- ★★★★ ½
Would you believe if I say there’s a restaurant inside Sto. Nino village in Banilad? Although it’s been there for quite some time now; the restaurant located at the cul de sac (dead end in layman’s term) of Maya St., Sto. Nino village, Banilad, Cebu City perhaps called Café Old Cul De Sac because of the obvious reason.
The restaurant needed to be Foursquared for everyone to realize that a European-esque, specifically Italian themed restaurant is present in that commonly known prestigious village.
The place speaks for itself as the entrance is a true reminiscent of an Italian eatery as well as the inside of it.
The Faux fireplace amazed me with its three dimensional animated fire that is installed in an embossed true to life base of the chimney.
An outdoor seating is within the romantic courtyard with function rooms on the other side of the main restaurant that’s good for receptions and celebrations. When I checked Foursquare, I realized that there were events that were held in their close to this Spanish/Italian sophistication restaurant.
The ambiance is cozy and relaxing. You can’t help but feel at home (because it is really a house converted into restaurant).
Their offers vary from fish, pork, beef, and pasta to salads and sumptuous deserts that has a price range of P120.00-P400.00.
Try their Osso Buco, which is a crowd favorite. Although a steep price of P340.00 may be in question at first glance, but this famous beef Milanese dish which literally means ‘hole in the bone’ is one true delicious offer that I can’t help but take a bite over and over again even if it’s my partner’s order. The veal of the calf is so soft and tasty, feels like the heavens offered it to humans to get a taste of what it’s like in paradise. It doesn’t just come with the rice and the Osso Buco itself, also with a homemade ice cream that’s really delectable.
Try their pasta offers, for mine, I ordered Spaghetti Bolognese for P160.00 and it was just a fine dish to try since I’m a huge fan of pastas.
Their Rhapsody in Blue for P230.00 is a sumptuous meal, and that’s together with their homemade ice cream as well.
They have this soda mixed with fruit syrup offers that are seemingly acquired taste. We ordered Mary Ellen shake for P130.00, Granny Smith Apple Coke for P60.00 and Berry Sprite for P60.00.
Check out Café Old Cul De Sac!
RATING – 4.5 out of 5 stars