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Okay. We really do TRY to stay away from carbs since we've been enrolled in dance/boxing classes for the past month. But we've got a really stressful week ahead and we deserve an excuse for a "free pass." Meh! I figured it would be a great choice to have Va Bene Pasta Deli (VB) Quick Delivered since the location is just near to our office. Also, I saw raves online about their freshly made pasta so it's reasonable to give it a try. After checking their online menu, I called around 6:15pm and placed an order for I Canneloni, Gnocchi, and Beef Lasagna. I was not put on hold (good) and the call lasted for just about 7 minutes (better--I don't like to telebabad). Delivery time would take about 50-60 minutes according to the 2121212 phone rep. Unfortunately, the kuya went to a different building so it took longer than usual (around 70 minutes?). He apologized profusely though (the rains were heavy too) so I let it pass.
Fresh from delivery, woot!
get ready for the battle!!!!
For appetizer, we had the Gnocci (Php280) which are potato dumplings in four cheese sauce. Funny, the smell reminded me of ginataang bilo-bilo. I like how the sauce compliments the softness of the potatoes. However, it's quite filling for a starter so you might want to go easy on this one.
Love Love Love!!!
I've mentioned that VB's pride is in their hand rolled pastas. They have a wide variety of pasta dishes but I decided to play safe for my third dish--Beef Lasagna (Php320). VB's version tastes lighter than my usual preference. I like my lasagna with lots of cheese and beef because I'm a monster like that. =p VB's version highlighted the pasta itself more than the filling. But, hey, maybe this is how it should be in Italy?
My night ended well with good food and company. Thanks QD and VB!
Va Bene Pasta Deli is located at 2nd Level, Petron Gasoline Station EDSA cor. Arnaiz Avenue, Dasmariñas Village Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. For Metro Manila deliveries*, visit www.quickdelivery.ph or dial 2121212.
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