Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen, UP Town Center

I am so happy that UP town center is just as much as a few grand jetés away from our village.  I had been wanting to try Mama Lou’s since it opened here in Katipunan. You’ll find a lot of good reviews about this place especially about their branch in the south. You’ll even find a certification of Mama Lou’s displayed before their restaurant featured in Philippine Tatler as one of its best restaurants in 2014. The best I’ve read about the place is on they even have a full history and story of how the place started. (Linked in case you are interested)

We were first served with bread which came with pesto and pomodoro sauce. It was free and unlimited, my sister ate a whole basket and even asked for another basket of bread. The menu was comprised of all things Italian of course. They serve Pasta, Risotto, Carne, Pollo, Pizza and Seafood. I like that they have a good menu its not as confusing when you eat Italian food because you can always share!


Quatro Formaggi Pizza Php 325 small size 12″. I loved the blue cheese in this pizza. It’s probably the first time I ever thought “wow” on the first bite of a pizza.


Lasagna, Php 295. Wow that cream sauce is something to come back for.


Spaghetti Seafood Olio, Php 315. This was one of my favorites, if you love seafood you will love this. This pasta was cooked perfectly.


Amatriciana, Php 275. SPICY! But it was really good. I love the homemade pomodoro sauce that they make here. It was definitely a good spaghetti!


I got a free Tiramisu cake when my mom mentioned that I would blog about the place. This cake was really good and it was wet. My mom said that Italians like to put a lot of syrup in their cakes. I really just enjoyed the really good free dessert. They know what to serve and how to make “sip sip” 😉

The staff were a bit all over the place at first but I think food wise this place really impressed me. For the price we paid it was really worth it. My parents also mentioned that the pasta was cooked Aldente. A lot of restaurants here in Manila make the mistake of overcooking pasta. I guess it’s really easy to mess up the cook on pasta noodles.

They have a best seller, the Risotto. That I’ll surely try when I come back here. It’s a good place for some pasta and comfort food. Its a very friend and family friendly place. Definitely a new go to place for me here in the north.


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Apartment 1B, One Rockwell Makati

Definitely a place that I would like to come back to. Despite the fact that their dishes here are pricey, the price is worth the taste of their food. I hear that their breakfast menu is one that you should try. They only serve breakfast from 7am-3pm so come during that time if you’d like to try their breakfast menu.


Three Cheese Vegetable Lasagna (ricota, parmesan, mozarella) Php 490


Poached Salmon (Norwegian Salmon, tomato-hollandaise sauce, asparagus, parsley potatoes) Php 980


Baked Samosas (mushrooms, spinach and cream cheese) Php 350

The baked Samosas were my favorite among the three dishes that we ordered. Their pasta was really heavy, good enough for three people at least since we ordered the Salmon which was also a heavy dish. I would suggest that you come here with your family and or friends. The dishes here are very healthy and good and their breakfast menu is one that I would like to try soon. Don’t forget though to allot a big budget if you are planning to come here with your friends.


One Rockwell Makati

RECOMMENDATIONS: Baked Samosas, Eggs Benedict, Poached Salmon

BUDGET: We 1000 per person for the three dishes (1000per person budget at least if you come here)