Ground Floor, Entertainment Center
Ayala Center, Cebu City
Tel.No. (032) 234-1729
Pizza and Pasta
Nyss – 4.5/5
Geus - 3/5
We were very hungry that day because we just finished watching the Sinulog Dance Parade. We had to walk from Ayala to Mango and back and so we were famished by dinnertime. When we arrived at the Ayala Entertainment Center, almost all restaurants were full. Luckily, we were able to grab a table at Don Henrico's. Geus wanted to eat rice but the only available viand that he could eat with rice was Buffalo Chicken and even that would not have satisfied his hunger. That is the reason why we just opted to order one pizza and one pasta dish. We both love seafood so we ordered Tutto de Mare and Fisherman's Pizza.
Tutto de Mare
Shrimps and squid cooked in flavorful marinara sauce with garlic, chili, tomatoes, and selected herbs smothered over fettuccine noodles.
I always order Tutto de Mare every time I go to Don Henrico's because I like the fact that they use real tomato sauce and not just the canned version. Although there are lots of Don Henrico's restaurants all over the Philippines, I think what makes the Cebu branch special is that they don't scrimp on the ingredients. Their cook put in lots of shrimps and squids.
A catch of shrimps, squid, and tuna on a bed of Don Henrico's crab fat sauce, mozzarella, cheese, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, and spring onions. Ten inches.
It was our first time to try the Fisherman's Pizza and we found it good mainly because of the number of squid and shrimp slices and the presence of bell peppers which retained still their crunchiness. My only complaint is that I could barely taste the tuna and the crab fat sauce but maybe they really made sure that the crab sauce won't have an overpowering taste.
Their juices were served in can so I suggest that they spice up their drinks list.
We were seated the moment we entered the restaurant. Although our table was near the rest room and the table was small, it was still a miracle that we were seated fast. The service was also fast. Ten minutes after we ordered, we were already eating our food. The waiters were polite and they made sure that we got everything that we needed.
As I have mentioned, we were seated about 5 meters from the rest room but surprisingly, it did not disturb us. Maybe because of the nice way they designed the place that people going in and out of the restroom did not disturb us or the diners near us at all.
Fisherman's Pizza (Small) =- Php 275.00
Tutto de Mare – Php 245.00
Pineapple Juice – Php 45.00
Pineapple Orange Juice – Php 45.00
Nyss – I'd go back there to try out more pasta and pizza. This is the best Don Henrico's branch I've ever been to.
Geus – Yep, i love italian food... i like Don Hen. But, I can eat same great taste at a lesser price.