Pasta Bella Cebu: A Romantic Dinner Underneath the Stars
Pasta Bella has always been on our go-to list ever since we moved to a new home. But because we’ve been reserving our visit for something special, it took us almost four months before we finally stepped foot in the roofdeck restaurant. And it was for an article I contributed to Looloo. Coincidentally, it was a few days before Valentine’s Day.
Pasta Bella Interior
To be honest, I’m not sure this restaurant is for everyone– especially since you need to climb up to the 5th floor, which happens to be the roofdeck of KIMA Glass Building. There’s no easy way to go there but to climb up the stairs since there’s no elevator. And before you can even enter, you need to sign your name with the guard outside its yellow door.
An option though, is to have their food delivered to your home. They have their own delivery to make sure your lasagna gets to your home hot and fresh.
Aside from the food, we loved the cozy, romantic ambiance of the restaurant. The walls are adorned with different murals, most of which are reminders of God’s grace. The tables are covered with Italian-style tablecloths that make you feel excited to try their delectable pasta dishes. The roofdeck is embellished with string lights that give off a romantic feel to Pasta Bella.
Pasta Bella Menu
I actually have to apologize for this post because I forgot to take photos of the menu and take note of their prices. But as far as I can remember, our total bill for the night was below P800. It wasn’t bad considering we ordered Eggplant Lasagna, Osso Bucco, and the Chocolate Ice Cream Cake with Nutella Drizzle and Paprika.
Before our orders arrived, they served us a complimentary plate of garlic bread. I enjoyed this a lot since I was a fan of garlic and butter.
The first dish that came to our table was the Eggplant Lasagna. Pasta Bella served around 5 or 6 different options for their lasagna: Classic All Beef, Chicken & Mushrooms, Shrimp & Scallops, Chicken & Spinach, Hungarian Sausage, and the Eggplant Lasagna. Before visiting the restaurant, I had already read reviews and recommendations where people raved about the eggplant lasagna and the Aglio Olio pasta. I wanted to try the latter too but decided to get Osso Bucco as our main dish. Apart from these flavor choices, you’d have to choose the size of lasagna you like– the single pan lasagna or the full pan lasagna. The single pan lasagna serving was enough for 1-2 people, whereas the full pan lasagna could be a good pick for anyone throwing a party.
When the Osso Bucco arrived, we were surprised to see that it was a big serving. You can choose to have it served with bread, pasta or rice. Since we already had a plate of lasagna, we went with rice. The veal shank was cooked right– tender and still juicy to taste. The accompanying sauce did a great job of not overpowering the dish.
Finally, when it was time for dessert, we decided to get the Chocolate Ice Cream Cake with Nutella Drizzle and Paprika. I loved how the dessert tasted. It was indeed the perfect end to a great meal! They had other flavors too– Strawberry Ice Cream Cake and the Vanilla Ice Cream Cake; each one had its own accompanying drizzle and topping.
Overall, we enjoyed dining at Pasta Bella Cebu. Since it’s just right across from where we live, we’ll definitely be heading back for more!
Pasta Bella Cebu City Location
5th floor KIMA Glass Bldg.
22 F. Cabahug St., Mabolo,
For inquiries and reservations, call 0925 741 7135
Operating Hours: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Mondays-Saturdays)
Here’s a map they shared on their Facebook page: