La Tegola is an Italian restaurant. They have five branches here in the Queen City of the South. The photos below were taken at The Terraces, Ayala Center-Cebu branch. The ambiance is really authentic, romantic and cozy. This is an ideal place for a romantic date and special occasion.
|the facade at the The Terraces, Ayala Center-Cebu|
|(From L-R): me, Lloyd, Jandy and Rufe Paul|
The interior gives you a warm and comfortable color scheme and artistic pieces of furniture and dimmed lights to let you feel like you are in real Italian restaurant (but I haven't been to Italy).
The owner was so accommodating that he even assisted us when we get inside even if there were a lot of
Lloyd wanted to start our meal with a bottle of wine. The owner, Vincini (I hope I spelled it right!) introduced us a bottle of wine which he said is really good even on a room temparature or chilled. We started ordering our food while Lloyd was so busy talking to the owner. I tried to introduced myself to the owner but what was funny was when I was about to tell him that I am into blogging, he said "I remember you" with a big smile and I was thinking if I've met him somewhere and I could not even remember any acquaintances with him. We were just laughing and continue talking about stuff. Take a look at what we ordered that night:
|iL Poggio Dei Vigneti (Merlo Veneto) - Php950.00|
|chilled Merlot Veneto|
The owner served us the complimentary appetizer which I think is standard in all their branches...Foccacia.
|Foccacia - Php88.00 (thin crust dough with fresh tomato olive oil and herb)|
|Frozen Iced Tea - Php60.00|
|Prosciutto di Parma e Mango - Php480.00 (rolled parma ham filled with mango)|
|Spaghetti al Ragu Siciliana - Php360.00 (spaghetti pasta with beef tenderloin in sicilian sauce)|
|Involtini all'Alfredo - Php300.00 (rolled beef tenderloin with cooked ham, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce with pasta)|
|Cream Dori con Salsa al Limone - Php360.00 (fish fillet with lemon sauce)|
|Cream Dori alla Siciliana - Php360.00 (cream dory fish fillet with assorted vegetables in tomato sauce)|
|Spaghetti al Cartoccio - Php295.00 (spaghetti with assorted seafood in tomato sauce baked in oven)|
We were so full when we got out of the restaurant but we did not call it a night yet. We went to another restaurant to order something to drink because we still have a lot of things to talk about.
Overall, the experience at La Tegola was superb and I'll give them a two-thumbs up for the food and the ambience. We'd like to thank Lloyd by the way for the treat. We did not shell out even a single cent. 'Til next time, buddy!
Treat yourself and your friends at La Tegola and let me hear your thoughts.
La Tegola Branches:
- Busay: Upper Busay, Cebu City, Tel: (032) 419 2220
- Mactan: Marina Mall Bldg., Ibo, Lapu Lapu City, Tel: (032) 340 9070
- Level 1, Paseo Marina, Ayala Center, Cebu City, Tel: (032) 232 4292
- Nivel Hills Lahug, near SunFlower City
- Moaboal in Marina Beach Resort