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The Ultimate Italian Steakhouse: 8 Things to Look for to Have a Truly Italian Experience

Spoiler alert: It has to be delicious.

| December 25, 2017

The Ultimate Italian Steakhouse:

8 Things to Look for

to Have a Truly Italian Experience

By 8List

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Pinoys love their food. And as true lovers of food, we do not discriminate: We enjoy the finest cuisines from all over the world. One such cuisine we definitely love and enjoy is Italian. Who doesn’t love pasta and steaks? Here in our country, there are numerous Italian themed restos that give us a taste of what it’s like to dine in Italy.

Alas, not all Italian establishments are created equal. For us to be able to enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience, we list down 8 things an Italian steakhouse must have for our dining to be cosa vera (the real thing):

Steaks, Sides, and Everything Italian

Of course, we love meat! But a good Italian steakhouse must also be able to serve us Italian-inspired sides, such as the ones pictured above: Cauliflower Puttanesca, Wilted Spinach with shallot and butter, and the Duck-fat-fried Potato Chips with sea salt and thyme.


Modern Twists to Classics

Finestra‘s Linguine: New Zealand clams, Italian cherry tomatoes, with garlic and chili

As much as we love the classics, we won’t mind new twists to our favorites. We like our food to be exciting: good food does not have to be boring, after all.


Vibrant Service

Excellent service is required across the board; it should come as a standard in every establishment. After all, nothing can be more pleasurable than being served delicious food with a smile and having all our needs attended to promptly. Solaire was given the Forbes Five-Star Awards for just that. The award is only given to resort hotels that pass Forbes’ rigorous standards “that focus on graciousness, thoughtfulness and personalized service”.*

*Forbes Travel Guide



We want the vibe to exude classy and luxurious while savoring our Italian feast. Paying extra is not an issue when we want to feel that bit of extravagance to go with our fine dining experience.