For those who’ve lived in Farview almost all their lives like me (except since last year I moved to Marikina), you’d be saying WHUT?? There’s a restaurant like that here? 🙂
Only those who’ve lived / who’s residing in Fairview would know what I’m talking about. :p
My mom discovered this restaurant sometime this year so she invited me and hubby to check the place out one Sunday noon. This restaurant boasts of a superb menu of Mediterranean fusion. But before that let me share with you my experience in this place.
Along Dahlia avenue, the restaurant is opposite a gasoline station. It’s quite challenging to find even for a Fairview grown gal like me. We even made a mistake of entering a subdivision. But note that the restaurant is just along Dahlia road.
There’s a small sign that says Casa Renato and the moment I opened and entered that wooden door, I felt like I was transported back to Europe. The dining area for walk ins is quite small accommodating maybe 20-24 pax. But when you visit their backyard, you’ll find that it can be an events place and there are more dining halls which can accommodate at most 40pax.
According to the owner, some customers have even held their wedding in the restaurant’s backyard and events dining hall.
Going back to their food, My mom has already pre-ordered some appetizer which I absolutely love!
It’s Traditional Crostini served with tomato salsa, Boursin cheese and basil. Yum! There were 4 pieces of it so we each had a bite of it. (Plus I got the 4th piece. he he he). Forgive my growling tummy.
This is just the half of the salad. My mom and I had it split to two because we can! 🙂 The serving was enough for two especially if you have other orders coming. The salad was served with grapes and bleu cheese.
As we waited for our other orders I took the liberty to capture the feel of this place.
The restaurant is actually very romantic. In this dining area, their TV gave us a tour of Europe adding up to the feel of this place.
Our food arrived maybe around 15 minutes or so since there was an event at that time and the chefs turned busy bees.
Lamb Curry was braised Madras curry with peppers, onions and root vegetables served with rice. I am not a fan of lamb and I’m definitely not a fan of curry but can I just say that this was exquisite. The meat was very tender and the curry wasn’t too strong. Its flavors blended very well. I’m glad my husband ordered it.
The soup was served quite late though but it was worth the wait. It had tortillas and tomato salsa garnished with yogurt. Yummy!
I got their Puttanesca Renato which was pasta in extra virgin oil, with fresh tomatoes, olives, capers and mushroom served with grilled chicken breast. I was satisfied with my order. It was very filling and with all the splitting done in our earlier meals, I was already full at this point.
My mom got their Pesto Roast Chicken which was pasta in pesto cream sauce and mushrooms with deboned chicken marinated in garlic and cumin. I think her order was pretty salty but if not for that it would have been great as well.
After eating we toured their backyard. We had to walk on the stone steps as if we were walking in the side streets of Europe and when we saw their backyard, what a discovery!
Apparently the whole lot is the owner’s home which they converted to a restaurant. The room above that can accommodate 30pax is supposedly their entertainment room which they turned into a part of the restaurant.
7 Dahlia Avenue, Fairview 1118 Quezon City, Philippines