 5 pax P6,500
Superior Room 2 pax P4,00
Deluxe Room 3 pax P5,300
One Bedroom Suite 3 pax P6,300
Junior Suite (Loft type) 5 pax P7,000
Hope this helps. And yes, I’m pretty happy with Mangiamo with Chef Giovanni here in Baguio. Thanks for dropping by this Baguio food blog! Stay safe! (“,)
Hello, jbaladad! Thanks muchie for leaving a star for my Mangiamo Italian Restaurant feature. Take care! (“,)
So yummy pizza. Especially Mangiamo special 😉
Hello there, Nickie! Mangiamo Pizzeria signature pizza sure is the bomb! We’ll always be back for more.
Thanks for leaving a comment here. *hihi Stay safe! (“,)
Hi, Xine. It is new normal and crowds everywhere.
I hope you will be ready to eatsplore more again soon.
Hello, Alysa! I know right, I’m always shocked and a tad afraid at the crowds I saw when we happened to be out and about.
Little by little, I guess I’m getting back into the groove of eating out … Although I think I’m going to be stopping blogging for now. I do hope you’ll still continue on eatsploring with your loved ones and that you enjoy each and every one.
Thank you so much for reading content in Find Good Baguio Foods blog and the support through these years. I really appreciate it. All the best to you! (“,)
autehntic Italian pizza in Mangiamo Pizzeria
Hello, christian! So right-o. I really love the pizzas at Mangiamo. I hope you enjoyed every bit of your time at this pizza place.
Thank you for visiting FGBF! Take care! (“,)