RIP Trattoria Uno Italian restaurant, Quezon City, Philippines
by Remedios M. Lim
(Quezon City, Philippines)
Trattoria Uno has always been a must-go place when you are in the Phillipines.
Located at the Business Center West of Manila, this cozy Italian restaurant boasts authentic Italian dishes. One must-try is their spaghetti al nero (with black squid ink sauce... oh so yummy!!!).
When I was a student in college, I would often see this cozy, dimly-lit restaurant on the 2nd floor of a mall in Araneta Center. I would always tell myself - someday, I'll afford to dine here every so often, as I really love Italian cuisine even though I have Chinese blood in me (I prefer pasta to the good 'ol Chinese noodles).
Eventually, I got the chance to work for the company that runs and manages the mall, cinemas and everything else in Araneta Center, so it was a dream-come-true!
Lunch or dinner, you will find me either entertaining visitors, business partners, co-employees and even members of my family at Trattoria Uno. I became so fond of the place that I practically know every member of the team - from the waiters and cooks to the supervisor.
It became an advantage because I am able to make "little" requests to make my meals more enjoyable, sort of customizing my order the way I want it prepared. Here is where we normally bring our local movie actors, entertainers, and even politicians to enjoy our best meal suggestions.
But today, I am kind of melancholic because the place I call my refuge and where I feel most comfortable has now been closed to give way to modern renovations of the mall, and the owners have decided to come up with a more modern restaurant (sigh)...
When I get a chance to go to Italy, I guess the first thing I would want to do is to look for a trattoria which serves the best spaghetti al nero.
Local tel: 02 911 3101
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