Finestra at Solaire

Of the four signature restaurants in Solaire Resort, this is my favorite. Finestra, which means “window” in Italian, is hands-down, one  of the best looking restaurants in Metro Manila, and their dishes are outstanding. It features traditional Italian specialties using the finest ingredients (90% of which are flown directly from Italy), which gives it a real, authentic taste. Their handcrafted pizzas and pasta dishes are definitely worth the visit. My family and I enjoyed these, as well as their steak, which was cooked to perfection.

IMG_1466I have to say, the restaurant looks gorgeous. The attention to detail is just insane, and from what I was told, the furniture, chandelier, plates/cutlery, as well as most of the materials used for the interiors were all sourced from Italy.

IMG_1479Symmetry.

IMG_1452Complementary bread and dip. These were delicious, and served warm.

IMG_1454Truffle pasta sampler, sent over by the chef. Delicious.

IMG_1473Upon entering the restaurant, you will be greeted by this well-stocked bar. Ask your server what wine to pair with your meal, they have quite a selection.

IMG_1485Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with herbs and truffle oil scent (P800). I haven’t had carpaccio in awhile so this was a treat. The meat was so soft, it literally melted in my mouth. This was perfection.

IMG_1513Formaggi (P740). Four cheese pizza at its best. It included Bufala mozzarella, ricotta, Asiago and parmigiano cheeses. The crust was a little too thick for my taste, but the rest of the pizza was heavenly.

IMG_1462You have to admire the white marble open kitchen. I mean, wow, it looks so good! All the dishes are prepared here.

IMG_1492Calamari Fritti (P900). I was craving for calamari that night so I ordered this. Such a good call, because the salt and pepper deep-fried squid was soft and tender and the batter tasty and perfectly paired with caper remoulade and lemon.

IMG_1529Since we ordered steak, our server had us choose our knives. I went for the red wooden one.

IMG_1538These chandeliers are just so pretty. This restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate an important occasion.

IMG_1522Fiorentina (P6300). This was the star of the evening. A grilled t-bone steak with Sicilian sea salt. It was so delicious, and cooked to perfection. Carlos and I love steak, so this was a winner for us. It is huge, so 2-3 persons can share it.

IMG_1528What a feast. We had happy bellies after.

IMG_1483A closer look at the kitchen.  IMG_1536Panna Cotta (P320). For dessert, I had a strawberry panna cotta. Light and sweet, the perfect way to cap off the night.              IMG_1481

Finestra at Solaire Resort & Casino

Solaire Resort & Casino, Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Paranaque City

For reservations, call (02) 246 9069 ext, 334.

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