The view from where I sit.
If you're alone and just want to have a cup of coffee, I suggest you sit by the bar and watch how they make your choice of drink.
I seriously want a taste of that croissant. Reminds me of how my friend Nina says it, "kwasan."
In a way, I love the divider. It gave diners some sort of privacy, without totally blocking out the view.
Want to combine eating with school work? The cafe has wifi connection that will allow you to connect to the Internet, though I wasn't able to check if they have electric plugs around.
A closer look at the shelves. Some Italian phrases and words are easy to translate, but "Il meglio dell' Italia" means "The best of Italy."
Two very interesting things to see - coffee silos in Italian flag colors and this dining area perfect for meetings.
Now, on to the food...
Pumpkin Soup (p150). Creamy and seasoned just right, I loved this so much to the point that I asked certain things about it - does it have carrots and/or apples (something like that) because partly I want to know if I can recreate it at home. This was so good, I can just have this and be contented.
Italian Baked Chicken (p330). I was not sure if they used chicken breast or thigh fillet, but I loved that even if it was baked, it was still juicy and tender. The sauce (or gravy, as how Italians call it) wasn't tarty or sour, something I preferred, but it wasn't the sweet kind the way Filipinos usually go for.
Sole Fillet with Lemon Pepper Cream Sauce (p490). A little bit pricey for me...but I liked that they used sole fillet instead of the usual cream dory fillet. The sauce lacked that lemon flavor I wanted, but it was still a good dish overall.
Hickory Pork Belly (p430). So heavenly good! The meat was tender and screams "barbecue" through and through.
Kaffe Otto. Not my drink, but this I think would be a good way to eat a great meal. This is Casa Italia Cafe's own blend of coffe, something I will try when I dine there again.
I plan to take mom and sister there so they can taste their food, too.
Casa Italia Cafe is located at the ground floor of SM North EDSA (The Block).